Network of National Contact Points (NCPs)
NCPs are national structures established and financed by governments
of the 25 EU member states and the states associated to the framework
programme. NCPs give personalised support on the spot and in proposers'
The NCP systems in the different countries show a wide variety of architectures, from highly centralised to decentralised networks, and a number of very different actors, from ministries to universities, research centres and special agencies to private consulting companies. This reflects the different national traditions, working methodologies, research landscapes and funding schemes.
National Contact Points Service
The European Commission has set up dedicated infodesks by thematic priorities and research areas to supply information and assistance on FP6-related issues. Any question relevant to the "Sustainable Energy Systems" sub-priority may be directed to:
Short to medium term RTD (DG Energy and Transport):
DG TREN FP6 Information Desk
Directorate General for Energy and Transport
Office: DM28 7/10
Medium to longer term RTD (DG Research):
The Priority 6.1.ii Information Desk
Office: MO75; 04/01
Research Directorate General
IGLO - Informal Group of RTD Liaison Offices
is an informal association of Brussels-based non-profit R&D Liaison Offices. The aim of IGLO is to facilitate and enhance the interaction, information exchange and co-operation between Members of IGLO, their national research systems and the European institutions on issues related to EU R&D, in particular, the Framework Programmes.
Non FP6 specific support services