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Council Decision concerning the specific programme: 'Ideas' implementing the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Community for research, technological development and demonstration activities

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Abstract

Council Decision concerning the specific programme: 'Ideas' implementing the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Community for research, technological development and demonstration activities (2007-2013)
In accordance with Article 166(3) of the Treaty, Decision No 1982/2006/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2006 concerning the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Community for research, technological development and demonstration activities, (2007 to 2013) is to be implemented through specific programmes that define detailed rules for their implementation, fix their duration and provide for the means deemed necessary.
The Framework Programme is structured in four types of activities: trans-national cooperation on policy-defined themes (Cooperation), investigator-driven research based on initiatives of the research community (Ideas), support of training and career development of researchers (People), and support of research capacities (Capacities). Activities under 'Ideas' as regards indirect actions should be implemented by this specific programme. This specific programme should follow an 'investigator driven' approach: it should support 'frontier research' projects carried out by researchers on subjects of their choice. It should be implemented in a flexible and user friendly manner, in a spirit of openness with respect to all the related actors, and taking account of relevant scientific practices.
Proposals for 'frontier research' should be evaluated on the basis of the sole criterion of excellence as judged by peer review and should put the emphasis on inter- and multidisciplinary, high-risk pioneering projects and new groups and new generation researchers as well as established teams.

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Record Number: 8491 / Last updated on: 2007-04-23
Category: SUPP
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