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Our experts have been involved in research and innovation related projects since 1999. In this section we summarize what you need to know on FP7, the rules of applying for a grant and how to manage a running project.
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Budget: EUR 21.35 million
Legal basis: Decision No 1150/2007/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 September 2007 establishing for the period 2007-2013 the Specific Programme Drug prevention and information as part of the General Programme Fundamental Rights and Justice
This specific programme supports the Member States in pooling their resources and working together to reduce the demand for and supply of drugs and to significantly reduce the social harm and health damage caused by their use and trade.
- to support the implementation of the EU Drugs Strategy
- to contribute to the improvement of information on the effects of drug use
- actions setting up multidisciplinary networks contributing to achieving the objectives of this programme
- actions supporting exchange of information and the identification and dissemination of good practice (e.g. through training, study visits and staff exchanges)
- awareness raising
- supporting measures aimed at preventing drug use, including the reduction of drug-related harm and treatment methods
- actions monitoring, implementing and evaluating the implementation of specific actions under the Drugs Action Plans 2009–2012
Community funding may take the form of grants and public procurement contracts (e.g. expenditure on information and communication, preparation, implementation, monitoring, checking and evaluation of projects, policies, programmes and legislation). Community grants shall be awarded following calls for proposals and the maximum rate of co-financing will be specified in the annual work programmes.
The target groups of the programme are vulnerable groups and problematic neighbourhoods as well as teachers and educational staff, social workers, local and national authorities, medical and paramedical staff, judicial staff, law enforcement and penitentiary authorities, NGOs, trade unions and religious communities. Besides the EU 27 Member States, Norway, Liechtenstein and Iceland, candidate countries associated to the EU, as well as the western Balkan countries may participate in the programme.