EU Framework Programme: Announcement for new calls of 7 billion Euro
Jun 30, 2011
EU Framework Programme prepares to publish new calls for proposals which is Europe’s biggest ever package of research and innovation investment of approx. 7 billion Euro volume
The European Unions 7th Research Framework Programme - the largest trans-national cooperative research programme - is currently preparing a new round of calls for proposals to be published on 20th July 2011.
Nearly 7 billion Euro will be made available for joint research projects covering a vast range of scientific disciplines, public policy areas and commercial sectors. This funding will contribute to advance scientific boundaries, increase European competitiveness and help solve societal challenges such as climate change, energy and food security, health and an ageing population. Participants from European research organisations, universities and industry, including SMEs can take advantage of the upcoming opportunities. Furthermore, the 7th EU Framework Programme is open to organisations from outside Europe, this years' calls for proposals have a particular focus on stimulating cooperation with the U.S.
This package of calls for proposals can clearly be understood as an economic stimulus expected to create jobs and long-term investments in a smarter, sustainable and more inclusive Europe. It is a key element within the EU's Europe 2020 Strategy and in particular the Innovation Union Flagship Initiative.