Terms of Reference for the COST Technical Committee on Agriculture, Food Sciences and Biotechnology (link)

December 10, 2004

Brussels, 09 Dec 2004

Full text of Document 342/04
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1. The Technical Committee on Agriculture, Food Sciences and Biotechnology, hereinafter referred to as the TC, is maintained from the expiration of its previous mandate until 31 December 2007.1

The CSO shall decide whether to extend the mandate of the TC for an additional period of time and, in that case, review these Terms of Reference.

2. The TC will adopt its rules of procedure on the basis of the draft model set out in doc. COST/333/2/96 REV 2.

3. The TC is invited to identify, assess and prepare new COST Actions relevant to its domain. Such Actions should:

(i) have an innovative character and a high scientific standard and/or contribute substantially to the concertation of research efforts in the domains; special emphasis shall be given to the use of innovative biotechnology as a tool;

(ii) be based on careful considerations of interests, resources and budgetary consequences in the interested countries and in COST as well as on assessments of the added value expected to be achieved through the concertation;


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