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15.03.2001

Programy Unii Europejskiej

1. EU project boosts efficiency of electric vehicles

A European project funded under the BRITE/EURAM 3 programme of the European Commission's Fourth Framework programme has succeeded in developing totally automatic charging systems for electric vehicles.

2. Promoting responsible research: CORDIS hosts a specific site on ethics in research

CORDIS, the European Commission's Research & Development Information Service, is dedicating a specific section of its new Science and Society service to promote awareness of ethics in research and innovation activities.

Wydarzenia, warsztaty, konferencje

3. Solar energy conference

The 17th European photovoltaic solar energy conference and exhibition, organised by WIP, will take place on 22 to 26 October 2001 in Munich, Germany.

4. Commercialising new technology

A conference on commercialising new technology: current trends and future perspectives, organised by the Hellenich Technology Transfer Center SA and the TII AGM, will be held in Athens, Greece, on 5 to 6 April 2001,

5. Joint OGC/EOGEO Sessions at Digital Earth 2001

This year a joint OGC/EOGEO (Open GIS consortium/Earth observation and geo spatial) session will be held from 26 to 28 June at the Digital Earth conference, taking placed in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada.

6. Project management for women engineers

The German society for women engineers is holding a workshop on project management at the Frankfurter Frauenschule from 31 March to 1 April.

7. STM'01 The eleventh international conference on scanning techniques

STM'01, the eleventh international conference on scanning techniques will be held in Vancouver, Canada, from 15 to 20 July 2001, under the auspices of the National research council of Canada.

8. The future perspectives for European research - event

Both the next European Framework programme and the proposed European research area (ERA) will be discussed at a forum on 'the future perspectives of European research' in Vienna on 29 March.

9. Workshop to analyse e-marketplaces

A workshop organised by the European Commission which aims to analyse and address the challenges presented by e-marketplaces, will take place in Brussels on 23 and 24 April.

10. The role of water in history and development

A conference on the role of water in history and development will be held from 10 to 12 August 2001 at the University of Bergen, Norway.

11. Biobiz shows how to prepare a business plan

Entrepreneurs in biotechnology may be interested in attended a new series of three day training workshops, called 'Biobiz - how to prepare a business plan'.

12. ICES 2001 Annual Science Conference

The ICES (international council for the exploration of the sea) 2001 annual science conference from 26 to 29 September 2001 and the 89th statutory meeting from 24 September to 3 October 2001 in Oslo, Norway, will cover 'the response of cephalopod populations and fisheries to changing environment and ecosystems (session K)'

Konkursy i oferty Unii Europejskiej

13. Renewable fuels for cross-border transportation

The European Commission will shortly call for tenders for a study contract for renewable fuels for cross-border transportation. This will cover:

14. Emissions from non-road mobile machinery

The Environment Directorate-general is calling for tenders for a review of and, if appropriate, proposal for changes to the 'averaging and banking system,' which is included in the proposal for an amendment of Directives 97/68/EC to cover also small spark ignition engines.

15. Provision of IT network infrastructure equipment and services

The Council of the European Union is calling for tenders to select one or more companies that will provide IT network equipment and services to the general secretariat of the Council of the European Union in the buildings occupied by the Council in Brussels in order to upgrade the existing network infrastructure.


Programy Unii Europejskiej


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1. EU project boosts efficiency of electric vehicles

Record Control Number: 16408

Date: 2001-03-12

Category: Result

General Information:

A European project funded under the BRITE/EURAM 3 programme of the European Commission's Fourth Framework programme has succeeded in developing totally automatic charging systems for electric vehicles.

The project, 'fully automatic inductive charging systems, requiring no driver intervention for electric vehicles, or 'EVIAC' involved ten partners from four EU Member States. Work lasted 36 months and ended in August 2000

'I think the project is a success because we have in Europe a real European version of this type of charging system,' project coordinator Gaston Maggetto from the Free University of Brussels told CORDIS News.

With Europe's roads becoming more crowded, and worries about pollution increasing, the electric vehicles market is likely to increase substantially in size. The energy supply infrastructure for electric vehicles is an important aspect, on which this and other projects have focused.

