NEST supports three complementary action lines which operate in parallel:
projects are "visionary"
research projects that will develop new scientific and technological
opportunities in areas identified by the researchers themselves;
assess new discoveries or newly-observed phenomena which
could indicate risks or problems to society;
are focused on specific, highly challenging objectives in emerging scientific and technological fields, and involve groups of complementary projects.
will be carried out, such as methodological studies and activities
to promote dialogue with the research community on emerging scientific
and technological developments. Proposals for NEST SUPPORT actions
must be directed towards one or more of the objectives specified
in the work programme. NEST SUPPORT actions must aim to help the
Commission implement the NEST activity.