Slovenia has the highest success rate of the Central and East European countries (CEECs) for project proposals under the Fifth Framework programme (FP5). Some 33 per cent of Slovenian proposals have been accepted under FP5, a figure higher than the EU average success level of 29 per cent. Slovenia is currently participating in 244 projects under FP5, and in addition to these, is contributing to 30 EUREKA projects and 104 COST projects. In the last 10 years, Slovenia has taken part in around 600 research projects. The Slovenian Ministry of education, science and sports, which is responsible for coordinating research activities, attributes the success to the high level of Slovenian research in the priority areas of FP5, knowledge about the EU funded programmes and the network of FP5 contact points in Slovenia. The country allocates 1.52 percent of GDP to research, a figure higher than in several EU Member States.