The EU Framework Programme (FP) is by far the most important European intervention for research and technological development (RTD). While this policy has been repeatedly reformed, the FP has also shaped European research since 1984. The largest part of the FP aims to promote transnational RTD projects granting funds for 'excellent research' (the so-called 'FP-Cooperation', which covers about two thirds of the whole budget), irrespective of their geographical localisation. However, as our study on the geographical distribution of FP participation shows, 'excellent' research is also unevenly spread across Europe.
Original languageEnglish
JournalIdeas on Europe
Publication statusPublished - 4 Apr 2014

    Research areas

  • Europe of Knowledge, Framework Programme, Europe, European Research Geography, Research Policy

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