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European Flag    Europa The European Commission Research 1999 Annual Report
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  Chapter 2

Community RTD in 1998

This Chapter:

Implementation of the 4th Framework Programme

Creation of a European research area

Participation by firms

Impact on competitiveness, employment and quality of life

The Framework Programme and cohesion in the European Union

Women in Community research

CREST and coordination with national policies

International cooperation

Monitoring of the Framework Programme and activities of the advisory bodies

Taking account of the ethical aspects of science and technology

Action Plan for Innovation

The final RTD contracts under the 4th Framework Programme were signed in the course of the year, apart from a few negotiated in 1998 and signed at the start of 1999. However, over 55% of the research projects are continuing in 1999 and many will go on beyond that.

Momentum of the 4th Framework Programme
(Indirect RTD action)


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