The aim of a CRP is to ensure target-oriented research support for the following:
- the preparation of long-term development planning documents and systemic solutions for their implementation at the national level, and for priority areas at the individual, inter-sectoral, and inter-departmental or inter-ministerial levels;
- monitoring and evaluating the implementation of the basic policies from these documents and systemic solutions;
- adapting or amending their objectives and implementing measures with respect to changing circumstances in the domestic and/or international environment.
CRPs are designed and implemented by ministries in cooperation with other interested users. A CRP is carried out by a legal or natural person registered in the appropriate record at the Agency that meets the conditions prescribed in the Research Act and other Agency regulations.
The selection and funding of research projects is on the basis of public call that define in detail the research subjects and the criteria for the selection of projects within the tendered subject areas.