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DG XII issues guide to 23 Key Actions

European Commission, Directorate General XII, has issued a supplement to its RTD info magazine on the 23 Key Actions of the Fifth Framework Programme (FP5) for research, technological Development and Demonstration (RTD).

The supplement starts by explaining in simple terms the...
European Commission, Directorate General XII, has issued a supplement to its RTD info magazine on the 23 Key Actions of the Fifth Framework Programme (FP5) for research, technological Development and Demonstration (RTD).

The supplement starts by explaining in simple terms the aims of European research and whom it benefits, before giving a brief overview of FP5 and a breakdown of its four-year budget of 15 billion euro.

It then devotes a page to each of the 23 Key Actions within the specific programmes of FP5, as follows:

- Quality of Life and Management of Living Resources;
- - Food, nutrition and health;
- - Control of infectious diseases;
- - The "cell factory";
- - Sustainable agriculture, fisheries and forestry, and integrated development of rural areas;
- - The ageing population and disabilities;
- User-Friendly Information Society;
- - Systems and services for the citizen;
- - New methods of work and electronic commerce;
- - Multimedia content and tools;
- - Essential technologies and infrastructures;
- Competitive and sustainable growth;
- - Innovative products, processes and organisation;
- - Sustainable mobility and intermodality;
- - Land transport and marine technologies; - - New perspectives for aeronautics;
- Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development:
- - Sustainable management and quality of water;
- - Global change, climate and biodiversity;
- - Sustainable marine ecosystems;
- - The city of tomorrow and cultural heritage;
- - Cleaner energy systems including renewables;
- - Economic and efficient energy for a competitive Europe;
- Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development - Euratom;
- - Controlled thermonuclear fusion;
- - Nuclear fission.

The pages set out the budgets for each Key Action and also indicate:

- The implications for society;
- The implications for the economy;
- The implications for Europe;
- The targeted fields of research;
- An illustrative project.

Source: European Commission, DG XII

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