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The broad conclusion of the assessment panel is that the ECSC steel RTD programme, from 1991 to 1995, has resulted in substantial project results that are already having an impact on the products, processes and practises of the industry and will lead to significant economic and social benefits within the EU during the next 10 years.

The 1991 to 1995 ECSC steel RTD programme provided a total of ECU 240.8 financial aid for 450 projects together with supporting actions amounting to ECU 9.5 million. Project beneficiaries were research centres, steel companies, universities and others in all EU Member States, including Austria, Finland and Sweden, which joined in 1995. The panel sought the views of a wide cross-section of producer, user, worker and researcher representatives, and Commission officials. In addition, a sample of 158 questionnaire responses from project leaders were analysed.

The medium term guidelines of the programme have been found to be broadly relevant to the needs of the steel industry and programme management has been efficient. Important social and economic impacts have been achieved and the programme has contributed to strengthening the EU's scientific and technological base. The proportion of multi-partner, multi-national projects increased from 11% in 1991 to 83% in 1995. European added values can be demonstrated and case studies illustrating key results are described. ed.

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Bibliographic Reference: EUR 19301 EN (2000), 302pp.
Availability: Available from EUR-OP Sales agents
ISBN: ISBN 92-828-8818-5
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