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Please note that the FP7-4-SD website has been archived on 6 September 2018. All the interactive functions of the website (including the FP7-4-SD database, registration and login) are therefore no longer available. To get in touch with the project team please see here.

This website features the monitoring system which enables to measure the contribution of the Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7) to sustainable development.

The monitoring system is a web-based tool developed by DG Research and Innovation with a view to monitoring the contribution of FP7 to sustainability goals, in line with the legal basis which states that "the overarching aim [of the Cooperation Specific Programme] is to contribute to sustainable development".

The monitoring system enables to identify the bulk of FP7-relevant topics, projects, project participants and EC budgetary contribution to sustainable development. It also offers an interactive database that allows producing customized analyses, by setting filter options according to your specific interests.

The database of includes:

  • data regarding about 3,200 topics, drawn from the analysis of all the WPs of the Cooperation SP published between 2007 and 2013, and
  • data regarding about 7,000 projects and their budgets are drawn from the projects flowing from the WPs published between 2007 and 2013

Results can be downloaded to your computer. Please note that in order to use the database you will be required to register yourself as a user. This is and will remain free of charge. Please also consult the policy briefs and other publications in the news & results section. is built upon a cross-referencing between the calls for proposals implementing the Cooperation Specific Programme and the operational objectives outlined in the Renewed EU Sustainable Development Strategy (Renewed EU SDS). It is based on:

  • ex-ante evaluations of expected impacts,
  • at FP7 topic level,
  • compiled by high level research institutes,
  • through qualitative screening.

Video: Introduction to the monitoring system

Video Introduction
This video introduces the monitoring system and its interactive database

Video: Tips & tricks

Video Introduction
This video explains some tips and tricks concerning how to use the interactive database

Video tutorials:

All available video tutorials can be viewed in the Video tutorials section

If you are visiting for the first time, the Video tutorials and the User's Guide will help you get familiar with the monitoring system. The Guided Analysis tool will guide you through the analysis options of the system. If you are already experienced with, start by clicking on one of the following Views:

FP7 View Challenge View

FP7 View Screenshot

Challenge View Screenshot

The FP7 View analyses data according to the structure of FP7. You can zoom into different Themes, Areas and Activities, and set filters according to your interests. >> go to FP7 View

The Challenge View analyses data according to the key challenges and operational objectives of the EU SDS. >> go to Challenge View

Geographical View Longitudinal View

Geoview Screenshot

Longitudinal View Screenshot

The Geographical View produces maps and tables for analysing the data broken down to national and regional level. You can zoom into different countries and regions and set thematic filters according to your interests. >> go to Geographical View

The Longitudinal View allows for analysing the FP7 contribution to SD over time by producing bar charts and tables corresponding to the annual FP7 Work Programmes that have been published since 2007. >> go to Longitudinal View has been produced by the Vienna University of Economics and Business in cooperation with the Technical University Delft, Infras, Ecologic, ISI Fraunhofer and UPK Basel and is updated regularly.

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