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05.04.2001

Polityka Unii Europejskiej, wiadomości ogólne

1. Commission considers further step towards student mobility

Komisja dyskutuje możliwość ustanowienia europejskiego systemu kredytów, który ułatwi przemieszczanie się studentom studiów wyższych, ogłosiła 29 marca Członkini Komisji Europejskiej ds. Edukacji i Kultury Viviane Reding.

2. Europe has lost its research culture - Busquin

'Wydaje się, że Europa utraciła [swoją] kulturę badań i nauki, która była początkiem jej rozwoju i sukcesu w przeszłości', powiedział 30 marca w Lozannie Członek Komisji Europejskiej ds. Badań Philippe Busquin.

Programy Unii Europejskiej

3. Intelligent shipping information goes on-line

Morskie projekty badawcze, technologiczne i rozwojowe fundowane przez Program Komisji Europejskiej Przyjazne Społeczeństwo Informacyjne (IST), mają nową witrynę internetową.

Wydarzenia, warsztaty, konferencje

4. Innovations for an e-Society

Międzynarodowy kongres na temat 'Innowacje dla e-społeczeństwa: wyzwania dla oceny technologii' odbędzie się w Berlinie, od 17 do 20 października 2001.

5. Copenhagen hosts wind energy conference and exhibition

Europejska konferencja i wystawa energii wiatrowej odbędzie się od 2 do 6 lipca 2001, w Kopenhadze, w Danii.

Konkursy i oferty Unii Europejskiej

6. Computer services for the Euphin data-communication network

Komisja Europejska zaprasza do składania ofert na operacyjne usługi komputerowe odnoszące się do zdrowia publicznego dla Unijnej sieci informacyjnej zdrowia publicznego.

7. Analysing the Socrates programme

Komisja Europejska ogłosiła konkurs na ogólne działania obserwacyjne i analizę dla programu Sokrates.

8. SAP computing services require by Internal market office for harmonisation

Biuro harmonizacji rynku wewnętrznego opublikowało wezwanie do składania ofert na dostarczenie usług komputerowych SAP w Alicante.

9. Environmental implications of endocrine disrupters - pre information

Komisja Europejska ogłosiła wcześniejsze zawiadomienie o łącznym ogłoszeniu konkursów ze specyficznych programów badań, rozwoju technologicznego i demonstracji w programach 'Jakość życia i zarządzanie żywymi zasobami' i 'Energia, środowisko i zrównoważony wzrost', w Piątym Programie Ramowym.

10. Controlling tuberculosis

Komisja Europejska dała wcześniejsze zawiadomienie o ogłoszeniu konkursu na pomoc we wdrażaniu programu zapobiegania i kontroli tuberkulozy.

11. Funding available for EC/US education projects

Komisja Europejska ogłasza konkurs w programie kooperacyjnym EC/US (Komisja Europejska/Stany Zjednoczone) w edukacji wyższej oraz edukacji i treningu zawodowym.

Polityka Unii Europejskiej, wiadomości ogólne


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1. Commission considers further step towards student mobility

Record Control Number : 16552

Date : 2001-04-02

Category : General policy

General Information :

The Commission is discussing the possibility of establishing a European system of credits, which will facilitate mobility for students in higher education, Commissioner for Education and Culture Viviane Reding announced on 29 March.

The system would be based on the principles of the ECTS, the European Credit Transfer System, which has been very successful, the Commission says. It would allow every individual to acquire and accumulate credits, which would be recognised across the EU.

With this in mind, the 'Tuning of higher education structures' project was launched six weeks ago. More than 200 higher education establishments are participating in this project, which aims to converge European higher education structures.

'Even if we have already made progress in the creation of a 'European Education Area', even if we have, thanks to you, raised the platform of cooperation, there is still a lot to do,' Ms Reding told her audience at the opening of a higher education convention in Salamanca, Spain. 'No-one can ignore that, where the mobility of students and teachers is concerned, political, financial, practical obstacles as well as those of recognition remain. I am counting on you to identify realistic and concrete paths of action [...] , which relate not only to physical mobility, but above all to virtual mobility, with all the new challenges that this involves,' said the Commissioner.

Universities must rise above the rivalry between the public and private sectors, said Ms Reding. She stressed that lots must be done in order to modernise our universities. Universities should offer flexible courses, reduce differences between professional and university qualifications, respond better to the needs of society in order to increase employability and fulfil individual expectations relating to personal development.

