Community Research and Development Information Service - CORDIS


For the first time since the existence of the Community Framework Programmes, Switzerland is fully associated to RTD as of 1.1.2004.
To illustrate the enhanced collaboration between European and Swiss teams in different scientific fields, together with the Swiss authorities, a few successful projects from the 5th Framework Programme, representing an important highlight in S&T collaboration, were selected.
Four of these projects from different thematic programmes, such as Aeronautics, Environment, Information Technologies and Quality of Life, are presented here indicating the first outcomes of the research.
Newly selected and started projects under the 6th Framework Programme have also been selected in Information Technologies and Nanotechnologies; these projects are highlighted here since dealing with the cutting-edge of science in these scientific fields.
This brochure only deals with the beginnings of a successful collaboration between EU and Switzerland, a collaboration which will, in the objective of the opening of the European Research Area to Third Countries be more and more attractive to researchers from all over the World.

Additional information

Authors: No author stated, European Commission, DG Research, Brussels (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: Luxembourg, Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 2004. 33 pp, free of charge
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Record Number: 200718804 / Last updated on: 2007-02-21
Original language: en
Available languages: en