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27.09.2001

Informacje dotyczące Polski

1. Commission announces call for proposals for action to confirm international role of Community research

Komisja Europejska ogłosiła konkurs na niebezpośrednie akcje badawcze i rozwoju technologicznego na temat "potwierdzanie międzynarodowej roli badań Wspólnotowych" w konkretnym programie badań, rozwoju technologicznego i demonstracji wchodzącego w skład Piątego Programu Ramowego.

2. Candidate countries focus on research issues

Dalszy nacisk na rezultaty wpływające na państwa kandydujące oraz konsolidacja infrastruktur badawczych tych państw będzie potrzebna w nadchodzącym Szóstym Programie Ramowym (FP6), według Ministrów ds. Badań z pięciu krajów kandydujących, którzy spotkali się 17 września w miejscowościch Bled i Brdo w Słowenii.

3. Commission announces call for proposals for actions relating to efficient use of solid fuels

Zarząd Główny Komisji Europejskiej ds. Transportu i Energii ogłosił konkurs na akcje związane z promocją czystego i efektywnego użycia paliw stałych w programie Carnot.

Różne wiadomości

4. First phase of CERN Grid project launched

Pierwsza faza projektu obliczeniowego Grid została zatwierdzona na nadzwyczajnym posiedzeniu Rady CERN (Europejskiej Organizacji Badań Jądrowych), 20 września 2001.

5. New website reveals results of research on sustainable mobility

Zarząd Główny Komisji Europejskiej ds. Energii i Transportu przedstawił nową stronę internetową (aderes pod spodem) podającą informacje na temat rezultatów badań związanych z transportem, przeprowadzonych w Czwartym Programie Ramowym (FP4), które odbyły się w latach 1994 - 1998.

Programy Unii Europejskiej

6. Europe's best young scientists honoured by EU in Norwegian ceremony

32 młodych naukowców zostało uhonorowanych w 13-tym konkursie dla młodych naukowców, który odbył się od 18 do 21 września w Bergen, w Norwegii.

7. New CORDIS service dedicated to candidate countries

CORDIS, Serwis Informacyjny Komisji Europejskiej, oferuje kluczowe informacje, narzędzia i właściwości, które mają pomóc osobom indywidualnym i organizacjom wziąć udział i odnieść zysk z europejskich projektów badawczych, oraz w pełni zintegrować Europejską Dziedzinę Badań (ERA). Nowy serwis dostarcza wszystkich tych informacji z perspektywy krajów kandydujących.

Wydarzenia, warsztaty, konferencje

8. Bilbao calling women entrepreneurs

Analiza wyzwań i możliwości, przed którymi stają kobiety przedsiębiorcy obędzie się w Bilbao, w Hiszpanii, od 27 do 29 września, na "międzynarodowym kongresie kobiet przedsiębiorców i członkiń zarządów"

9. A helping hand for SMEs, starting on 24 October

Grupa reprezentantów z Komisji Europejskiej i sektora prywatnego będzie analizować problemy związane z europejskimi metodami finansowania małych i średnich przedsiębiorstw, podczas wydarzenia organizowanego przez prezydenturę belgijską w Louvain la Neuve, 25 i 26 października.

Konkursy i oferty Unii Europejskiej

10. Commission announces joint call for proposals for action to support newly associated states

Komisja Europejska ogłosiła wspólny konkurs na niebezpośrednie akcje badań i rozwoju w konkretnym programie badań, rozwoju technologicznego i demonstracji w programach: Jakść życia i zarządzanie żywymi zasobami; Konkurencyjny i zrównoważony wzrost; Energia, środowisko i zrównoważony wzrost.

11. Chinese research calls announced

Chiński 863 program Hi-Tech ogłosił swój pierwszy konkurs badawczy w 10-tym chińskim 5-letnim planie. Jest to pierwszy konkurs otwarty dla partnerów z Europy.

12. Commission releases prior information on economic and social cohesion study

Zarząd Główny Komisji Europejskiej ds. Polityki Regionalnej wydał wcześniejszą informację o konkursie na studia tematyczne na tematy priorytetowe dla drugiego raportu o Ekonomicznej i Społecznej Spójności. Studia będą zawierały pracę dla promowania itegracji społecznej, wsparcia dla nowej ekonomii i społeczeństwa opartego na wiedzy, oraz tworzenia większej liczby lepszych zawodów.

13. Commission announces call for tender for assistance with land-ocean interaction studies

Zarząd Główny Komisji Europejskiej ds. Badań ogłosił konkurs związany z europejską grupą studiów interakcji ląd-ocean (ELOISE).

Informacje dotyczące Polski


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1. Commission announces call for proposals for action to confirm international role of Community research

Record Control Number : 17377

Date : 2001-09-21

Category : Tender

General Information :

The European Commission has announced a call for proposals for indirect RTD action on 'confirming the international role of Community research' under the Fifth Framework Programme's specific programme for research, technological development and demonstration.

