First calls in FP7 to be launched at 22 December this year
First calls in FP7 to be launched at 22 December.
The European Commission has announced the date of the opening of the first calls for proposals under the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7).
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 Director General of DG Research, José Manuel Silva Rodríguez, made the announcement at a briefing session on the biggest EU Research programme to date. ‘Tomorrow’s answers start today with the Seventh Research Framework Programme,’ he said.
He also outlined some of the new elements in the €53 billion programme, which will bundle all research-related EU initiatives together under one roof.
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