The European Commission has announced the date of the opening of the first calls for proposals under the Seventh Framework Programme. With FP7 reaching the end of its adoption process (the European Parliament expected to give its green light on 30 November), the European Commission has announced 22 December as the day when the first calls for proposals will open. The Seventh Framework Programme will be fully operational as of 1 January and will expire in 2013.
INTERFACEUROPE organizes FP7 training courses in Bruxelles (in English) and in
eHealthNews.EU Portal is launching two additional services for all interested in European eHealth area readers and in special for the growing eHealth online community. The first news service named eHealth Publications News represents a dedicated news category which includes all previous and current news articles related to the eHealth Publications, Reports, White Papers, Projects descriptions, etc. Supplementary eHealthNews.EU Portal is looking forward to assure a higher participation of the European eHealth community in the coming FP7. In this context a new guidance service has been implemented. At the beginning it includes short links to FP7 important informational resources (FP7 components, FP7 key documents, FP7 roadmap, etc.). For later stages are envisaged project design guidelines and collaboration development techniques.
A new section on local support networks for prospective participants in the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) is now available on CORDIS, the EU's official information service on research, technological development and innovation.
Potential participants in FP7 who are looking for support to prepare their involvement can turn to a broad network of national contact points (NCPs) established and financed by national governments. The NCP network provides personalised support in the participants' own languages in all EU Member States and Associated Countries.
The newly-appointed network of national contact points is a highly diverse structure and reflects the respective research landscapes, funding schemes and working methods that make up the framework conditions for each country's participation in FP7. National NCP networks can be centralised or decentralised and can include a wide variety of specialised actors, ranging from ministries and special agencies to universities, research centres and private consultancy companies.
Two workshops entitled 'FP7: Get fully prepared before the first calls - Sharpen your skills to write a highly competitive proposal' will take place on 12 and 13 December in
Three courses on various aspects of Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) funding will take place in
23-24 November 2006, Bucharest. The Romanian Space Agency (ROSA) organizes in
The event aims to promote the participation of the New Member States in the Security Research theme within the next FP7, support the entire European security supply chain in identifying potential partners for future cooperation and the exchange of information for stimulating partnership in research projects in this area.
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