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Since its creation, the Research Framework Programme has become the catalyst for European research coordination, providing the tools for transnational, shared-cost collaboration that assures high quality cooperation. The Research Framework Programme, however, can still be improved, thus the Commission decided to set up a series of research-industry Task Forces on themes of interest to European Union: new-generation aircraft; educational software and multimedia; car of tomorrow; transport intermodality; environment - water; vaccines and viral diseases; trains and railway systems of the future; maritime systems of the future.

The first Part of this paper sets out how the Task Forces form the basis of an innovative approach designed to consolidate Europe's research efforts around key themes of European interest, and identifies a number of considerations which have been significant in arriving at the choice of themes. The second Part contains summaries of the state of progress of each of the Task Forces.

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Authors: CEC, CEC Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: Report: EN (1997) 52pp., free of charge
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 92-827-9240-4
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