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The purpose of this document is to describe how the Joint Research Centre�s resources will be deployed in a way which ensures that it can better fulfil its mission in a changing context and effectively contribute to the development of the European Research Area.

The objectives pursued are to strengthen the JRC by:
· focusing and concentrating its activities,
· reinforcing and broadening its users orientation and base,
· strategically increasing co-operation with external partners,
· streamlining its management.

This will enable the Centre to enhance its scientific vitality, aiming for excellence in the provision of its services in support of the policy-making process. It will be introduced gradually so as to learn during the consolidation process, with a view to confirming proven changes at the start of the next Framework Programme.

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Record Number: 4817 / Last updated on: 2001-05-11