4.3 coordination

The co-ordinating forum for all research elements within FP5 that relate to this programme, in particular transport research topics, will be the « Board of Directors » of programme 3.

Co-ordinating arrangements within and between the different key and generic actions as well as with other programmes will follow the framework defined in annex III of the programme. They may take one or several of the following forms: common management structure (e.g. for SME related activities); co-ordinated calls, including where appropriate joint calls; co-ordination in the evaluation and selection procedure, including where appropriate joint evaluation and transfer of proposals; co-ordinated implementation of projects and cross-programme clusters of projects. Co-ordination with the other thematic programmes is based on the principle that activities linked with development of life sciences, or technologies for energy, environment or the Information Society will be concentrated in the relevant programmes. Activities dealing with integration and adaptation of these technologies in applications relating to competitive and sustainable growth will be conducted in this programme.

 

Thematic Programme 3 domains

Examples of areas for possible co-ordination with other programmes in FP5

KA1

IST with Thematic Programme 2
Production technologies with Thematic Programme 4

KA2

Traffic management and GNSS with Thematic Programme 2
Emissions and land use planning with Thematic Programme 4
Health related aspects with Thematic Programme 1

KA3

Advanced. vehicle concepts with Thematic Programmes 2 & 4
Sust. management of the sea with Programme 4

KA3

Advanced vehicle concepts with Thematic Programmes 2 & 4
Sust. management of the sea with Programme 4

KA4

On board systems with Thematic Programme 2
Control of emissions with Thematic Programme 4

Generic Technologies

Materials with Programmes 1,2 & 4 and the JRC
Anti-fraud with Programmes 1 & 2 and the JRC
Reference materials with Programmes 1 & 4 and the JRC
Support to standardisation with Programmes 1 & 4

Support to research infrastructure

Access to facilities with Activity 4

 

 

Co-ordinating arrangements within and between the different key and generic actions as well as with other programmes will follow the framework defined in annex III of the programme. They may take one or several of the following forms: common management structure (e.g. for SME related activities); co-ordinated calls, including where appropriate joint calls; co-ordination in the evaluation and selection procedure, including where appropriate joint evaluation and transfer of proposals; co-ordinated implementation of projects and cross-programme clusters of projects. Co-ordination with the other thematic programmes is based on the principle that activities linked with development of life sciences, or technologies for energy, environment or the Information SocieThe international dimension of the programme will complement the actions of the Programme “confirming the international role of Community research”. Activities that may be implemented jointly with other fr ameworks (e.g. COST, Eureka, IMS) will be carried out in accordance with the rules established for FP5. Activities would normally be focused on the exchange of information. This programme will be open to participation by researchers from outside the EU and Associated States according to the rules of participation set out in the Decision pursuant to article 130J of the Treaty. The programme ‘Confirming the International Role of Community Research’ provides funding for bursaries to young scientists from Developing Countries (including Emerging Economies and Mediterranean partner Countries) to come to Europe to work in projects of this programme for a period of up to 6 months.

The “competitive and sustainable growth” programme will place special emphasis on the dissemination, transfer, utilisation and/or exploitation of R&D results leading to innovation. To this end the programme will carry out activities in co-ordination with the “Innovation and the participation of SMEs » programme, inter-alia, to promote the transfer and exploitation of EC RTD results, to provide information on EC RTD results, to assist in preparing management tools to promote the exploitation of EC RTD results by the consortia and to monitor with the help of adequate tools, such as the Technology Implementation Plan and technology audits, the further use of RTD results, to assist with the assessment of the efficiency and effectiveness of the assistance network for technology transfer, of joint actions between the thematic programmes and the horizontal programme and of the Innovation Units or Innovation/SME units.

The horizontal programme “Improving the human research potential and the socio-economic knowledge base» establishes the common rules for the implementation of the Marie Curie Fellowships, in order to ensure the consistent high quality and prestige of the schemes. These rules include a common definition of Marie Curie Fellowships, a Single Entry Point for the reception of all Marie Curie Fellowship proposals, common rules for eligibility and for evaluation, common legal and financial provisions as well as a harmonised feedback to applicants and monitoring of the fellows.

Support for research infrastructure is provided by thematic programmes, as well as by this horizontal programme which has the responsibility of drawing up and publishing on a regular basis a “map” showing for all classes of research infrastructure to which specific programme(s) they may apply for support. Specific measures will also be taken by this horizontal programme to ensure co-ordination of the socio-economic research to be implemented within the current programme. Socio-economic research can be funded as well by the key action on « improving the socio-economic knowledge base » and the horizontal programme, which will draw up an annual report on socio-economic research in the Fifth Framework Programme.

Exchange of information and collaboration with the direct actions of the JRC will be developed, where appropriate, in particular in areas related to materials research, fight against fraud and production of Certified Reference Materials (CRMs).