WARSAW CONFERENCE LAUNCHING THE 6TH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME OF THE EUROPEAN UNION
WARSAW, 25-26 NOVEMBER


    GENERAL


1. Background and objectives

The State Committee for Scientific Research organises the Conference "Inauguration of the 6th Framework Programme of the European Union. The Conference will take place on 25-26. November 2002 in Warsaw.

It is addressed to researchers, scientists and business representatives from Poland, Candidate Countries and other Central and Eastern European States.

The President of Republic of Poland, Mr Aleksander Kwasniewski, has taken the Honorary Patronage of the event. Moreover, the EU Commissioner, Mr Philippe Busquin, has kindly agreed to participate in this conference. The senior ministry officials from Poland, Central and Eastern Europe, Member States will take part.

The Conference aims to promote the 6th Framework Programme, present the rules for participation as well as to provide details concering the thematic priorities.

The Conference will be the forum for summarising the 5th Framework Programme, presentation of the best Polish research institutions and working groups awarded "Cristal Brussels Prize" as well as for the exhibition promoting successful FP5 projects.

The Conference will be held in English.

2. Committees and support

State Committee for Scientific Research (KBN) - www.kbn.gov.pl
Polish National Contact Point FP5 EU - 5pr.kpk.gov.pl
Supporting Committee

3. Conference Venue

Centrum Hotelowo-Kongresowe - Hotel GROMADA, 17 Stycznia 32 Str., Warsaw - is situated in a quiet area less than 1 km from the Frederick Chopin International Airport, with convenient access to the city centre.

Conference Centre is easy accessible from:
1. Airport by
- bus: number 175 or 188, ticket can be bought in newstands at the airport (price 2, 40 PLN). Name of the bus stop: '17 Stycznia'. -taxi. Please take taxi with the phone number on the top
2. Central Railway Station by
- bus: number 175; ticket can be bought in newstands at the station (price 2, 40 PLN). Name of the bus stop: '17 Stycznia'.
-taxi. Please take taxi with the phone number on the top