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European RTD programmes should aim at encouraging focused fundamental research, based on the needs of industry.
IRDAC considers Community actions in the field of training and mobility of researchers of great importance, however, participating of industry in any future programme in this field under Framework Programme V.
IRDAC is in favour of opening up Community RTD programmes to the participation of organisations from non European industrialised countries, provided there is reciprocity and no transfer of funds to non European participants.
A special effort should be made to ensure that SMEs are either benefiting from the results of Community research or are truly involved.
With regard to the management of the Community RTD programmes and projects, IRDAC makes a plea for greater transparency and a simplification of procedures. A renewed effort should be made on the coordination of national RTD policies and actions, given the fact that financial resources for supporting research in Europe are scarce and there is currently too much duplication of public research. ch.

Additional information

Authors: CEC, CEC Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: Report: EN (1996) 51pp.
Availability: Available from IRDAC Secretariat, DG XII, European Commission, 200 rue de la Loi, B-1049 Bruxelles (BE)
ISBN: ISBN 92-827-7620-4
Record Number: 199610854 / Last updated on: 1996-09-16
Original language: en
Available languages: en