Making science work for development

EU Framework Programme

The Framework Programme is the EU’s main way of funding collaborative, research and development across different countries.

The Framework Programme (FP)

The Framework Programme (FP) is the EU’s primary funding mechanism for supporting collaborative, transnational research and development. The current programme (FP7) will run from 2007 to 2013 with an EU budget of some €50.5 billion. Its primary aims are to:

  • strengthen the EU’s science and technology base
  • improve the EU’s competitiveness
  • support policy development in the EU

Evaluation of FP7

In November 2010, the Commission published the report of the Expert Group on the Interim Evaluation of FP7.The report’s conclusions and recommendations will influence the remainder of FP7 and is a key document in shaping the successor programme.

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12 November 2010
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