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This is the report of the findings of the Five Year Assessment of the Human Capital and Mobility (HCM) and its successor the Training and Mobility of Researchers (TMR) Programmes. The Assessment is undertaken as a precursor to the adoption of the TMR Programme under the Fifth Framework Programme. It also incorporates the Final Evaluation of the HCM Programme. The recommendations made in this Report are essential to the good development of the TMR Programme and have the total and unanimous support of the Assessment Panel. It is the Panel's explicit wish to see these recommendations fully implemented. Europe, as it enters the 21st century, faces a number of major challenges. Its industrial competitiveness must be improved and barriers to the flow and development of information and knowledge broken down. Ecological and environmental problems must be overcome. The major social concerns of the migration and racism, health and lifestyles, social exclusion and governance must be faced. The Panel concludes that Europe will be better positioned to face these challenges, if its scientific and technological research community is ready to cooperate across discipline, across culture and across regional and national boundaries and that a training and mobility programme has a substantial contribution to make in developing this cooperation.

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Authors: THOMAS D, Génie Enzymatique et Cellulaire, Université de Compiègne (FR);CASEY T, CIRCA Group Europe Ltd, Roebuck Castle, Dublin (IE);BEENAKKER J, Huygens Laboratorium, Leiden University (NL);HACKL P, Institut für Statistik, Wirtshaftsuniversitat, Wien (AT);QUINTANLIHA A, Instituto de Ciencias Biomédicas, Porto (PT);ROBINSON G, IBM, Winchester (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 17598 EN (1997) 47pp., FS, 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 92-828-0626-X
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