Professor Maggetto described the innovative aspect of the project. 'This was the development of inductive charging systems which are different to what was already developed in the US. These are still connected with the wire to the feeding, while in this case, the charging system is half on the ground and half on board the vehicle, and when parking the vehicle, you are putting the two parts in front of each other and then charging starts automatically. The big advantage is the total absence of connection.'

Now those in the project are trying to market the system. One of the first fields of application is the electrical fork lift truck.

Data Source Provider: CORDIS News interview with Gaston Maggetto,
project coordinator
Document Reference: Based on a CORDIS News interview with project
coordinator Gaston Maggetto
Programme Acronym: FRAMEWORK 4C; BRITE/EURAM 3
Subject Index Codes: Materials Technology; Transport; Environmental
Protection; Scientific Research; Coordination, Cooperation


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2. Promoting responsible research: CORDIS hosts a specific site on ethics in research

Record Control Number: 16406

Date: 2001-03-09

Category: Programme implementation

General Information:

CORDIS, the European Commission's Research & Development Information Service, is dedicating a specific section of its new Science and Society service to promote awareness of ethics in research and innovation activities.

The Fifth Framework programme supports strong ethical requirements for the financed research projects. The upcoming Framework Programme 2002-2006 will certainly reinforce this commitment for keeping progress in science in line with the ethical values of Member States and associated countries.

The site, part of the new 'Science and Society' service, provides a central access to both European and international reference texts and legislative documents with regard to ethics in research. In addition, it offers direct links to the activities of the European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies currently led by Ms. Lenoir.

The service will be a valuable tool for researchers and stakeholders to fully participate in and contribute to responsible research activities.

Data Source Provider: CIMS
Document Reference: Based on information from service provider
Programme Acronym: FRAMEWORK 5C; FRAMEWORK 6C; SCIENCE-SOCIETY C
Subject Index Codes: Policies; Legislation, Regulations
Contact Person:

URL: http://www.cordis.lu/science-society

URL: http://www.cordis.lu/rtd2002/science-society/ethics.htm

Related News: 15919; 16364

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3. Solar energy conference

Record Control Number: 16441

Date: 2001-03-14

Category: Event

General Information:

The 17th European photovoltaic solar energy conference and exhibition, organised by WIP, will take place on 22 to 26 October 2001 in Munich, Germany.

Data Source Provider: WIP
Document Reference: Based on an event announcement by WIP
Subject Index Codes: Renewable Sources of Energy
Contact Person:

For further information, please consult the following web address:
URL: http://www.wip-munich.de/homepage/index.html

Or alternatively contact:
WIP-Munich
Tel: +49 89 720 1235
Fax: +49 89 720 1291
E-mail: wip@wip-munich.de


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4. Commercialising new technology

Record Control Number: 16443

Date: 2001-03-14

Category: Event

General Information:

A conference on commercialising new technology: current trends and future perspectives, organised by the Hellenich Technology Transfer Center SA and the TII AGM, will be held in Athens, Greece, on 5 to 6 April 2001,

The event is aimed at professionals from all areas of innovation support and from all areas of Europe, who facilitate in one way or another the technology commercialisation process.

The plenary session will cover issues such as the status of innovation in the EU, technology foresight, knowledge management and the Sixth Framework programme.

Workshops will cover technology foresight stimulation in companies, models to evaluate the survival chances of technology start-ups and testing technology transfer negotiation skills.

Parallel sessions will deal with issues such as economic and technological intelligence, orienting R&D towards the market place, academic spin-off support schemes, new trends in business incubation, grants and public funding and the role of business plan competitions.

Data Source Provider: TII
Document Reference: Based on an event announcement by TII
Programme Acronym: FRAMEWORK 6C
Subject Index Codes: Information Processing, Information Systems;
Economic Aspects; Innovation, Technology Transfer
Contact Person:

For further information, please contact:
TII asbl
3 rue des Capucins
L-1313 Luxembourg
Fax: 352 46 21 85


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5. Joint OGC/EOGEO Sessions at Digital Earth 2001

Record Control Number: 16444

Date: 2001-03-14

Category: Event

General Information:

This year a joint OGC/EOGEO (Open GIS consortium/Earth observation and geo spatial) session will be held from 26 to 28 June at the Digital Earth conference, taking placed in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada.

