The thematic strategies under the 6th
Environmental Action Programme are - inter alia
-building on research results. The approach is known as the
The research activities and the results are
integrated in several, if not all, of the CAFE programme lines
of work. However, it is not possible to untangle exactly how
and to what extent a particular project contributes to the
CAFE programme. Nevertheless, a good understanding of the
on-going research activities is important when the CAFE
programme is performing the analyses and giving its integrated
The European Community research programmes
have generally supported the development of policies. A full
description of the programmes and the projects is found on in
the CORDIS database.
A number of research projects have been set
up within the 5th
FWP on RTD with a direct bearing on the CAFE
Also, the new 6th
FWP on RTD programme identifies the priority areas that
are expected to have a bearing on the CAFE programme.
In addition to European Community RTD
programmes national projects have a great importance to the
The CAFE team has prepared a note to the file
"CAFE and research needs".
The note is based on presentations in the CAFE Steering group and comments
received from stakeholders up to the end of 2004. The main headlines of priorities have
been communicated to DG RTD earlier, and the detailed research needs will be communicated
within shorly to DG RTD as priorities to be considered for future research in the 7th
framework programme on RTD.