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for Scientific and Technological Cooperation with EU


The Commission’s proposals for the FP7 Capacities programme aim to enhance research and innovation capacities throughout Europe and ensure their optimal use. The Capacities programme is provided with a budget of EUR 4 097 million to operate in six broad areas:

This specific programme also aims to:

  • support the coherent development of policies;
  • complement the Cooperation programme;
  • contribute to EU policies and initiatives to improve the coherence and impact of Member States policies;
  • find synergies with regional and cohesion policies, the Structural Funds, education and training programmes and the Competitiveness and Innovation Programme (CIP).

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