IMCS/European News/2011/

FP7 2012 Work Programme: International Dimension Opportunities for the Eastern Partnership Countries

The 2012 FP7 work programmes were adopted by the European Commission on 19 July. The first series of calls for proposals, with a budget of over €5.3 billion was launched on 20 July. The main focus of the calls is the integration of research with innovation to tackle societal challenges and create sustainable jobs and growth by giving Europe a lead in the key technology markets of the future. All of the calls are open for the participation of non-European researchers and/or research organisations working alongside their EU counterparts.

The below slides set out this international dimension of the work programme for the Eastern Partnership Countries and aim to provide researchers working in non-EU countries with a brief overview of the content of the work programme and the current calls, and highlight some specific topics which may be of particular interest.