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INCO-COPERNICUS: Final results of 1997 call

A total of 204 new research projects will be launched as a result of the second call for proposals (OJ No C 117 of 15.4.1997, p. 38) under the INCO-COPERNICUS programme for scientific cooperation with the countries of Central and Eastern Europe (CEECs) and the New Independent ...
A total of 204 new research projects will be launched as a result of the second call for proposals (OJ No C 117 of 15.4.1997, p. 38) under the INCO-COPERNICUS programme for scientific cooperation with the countries of Central and Eastern Europe (CEECs) and the New Independent States of the former Soviet Union (NIS).

The 204 projects have been selected by the Commission from 1300 proposals submitted. In total, EU funding of ECU 46 million will go to these projects. The number of projects chosen (indicated in brackets) among the ten sectors covered by the programme is as follows:

- Environmental protection (47);
- Environmental and health consequences of ionizing radiation (18);
- Health research activities (34);
- Non-nuclear energy (23);
- Advanced communications and telematics applications (6);
- Information technologies (33);
- Industrial technologies and materials research (20);
- Agro-food (13);
- Social sciences (10).

Examples of projects selected include: developing new methods to detect and control pesticide residues in food; improving management of water and soil; and developing investigation methods to compare methods for evaluation and prevention of drug abuse in the CEECs and NIS with those in Western societies.

Source: European Commission, Service du Porte-parole

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