7th Framework Programme
Programme of the European Union
The Seventh Framework Programme for research and technological development (FP7) is the European Union's chief instrument for funding research over the period 2007 to 2013. It brings together all research-related EU initiatives under a common roof playing a crucial role in reaching the goals of growth, competitiveness and employment. As was the case for FP6, its main objective is to further the construction of the European Research Area.