EC Framework Programme 6
Funding Organisation: European Union
Country of origin: European Union
What type of research is funded? Basic, Demonstration
Projects based on defined research needs (programme driven) or an open call (demand driven)? Programme Driven
Total budget:  17500 Million EUROs
Funding rate by programme:  %
Programme start year: 2002
Duration of programme: 5 years
Programme open for funding of international participation:  Yes
Programme has ongoing or terminated international projects:  Yes
Contaminated land-->Contaminants-->Contaminants overview
Contaminated land-->Cost benefit analysis-->Cost benefit analysis overview
Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->Remediation options overview
Contaminated land-->Wider impacts / sustainability-->Sustainable / green remediation
Soil-->Soil Overview
Water and sanitation-->Water and sanitation Overview
Life sciences, genomics and biotechnology for health   
Budget: 2.255 billion   
-Objective: to help Europe exploit breakthroughs achieved in decoding the genomes of living organisms, particularly for the benefit of public health and 
to increase the competitiveness of the European biotechnology industry. 2) Information society technologies Budget: 3.625 billion -Objective: to stimulate the development of both hardware and software technologies and applications to allow European citizens the possibility of benefiting
fully from the development of the knowledge-based society. 3) Nanotechnologies, knowledge-based multifunctional materials, new production processes Budget: 1.300 billion -Objective: to help Europe achieve a critical mass of capacities to develop and exploit research into supramolecular architecture and macromolecules
and their applications for chemistry, health, etc. 4) Aeronautics and space Budget: EUR 1.075 billion -Objective: to strengthen the scientific and technological bases of the European aeronautics and space industry with a view to improving safety and environmental
protection. 5) Food safety and risks to health Budget: EUR 685 million -Objective: to establish the scientific and technological bases needed to produce and distribute safer, healthier and varied food. 6) Sustainable development, global change and ecosystems (including research in the area of energy and transport) Budget: EUR 2.120 billion -Objective: to implement sustainable development while integrating environmental, economic and social objectives, including renewable energies,
transport and sustainable management of Europe's land and marine resources. 7) Citizens and governance in a knowledge-based society Budget: EUR 225 million -Objective: to mobilise European research capacities in economic, political, social sciences and humanities in order to build the knowledge-based society.
8) Specific activities covering a wider field of research Policy support and anticipating scientific and technological needs. Budget: EUR 555 million -Objective: to attain the fundamental objectives of the Community by underpinning the formulation and implementation of Community policies where it will
not be possible to satisfy requirements under the thematic priorities. Horizontal research activities involving small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). Budget: EUR 430 million -Objective: to help European SMEs in traditional or new areas to boost their technological capacities and develop their ability on a European and international
scale. Specific measures in support of international cooperation. Budget: EUR 315 million -Objective: to encourage international research cooperation in the developing countries, Mediterranean countries, including the western Balkans,
Russia and the New Independent States (NIS). Non-nuclear activities of the Joint Research centre (JRC). Budget: EUR 760 million -Objective: to provide independent scientific and technical support in cooperation with scientific circles, national research organisations, universities
and businesses in Europe.
Long Description: 
The European Union (EC) has been conducting a policy of research and technological development based on multiannual framework programmes since 1984. The 
sixth framework programme is now in force and like its predecessors constitutes a useful instrument which exerts a significant impact on research activities
in the Member States. To exploit this potential to the full, however, a broader approach is necessary, requiring the creation of a real European Research Area , the goal of which
is to create an arena to promote the development of Europe's capacity to become one of the driving forces for research worldwide. The European Research Area (ERA) is the cornerstone of the sixth framework programme. By improving greater cooperation between the various economic, social
and scientific players, the ERA promotes scientific excellence, competitiveness and innovation.

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Projects Supported by this Programme:

AMADEUS Accelerate Membrane Development for Urban Sewage Purification

Sustainability A-TEST Advanced Techniques for Evaluation of Sustainability Assessment Tools

AIRTV AIRTV European Environmental Technology Verification Project

WATERTOOL An Innovative Tool for multi-element analysis of gound and surface water

ALARM Assessing LArge-scale environmental Risks with tested Methods

APPRICOD Assessing the Potential of Plastic Recycling in the Construction and Demolition Activities

CarboEurope-IP Assessment of the European Terrestrial Carbon Balance

BRIDGE Background cRiteria for the IDentification of Groundwater thrEsholds

BIOTOOL Biological procedures for diagnosing the status and predicting evolution of polluted environments

Keybioeffects Cause-effect Relations of Key Pollutants on the European Rivers Biodiversity

CityNet CityNet - The Network of European Research Projects on Integrated Urban Water Management

CLEANSOIL CLEANSOIL - An Innovative Method for the On-Site Remediation of Polluted Soil under existing Infrastructures

CALCAS Co-ordination Action for innovation in Life-Cycle Analysis for Sustainability

FOOTPRINT Creating tools for pesticide risk assessment and management in Europe

FOOTPRINT Developing tools for pesticide risk assessment and management in the EU

