Marie Curie Call for Trans-national cooperation among NCPs (NCP)Back
This action aims to reinforce the network of National Contact Points (NCP) for the Seventh Framework Programme under 'People', by promoting trans-national co-operation. The action will focus on identifying and sharing good practice, with a particular emphasis on promoting the COFUND action and the international dimension of all relevant Marie Curie Actions including IRSES. This may entail various mechanisms such as benchmarking, joint
workshops and training etc. Practical initiatives to benefit cross-border audiences should be encouraged. Special attention will be given to helping less experienced NCPs to rapidly acquire the know-how accumulated in other countries.
It is expected to have an improved NCP service across Europe, therefore helping simplify access to FP7 'People' calls, lowering the entry barriers for newcomers, and raising the average quality of submitted proposals; a more consistent level of NCP support services across Europe.
The Commission expects to receive a single proposal under this heading, including all NCPs who have been officially appointed by the relevant national authorities. Other participants from the EU and associated countries are ineligible. If certain NCPs wish to abstain from participating, this fact should be explicitly documented in the proposal. Given the emphasis on encouraging the international dimension of the 'People' programme, the proposal should seek, where possible, to include other third country FP7 contacts. The latter are eligible to be
Entry created by Filiz Hayirli on March 18, 2011