New types of co-operation within 6FP

08.01.2003
Integrated projects and Networks of Excellence are among the new types of co-operation in the EU Commission‘s 6th Framework Programme for research and development.
Integrated projects and Networks of Excellence are among the new types of co-operation in the EU Commission‘s 6th Framework Programme (6FP) for research and development.

The objective of the Networks of Excellence is to develop scientific capacity in Europe, informs the Research Council of Norway in its newsletter Samspill. The project will prevent fragmentation of expertise in Europe by integrating research at a national and regional level. Through the networks co-operation will take place between universities, institutions, enterprises and organisations. The following activities will be comprised by the networks: common research programmes, exchange of data, equipment and researchers, research training and publishing. The EU Commission will support the network activities for five years or more, but will not finance the research itself.

The Integrated Projects will help the EU in reachin its objectives within the seven prioritised areas, and contrary to the Networks of Excellence, the EU will finance the research itself within the Integrated Projects.

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