AquaMoney Development and Testing of Practical Guidelines for the Assessment of Environmental and Resources Costs and Benefits in the WFD

AQUAMONEY Economic Assessment of the Environmental and Resource Costs and Benefits of Water Use and Water Services

PROMOTE Efficiency control and performance verification of improved approaches for soil-groundwater protection and rehabilitation

ERA Pharm Environmental Risk Assessment of Pharmaceuticals

ERICA Environmental Risk from Ionising Contaminants: Assessment and Management

ESPREME Estimation of willingness-to-pay to reduce the risks of exposure to heavy metals and cost-benefit analysis for reducing heavy metals occurrence in Europe

EAQC – WISE European Analytical Quality Control in support of the water framework directive via the Water Information System for Europe

EURODEMO European Co-ordination Action for Demonstration of Efficient Soil and Groundwater Remediation

HENVINET Health and Environment Network

HYDRATE Hydrometrical data resources and technologies for effective flash flood forecasting

BEN-DET Improved air pollution and worker exposure monitoring and control through the development of a near real time benzene specific gas analysis & measurement instrument (BEN-DET)

STRESOIL In situ stimulation and remediation of contaminated fractured soils

INDEX Indicators and thresholds for desertification, soil quality, and remediation

INNOWATECH Innovative and integrated technologies for thetreatment of industrial wastewater

ECO-SOIL Innovative process for the on-site decontamination of soils

ESPREME Integrated assessment of heavy metal releases in Europe

RAMWASS Integrated decision support system for risk assessment and management of the water-sediment-soil system at river basin scale in fluvial ecosystems

FLOODsite Integrated Flood Risk Analysis and Management Methodologies

AQUATERRA Integrated modelling of the river-sediment-soil-groundwater system; advanced tools for the management of catchment areas and river basins in the context of global change

EURO-LIMPACS Integrated project to evaluate impacts of global change on European freshwater ecosystems

IWRM-net Integrated Water Resource Management national & regional research programmes

Integration4Water Integration 4 Water

LEPOB Lifelong Educational Project on Brownfields. Leonardo da Vinci pilot project

MBR-Newtwork Membrane Bioreactor Technology Network

MEDINA Membrane-based desalination: An integrated approach

NoMiracle Methods for Integrated Risk assessment of Cumulative Stressors in Europe

AquaStress Mitigation of Water Stress through new Approaches to Integrating Management, Technical, Economic and Institutional Instruments

MODELKEY Models for Assessing and Forecasting the Impact of Environmental Key Pollutants on Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems and Biodiversity

NORMAN Network Network of Reference Laboratories for Monoring of Emerging Environmental Pollutants

NOSTRUM Network On Governance Science and Technology for Sustainable Water Resource Use in the Mediterranean

NeWater New Approaches to Adaptive Water Management under Uncertainty

NEPTUNE New sustainable concepts and processes for optimization and upgrading municipal wastewater and sludge treatment

OPTIMA Optimisation for Sustainable Water Resources Management

ORFEUS Optimised Radar to Find Every Utility in the Street

OSIRIS Optimized Strategies for Risk Assessment of Industrial Chemicals through Integration of Non-Test and Test Information

PLEIADeS Participatory multi-Level EO-assisted tools for Irrigation water management and Agricultural Decision-Support

PLUREL Peri-urban Land Use Relationships - Strategies and Sustainability Assessment Tools for Urban-Rural Linkages

PHIME Public health impact of long-term, low-level mixed element exposure in susceptible population strata

REBECCA Relationships between ecological and chemical status of surface waters

REMEDE Resource Equivalency Methods for Assessing Environmental Damage in the EU

RISKBASE Risk-Based Management of the Water-Sediment-Soil System at the River Basin Scale

SPI-Water Science-Policy Interfacing in support of the Water Framework Directive implementation

MEDESOL Seawater desalination by innovative solar-powered membrane-distillation system (“MEDESOL”)

SEDBARCAH SEDiment bioBARriers for Chlorinated Aliphatic Hydrocarbons in groundwater reaching surface water

SOCOPSE Source control of priority substances in Europe

SCOREPP Source control options for reducing the emissions of priority pollutants

SPHERE Strengthening Public Health Research in Europe

SENSOR Sustainability Impact Assessment: Tools for Environmental, Social and Economic Effects of Multifunctional Land Use in European Regions

 SustainabilityA-TEST Project

SUSAN Sustainable and Safe Re-use of Municipal Sewage Sludge for Nutrient Recovery

SNOWMAN Sustainable management of soil and groundwater under the pressure of pollution and contamination (ERA-NET)

SWITCH Sustainable Water Management Improves Tomorrow's Cities' Health

TECHNEAU Technology Enabled Universal Access to Safe Water

TESTNET Towards European Sectorial Testing Networks for Environmental Technologies

URBAN-NET Urban Sustainability in Europe

SCENES Water Scenarios for Europe and Neighbouring States

BIOMERCURY Worldwide remediation of mercury hazards through biotechnology
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