The various programmes that compose the Seventh European Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7) apply different participation criteria. Participation in the specific programmes is open to a broad range of entities.
Various types of stakeholders from both the public and the private sector can participate in FP7:
In principle, FP7 is intended for transnational partnerships. Various support services for project promoters offer help with the identification of potential partners:
FP7 participation is open primarily to applicants from:
In principle, FP7 participation is open to entities from any country. The co-financing rules vary depending on the participation rules of the individual programmes. Several projects and actions support the participation of Third Countries, i.e. countries that are neither Member States nor Associated Countries. Other measures target particular categories of countries, such as International Cooperation Partner Countries or countries covered by the European Neighbourhood Policy standard link. In certain cases, cooperation with specific, pre-defined countries is encouraged. The participation rules are specified in the calls for project proposals.
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