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Successor programme


Programme funding

EUR 3,9 million

Official Journal Reference

L 367 of 1981-12-23

Legislative Reference

81/1014/CEE of 1981-12-15
To improve the competitiveness of the Community textiles and clothing industry as well as working and production conditions through the introduction of new methods, machinery or products and of energy- saving techniques via the coordination of research at Community level and the direct involvement of the industry itself.


This programme related to the Council Decision of 14 January 1974 coordinating national policies and defining projects of interest to the Community in the field of science and technology. The first programme (1974-1977) in this field had established a framework of cooperation within the textiles and clothing industry.

In its communication to the Council of 17 July 1981 on the situation and prospects of the Community textiles and clothing industry, the Commission stressed the need for a special effort in the field of research and innovation.


Four topics:
- Garment physiology and construction;
- Quality of knitted fabrics and knitted articles;
- Application of new spinning technologies in the wool industry;
- Upgrading of linen.


The Commission, assisted by an Advisory Committee on Management of the Programme of research and development in the field of textiles and clothing, was responsible for implementing the programme.

Information resulting from the execution of the programme was disseminated in accordance with Regulation (EEC) No 2380/74 of 17 September 1974 (Official Journal No L 255 of 20.9.1974), providing for the dissemination of information relating to research programmes for the European Economic Community.

The Commission sent an annual communication to the European Parliament and the Council stating the progress made in the research, the results achieved and the use of appropriations.


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