Call for Proposals - Integration and development of research entities from the EU´s Convergence and Outermost regions in the ERA FP7-REGPOT-2012-2013-1 Closed!


The main goal of the present Call remains in stimulating the realisation of the full research potential of the enlarged Union by unlocking and developing existing or emerging excellence in the EU's Convergence regions and Outermost regions, and helping to strengthen the potential of their researchers to successfully participate in research activities at European Union level.

Many research actors located in the Convergence and Outermost regions of the European Union (EU) have difficulties to become active players in ERA and in the 7th Framework Programme because they are facing problems of brain drain, lack of infrastructure and of appropriate access to finance as well as low innovation performance.

There is a clear need to fully integrate them in the ERA. To achieve this, it is necessary they advance scientific discovery and innovation and improve management of intellectual property (IP). Having met these challenges, the research actors concerned will play an active role in a sustainable development of European economy and growth. This is a key challenge of this call.

The activity aims at strengthening the potential of research entities established in the eligible regions that need new knowledge and support to sustain their development. It will help to enhance their capacity to successfully participate in research and innovation activities at EU level.


Activity: 4.1. Unlocking and developing the Research Potential of research entities in the EU´s Convergence regions and Outermost regions

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 66,57 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 03 January 2012 - 9 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Work Programme 2012 - Capacities (Work programme)
  • Call fiche FP7-REGPOT-2012-2013-1 (Other)
  • Work Programme 2012 - Research Potential (Work programme)
  • Call - Integration and development of research entities from the EU´s Convergence and Outermost regions in the ERA (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)
  • European Economic Area (EEA)
  • Candidate Countries
  • European Free Trade Association (EFTA)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Research

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