APRE is a non-profit research organisation, created upon the joint initiative of the Italian Ministry of Research and the European Commission in 1989, and grouping together more than 100 members, including both public and private research centres, industries, industrial associations, chambers of commerce, science parks and more than 50 universities, with the main objective to promote the participation in national and European RTD programmes. APRE received in 2001 the Quality Certification for its Project, Training and Promotion activities regarding research programmes (ISO EN 9001:2000). During its 25 years of experience APRE has been participating in several projects (about 100) co-financed by the European Commission (DG Research, DG Education and DG Enterprise).


APRE has a long-lasting experience in the EC Framework Programmes, which has started in the FP3, and that has continued during the subsequent ones (FP4, FP5 and FP6). In the Seventh Framework Programme and in Horizon 2020, APRE has been appointed by the Italian Ministry of Research and the European Commission as host organization of the Italian National Contact Points for all the themes and sectors in H2020. APRE is also member of the Enterprise Europe Network helping SMEs to make the most of the European marketplace.


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Via Cavour, 71 – 00184 Roma, Italy

Tel. +39 06 48939993, Fax. +39 06 48902550


The National Contact PointS for Space in Italy are:

Giglio Elena
Monique Bossi