Towards the Seventh EU Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development

Towards the Seventh EU Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development

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Date:15 March 2005
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The Seventh EU Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7) is due to commence in 2007. The current Framework Programme (FP6) involves expenditure of approximately 4 billion per annum to support trans-national research collaboration in academia and industry, the mobility and training of researchers across Europe and other initiatives. The European Commission is proposing a doubling of the EU research budget (to approximately Û8 billion per annum) and is proposing a number of new initiatives in the next Framework Programme to help build the capacity and strength of the “European Research Area”.