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Work programme 2000: "Improving the human research potential and the socio-economic knowledge base, 1998-2002"



Revised 2000 edition.

This work programme establishes the work schedule of the specific programme for research and technological development activities, including demonstration, in the field of "Improving the human research potential and the socio economic knowledge base,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 general objectives of this programme, to be realised in concert with related activities elsewhere in the Framework Programme, are centred on two main areas of activity, to improve the human research potential and to strengthen the socio-economic knowledge base.

The Programme consists of five distinct actions:

- Supporting training and mobility of researchers:

. Research training networks
. Systems of Marie Curie Fellowships
L - Enhancing access to research infrastructures:

. Transnational access to major research infrastructures
. Infrastructure cooperation networks
. Research infrastructure RTD projects
. Round tables, study panels and exploratory workshops

- Promoting scientific and technological excellence:

. High-level scientific conferences
. Distinctions for high-level research work
. Raising public awareness

- Improving the socio-economic knowledge base

- Support for the development of scientific and technology policies in Europe.

Further information about the programme "Improving the human research potential and the socio-economic knowledge base" can be found at:

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