The objectives set out by the Sixth Framework Programme shall be implemented through three new and six traditional types of instruments, each of which has its own objectives and conditions. The new networks of excellence (NOE), integrated projects (IP), as well as paragraph 169 aimed at supporting the cooperation and coordination of national programmes aim primarily at overcoming the challenges of realizing the European Research Area. The traditional instruments familiar from past framework programmes include specific targeted research projects (STREP), coordination actions (CA), specific support actions (SSA), as well as actions supporting the development of research infrastructures as well as the training and mobility of researchers.
Integrated Projects - IP
Networks of Excellence - NOE
Coordination of Research Activities / ERA-Net
Research Infrastructures - FP6
Small and Medium Enterprises - SMEs
Marie Curie actions on mobility, training and excellence recognition
- Further information on Marie Curie actions: Marie Curie page on CORDIS.