5 FP6 Programme Committee
|Each specific programme within the EC's research
framework develops its own work programme, which is revised
annually and sets out how the programme will be run.
A programme committee, made up of representatives from the
Member States and associated countries, is set up at the beginning
of a programme and oversees and consults with the EC on how
that programme operates.
In the case of the Sixth Framework Programme (2002-2006) -
under which Food quality and safety Thematic Priority research
is run - the main role of the committee is to monitor the
implementation of the work programme and give an opinion on
the selected project lists following evaluations.
Shaping the programme
Throughout FP 6, the committee also played an important
role in improving and shaping the programme, providing advice,
among other issues, on synergy with national programmes,
the evaluation process, revising the work programme, and
impact assessment. Through this work the committee also
influences general policy in the sector as decisions and
exchanges of views 'trickle down' to national governments
For further information, see the National Contact Points