Those eligible to participate in indirect RTD actions under the specific programme are invited to submit proposals for the following parts of the work programme:

- States in the phase of pre-accession to the European Union (Bulgaria, Republic of Cyprus, Czech republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania; Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia) :

1. Strategic action on training and excellence

- As a contribution to maintaining and reinforcing the scientific excellence of the candidate countries and to allowing the Member States to benefit from the scientific expertise of these countries, the scientific mobility of a number of high level researchers form these countries will be supported in order to strengthen scientific co-operation between the parties involved. Deadline: 18/01/2001 Budget: Approximately 2 million euro Call identifier: ICFP501A1AM05

2. Conference participation support

- In order to promote the creation of networks with a view to future participation in joint projects and concerted actions of the Fifth Framework Programme, participation of researchers from these countries in conferences in Western Europe will be supported, as well as the organisation of conferences in the countries themselves. The initiatives can also cover information days about the programmes of the EU framework programme. Deadlines: 16/11/2001, 15/03/2002, 16/07/2002 Budget: Approximately 9 million euro for the overall period Call identifier: ICFP599A1AM02

- Newly independent states and central and eastern European countries not in the pre-accession phase (Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, federal republic of Yugoslavia, Former Yugoslav republic of Macedonia, Moldavia, Mongolia, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan) :

Conference participation support

- In order to promote the creation of networks with a view to future participation in joint projects and concerted actions of the Fifth Framework Programme, participation of researchers from these countries in conferences in Western Europe will be supported, as well as the organisation of conferences in the countries themselves. Deadlines: 16/11/2001, 15/03/2002, 16/07.2002 Budget: Approximately 1.5 million euro for the overall period Call identifier: ICFP599A2AM02

- Mediterranean partner countries (Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Authority, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey) :

Accompanying measures

- These will include workshops, seminars, studies, conference support and networking in order to establish the state of the art in subjects of particular interest; to disseminate results to scientists, decision-makers and other appropriate parties; to evaluate and monitor research projects for quality control purposes; to conduct regional dialogue and priority setting; to co-ordinate research groups or to provide specific RTD training. Deadlines: 16/11/2001, 15/03/2002, 16/07/2002 Budget: Approximately 0.9 million euro for the overall period Call identifier: ICFP599A3AM01

- Research for development (all countries covered by A4, see work programme) :

Accompanying measures

- These will include workshops, seminars, studies, conference support and networking in order to establish the state of the art in subjects of particular interest; to disseminate results to scientists, decision-makers and other appropriate parties; to evaluate and monitor research projects for quality control purposes; to conduct regional dialogue and priority setting; to co-ordinate research groups or to provide specific RTD training. Deadlines: 16/11/2001, 15/03/2002, 16/07/2002 Budget: Approximately 4.5 million euro for the overall period Call identifier: ICFP599A4AM01

- Emerging economies and industrialised countries:

Accompanying measures

- This activity aims to ensure access for European researchers and engineers to the expertise and knowledge which exists in third countries in order to contribute to the success of the Fifth Framework Programme. In this way, third country researchers and engineers will also gain direct access to Community external policy. The activity falls under three main headings:

1. Determination of S&T co-operation activities of European interest 2. Implementation of S&T co-operation agreements 3. Concentration and co-ordination Deadlines: 16/10/2001, 18/02/2002, 17/6/2002 Budget: Approximately 3 million euro for the overall period Call identifier: ICFP599A5AM01

The accompanying measures cancel and replace OJ C 85 of 15 March 2001, p. 12.

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Please consult the appropriate sections of text for deadlines.

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 C 261 of 19-09-2001, p. 5
Subject Index Codes : Scientific Research
Contact Person : For further information, please contact:

European Commission
Directorate-General RDT - Unit 06
Rue de la Loi/Wetstraat 200
B-1049 Brussels
E-mail: inco@cec.eu.int
http://www.cordis.lu/fp5

Proposals submitted on paper must sent to the following address:

European Commission
ORBN 8
INCO 2
(call identifier)
Square Frčre Orban/Frčre Orbanplein 8
B-1040 Brussels


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2. Candidate countries focus on research issues

Record Control Number : 17379

Date : 2001-09-21

Category : General policy

General Information :

Further emphasis on the issues affecting candidate countries and a consolidation of these countries' research infrastructures is required in the forthcoming Sixth Framework Programme (FP6) , according to the research ministers from five candidate countries who met in Bled and Brdo, Slovenia on 17 September.

Research ministers from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and the Slovak Republic, the so-called 'Visigrad 4' countries, joined the Slovenian research minister to discuss the implications of the forthcoming FP6 and proposed ERA (European research area) . They concluded that there needs to be support measures for the research infrastructures of candidate countries to help further the goals of FP6. 'Improvement of the research infrastructure in candidate countries is the precondition for the successful project participation and mobility of researchers in Europe in both directions,' they concluded. The support measures for their infrastructure would be particularly helpful for the larger instruments in FP6 such as integrated projects and networks of excellence.

