Understanding FP7
by HealthNCP, 2010-08-12 17:15, Views(1753)
EU-FP started from 1984 aims to strengthen the innovation ability of EU and provides funding and collaborative services for the researchers in Member States. European Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) lasts from 2007 to 2013 with a total budget of € 50.5 billion. To follow up the FP6 research results, FP7 adopts the theme of “innovation” suggested by specialists from various fields to enter the new era of technology.

FP7 is made up of 4 main blocks of activities forming 4 specific programmes including Cooperation, People, Ideas, and Capacities plus Euratom and Joint Research Centre (JRC).
-support research cooperation in a number of key thematic areas
-fund investigator-driven research through a newly created European Research Council (ERC)
-fund the coordination and development of research infrastructure, regional research clusters, international cooperation and closer ties between science and society
-support training and researchers' career development