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  • Council decision No 2002/834/EC of 30.09.02 adopting a specific programme for research, technological development and demonstration: "Integrating and strengthening the European Research Area" (2002-2006)


In outlining its scientific and technological objectives, the programme is structured as follows:
1. Focusing and integrating Community research
1.1. Priority thematic areas of research
1.1.1. Life sciences, genomics and biotechnology for health
(i) Advanced genomics and its applications for health.
(ii) Combating major diseases.
1.1.2. Information Society technologies
1.1.3. Nano-technologies and nano-sciences, knowledge-based multifunctional materials, and new production processes and devices
1.1.4. Aeronautics and space
1.1.5. Food quality and safety
1.1.6. Sustainable development, global change and ecosystems
(i) Sustainable Energy Systems
(ii) Sustainable surface transport
(iii) Global change and ecosystems
1.1.7. Citizens and governance in a knowledge-based society
1.2. Specific activities covering a wider field of research
1.2.1. Policy support and anticipating scientific and technological needs
1.2.2. Horizontal research activities involving SMEs
1.2.3. Specific measures in support of international cooperation
2. Strengthening the foundations of the European Research Area
2.1. Support for the coordination of activities
2.2. Support for the coherent development of policies

The four other specific programmes adopted under the Sixth Research Framework Programme (FP6) are:

Specific programme [...]: "Structuring the European Research Area" (2002-2006). (2002/835/EC)

Specific programme [...] to be carried out by means of direct actions by the Joint Research Centre (2002-2006). (2002/836/EC)

Specific programme (Euratom) for research and training on nuclear energy (2002-2006). (2002/837/EC)

Specific programme [...] to be carried out by the JRC for Euratom (2002-2006). (2002/838/EC)

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Record Number: 1883 / Last updated on: 2002-10-30
Category: POLI
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