Building the Europe of Knowledge

Building the Europe of Knowledge

In this part of the 7th Framework Programme, support will be provided to trans-national cooperation at every scale across the European Union and beyond, in a number of thematic areas corresponding to major fields of the progress of knowledge and technology, where research must be supported and strengthened to address European social, economic, environmental and industrial challenges.

The overarching aim is to contribute to sustainable development.
The nine themes determined for EU action are the following:
(1) Health;
(2) Food, Agriculture and Biotechnology;
(3) Information and Communication Technologies;
(4) Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials and new Production
(5) Energy;
(6) Environment (including Climate Change);
(7) Transport (including Aeronautics);
(8) Socio-economic Sciences and the Humanities;
(9) Security and Space.

These themes are broadly defined at relatively high level, such that they can adapt to evolving
needs and opportunities that may arise during the lifetime of the 7th Framework Programme.
For each of them, a series of activities have been identified which indicate the broad lines
envisaged for Community support. These have been identified on the basis of their
contribution to EU objectives, including the transition to a knowledge society, the relevant
European research potential and the added value of EU level intervention for these subjects.
Special attention will be paid to priority scientific areas which cut across themes, such as
marine sciences and technologies.

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News Source: SMEs Go LifeSciences

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