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In 1986 the Commission's research activities have been granted a fresh legal basis through the Single Act which supplements the Treaties of Rome. Today the second thematic Framework Programme can be interpreted as symbolic of the Community's recognition of the importance of research to the realisation of the open internal market by 1992. Brief descriptions are given of the main components of the 1987-1991 version, ESPRIT, RACE, BRITE, EURAM and the JRC programme. Also described are the measures taken to promote collaboration between the universities of the Member States, between universities and industry, and the exploitation of research results as a means to improve competitivity on world markets.

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Authors: BISHOP G R, JRC Ispra Estab. (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Advisory Committee on Applied Physics and Physics in Industry, Geneve (CH), Nov. 25-26, 1987
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 34425 ORA
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