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Work Programme 1999: Fifth RTD Framework specific programme "Quality of life and management of living resources, 1998-2002"

Funded under: FP5-LIFE QUALITY


This work programme establishes the work schedule of the specific programme for research and technological development activities, including demonstration, in the field of "Quality of life and management of living resources 1998-2002" and sets out in detail the various activities to be pursued during its lifetime. On the basis of this Work Programme periodic calls for proposals are launched inviting interested organisations to present project proposals. The activities described in the work programme come under the following areas:

- Key actions:

. Food, nutrition and health
. Control of infectious diseases
. The "cell factory"
. Environment and health
. Sustainable agriculture, fisheries and forestry and integrated development of rural areas including mountain areas
. The ageing population and disabilities

- Research and technological Development Activities of a generic nature:

. Chronic and degenerative diseases, cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and rare diseases
. Research into genomes and diseases of genetic origin
. Neurosciences
. Public-health and health-services research (including drug-related problems)
. Research relating to persons with disabilities
. Biomedical ethics and bioethics in the context of respect for fundamental human values
. Socio-economic aspects of life sciences and technologies

- Support for Research Infrastructures

The work programme is relevant to both the Fixed deadline proposals for collaborative RTD actions (including INCO bursaries) and the Open call proposals for Training Fellowships, SME-specific measures, Accompanying measures and Support for Research Infrastructures.

Further information about the programme "Quality of life and management of living resources can be found at

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