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Draft of the Italian position paper on the European Union's Fifth Framework Programme for research

Funded under: FP5


The Italian government submitted its opinion on the Community's Fifth RTD Framework Programme to the Commission in 1996, as part of the preliminary consultation exercise undertaken by the Commission in its preparation of the new Framework Programme. According to the Italian paper, European Community research has performed a very important function in furthering the integration of Europe's scientific community and raising the competitiveness of European industry through research and innovation. However the Italian government calls for a review of the guidelines that will form the basis of the Fifth Framework Programme, the aims being to:

- Achieve a significant technological improvement in project design;
- Make research activities consistent with the other overall objectives of EU policy (in the areas of health, energy, environment, agriculture, etc.);
- Target research activities to meet social demand;
- Ensure that investments are effective, also through better linkage between EU actions and national actions;
- Make EU action more flexible;
- Improve project management.

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Record Number: 295 / Last updated on: 1997-04-14
Category: POLI