A short list of links to websites that provide further information on EU - third country cooperation.
CORDIS, the Community Research and Development Information Service for Science, Research and Development offers interactive web facilities meant to link researchers, policymakers, managers and key players in the field of research. In the past, it was also the web portal that published FP7 calls. This changed in 2011, when the new Participant Portal was launched. http://cordis.europa.eu/en/home.html
This website provides information about the financing instrument for development cooperation (DCI). Regulation (EC) No 1905/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2006 established a new financing instrument for development cooperation, which replaced the range of geographic and thematic instruments created over time and as needs arose. Its aim is to improve development cooperation.
The European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI) is the financial instrument under which EC assistance to Eastern Europe, Southern Caucasus and South Mediterranean countries is provided since 1st January 2007. It replaced the MEDA and TACIS instruments. ENPI applies to the EU's immediate neighbours by land or sea: Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Egypt, Georgia, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Moldova, Morocco, the Palestinian Authority, Syria, Tunisia and Ukraine.
ERAWATCH is the European Commission's information platform on European, national and regional research systems and policies. Its main objectives are to support policy-making in the research field in Europe and to contribute to the realisation of the European Research Area (ERA). The service currently covers 49 countries: 27 EU Member States, countries associated with the European Community's Research Framework Programme and, for comparative purposes, main trading partners of the EU.
Three cooperating INCO-NETs, WBC-INCO.NET, SEA-EU-NET and IncoNet EECA will contribute to the development of a common database on relevant national and international science policies and programmes tackling global issues such as climate change. On the website you are able to browse already entered research programmes/ national strategies and to enter new research programmes/ national strategies.
The European Commission's new Participant Portal became the single authoritative website for the publication of FP7 calls in 2011. Calls are no longer published on CORDIS. The Participant Portal is now the entry point for electronic administration of EU-funded research and innovation projects, and hosts all services for managing proposals and projects throughout their lifecycle. Currently the portal covers mainly actions under the 7th EU-Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7). In the future, its coverage will be extended to other programmes in the area of research and innovation.
The general objective of international cooperation activities carried out under the current Framework Programme (FP6) is to help open up the European Research Area to the world. These activities focus on the mutually beneficial efforts of the Community and its Member States on the one hand and INCO target countries and other third countries on the other.