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The project started in July 2018 and is led by the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and funded by the European Commission (DG DEFIS) responding on an EU call to establish the Caroline Herschel Framework Partnership Agreement between the Commission and Copernicus Participating States. Thus, FPCUP is one specific part in the Commissions‘ User Uptake Strategy setting up a Framework Partnership Agreement (FPA) for user uptake with Member States.  

The project objectives are implemented in annual work programmes. The work programme contains different action proposals by the FPCUP consortium. The consortium consists of 50 partners from 23 European countries. Currently, about 170 actions are running. Read more about the implementation…

The actions comprise national and international user uptake activities as well as business solutions and innovative products and applications. In the framework of FPCUP the following four actions types are supported:

  1. National and multi-national information/training events (e.g. workshops, information days)
  2. Building an active dialogue
  3. Developing and piloting downstream applications and services
  4. Promoting national and multi-national innovative actions

An action can last up to three years. At the moment, about 170 actions are implemented. Read more…