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IRDAC opinion on the management of the Community RTD programme

Funded under: FP5


IRDAC, the European Commission's Industrial Research and Development Advisory Committee has recently published an opinion on the management of Community RTD programmes. The opinion responds to a request from Mrs. Edith Cresson, Commissioner responsible for science, research and development, and follows a round table on the subject held in February 1998, at which some 20 senior European industrialists participated.

The management of the EU's RTD programmes has come under considerable discussion in the past few months as the preparation of the Fifth Framework Programme has advanced. The ever-increasing popularity of the programmes has placed the management issue in the spotlight as more and more proposals are submitted. The round table, which aimed to contribute to this debate from the viewpoint of industrialists, addressed the following issues:

- Basic principles, facts and figures;
- Quality of evaluating proposals;
- Transparency;
- Ways forward;
- New challenges under the planned Fifth Framework Programme;
- Experience from industry and the Member States.

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Record Number: 1062 / Last updated on: 1998-05-13
Category: POLI