BetaEurope is a free and confidential support service for LIFE+ and Framework Programme Seven (Food, Agriculture and Fisheries and Biotechnology and Environment themes) in the UK. Beta Technology runs this service on behalf of Defra (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) and the FSA (Food Standards Agency).
BetaEurope provides information about FP7 together with the LIFE+ programme and its application process. It also details the help and support services that are available.
Framework Programme Seven (FP7)
FP7 is an European Union scheme that funds research and scientific
in several topic areas. It has a budget of over €50 billion to be spent over seven years and is one of the biggest research funding programmes in the world. To find out more, please click here.
Horizon 2020 is the research programme that will succeed FP7. It is aimed at securing Europe's global competitiveness and runs from 2014 to 2020. With a proposed €80 billion budget, it is due to start on the 1st January 2014. For more information, please click here.
LIFE+ is the only European Union funding programme that targets only the environment. It has a seven year budget of over €2 billion and funds conservation actions and activities that contribute to climate change, nature and bio-diversity, health and quality of life and natural resources and waste. To find out more, please click here.
Help and Support
Beta Technology's National Contact Point service includes a helpline, pre-screening of proposals for eligibility and fit, partner searching and advice on administrative and contractual issues. Beta also acts as the administrator for
LIFE+ applications on behalf of Defra. For further information on the support and advice on offer, please click here.