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TMR to fund 68 further Euroconferences

The European Commission, DG XII, has approved funding for 68 scientific conferences and meetings under the respective activity of the Training and Mobility of Researchers (TMR) programme, following a call for proposals launched on 15 June 1996 (OJ No S 114 of 15.6.1996, p. 18)...
The European Commission, DG XII, has approved funding for 68 scientific conferences and meetings under the respective activity of the Training and Mobility of Researchers (TMR) programme, following a call for proposals launched on 15 June 1996 (OJ No S 114 of 15.6.1996, p. 18).

The conferences to be supported will address a wide variety of scientific subjects. For example, one conference to be supported will be on "Epidemiology and control of salmonella in pork", to be held in Denmark in August 1997. Other conferences to be supported will address subjects such as applied supra-conductivity; thin film flow and coating processes; urban labour markets and metropolitan economic performance; algebraic combinatorics; optics; galactic clusters and young stellar associations.

The range of topics to be covered demonstrates the "bottom-up" nature of the TMR programme. Commissioner Cresson, commenting on the latest round of selections, expressed her satisfaction at the range of topics, and underlined the fact that they represent the priorities of the scientists themselves rather than those of the Commission.

In addition to the programme's other activities aimed at the training of young European researchers, TMR provides financial support for events such as conferences, workshops, summer schools and training courses. The aim is to bring together researchers from across Europe to maximize exchange of information and experience in a given field. TMR funding supports the attendance of young researchers, who might otherwise not be able to attend such meetings.

Source: European Commission, DG XII

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