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Opinion of the Economic and Social Committee on the Commission working paper (COM(97) 47 final) and proposal (COM(97) 142 final) for the Fifth RTD Framework Programme (1998-2002)

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Abstract

The \"Section for Energy, Nuclear Questions and Research\" of the Economic and Social Committee of the European Communities (ESC) has approved a draft opinion (CES/287/97) on the Commisions proposal for the Fifth Framework Programme. The opinion was approved in the presence of Mrs. Edith Cresson, Commissioner responsible for research policy and adopted unanimously during the Economic and Social Committee plenary session held on 1-2 October 1997.

The opinion lays great stress on the need for greater concentration, flexibility, coordination and consistency of Community research activities at a time of market globalization, acceleration of the innovation process and enlargement of the EU.

COM(97) 142 Commission proposal concerning the 5th Framework Programme of the European Community for RTD activities (1998-2002) and the 5th Framework Programme of the European Atomic Energy Community (EURATOM) for research and training activities (1998-2002) can be found
http://icadc.cordis.lu/fep-cgi/srchidadb?ACTION=D&SESSION=&RCN=465&CALLER=DOCS_LIB


COM(97) 47 Commission Working Paper. Towards the Fifth Framework Programme: Scientific and technological objectives can be found
http://icadc.cordis.lu/fep-cgi/srchidadb?ACTION=D&SESSION=&RCN=285&CALLER=DOCS_LIB

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Record Number: 1065 / Last updated on: 2002-11-15
Category: POLI
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