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COM(98) 8 Second amended Commission proposal concerning the 5th Research, Technological Development and Demonstration Framework Programme (1998-2002)

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This document includes the Commission's second amended formal proposal for a European Parliament and Council decision concerning the 5th Framework Programme of the European Community for research, technological development and demonstration activities (1998-2002) and for a Council decision concerning the 5th Framework Programme of the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom) for research and training activities (1998 2002). Both Framework Programmes are proposed to run for a period of five years starting on 1 January 1998.

For the European Community Framework Programme, the Commission proposes a thematic and horizontal approach as follows:

- Thematic programmes:
. Improving the quality of life and the management of living resources;
. Creating a user-friendly information society;
. Promoting competitive and sustainable growth;
. Preserving the ecosystem;

- Horizontal Programmes:
. Confirming the international role of community research;
. Innovation and participation of SMEs;
. Improving human potential.

The Euratom Framework Programme contains one "key action" focusing on thermonuclear fusion, supplemented by research and technological development activities of a generic nature and support for research infrastructures.
Finally, the Commission proposes activities for the Joint Research Centre (JRC).

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Record Number: 1050 / Last updated on: 1998-03-24
Category: POLI