'PEOPLE' Programme - FP7 (Mobility NCP)
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:: Before submission of proposal

- Initial Considerations

- What information should I have for preparing and submitting a proposal?

- How to submit an application

- How can I search for partners?

- Which countries are eligible?


Initial Considerations

To take part in most of the Marie Curie Actions, a researcher must be prepared to move country. Mobility is defined using the following prerequisites:

  • Firstly, the researcher should not be a national of the state in which he/she plans to move and carry out research;
  • Secondly, the researcher has not lived, worked or studied in that country for more than 12 months out of the three years immediately prior to either the time of application, or the start of his/her work (depending on the action).
  • Individual researchers interested in taking part in a Marie Curie Action have two options:

- To apply directly to an institution that has been selected by the European Commission for a Host-Driven Action.

- To prepare a project together with a host institution of his/her choice and submit it to the Commission.

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What information should I have for preparing and submitting a proposal?


Download and read carefully the Work Programme ''PEOPLE'' 2009 [414KB]
This is the main text outlining the aims and objectives of all the FP7 Marie Curie Actions and also ncludes all the key information concerning financial contribution, evaluation and eligibility criteria.


The calls are published during the year by the European Commission. Separate calls are published for each activity of the Specific Programme "People" and the publication dates are specified in the Work Programme.

You can have direct access to the calls of the main actions here:



The "Guides for Applicants" outline exactly how to complete your proposal submission and include the application form itself (though note it has to be submitted through the Electronic Proposal Submission System (EPSS).

The whole ''INFORMATION PACKAGE'' related to a specific call (Call, Guide for Applicants, Work Programme) can be found in ''Å -Library or can be downloaded directly from the relevant EU web-site


You can get information on the ''People'' specific programme in GREEK.

- 13th Newsletter of Mobility-NCP/Attica-GREEK [216KB]
- 12th Newsletter of Mobility-NCP/Attica-GREEK [193KB]
- 11th Newsletter of Mobility-NCP/Attica-GREEK [204KB]
- 10th Newsletter of Mobility-NCP/Attica-GREEK [153KB]
- 9th Newsletter of Mobility-NCP/Attica-GREEK [166KB]
- 8th Newsletter of Mobility-NCP/Attica-GREEK [140KB]
- 7th Newsletter of Mobility-NCP/Attica-GREEK [164KB]
-'6th Newsletter of Mobility-NCP/Attica-GREEK [285KB]
- 5th Newsletter of Mobility-NCP/Attica-GREEK [174KB]
- 4th Newsletter of Mobility-NCP/Attica-GREEK [152KB]
- 3rd Newsletter of Mobility-NCP/Attica-GREEK [203KB]
- 2nd Newsletter of Mobility-NCP/Attica- GREEK [183KB]
- 1st Newsletter of Mobility-NCP/Attica [172KB]
- Information leaflet of Mobility-NCP/Attica [327KB]

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How to submit an application

All applications must be made online, using the Electronic Proposal Submission System (EPSS). The EPSS software tool is expected to be available about 4 weeks before each call and from 19/3/2007 is already operational for some calls. Proposals for indirect RTD actions that are submitted on-line and which are incomplete, illegible or contain viruses will be excluded.

A link to EPSS will be provided for each call once the system is up and running.

Download "EPSS Users Guide" (1,73Mb, pdf.)


  • Select call and funding scheme on CORDIS
  • Register on the EPSS - give basic details on project
  • EPSS mails the user id and password to the proposal co-ordinator - Watch your electronic mail
  • Go to EPSS & Enter user-id and password
  • Edit Part A forms (object, participants, budget)
  • Upload the Part B file (detailed proposal text)
  • ''Submit'' the proposal
  • Verify that the system gives a proposal number and log-out
  • EPSS mails a submission confirmation to the co-ordinator

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How can I search for partners?

Building international partnerships is part of taking part in EU research programmes.

From here you will be able to link directly to the ''Partners Search'' facility of CORDIS web-site, tailored for the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) which is currently under development. It will be published here as soon as it is available.

You can use the search facilities to find international partners with the complementary expertise, profile or technology that you are looking for.

See: http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/partners_en.html

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Which countries are eligible?

While FP7 participants can in principle be based anywhere, there are different categories of country which may have varying eligibility for different specific and work programmes:

    The EU 27 Member States are:
    Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.
  • ASSOCIATED COUNTRIES - with science and technology cooperation agreements that involved contributing to the framework programme budget
    The Associated States are:
    a) Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway (subject to amendment procedure of EEA agreement)
    b) Switzerland, Israel (subject to satisfactory conclusion of bilateral S/T agreements with the EC)
    c) Turkey, Croatia, Serbia and FYROM (subject to satisfactory completion of the decision-making procedure associating these countries via a Memorandum of Understanding)
    Other countries may become associated during the course of FP7. The latest news will be posted on CORDIS at http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/participate_en.html.
  • THIRD COUNTRIES - the participation of organisations or individuals established in countries that are not Member States, candidates or associated should also be justified in terms of the enhanced contribution to the objectives of FP7. There is a list of countries, named "International Cooperation Partner Countries (ICPC) that can be found as annex 1 in the Work Programme". Legal entities established in an International Cooperation Partner country (ICPC) and International European interest Organisations may participate in the actions ITN, IAPP and IIF (return phase) on an equal basis with those from Member States and Associated countries and may receive financial contribution funding following the conditions provided by the Rules for Participation*.

    * Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down the rules for participation of undertakings, research centres and universities in actions under the 7th Framework Programme and for the dissemination of research results (2007-2013).

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