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8.1. Policy-oriented research, Scientific Support to Policies (SSP), Work Programme for calls: SSP-5A; and SSP-5B INFLUENZA, Annex 2

Funded under: FP6-FOOD


The overall objective is to support the formulation and implementation of Community policies, by providing scientific contributions to policies that are targeted precisely on needs ('demand-driven'), coherent across the various Community policy areas, and sensitive to changes in policies as they take place.
Under this part of the programme, research to support Community policies is organised as an integrated activity, according to specific principles which are designed to ensure:
- timely and effective scientific inputs, covering a wider field of policies than in the past, and with the prospect of improved information, exploitation and uptake of results, at national and EU level;
- a coherent research base that reflects the increasing integration of Community policies and of the science that underpins them;
- systematic improvements in the relationship between research and policy at all levels in the EU;
- development of the European Research Area, by encouraging a single 'playing field' in relation to policy-related research.

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