The first day will be dedicated to OGC presentations describing the major new developments taking place in Web mapping and geospatial fusion testbeds. The emphasis will be at the applications level. OGC is organising the programme for the first day.

The next two days will continue with the EOGEO workshop itself. EOGEO is for developers and will focus on the technical implementation issues broadening to include EO systems and wider Web technologies. The programme will be composed of accepted papers presented both orally and through hands-on demonstration periods.

Participants of Digital Earth will be able to attend the joint OGC/EOGEO session and submissions for the EOGEO workshop are now invited in the form of extended abstracts. The deadline for submission is 31 March. Submitted abstracts should concentrate on software techniques, and new/emerging web technologies. OGC is particularly interested in receiving abstracts relating to the following area:

- WMT2 (OGC Web Mapping Standards) technical issues and developments;

- Building a framework for interoperable data services;

- Distributed computing . SOAP, XML-RPC, Corba, Java;

- The Semantic Web, RDF, UDDI;

- XML related technologies

- XSLT, Schemas, GML, SVG;

- Catalogues, Thesauri, Gazeteers;

Data Source Provider: Joint Research Centre
Document Reference: Event announcement
Subject Index Codes: Information Processing, Information Systems
Contact Person:

Registration to attend the joint event must formally be made through the
Digital Earth conference site:
URL: http://www.digitalearth.ca


Further information is available from the programme Committee:

European Commission
Joint research Centre
Via E. Fermi
I-21020 Ispra (Varese)
Tel. +39- 0332-789511
E-mail: claude.barboni@jrc.it
URL: http://www.eogeo.net


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6. Project management for women engineers

Record Control Number: 16424

Date: 2001-03-13

Category: Event

General Information:

The German society for women engineers is holding a workshop on project management at the Frankfurter Frauenschule from 31 March to 1 April.

Women with experience in project work will not only learn the necessary basics of project management, but will be able to work on example projects in small groups under the guidance of experienced women project managers. Remarks:

The cost of the workshop is DM 600. Members will receive a concession.

Data Source Provider: deutscher ingenieurinnen bund e.v. (dib)
Document Reference: Based on an event announcement by dib
Subject Index Codes: Industrial Manufacture; Education, Training
Contact Person:

For further information, please e-mail: info@dibev.de


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7. STM'01 The eleventh international conference on scanning techniques

Record Control Number: 16425

Date: 2001-03-13

Category: Event

General Information:

STM'01, the eleventh international conference on scanning techniques will be held in Vancouver, Canada, from 15 to 20 July 2001, under the auspices of the National research council of Canada.

The conference will cover recent progress in the following fields including:

- magnetic systems;

- biomolecules;

- polymers;

- cells and model bilayers;

- semiconductor and metal surface structure;

- adsorbates and reactions on semiconductors and metals;

- oxides;

- nanotubes;

- catalysis ;

- electrochemistry;

- Other topics that will be covered include:

- interactions within and between single molecules;

- atom

- and molecule-scale manipulations;

- nano-patterning;

- theory of probe-matter interactions and of nano-scale phenomena;

- new SPM developments;

- near Field Scanning Optical Microscopy;

- applications of SPM in device development;

To help bring cohesion to the meeting, three focused, all-plenary sessions will be held: 'Toward functional nanostructures,' 'Advances in physics'; and 'BioPhysics'.

Data Source Provider: National Research Council, Canada.
Document Reference: Event announcement
Subject Index Codes: Scientific Research
Contact Person:

Further information is available from:

URL: http://www.sao.nrc.ca/sims/stml01/announce_e.html


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8. The future perspectives for European research - event

Record Control Number: 16409

Date: 2001-03-12

Category: Event

General Information:

Both the next European Framework programme and the proposed European research area (ERA) will be discussed at a forum on 'the future perspectives of European research' in Vienna on 29 March.