'The Commission will continue to play its role of catalyst in the domain of education and training,' Ms Reding stressed to her audience.

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Data Source Provider : European Commission
Document Reference : Based on DN: SPEECH/01/146
Subject Index Codes : Education, Training, Coordination, Cooperation, Policies


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2. Europe has lost its research culture - Busquin

Record Control Number : 16558

Date : 2001-04-03

Category : General policy

General Information :

'Europe seems to have lost [its] culture of research and science which has been the origin or its development and success in the past,' said Research Commissioner Philippe Busquin in Lausanne, Switzerland on 30 March.

Speaking at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Mr Busquin highlighted the paradox that research is playing a more and more important role in our society and is responsible for between 25 and 50 per cent of Europe's economic growth and yet Europe invests less than its competitors in research, and in absolute terms is investing less and less in research and innovation.

The problem is not, fundamentally, a question of means as the gross national product of the EU and the USA are comparable, said the Commissioner. The problem relates to the culture of research.

'A joint effort between the Member States and the Community is therefore necessary in order to give Europe back a research capacity at the equal to its needs and socio economic challenges with which it is confronted,' said Mr Busquin.

The Commissioner went on to outline the measures that the Commission intends to take in order to take European research forward. He reminded his audience that the next framework programme will not be a sixth 'national programme', but will be an important financial tool, essential for the implementation of the European Research Area (ERA) .

The realisation of the ERA depends on further integration of European research, human resources and the mobility of researchers, better usage of research infrastructures, an improvement of the relationship between science and society, the opening up of national programmes, support for scientific cooperation carried out at different European levels, for example in the European Space Agency (ESA) and CERN (European organisation for nuclear research) and COST.

Mr Busquin expressed his regret that Switzerland is not yet fully involved in the Fifth Framework Programme despite the signing of an agreement in 1999. The agreement is still waiting to be ratified by eight Member States. He told his audience that he hoped this would be resolved before October of this year, allowing the agreement to come into force on 1 January 2002.

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Data Source Provider : European Commission, Research DG
Document Reference : Based on a speech by Philippe Busquin
Subject Index Codes : Coordination, Cooperation, Policies, Scientific Research, Economic Aspects

Programy Unii Europejskiej


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3. Intelligent shipping information goes on-line

Record Control Number : 16560

Date : 2001-04-03

Category : Programme implementation

General Information :

Maritime research, technology and development projects funded by the European Commission's Information Society Technologies Programme (IST) , have a new home on-line.

ISIS (Information society for intelligent shipping) is funded under the first Key Action of the IST programme's waterborne transport projects initiative. The main objective of the ISIS web site is to provide a single point of access for information related to research and development activities within the information society maritime transport domain. In addition it provides space and interactive tools for setting-up and running web-based virtual meetings and conferences.

The coordinated activities of the ISIS project cluster are supported by the two thematic network IST projects MISTIC and SWAN.

Currently the site includes: summaries and (if available) web links for projects funded by the IST programme; a document repository that includes public reports of the waterborne transport projects of the Telematics Applications Programme; web links and an initial set of public documents from international bodies and industrial forums involved in maritime standardisation; announcement and registration information of the first event organised by the SWAN project; the ISIS work-groups and discussion forums on issues relevant to the state of art and practice in systems and services such as maritime communications, navigation, decision support, integrated ship control, system architecture, port management, and traffic management.

Information on important and relevant events and meetings will also be included on the site.

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Data Source Provider : European Commission
Document Reference : Information from IST programme participant.
Programme Acronym : FRAMEWORK 5C, IST
Subject Index Codes : Information, Media, Information Processing, Information Systems,
Resources of the Sea, Fisheries
Contact Person : Information on ISIS is now available on-line from:

URL: http://www.ist-isis.net

The site is maintained by the IST programme project SWAN:

URL: http://www.ist-swan.net

Wydarzenia, warsztaty, konferencje


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4. Innovations for an e-Society

Record Control Number : 16549

Date : 2001-03-30

Category : Event

General Information :

An international congress on 'Innovations for an e-society: challenges for technology assessment' will take place in Berlin, from 17 to 20 October 2001.

