What's it all about? - Structure and Content
The Human Potential Programme
Structure and Content
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The Human Potential Programme has five specific elements (the first three allow proposals in any scientific field that contributes to the Community's RTD objectives).
Supporting Training and Mobility of Researchers is achieved through two activities: Research Training Networks and Marie Curie Fellowships.
Enhancing Access to Research Infrastructures
Promoting Scientific and Technological Excellence is implemented through ‘High-level Scientific Conferences’, ‘Distinctions for High-level Research Work’ and ‘Raising Public Awareness’
Improving the Socio-economic Knowledge Base
Support for the development of scientific and technology policies in Europe is implemented through ‘Strategic Analysis of Specific Policy Issues’ and ‘Common Basis of Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators’
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The Human Potential Directorate also takes the role of co-ordinating action to increase the role played by women in EU research. The low representation of women in science is a loss for science as well as for European society as a whole. Promotion of the participation of women in EU research has become a key concern of the Fifth Framework Programme, with the lead being taken by the Women and Science sector of the Human Potential Directorate.
The Human Potential Programme’s individual activities are enhanced through the open call for Accompanying Measures which closes on 26.06.2002.