Organised by the Bureau for international research and technology cooperation (BIT) in Vienna, the event will address key issues which have been raised in documents relating to both the ERA and the next Framework programme, namely how to create the ERA, defining what research policy needs to focus on and establishing a partnership between the European institutions and the Member States.

European Commissioner for research, Philippe Busquin will be attending, as will other key members of the European Commission along with their counterparts from the Austrian government and research and academic institutions.

The agenda includes sessions dedicated to developing the European research area, with an analysis of the political challenge it presents and also to the next Framework programme, with debate concerning the coordination required and the opportunities it affords SMEs.

Remarks:

Participation is free

Data Source Provider: BIT
Document Reference: Based on an event announcement
Programme Acronym: FRAMEWORK 6C; ERA
Subject Index Codes: Scientific Research; Coordination, Cooperation;
Policies; Innovation, Technology Transfer; Economic Aspects
Contact Person:

For further information, please contact:

Manfred Horvat
BIT
Wiedner Haupstrasse 76
Vienna 1040
Austria
Tel. +43-1-5811616-114
Fax +43-1-5811616-18
E-mail: horvat@bit.ac.at
URL: http://www.bit.ac.at/future.htm


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9. Workshop to analyse e-marketplaces

Record Control Number: 16412

Date: 2001-03-12

Category: Event

General Information:

A workshop organised by the European Commission which aims to analyse and address the challenges presented by e-marketplaces, will take place in Brussels on 23 and 24 April.

'E-marketplaces: new challenges for enterprise policy, competition and standardisation' is part of the 'Go digital' implementation plan to be adopted as a follow up of the Europe action plan 2002, with special emphasis on helping SMEs (small and medium sized enterprises) go digital. The event is being organised by the European Commission's DG Enterprise in close collaboration with DG Information society and DG Competition. Its main objective will be to identify future priorities for enterprise and standardisation in order to facilitate open non-discriminatory e-marketplaces.

The findings of the workshop may have a bearing on shaping future enterprise policy. The event targets representatives from the Commission, Member States and business and will be opened by European Commissioner for Enterprise and Information society, Erkki Liikanen.

The event will be divided up into three sessions, concentrating on scene setting, standardisation and competition respectively. It will also include a debate on how enterprise policy could help the creation of e-marketplaces in Europe.

Remarks:

Participation at the event is free, but subject to registration and confirmation by the Commission.

Data Source Provider: DG Enterprise
Document Reference: Based on information supplied by DG Enterprise
Subject Index Codes: Economic Aspects; Standards; Reference Materials;
Policies
Contact Person:

For further information, please contact:

European Commission
Enterprise Directorate General
Unit D4: E-business, ICT industries and services
Rue de la Loi/Wetstraat 200
B-1049
Fax: +32-2-2969500
E-mail: entr-e-marketplaces@cec.eu.int
URL: http://europa.eu.int/comm/enterprise/ict/e-marketplace.htm


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10. The role of water in history and development

Record Control Number: 16415

Date: 2001-03-12

Category: Event

General Information:

A conference on the role of water in history and development will be held from 10 to 12 August 2001 at the University of Bergen, Norway.

The conference will bring together researchers from different disciplines who study the character and role of freshwater in history and development. It is organised in co-operation with UNESCO's International Hydrological Programme and CROP, the Comparative Research Programme on Poverty.

Abstracts from 80 countries have been already been reviewed and about 200 papers accepted for the event.

The conference has three main aims:

- to present different empirical research findings and to create a forum for theoretical discussions on how the relationship between man and water can be analysed and understood in the most fruitful ways.

- to produce relevant input into present day debates about issues including the control and ownership of water, water conflicts and water pollution.

- to discuss content and profile of a multi-volume World Water History planned by UNESCO in cooperation with IWHA. The conference will offer opportunities for researchers to present perspectives on water history useful for the book series.