The event will provide a forum for innovation and technology analyses aiming to handle and discuss the current challenges of the emerging 'e-society'. Speakers at the event include Benjamin Barber, the author of the book 'Jihad versus McWorld', Michel Callon (from Paris) and Cees J. Hamelink (from Amsterdam) .

There will be both plenary sessions and break-out sessions on e-Commerce, new media and culture, electronic governance, health services, work, vulnerability and new approaches to technology assessment and forecasting.

The congress is directed at the international community from universities, research institutions and industry concerned with technology assessment (TA) , scientists with a relationship to TA issues from various disciplines involved (legal science, economics, the political and social sciences, medicine, natural science and technology) , the representatives of administrative bodies and units regulating or supporting technology and decision, as well as companies involved in shaping associated, and representatives of the general public and societal groups.

In particular contributions on projects from the EU TSER and IST programmes will be welcomed.

The congress is being organised by the Institute for technology assessment and systems analysis (ITAS) , Germany, and VDI/VDE-IT Information technologies GmbH, Germany. Support is being provided by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) , Germany.

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Data Source Provider : Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Institut für Technikfolgenabschätzung
und Systemanalyse (ITAS)
Document Reference : Event announcement
Subject Index Codes : Information Processing, Information Systems
Contact Person : For further information please contact:

Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH
Institute of Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS)
PO-Box 3640
D - 76021 Karlsruhe
Tel. + 49-(0) 7247-82-2505
Fax + 49-(0) -7247-82-4806
E-mail: rader@itas.fzk.de
URL: http://www.itas.fzk.de/e-society/ICITA_e_l.htm


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5. Copenhagen hosts wind energy conference and exhibition

Record Control Number : 16562

Date : 2001-04-03

Category : Event

General Information :

The 2001 European wind energy conference and exhibition will be held from 2 to 6 July 2001, in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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Data Source Provider : WIP-Munich
Document Reference : Based on an event announcement
Subject Index Codes : Renewable Sources of Energy
Contact Person : For further information, please contact:

WIP-Munich

Tel +49-89-720 1235
Fax +49-89-720 1291
E-mail: wip@wip-munich.de
URL: http://www.wip-munich.de

or,

EWEA-Brussels
Tel +32-2-546 1940
Fax +32-2-546 1944
E-mail: ewea@ewea.org
URL: http://www.ewea.org

Konkursy i oferty Unii Europejskiej


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6. Computer services for the Euphin data-communication network

Record Control Number : 16548

Date : 2001-03-30

Category : Tender

General Information :

The European Commission is inviting tenders for operational computer services relating to public health for the European Union's public health information network (Euphin) .

Services are required for public health related and informatic network, database, Intranet, operational application, support and verification services for the Euphin network. The objective of this action is to ensure that the users of this Euphin network are provided with necessary informatic services of good quality during the different phases of implementation and post-implementation of the different application requirements and running activities.

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The deadline for submitting tender documents is 25.4.2001.

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 63 of 30.3.2001, p. 61.
Subject Index Codes : Information Processing, Information Systems
Contact Person : For further information, please contact:

European Commission
Directorate-General Health and consumer protection
Directorate G
Public Health Unit
Unit G3, EUFO/03/3182
Euroforum Building
12 rue Robert Stumper
L-2557
Luxembourg-Gasperich
Fax +352-4301-32059


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7. Analysing the Socrates programme

Record Control Number : 16550

Date : 2001-03-30

Category : Tender

General Information :

The European Commission has announced a call for proposals on general activities of observation and analysis for the Socrates programme.

The call relates to the action 'observation of education systems, policies and innovation' and provides for a series of steps to improve and facilitate exchange of information and experience in education across the countries participating in the Socrates programme.

Participation in the Socrates programme is open to the EU Member States, the EFTA/EEA countries and the applicant countries. Applications for support may include, or be made by, establishments in any of these countries. In the case of countries outside the EU, financial support for the participation of these establishments will be granted providing that a relevant legal agreement between the European Community and the country concerned has been concluded sufficiently early as part of the procedure for the selection of applications for financial support.

Under this call for proposals, the Commission intends to award financial aid to:

- the networking of establishments and other bodies suitably qualified to analyse education systems and policies, and organisations participating in the evaluation of the quality of teaching,

- to studies, analyses, pilot projects, seminars and exchanges of experts and other appropriate actions relating to matters of common education policy interest around priority themes decided by the Council.

