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Impact assessment report on the specific programme international RTD cooperation fifth framework programme (1998-2002)

Funded under: FP6-INCO


Under the 5th and 6th Framework Programmes1, the INCO Programme represented a fundamental part of a European Research Policy, which was increasingly based on Science and Technology (S&T) policy dialogue with partners in third countries, aimed at promoting the development of long-term durable research partnerships. INCO also aimed to increase coordination of Member States� bilateral cooperation and to support the implementation of Community policies with respect to third countries.
INCO�s strategic activities were targeted at the Accession Countries, other Central and Eastern European Countries, the New Independent States of the former Soviet Union, the Mediterranean countries, and developing countries. To exploit fully the opportunities for cooperation and to optimise added value at European level, the programme facilitated cooperation with certain industrialized and emerging economy countries and was responsible for increasing the opportunities for training researchers and for co-ordination with other FP5 programmes and Community initiatives, Member States and international organisations, and co-operation schemes such as COST and EUREKA.
This is the Final Report from the European Evaluation Consortium (TEEC) on the Impact Assessment of the International Science and Technology Cooperation (INCO 2) Programme. The objective of this assessment was to perform an analysis of the impact of INCO�s activities on the generation of societal impact and in relation to strengthening human and institutional capital relevant to the international challenges it set out to contribute addressing. The evaluation was carried out by a team of external experts between January and September 2005 taking into account past, present and future aspects of the programme as DG Research moves towards the 7th Framework Programme. However, the main focus for the assessment was the INCO 2 Programme 1998-2002.

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Authors: No Author stated, European Commission, DG Research, Brussels (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 22019 EN (2006), 88 pp. Free of charge
Availability: Katalogue Number: KI-NA-22019-EN-C The paper version can be ordered online and the PDF version downloaded at:
ISBN: ISBN: 92-79-01025-5
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