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Activities of the Joint Research Centre under the Fourth Framework Programme

The Commission released on 10 March 1994 a short description of the specific programmes within the Fourth Framework Programme. Included is an overview of the actions, within the Framework Programme, to be undertaken by the Joint Research Centre. The Joint Research Centre (JRC...

The Commission released on 10 March 1994 a short description of the specific programmes within the Fourth Framework Programme. Included is an overview of the actions, within the Framework Programme, to be undertaken by the Joint Research Centre. The Joint Research Centre (JRC) comprises eight institutions on five sites: Ispra in Italy, Karlsruhe in Germany, Geel in Belgium, Petten in the Netherlands, and Seville in Spain. During 1995-1998, the JCR's work will fall into two categories: - "Institutional research activities", grouping the research activities undertaken by the JRC by reason of its specialized competence and installations. Such research will include the areas of: Industrial technologies (ceramics and composite materials, surface technologies, etc.); environment (remote sensing, atmospheric processes, environmental quality); non-nuclear energies; targeted socio-economic research; nuclear fission safety (reactor safety, safety of fission materials, etc.); controlled thermonuclear fusion (participation in the ITER project); - "Institutional scientific and technical support activities", comprising actions necessary for the implementation of the policies of the European Union in domains including: Information and communications technologies (security and serviceability of informatics systems); environment (control of chemical products and foods and medicines, the development of test methods to reduce the use of animal testing, research on major risks); life sciences and technologies (remote sensing supporting the implementation of the common agricultural policy); targeted socio-economic research; nuclear fission safety (accident prevention).

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