Proceedings will be divided into different themes:

- A: The political economy of water ownership and control;

- B: Images of water (in religion, myths, literature and art);

- C: History of hydrology and water control;

- D: Narratives on the river and the dam;

- E: The engineering of water systems engineers, entrepreneurs and bureaucrats;

- F: Institutional frameworks for solving the disputes in conflict waters;

- G: History of water, sanitation and health;

- H: Water, poverty and social development;

- I: Freshwater and the coastal zone

- integrated and ecological management;

- J: Regional waters in a historical perspective;

- K: Water and civilization. Why history is vital to reframing current water policy debates.

Data Source Provider: ti-harburg
Document Reference: Event announcement
Subject Index Codes: Earth Sciences; Environmental Protection
Contact Person:

Further information is available from:

Alv Terje Fotland
IWHA conference coordinator
Centre for development studies
University of Bergen
Stromgaten 54
5007 BERGEN
Alv.Fotland@sfu.uib.no
URL: http://www.iwha.net


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11. Biobiz shows how to prepare a business plan

Record Control Number: 16404

Date: 2001-03-09

Category: Event

General Information:

Entrepreneurs in biotechnology may be interested in attended a new series of three day training workshops, called 'Biobiz

- how to prepare a business plan'.

The workshops are funded through an accompanying measure in the European Commission's Quality of Life and management of living resources programme under the Fifth Framework programme. So far about 15 similar workshops have been funded as part of the same effort.

The following workshops are now planned:

- Hamburg (DE) 24 to 26 April 2001;

- Cambridge (UK) 2 to 4 May 2001;

- Strasbourg (FR) 9 to 11 May 2001;

- Barcelona (ES) 15 to 17 May 2001;

- Stockholm (SE) 29 to 31 May 2001.

Data Source Provider: European Commission
Document Reference: Event announcement
Programme Acronym: FRAMEWORK 5C; LIFE QUALITY
Subject Index Codes: Economic Aspects; Life Sciences
Contact Person:

Further Information is available from the web site:

URL: http://www.eurobiobiz.com

Or contact:

E-mail: michel_lepers@compuserve.com


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12. ICES 2001 Annual Science Conference

Record Control Number: 16405

Date: 2001-03-09

Category: Event

General Information:

The ICES (international council for the exploration of the sea) 2001 annual science conference from 26 to 29 September 2001 and the 89th statutory meeting from 24 September to 3 October 2001 in Oslo, Norway, will cover 'the response of cephalopod populations and fisheries to changing environment and ecosystems (session K)'

'As traditional fish stocks decrease due to overfishing and/or environmental change, cephalopods have become very important substitute harvest species, and their landings are increasing in the ICES region (North Atlantic) and world-wide,' say representatives from for the event. 'These short life history stocks, which show substantial environmentally determined fluctuation, are therefore subject to increasing fishing mortality worldwide.'

This session aims to:

- document the trends in cephalopod fisheries and abundance;

- relate these to the effects of environmental change, fishing mortality, and ecological change;

- assess the implications for management.

The session will emphasise the analysis of fisheries trends using standard and new analytical tools, e.g. structural time-series models capable of handling missing values, non-stationary series, and multivariate data, and able to identify common trends and species-environment relationships.

The session will develop the following themes, identified at the 1998 ICES theme session on the 'impact of cephalopods in the food chain, and their interaction with the environment:

- documentation of temporal (interannual) trends in cephalopod fisheries and abundance;

- explanation of these trends in terms of environmental and ecological changes;

- application of standard and new analytical tools for analysing cephalopod trends, including structural (state-space) and time series models.

However, submission on related topics will also be welcome. Contributions of papers would be welcomed.

