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Below is an overview of interesting links related to Energy Research that you may find useful.

Note: inclusion in this list does not imply endorsement in any way by the European Commission (EC).

CORDIS: Community R&D Information Service
CORDIS provides all information regarding participation in European Commission Research programmes. Calls for proposals are published on CORDIS, and the site also provides a number of services to help researchers through the application process.

The Sixth Framework Programme defines the European Commission’s priority areas for research for the period 2002-2006.

Sustainable Development, Global Change and Ecosystems is the "thematic priority" of FP6 which covers research into sustainable energy systems.

European Research Area Integrating and strengthening ERA is one of the key objectives of FP6.

The Research Fund for Coal and Steel programme supports research in the fields of coal and steel.

Technology Platforms: information from the European Commission services on the development of technology platforms.

EU Institutions and Policies

Europa is the website of all the European institutions and provides information on all aspects of their activities and policies.

The European Commission This site gives details of all policy areas covered by the European Commission, and provides access to a wide variety of information sources, including official documents.

Research Policy This site outlines the place of research in the treaties establishing the European Union.

Directorate-General for Research is primarily responsible for co-ordinating the implementation of the Commission’s research policy and the Framework Programme within the EU.

Directorate-General for Energy and Transport is responsible for developing and implementing European Commission policies in both these areas.

ManagEnergy - an initiative of Directorate-General for Energy and Transport focusing on renewable energy and energy efficiency at local and regional levels.

The Joint Research Centre carries out scientific and technical research of particular relevance to EU policies and issues.

International Energy Institutions

The International Energy Agency (IEA): dealing with all aspects of energy, this agency, which is linked to the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) is based in Paris, France.

The International Atomic Energy Authority (IAEA): serving as the world's central inter-governmental forum for scientific and technical co-operation in the nuclear field. It is a specialised agency within the United Nations organisation with its headquarters in Vienna, Austria.

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