NEOShield and the EC's FP7
The 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development is the European Union’s main stream for funding research in Europe between 2007 & 2013. It is designed to complement European research by co-financing transnational research, technological development and demonstration projects which have ‘European added value’.
The Framework Programmes for Research have two main strategic objectives:
- To strengthen the scientific and technological base of European industry;
- To encourage its international competitiveness, while promoting research that supports EU policies.
NEOShield is a project that was proposed as part of the 2011 FP7 Space call in the category “Prevention of impacts from near-Earth objects (NEOs) on our planet”.
For further information please visit: http://ec.europa.eu/research/fp7