During the selection process, preference will go to proposals which:

- relate to the priority themes below'

- actively involve establishments from at least five countries taking part in Socrates,

- clearly show their added value at European level and their potential multiplier effect, particularly with regard to potential impact in terms of pooling experience among several participating countries which have differently structured education systems,

- set out explicitly their added value in relation to activities already completed. In particular, it is recommended that due account be taken of results available from projects funded under Action III.3.1 during the first phase of the Socrates programme. Applicants are also advised to take account of projects which were funded under the first call for proposals for Action 6,

- set out, if they are based on studies and data already available in this area, to carry out a comparative summary and describe in detail how they envisage the subsequent stages of the work,

- clearly describe, if they involve a corpus of fresh data, the methods and systems to be used to evaluate the reliability of the data collected,

- contain, where appropriate, prospective aspects, i.e. projects which seek to identify and anticipate trends, potential innovations in the area and their future development,

- include measures to monitor and evaluate the anticipated results of the project.

Three priority themes are proposed:

A

- the role of education in employment policies B

- the quality of education C

- the promotion of mobility.

A

- objectives and priority themes

- adapting the content of education to labour market requirements

- support for young people in difficulty

- lifelong learning

B

- Benchmarking The overall aim is to promote at European level discussion on the quality of education based on benchmarking.

The activities to be funded should take due account of work already carried out in this area by other bodies, but also focus on indicators and benchmarking methods specific to the EU. They should encourage exchange of information, experience and best practice on the use of indicators and benchmarks in the area of quality in teaching.

The proposals submitted should analyse indicators and benchmarks already developed nationally and internationally, along with their impact at policy and practical levels.

C

- priority activities

- reviews of the situation with regard to mobility

- definition of methodology and statistical data to be developed for the purposes of the review

- feasibility checks for the exercise

- collecting specific and operational data on mobility

- analysis of existing incentives and obstacles to mobility

- analysis of mobility as part of bilateral actions

- analysis of the impact and merits of mobility in personal and professional terms.

The Commission's financial support may be up to 300,000 euro annually, however this ceiling will only be reached in exceptional circumstances. The amounts paid will be calculated so that they cover a maximum of 50 per cent of eligible expenditure. Conferences and seminars will be subsidised up to a maximum of 40,000 euro.

The total available budget for activities covered by this call for proposals is approximately 1,500,000 euro.

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The deadline for submitting proposal documents is 01.06.2001.

Before contacting the Commission, proposers 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 C 99 of 29.03.2001, p.5.
Programme Acronym : SOCRATES
Subject Index Codes : Education, Training, Social Aspects
Contact Person : For further information, please consult the following web address:

URL: http://europa.eu.int/comm/education/socrates/observation/call.
html

Or alternatively contact:

Mr Anders Hingel
European Commission
Directorate-General Education and Culture
'Development of education policies'
Unit B-7
rue de la Loi/Wetstraat 200
B-1049 Brussels
Fax +32-2-299 22 31
E-mail: UNITE-A1@cec.eu.int


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8. SAP computing services require by Internal market office for harmonisation

Record Control Number : 16551

Date : 2001-03-30

Category : Tender

General Information :

The Internal market office for harmonisation has published a call for tenders for the provision of SAP computing services in Alicante.

The call relates to the provision of computing services in the following fields:

- strategy papers, pre-analyses, feasibility studies, expert quality appraisals for systems development preparation work;

- software and information systems development and maintenance, to include adapting and integrating existing products of systems, carried out for a fixed price:

- software development and maintenance, carried out for a variable rate;

- software development work, carried out in the form of projects;

- computerised systems operation and support;

- computer equipment installation and relocation, stock management;

- documentary analysis;

- technical training

- drawing up documentation.

The framework contract will run for one year, and may be renewed by tacit agreement for four one year periods.

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The deadline for requesting tender documents is 27.04.2001.
The deadline for submitting tender documents is 12.05.2001.

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 63 of 30.03.2001, p.56.
Subject Index Codes : Information Processing, Information Systems
Contact Person : For further information, please contact:

Purchasing/Contracts section
Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market
Avenida de Europa 4
apartado de correos 77
E-03080 Alicante
Fax: +34-96-5139614


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9. Environmental implications of endocrine disrupters - pre information

Record Control Number : 16561

Date : 2001-04-03

Category : Tender

General Information :

The European Commission has given prior notification of a joint call for proposals from the specific programmes for research, technological development and demonstration on 'Quality of life and management of living resources' and 'Energy, Environment and sustainable development', under the Fifth framework programme.

