News archive - First FP7 Calls for Proposals Launched in Seventh Framework Programme

On January 1, 2007, the Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7) came into force. For the period 2007 to 2013 it is the EU’s main instrument for funding research in Europe.
The first calls for proposals under FP7 were already published on December 22, 2006. They cover all four specific programmes of FP7 (Cooperation, People, Ideas and Capacities) and the research activities of the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom).
Information on the calls is available via CORDIS.

For each call on specific subject areas under the four specific programmes, there is a call fiche, a work programme, a general work programme and various annexes available from CORDIS. A description of the programmes and their international dimension was provided in the summer edition of the eJournal and can be found in updated form at

Article published in eJournal winter 06/07.

The workprogrammes for 2007 are all uploaded in the Document Service of - filter for "Programme Description" or in the alphabet for F (FP7)!

It is especially important to carefully read the workprogrammes which describe the specific topics for which proposals are called for.

All calls currently open and the relevant Information Packages are are available from the open calls website from CORDIS.

Good luck for your initiatives!

Entry created by Elke Dall on December 22, 2006
Modified on December 23, 2006