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Fifth (EC) Framework Programme -
Promoting competitive and sustainable growth

Programme Fact Sheet
Last updated: 28-12-2001
Promoting competitive and sustainable growth
To support research activities contributing to competitiveness and sustainability, particularly where these two objectives interact. Industry's role will not only be to identify areas for collaboration but also to bring together and integrate projects, especially cross-sectoral projects along the value chain, so that technology uptake and innovation are more effectively ensured across Europe.
Research Areas

Key Actions

  • Innovative products, processes and organisation
  • Sustainable mobility and intermodality
  • Land transport and marine technologies
  • New perspectives in aeronautics

Research and Technological Development Activities of a Generic Nature

  • Materials and their technologies for production and transformation (MAT)
  • New and improved materials and production technologies in the steel field
  • Measurements and testing

Support for Research Infrastructures

Calls for Proposals

All information concerning Calls for Proposals can be found on the Competitive and Sustainable Growth Programme calls pages .

Resources and Services
  • Work Programme (Version 2001-2002)

  • All call-related documentation can be fond on the Competitive and Sustainable Growth Programme calls pages.

  • Evaluation Manual

  • Council Decision
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Competitive and Sustainable Growth Information Desk
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Related research programmes implemented under the Fourth Framework Programme (1994-98) include:

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