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Work Programme 1999: Fifth RTD Framework specific programme "Competitive and Sustainable Growth (GROWTH), 1998-2002"

Funded under: FP5-GROWTH

Abstract

This work programme establishes the work schedule of the specific programme for research and technological development activities, including demonstration, in the field of "Competitive and sustainable growth, 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 structure of the programme "Competitive and sustainable growth" giving support to the systems approach comprises three elements:

- A set of four key actions oriented to solve clearly identified socio-economic problems by developing critical technologies or methodologies and clustering, when appropriate, small and large, research and demonstration projects of industrial, basic, policy-driven or applied nature around specific and strategic common challenges:

. innovative products, processes and organisation;
. sustainable mobility and intermodality;
. land transport and marine technologies;
. new perspectives in aeronautics;

- RTD on generic technologies helping to develop the scientific and technological base as well as qualified human capital in critical areas, and giving support to innovation across a range of applications:

. materials and their production and transformation;
. new materials and production technologies in the steel field;
. measurements and testing;
- Support for the more efficient utilisation of existing research infrastructures to provide an attractive networked environment in the fields covered by this programme.

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