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From 1992 until the end of 1994, 700 Human Capital and Mobility (HCM) Research Networks were selected out of more than 2 000 original proposals. Networks are a new creation of the HCM Programme whose originality arises from their structure, their large number and their fully horizontal character. Owing to the Community support, a number of HCM Networks will still be acting until the end of 1998 but from now on, and despite some imperfections especially during the launching stage, they already have profoundly influenced the European science and technology landscape. Without aiming at a thorough topical view, clustering networks around common research themes has proved an efficient tool for monitoring the diversity and functioning of the networks. Based on the cluster on 'Environmental Chemistry', the present publication initiates a series whose ambition is to offer those interested by Community programmes some background to form a proper opinion about research networks, their utility in structuring Europe's science, and their potential in tackling present and future EU challenges.

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Authors: GRASSERBAUER M, Technische Universitat Wien (AT);AYACHE C, CEC Bruxelles (BE);BERTAZZONI U, CEC Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: Report: EN (1996) 60pp.
Availability: Available from the DG XII Documentation Centre, European Commission, 200 rue de la Loi, B-1049 Bruxelles (BE), Fax: +32-2-2969823
ISBN: ISBN 92-827-9100-9
Record Number: 199710142 / Last updated on: 1997-04-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en