Community Research and Development Information Service - CORDIS


Work Programme 2010, Capacities, Part 4: Research Potential (European Commission C(2009)5905 of 29 July 2009)

Funded under: FP7-CAPACITIES


Stimulating the realisation of the full research potential of the enlarged Union by unlocking and developing existing or emerging excellence in the EU's convergence regions and outermost regions, and helping to strengthen the capacities of their researchers to successfully participate in research activities at Community level.
Europe is not making the most of its research potential and resources located in less advanced regions remote from the European core of research and industrial development. Indeed, the Convergence and Outermost regions research actors may find difficult to play their role and find their place in the ERA, because they are facing problems of brain drain, infrastructure, economic and institutional organisation or lack of appropriate access to finance. This action will allow research entities in these regions - whether in the public or private sector - to reinforce their excellence and creativity while taking advantage of the knowledge and knowhow existing in leading research organisations of Europe. Hence, they will contribute actively to the regional or European economy and social welfare and will become dynamic actors of the European Research Area (ERA) within the enlarged Union.

Download application/pdf (212102)

Follow us on: RSS Facebook Twitter YouTube Managed by the EU Publications Office Top