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Article 169

Article 169 refers to the Article in the Treaty that enables the Community to participate in research programmes undertaken jointly by several Member States.

Article 169:

In implementing the multiannual framework programme the Community may make provision, in agreement with the Member States concerned, for participation in research and development programmes undertaken by several Member States, including participation in the structures created for the execution of those programmes.

This instrument will be restricted to research initiatives that are beyond the scope of the Integrated Projects and the Networks of Excellence.

A number of pilot Article 169 proposals will be determined and presented by the Commission.

Relevant document: Commission's proposal on "the Framework Programme and the European Research Area: application of Article 169 and the networking of national programmes" (COM(2001)0282) - 30.05.01