In FP6 the Commission devolved many responsibilities to the consortia. This opened the doors wide for abuse of trust within Projects.
Larger sums of money are generally also involved with the creation of the New Instruments. This along with the retirement of the original 1984 players has resulted in a general deterioration of behaviour. This was combined with the introduction of a large number of new participants from the mainly New Member States who are largely unfamiliar with normal behaviour.
EFPConsulting has written a paper in an effort to document the various aspects and suggest approaches to rectify this in FP7.
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