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Research on climate change - European Research Framework Programme: research results from the Sixth Framework Programme for Research and challenges for the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7 2007-2013)

Funded under: FP7-ENVIRONMENT

Abstract

The European Research Framework Programme (FP) is the European Union's main instrument for funding research and development. Research Framework Programmes are multi-annual and have been in operation since 1984. These Programmes are implemented through annual calls for proposals under a work programme. After an evaluation process, the successful proposals are funded for a period ranging from 1 to 5 years. Projects funded under the FP need to be transnational and are open to third-country participation. The preparation of work programmes is guided by key basic principles such as upcoming research needs and the gaps that research needs to fill to arrive at an understanding of an important policy issue.
The current Framework Programme, the seventh (FP7), started on 1 January 2007 and will run until 2013. Each Framework Programme is designed to build on the achievements of its predecessors so as to advance further towards the development of a knowledge economy and society in Europe. The first two calls under FP7 were published in December 2006 and in November 2007. The projects resulted from the calls start within 1-1.5 years. Third call has been opened from September 2008 until January 2009 and related projects will begin in late 2009.
The Framework Programmes are open to participation from non-European countries and also include specific actions to support developing countries. In addition, they have a separate strand devoted entirely to international cooperation.

Additional information

Authors: No author stated, European Commission, DG Research, Brussels (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: Luxembourg, Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 2008. various paging, free of charge
Availability: http://bookshop.europa.eu/is-bin/INTERSHOP.enfinity/WFS/EU-Bookshop-Site/en_GB/-/EUR/ViewPublication-Start?PublicationKey=KI8108290 (Catalogue Number: KI-81-08-290-EN-D)
Record Number: 200910109 / Last updated on: 2009-01-16
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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