FP6

FP6

General Information

The Sixth EU Framework Programme for Research and Technical Development include the years 2002 to 2007 with a total budget of € 17,5 billion for research and development.

The EU has agreed to a concept called the ‘European Research Area’ (ERA). But realising this ‘European Research Area’ is a challenge for the EU, its Member States, and the research community. In respect of the EU, its main instrument of research is the Framework Programmes. Thus FP6 will channel its budget into actions and projects designed to build the ERA in partnership with Europe’s best researchers.

FP6 is divided into two specific programmes. The first programme has two objectives:
- ‘Integrating and strengthening’ the ERA
- ‘Structuring’ the ERA.