The Commission intends to publish the call in the Official Journal of the European Communities in May 2001. The call will invite RTD proposals on health and environmental implications of endocrine disrupters.

To maximise the impact of research effort at the European level, this call focuses on a limited number of priorities and it builds on existing initiatives and identified gaps of knowledge.

The main principles behind the call are:

- to focus resources in order to maximise impacts on few strategic topics;

- to encourage more integrated and multidisciplinary approaches to link environment and human health implications in single projects;

- to better coordinate ongoing research at all levels;

- to maximise European added value and to present concrete benefits for public health and environmental protection;

- to encourage scientifically and technologically ambitious, large scale projects.

Research priorities for this call relate to the environment, wildlife and human health. Research on the effects of exposure to mixtures of anthropogenic and/or natural substances found in the environment are encouraged as is research on physical factors modulating endocrine functions and on biochemical mechanisms of toxicity to environment, wildlife and humans. Research on the least known hormone-related and immuno-related metabolic processes, in particular hormone systems other than oestrogenic androgenic and thyroid.

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Data Source Provider : European Commission
Document Reference : Based on information from the European Commission
Programme Acronym : FRAMEWORK 5C, LIFE QUALITY, EESD
Subject Index Codes : Environmental Protection, Scientific Research
Contact Person : For further information, please consult the following web address:

URL: http://www.cordis.lu/eesd/calls/a_200102.htm


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10. Controlling tuberculosis

Record Control Number : 16569

Date : 2001-04-04

Category : Tender

General Information :

The European Commission has given prior information of a call for tenders to assist the implementation of a programme to prevent and control tuberculosis.

Tuberculosis prevention and control will focus on the threat to health currently represented by tuberculosis by piloting the introduction of a new approach to combating tuberculosis in Ukraine The approach, which is recommended by the WHO (World Health Organisation) is a directly-observed, short course treatment, known as DOTS. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is also funding a pilot site. The results of these pilots will be closely monitored by the World Bank, which has a major TB and AIDS loan in the pipeline.

The maximum budget for the project will be 2 million euro.

The provisional start date for the contract is 15 October 2001.

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The provisional date for publication of the tender is 30.05.2001

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 66 of 4.4.2001, p.11.
Subject Index Codes : Medicine, Health


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11. Funding available for EC/US education projects

Record Control Number : 16572

Date : 2001-04-04

Category : Tender

General Information :

The European Commission is calling for proposals under the EC/US cooperation programme in higher education and vocational education and training.

The programme aims to promote understanding between people in the European Community and the USA and to improve the quality of their human resources development.

The programme supports innovative, multilateral, student centred projects with the potential to stimulate substantive and long lasting structural transatlantic cooperation in higher education and vocational education and training. It may also support international education projects that give rise to new forms of cooperation between the United States and the European Community.

This call for proposals relates to:

- Consortia implementation projects Three year projects fostering interinstitutional partnerships centred on students. Students benefit from international curricula and cultural dimensions added to their studies through a combination of curricular innovation and study or training abroad.

- Consortia preparatory projects One-year projects which provide opportunities for developing international innovative cooperation, as well as opportunities for giving access to the programme to institutions with little or no international experience.

- Complementary activities One or two year projects designed to support the overall purpose of international curriculum development and preparing students for work in a global workplace.

Further details are available from the official call text at the reference below.

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The deadline for submitting tender documents is 29 May 2001.

Before contacting the Commission, proposers 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 C 102 of 31.3.2001, p. 15.
Subject Index Codes : Education, Training, Coordination, Cooperation
Contact Person : Full programme guidelines and application forms can be obtained
from:

For EC applicants:

Augusto González
European Commission
Directorate-General for education and culture
rue de la Loi/Wetstraat 200 (B7 8/20)
B-1049 Brussels
Fax +32-2-2955719
E-mail: augusto.gonzalez@cec.eu.int

For US applicants:

Frank Frankfort PhD
Coordinator, EC/US programme
Fund for the improvement of post-secondary education (FIPSE)
1990 K Street 8th Floor
Washington DC 20006-8544
Fax +1-202-5057877
E-mail: frank_frankfort@ed.gov


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