Brussels, 11 Mar 2004
CORDIS, the European Community's Research and Development Information Service, has developed a new service to follow discussions on the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7).
The debate on FP7 started in September 2003 when the Competitiveness Council invited the Commission and Member States to make more effective use of financing instruments, including the EU's Structural Funds, for research and development (R&D).
Since then, several stakeholders have contributed to the debate. The most important contributions are available from the FP7 related news section of the new service.
The CORDIS FP7 service aims to keep users informed of important developments related to the FP7 debate - where appropriate, links are also given to other related web sites. The service will provide a comprehensive information platform on this issue. http://www.cordis.lu/fp7