Project funding: the EU’s Sixth Framework Programme

Funding for the project is provided within the EU’s Sixth Framework Programme, thematic area “Citizens and governance in a knowledge-based society” (No. CIT2-CT-2004-506043).

At the Lisbon summit in March 2000, EU governments called for a better use of European research efforts through the creation of an internal market for science and technology – a ‘European Research Area’ (ERA). The Sixth Framework Programme (FP6) is the financial instrument to help make ERA a reality. FP6 has a total budget of 17 500 million euro that is distributed amongst both RTD and demonstration activities and Nuclear (Euratom) activities.

More information on the EU’s Sixth Framework Programme can be found here.