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EU Research

The Research Council of Norway has the national responsibility to coordinate the cooperation agreement between Norway and EU on Norway’s participation in the EU Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7).

As a National Focal Point The Research Council stimulates and provides information and guidance to Norwegian industry, researchers and government authorities on European research cooperation.

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Activities and National Contact Points

The Research Council's departments with responsibility for national R&D programmes also serve as contact points for the respective activities in the Seventh Framework Programme.

Related activities and Contacts

A number of various activities are related to the Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development. The Research Council of Norway’s contact persons for these activities.

Grant schemes from RCN

The Research Council has several funding schemes it can use to promote Norwegian participation in the EU's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7).