Research Potential of Convergence Regions

The objective of this activity is to stimulate the realisation of the full research potential of the enlarged European Union by unlocking and developing the research potential in the EU´s "convergence regions" and outermost regions, and helping to strengthen the capacities of their researchers to successfully participate in research activities at EU level.

FP7 provides support for:

  • Trans-national two-way secondments of research staff in the convergence regions;
  • The acquisition and development of research equipment in selected centres;
  • The organisation of workshops and conferences to facilitate knowledge transfer;
  • ‘Evaluation facilities’ for research centres in the ‘Convergence regions’ to obtain an international independent expert evaluation of their research quality and infrastructures.

More details on the opportunities offered by the Research potential activity within the Capacities programme can be found on CORDIS on the dedicated webpage.

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