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CEFIC report on Community RTD policy

A booklet entitled "European policy for science and technology: The position of the European chemical industry" sets out views of the European Council of Chemical Manufacturers' Federations (CEFIC). In the context of the fourth Framework programme for research and technologica...
A booklet entitled "European policy for science and technology: The position of the European chemical industry" sets out views of the European Council of Chemical Manufacturers' Federations (CEFIC). In the context of the fourth Framework programme for research and technological development, CEFIC urges the Commission and the Member States to concentrate on three objectives:
- An improved climate for the conduct of RTD and for the exploitation of innovation;
- Enhanced support for educational institutions in their roles both as educators and as leading-edge pioneers in scientific research;
- Selective public funding of RTD in areas which will have great importance for future communal welfare and prosperity.

The 28-page report also stresses the importance of pre-normative research, particularly in the areas of public health and safety, environmental impact and protection, biotechnology, risk assessment and environmental impact assessment.

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