European Commission FP7 Orientation Papers

The European Commission has published a number of 'Orientation Papers' which set out the research themes for 2013 work programmes of the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (FP7). These can be found on: http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/page/fp7_documentation/;efp7_SESSION_ID=hycTPCLJ1kCxJGTrsdH9DRrcSZnGrJlhFlZJKyyp94tHLWxPssvn!751330102

Orientation papers for the following areas have so far been released:

  • Space
  • Security
  • Food, Agriculture, Fisheries and Biotechnology
  • Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies
  • Health
  • Environment
  • Oceans of Tomorrow (cross-thematic calls)
  • Energy

Orientation papers for other areas are expected to become available via the same link so it is worthwhile checking again in the upcoming weeks.


Please note that these are working documents which will still be subject to further changes before the 2013 work programmes will be officially published. The publication of the final 2013 work programmes by the European Commission is expected for mid-July 2012 via the participant portal


The 2013 work programmes will be the last annual work programmes of FP7. The next EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, which will run from 2014 to 2020, see Horizon 2020