Data Source Provider: PRELO
Document Reference: Event announcement
Subject Index Codes: Life Sciences; Food; Resources of the Sea, Fisheries
Contact Person:

For further information, please see the ICES web page:

URL: http://www.ices.dk/asc/2001/callforpapers/synopsis.htm

or contact:

Teresa Cerveira Borges
Centre of Marine Sciences (CCMAR)
Faculty of Marine and Environmental Sciences
University of Algarve
Campus de Gambelas
8000-810 FARO
Portugal
Tel. +351-289800924
Fax +351-289818353
E-mail: tborges@ualg.pt
URL: http://www.ualg.pt/ccmar/

or,

Research Group BIOPESCAS
URL: http://www.ualg.pt/uctra/acien/biopescas/

Paper/poster titles and abstracts (i.e. brief informative outline of
contents and not exceeding 200 words), should be submitted to the ICES
secretariat in Copenhagen.

Abstracts must be submitted by no later than Monday 7 May 2001.

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13. Renewable fuels for cross-border transportation

Record Control Number: 16426

Date: 2001-03-13

Category: Tender

General Information:

The European Commission will shortly call for tenders for a study contract for renewable fuels for cross-border transportation. This will cover:

- a survey of promising technical concepts for vehicles, aeroplanes, ships and railroad locomotives intended for the use of non-fossil fuels;

- a description of the environmental consequences of different concepts for vehicle/crafts and fuels;

- a description of industrial concerns and other consequences for the EU and the different Member States of different concepts;

- a proposal for a limited number of concepts, including implementation strategy in a long-term (25 to 30 years) and in an intermediate (5 to 10 years) perspective.

Remarks:

Before contacting the Commission, tenderers are strongly advised to consult the original call text in the Official Journal of the European Communities at the reference below.

Data Source Provider: Official Journal of the European Communities
Document Reference: OJ No S 50 of 13.3.2001, p. 73.
Subject Index Codes: Transport; Renewable Sources of Energy


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14. Emissions from non-road mobile machinery

Record Control Number: 16427

Date: 2001-03-13

Category: Tender

General Information:

The Environment Directorate-general is calling for tenders for a review of and, if appropriate, proposal for changes to the 'averaging and banking system,' which is included in the proposal for an amendment of Directives 97/68/EC to cover also small spark ignition engines.

This should include:

- possible technologies to reduce emissions of particles from small spark ignition engines, notably two-stroke engines.

- a feasibility study on a third stage of emission limits for compression-ignition engines with a power output between 18 and 560 kW;

- a feasibility study in the possible extension of the scope to cover railway locomotives and ships (5 to 30 years) and in an intermediate (5 to 10 years) perspective.

Remarks:

The deadline for requesting tender documents is 19.4.2001. The deadline for submitting tender documents is 4.5.2001.

Before contacting the Commission, tenderers are strongly advised to consult the original call text in the Official Journal of the European Communities at the reference below.

Data Source Provider: Official Journal of the European Communities
Document Reference: OJ No S 50 of 13.3.2001, p. 75.
Subject Index Codes: Transport; Environmental Protection
Contact Person:

For further information, please contact:

European Commission
Environment Directorate-General
Mrs Gail Kent
DG ENV 5 (Markets Team)
rue de la Loi/Wetstraat 200
B-1049 Brussels
Fax +32-2-3994449


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15. Provision of IT network infrastructure equipment and services

Record Control Number: 16428

Date: 2001-03-13

Category: Tender

General Information:

The Council of the European Union is calling for tenders to select one or more companies that will provide IT network equipment and services to the general secretariat of the Council of the European Union in the buildings occupied by the Council in Brussels in order to upgrade the existing network infrastructure.

One single lot will be on offer for the supply, installation and maintenance of fibre optic network equipment.

The duration of the maintenance contract would be for a minimum of three years with the possibility of up to two extensions of one year each.

Remarks:

The deadline for submitting tender documents is 27.3.2001.

Before contacting the Commission, tenderers are strongly advised to consult the original call text in the Official Journal of the European Communities at the reference below.

Data Source Provider: Official Journal of the European Communities
Document Reference: OJ No 50 of 13.3.2001, p. 80.
Subject Index Codes: Information Processing, Information Systems
Contact Person:

For further information, please contact:

Council of the European Union
General Secretariat
DGA II
Division of information technologies
Mr Danny Sprengers
Office 03 KL 57
rue de la Loi/Wetstraat 75
B-1048 Brussels


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