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The European Commission�s Fifth Framework Programme for research ran from 1998-2002 One of its principal thematic areas was the �Quality of Life and Management of Living Resources�. This thematic area comprised six specific key actions, one of which � Key Action 5 � dealt with agricultural, fisheries and forestry research including rural and coastal development.

This brochure represents an independent review of the work carried out in Key Action 5. It aims to provide an insight into how European research policy was shaped and the impact of its results. It is based upon the views and opinions of the independent External Advisory Group (EAG), which acted as an impartial body to guide the European Commission on all aspects of funded research. It begins by introducing FP5 and its research objectives. It then describes the opinions of the External Advisory Group on the diverse and challenging sub-areas of Key Action 5. The brochure provides details about those sectors, highlighting their aims, the research projects that were undertaken, and how well Key Action 5 performed against its initial objectives.

The report can be downloaded from the EU-AgriNet website at:

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Authors: No author stated, European Commission, DG Research, Brussels (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: Luxembourg, Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 2003. 32pp. Free of charge
Availability: EUR-OP reference: KI-53-03-451-EN-C Available from: Documentation Service of DG Research Fax: +32 2 295 8220 E-mail:
ISBN: ISBN: 92-894-5790-2
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