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This publication provides information on projects selected for funding under the action lines "Research and Technological Development Activities of a Generic Nature", and "Support for Research Infrastructures" of the programme on "Quality of Life and Management of Living Resources" (QoL) within the Fifth Framework Programme (1998-2002). Its objective is not to assess the projects or the results generated, but to give an overview on the ongoing research being carried out in these action lines.

In contrast to the mission-oriented and problem-solving Key Actions in the Quality of Life Programme, which placed the emphasis on the linkage between discovery and exploitation, RTD activities of a generic nature aimed to build up the knowledge base in chosen areas of strategic importance and to explore related ethical and socio-economic issues. Interaction between research laboratories and industry was promoted. The networking of projects involving core centres and associated laboratories was encouraged to create a critical mass, to promote interaction between basic and applied research and to ensure maximum transfer of knowledge to and from industry and undertakings.

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Authors: GYÖRFFI M (EDITOR), European Commission, DG Research, Brussels (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 20591 EN (2003), 406pp. Euro: 60
Availability: EUR-OP reference: KI-NA-20591-EN-C Available from EUR-OP sales agents URL:
ISBN: ISBN: 92-894-4732-X
Record Number: 200316848 / Last updated on: 2003-10-08
Original language: en
Available languages: en