The budget of the "Cooperation" Action for 2009 will be increasing by 28,000,000 euros, where 121 proposals have already been approved with a public expenditure amounting to 68 million euros, in the framework of the new policy on Research.
With the additional amount 36 new projects will be funded that garnered high points during their evaluation, according to an announcement by the Education ministry. They are 28 small and medium-scale projects and eight large scale projects, whose implementation will be taking place by the end of 2015 at the latest. This exstension covers proposals in crucial sectors for the national economy (health, biotechnology, energy, informatics and communications technologies).