Non-EU countries which are party to an international agreement with the EU, under the terms or on the basis of which it makes a financial contribution to all or part of the Seventh Framework Programme. In the context of proposal consortia, organisations from these countries are treated on the same footing as those in the EU.
Associated Countries of the European Union: "Non-EU countries which are party to an international agreement with the Community, under the terms or on the basis of which it makes a financial contribution to all or part of the Seventh Framework Programme. In the context of proposal consortia, organisations from these countries are treated on the same footing as those in the EU." [from an FP7 guide for applicants]. Countries are (as at July 2009): Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, FYR Macedonia, Iceland, Israel, Liechtenstein, Montenegro, Norway, Serbia, Switzerland, Turkey. (Faroe Islands expected 1 January 2010. Other countries may become associated during the course of FP7. The latest news will be posted on the CORDIS web site.)
Applicants are informed by email shortly after the deadline that a proposal has been successfully submitted (but not that it is necessarily eligible). Contact the help desk urgently if you do not receive such an acknowledgement.
Associated partners in projects do not receive funding directly from the European Union. They are linked to a full partner and typically invoice the full partner for their costs although it is highly recommended that these costs are agreed in advance and are subject to the consortium agreement.
“Capacities” is the fourth Specific Programme of FP7 and is worth over €4 billion from 2007 to 2013. It aims to enhance research capacities throughout Europe and ensure their optimal use. It is made up of the following broad areas: Research Infrastructures; Research for the Benefit of SMEs; Regions of Knowledge; Research Potential for the Benefit of Convergence Regions; Science in Society; Support to Coherent Development of Research Policies; and International Co-operation.
Call for Proposals As published in the Official Journal. Opens parts of the workprogramme for proposals, indicating what types of actions (RTD projects, Accompanying actions etc.) are required. A provisional timetable for such calls is included in the workprogramme
The part of the work programme giving the basic data for a call for proposals (e.g. topics covered, budget, deadline etc). It is posted as a separate document on the CORDIS and Participant Portal web pages devoted to a particular call.
Certificate on financial statement. Certificates on the Financial Statements are used to enable the Commission to ensure that the costs charged to a European Community funded research project meet the conditions for financial support.
Competitiveness and Innovation Programme. The Competitiveness and Innovation Programme will run from 2007 to 2013. With a budget of €3.6 billion, it is made up of three Specific Programmes: the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programme; the ICT Policy Support Programme; and the Intelligent Energy-Europe Programme.
A project participant who has a wide-ranging role in the project throughout its lifetime. Means a signatory to the contract (and the JRC when it participates in the contract via an administrative agreement), other than the Community.
“Co-operation” is the first Specific Programme of FP7. Worth over €30 billion between 2007 and 2013, it is made up of ten thematic areas: Health; Food, Agriculture, Fisheries and Biotechnology; Information Communications Technology (ICT); Nanosciences, Nanomaterials, Materials and New Production Technologies; Energy; Environment; Transport; Socio-economic Sciences and the Humanities; Space; and Security.
Council' refers to the 'Council of Ministers', the principal decision-making body within the European Union. It has both executive and legislative powers, the latter in some cases exercised jointly with the European Parliament (co-decision procedure). The Council is composed of one representative at ministerial level from each member state.
Representatives of National Ministries. CREST is the Scientific and Technical Research Committee responsible for assisting the Community institutions in the field of scientific research and technological development.
The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7 /2007-2013) under grant agreement no 295004. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the European Union cannot be held responsible for any use which maybe made of the information contained therein.