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Synopsis of the coal and steel projects co-financed by the RFCS 2005 - 2008

Funded under: FP7


Building on the exceptional success of the research programmes of the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC) and the assets left (EUR 1600 Million) at the expiry of the ECSC Treaty in 2002, a Research Fund for Coal and Steel (RFCS) was set up on 1st February 2003. The multiannual technical guidelines of the programme were last updated on 29th April 2008.
The budget of the Fund is generated by the yearly interests produced by these assets. Typically these amount to about ¿60 Million/year of which 27.2% and 72.8% are respectively earmarked for coal and steel.
The RFCS is definitely an industrial programme which supports research and pilot projects and supplements the Framework Programme.

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