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Associated countries - AC

Association is a status awareded to non-EU countries which have agreed, negotiated and paid to participate in EU programmes, this is possible e.g. for the Framework Programme (FP7) or EUREKA. In the context of proposal consortia, organisations from these countries are treated on the same footing as those in the EU. Associated countries to the Framework Programme are: Switzerland, Israel, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Turkey, the Faroer Islands and the Western Balkan countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia.

FP7 Third Country Agreements:

  • Croatia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Serbia (EC) – the Memoranda of Understanding associating these countries to FP7 were signed on 13 June, 2007. The provisions of the above association instruments are all applicable since 1 January, 2007.
  • Albania and Montenegro (EC) - the Memoranda of Understanding associating these countries to FP7 were signed on 17 December 2007 and 25 January, 2008, respectively and the provisions of both association instruments are applicable since 1 January, 2008.
  • Bosnia & Herzegovina (EC) - the Memorandum of Understanding associating it to FP7 was signed on 24 November, 2008 and the provisions of this association instrument are applicable since 1 January, 2009.

More information: http://cordis.europa.eu/inco/home_en.html ; ftp://ftp.cordis.europa.eu/pub/fp7/docs/third_country_agreements_en.pdf