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Fifth (EC) Framework Programme -
Improving human research potential and the socio-economic knowledge base

Programme Fact Sheet

Last updated: 28-12-2001
Improving human research potential and the socio-economic knowledge base
To improve and help develop the knowledge potential of European researchers, engineers and technicians through greater support for the training and mobility of researchers and by enhancing access to infrastructures; and, to mobilise and strengthen the socio-economic knowledge base so as to identify economic and social trends and requirements, both current and future, in order to contribute to the Community's competitiveness and quality of life of its citizens.
Research Areas
  1. Improving human research potential

    • Supporting training and mobility of researchers
    • Enhancing access to research infrastructures
    • Promoting scientific and technological excellence

  2. Key action: Improving the socio-economic knowledge base

  3. Support for the development of scientific and technology policies in Europe

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All information concerning Calls for Proposals amd Tenders can be found on the Improving Human Potential Programme calls pages .

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