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Work Programme for the specific programme for research, technological development and demonstration: "Integrating and strengthening the European Research Area", Introduction

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Abstract

Following the adoption of the specific programme for research, technological development and demonstration: "Integrating and strengthening the European Research Area"1 and the rules of participation and dissemination2 under the EC Treaty, the Commission adopted and updated as appropriate, with the assistance of the programme committee, this work programme which sets out in greater detail the objectives and technological priorities and the timetable for implementation of the specific programme.
As regards the Priority Thematic Areas of Research, integrated projects and networks of excellence are recognised as being an overall priority means to attain the objectives of critical mass, integration of the research capacities, management simplification and European added value.
These instruments are being used in each theme and, where deemed appropriate, as a priority means, while maintaining the use of specific targeted projects and co-ordination actions.
In terms of participation of the Community in programmes undertaken by several Member States (Article 169 of the Treaty), this is only foreseen, at this stage, in the priority thematic area of research addressing 'Life sciences, genomics and biotechnology for health'.
More information on the provisions for implementing the new instruments (integrated projects and networks of excellence) is available on CORDIS (http://cordis.europa.eu/fp6/instruments.htm).

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Record Number: 7214 / Last updated on: 2006-02-15
Category: WORK