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In this report a panel of nine independent experts has assessed the activities and management of the INCO research and technological development ((RTD) cooperation with third countries and international organizations) programme and its predecessors (PECO; COPERNICUS; STD-3). The achievement of INCO in bringing greater coherence and visibility to EU international Science and Technology (S&T) cooperation was recognized. The contribution of PECO-COPERNICUS actions since 1991 to the stabilization of research in Central and Eastern Europe was acknowledged. It was suggested that COPERNICUS in its present form be phased out, with more stress being placed on participation in other specific programmes and that the function and objectives of INTAS be reviewed. It was recommended that the three development areas of health, agriculture and environment be maintained and that priority should also be given to applied research projects in the technology area.

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Authors: AVELAR L, Portugal Telecom (PT);BERNSEN N O, Centre for Cognitive Science, Roskilde University (DK);BIE S W, Sustainable Development Department, Food and Agriculture, Organization of the United Nations ( );DAMBRINE C, Association Nationale de la Recherche Technique (FR);DONNELLY D, University College, Dublin (IE);EDMAR D, Naturhistoriska Riksmuseet, Stockholm (SE);GARRETT T, Department of Trade and Industry (GB);MENDEN W, Bundesministerium für Forschung und Technologie (DE);SILVANI A, Consiglio Nazionale della Ricerche (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 17597 EN (1997) 246pp., FS
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 92-828-0625-1
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