The way it looks now, the 9th strategic project call in the spring of 2012 will run for an extended period of time compared to normal calls. This allows the programme to push the deadline for strategic project idea templates backwards to ensure that all good ideas have a chance to be included.
Note that ideas submitted on this template will be disseminated widely by the Programme Secretariat to facilitate partner search, a strong transnational backup and wide participation. Before publishing the project ideas, they will be assessed by the Programme Secretariat to ensure that the project ideas have the potential, and have enough substance to be developed into a strategic project.
The reason for an early request for strategic project ideas is to encourage partnerships to start dicsussing their proposals already in connection to the pre-announcement of the 9th call and as a consequence allow them sufficient time to prepare a solid bid.
Project idea holders should also be aware that the preparatory project call targeting the 9th strategic project call is still open and that funding is still available.
We are thankful for the strategic project ideas already submitted and they will be kept to become part of the assessment procedure before wide publication.