On 21 September 2005 the European Commission approved its detailed
plans for implementing the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7).
Provisional versions of the four main Specific Programmes, “Cooperation”,
“Ideas”, “People” and “Capacities”, each corresponding to a major objective
of European research policy, are available at:
Technologies for managing resources or treating pollution more efficiently,
in relation to water, soil, air, sea and other natural resources, or waste, are
mentioned as one of the main targets of the environmental research.