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Agricultural research until now has undoubtedly assisted in making European agriculture and agro-industry an important player in the global economy. However, agricultural research, if it is to meet the challenges of the new millennium, has to be restructured within the context of the European Research Area, in order to be able to keep pace with ongoing international research activities, contribute to the policies of the European Union, and meet the increasingly exacting needs of the European citizens.

In this respect, the French Ministry for Agriculture and Fisheries, in conjunction with the European Commission-Directorate-General for Research organized a conference, under the auspices of the French Presidency of the European Union, entitled Agricultural Research in the European Research Area. This conference was aimed at establishing an open debate and a common action plan, which will help define a structural and operational framework for the implementation of future agricultural research within the European Research Area. More specifically it will:

-Identify the structural and functional disparities of agricultural research in the European Research Area regarding aspects such as research activities, innovation start up and SMEs, research infrastructures, human resources, science and governance.

-Propose an action plan to restructure agricultural research within the context of the European Research Area.

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Authors: No Authors provided, EC-Agricultural European Research Area
Bibliographic Reference: KI-NA-19-440-EN-C (2001), pp.54. Euro: 8.50
Availability: Available from EUR-OP sales agent.
ISBN: ISBN: 92-894-0931-2
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