EP Briefing 2002-06-10: Joint Research Centre and Sixth Framework Programme (some amendments - consultation)

June 6, 2002

Strasbourg, 05 June 2002

In the Sixth Framework Programme, the Joint Research Centre (JRC) will restructure its activities so as to strengthen its organisation and contribute usefully to the European Research Area (ERA) and the new framework programme.

The specific programme proposed by the Commission for the JCR in relation to the 6th Framework Programme has three distinguishing characteristics:

- concentration,
- openness and networking, and
- customer-orientation.

The JRC will be a joint player in terms of its participation in networks of excellence and integrated projects alike.

For Yves PIÉTRASANTA (Greens/EFA, F), the reporter, important amendments to the Joint Research Centre specific programme for the Sixth Framework Programme include:

Particular attention should be paid to accession applicant countries. The JRC should devote a special effort to the scientific and technical aspects associated with transfer of the acquis communautaire in relation to the different policies of the Union.

The JRC should develop assessment of the public-health impact of atmospheric pollution, in particular in urban areas, by collecting epidemiological data on respiratory diseases, allergies and other possible instances of the effects of pollution.

The JRC should work to integrate improvements in water quality and implementation of the Directives on waste-water treatment, with the objective of water-recycling and the recycling of the different substances contained in waste water while respecting soil quality and health safeguards in agricultural production installations.

Report on the amended proposal for a Council decision adopting a specific programme for research, technological development and demonstration to be carried out by means of direct actions by the Joint Research Centre (2002-2006)
(COM(2002) 43 - C5-0214/2002 - 2001/0124(CNS))
Doc.: A5-0210/2002 [may not be available yet]

Procedure: Consultation procedure
Debate: 11.06.200

European Parliament Briefing 2002-06-10

http://www.europarl.eu.int/home/default _en.htm

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