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Research and technological development activities of the European Union: 2002 Annual Report. Report from the Commission. COM(2003) 124 final

Funded under: FP5, FP6, OTH-ERA


This annual report covers the period from January 2001 to March 2002, which was marked by unprecedented development of the Community�s research policy. The Commission has given further thought to all aspects of the European Research Area (ERA) and has drawn up a framework programme that can contribute fully to making it a reality.

The Commission adopted the proposals for the Sixth framework programme and drew up the procedures for implementing the various instruments. Major milestones in the construction of the European Research Area were reached with the publication of the first results of the benchmarking of national RTD policies and the mapping of scientific excellence in Europe and the adoption of a mobility strategy for researchers, the European innovation scoreboard, the action plan for science and society, and communications on the international and regional dimensions of the European Research Area.

Implementation of the Fifth Framework Programme continued successfully in 2001 with the signing of nearly 5 000 contracts involving more than 23 000 participants and Community financial support of more than 3.7 million euros.

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Record Number: 4931 / Last updated on: 2003-03-28