The financial aspect of FP6 participation should also be raised in the negotiations of association agreements, according to the ministers, who mentioned that enlargement related topics could also be included in FP6 priorities (in priority eight) . They also called for more socio-economic actions to be included in FP6, more special measures to enhance the participation of SMEs (small and medium sized enterprises) and that the duration of researcher mobility be set from three to 24 months.

The ERA should have more actions extended to the candidate countries according to the ministers, who also highlighted that greater networking of R&D (research and development) institutions is needed in the candidate countries. They added that an increased level of bilateral agreements within the group of countries is needed, as well as more support for project preparation.

The ministers said they appreciated efforts to include candidate countries in the existing Fifth Framework Programme (FP5) , but expressed concern over an unsatisfactory 'success rate of participation' of these countries and the exploitation of FP5 results. In addition, further support and attention should be given to south eastern European countries which are not candidate countries, they said.

The ministers made a commitment to convene 'Visigrad 4' meetings, of which this was the third, on a regular basis. The ministers also urged all candidate countries to formulate a position in relation to these issues.

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Data Source Provider : Third informal meeting of Visigrad 4 plus Slovenia
Document Reference : Based on meeting conclusions
Programme Acronym : FRAMEWORK 6C, ERA
Subject Index Codes : Policies, Scientific Research


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3. Commission announces call for proposals for actions relating to efficient use of solid fuels

Record Control Number : 17396

Date : 2001-09-26

Category : Tender

General Information :

The Energy and Transport DG of the European Commission has announced a call for proposals for actions related to the promotion of the clean and efficient use of solid fuels under the Carnot programme.

The Carnot programme promotes:

- the use of clean coal technologies (CCT) by plants using solid fuels in order to limit emissions, including carbon dioxide;

- the encouragement of the development of advanced clean solid fuel technologies in order to achieve improved best available technologies (BAT) at an affordable cost.

In Carnot 2001, the following specific measures are eligible:

- In the context of the EU-Russia partnership on energy, actions aiming at the systematic analysis of cost-effective technological solutions for the reduction of emissions of pollutants and greenhouse gases in the Russian coal chain (from coal processing to coal utilisation) . Actions should address the whole Russian Federation or specific regions.

- In the context of the enlargement process, actions aiming at the participation of indigenous solid fuels on the electricity market, under economic and environmental conditions. Priority should be given to adhesion countries where a single solid fuel presents a strong dominance, e.g.

- oil shale in Estonia, hard coal and lignite in Poland.

- In the context of the diversification of fuels in the EU energy sector, pre-engineering studies of CCT projects that can contribute to the clean and efficient utilisation of competitive Community coal.

The following targeted regions should be considered as priorities for 2001:

- Russia (because of the energy dialogue agreed at the EU summit on 30 October 2002 between President Prodi and President Putin) ;

- The European Union (where it is demonstrated that the uptaking of CCT contributes to security of supply in respect to climate change constraints) ;

- candidate countries (because of the importance of CCT in matching environmental objectives) .

The general principles for such measures are that they should contribute to EU supply security while helping the global reduction of CO2 emissions, and should help to reinforce Community energy objectives on an international basis. The measures should also be industry-led and market-orientated and contribute to identifying market opportunities for technological transfer in targeted regions.

In general, proposals should involve at least two non-affiliated partners from different Member States or the European Economic Area (EEA) .

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The deadline for submitting tender documents is 15-11-2001.

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 C 270 of 25-09-2001, p. 8
Subject Index Codes : Environmental Protection, Fossil Fuels
Contact Person : For further information, please contact:

European Commission
Directorate-General for Energy and Transport
DM 24 6/21
Rue de la Loi/Wetstraat 200
B-1049 Brussels
Fax +32-2-296 4437 (Mr Oppermann)
E-mail: carnot@cec.eu.int
http://europa.eu.int/comm/energy/en/pfs_carnot_en.html

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4. First phase of CERN Grid project launched

Record Control Number : 17384

Date : 2001-09-24

Category : Miscellaneous

General Information :

The first phase of the Grid computing project was approved at an extraordinary meeting of the CERN (European organisation for nuclear research) Council on 20 September 2001.

CERN will need a thousand times more computing power than it currently uses to work on the unprecedented avalanche of data that will be produced by experiments at its new particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) . The LHC accelerator will provide particle collisions at higher energies and frequencies than ever before, and computing will be the key to analysing the vast amount of information from these experiments.

From 2006, four giant detectors observing trillions of elementary particle collisions at the LHC will accumulate over ten million Gigabytes of data

- equivalent to the contents of about 20 million CD-ROMs

- each year of its operation. Nearly ten thousand scientists at hundreds of universities around the world will group in virtual communities to comb the data, searching for new physics information. CERN and its international partners hope to use the worldwide, interconnected Grid network of tens of thousands of computers to analyse and store that data.

The LHC Grid project has two phases. From 2002-2004, the prototype equipment and techniques necessary for the data-intensive computing will be developed. From 2005-2007, the final working version of the LHC computing Grid will be constructed.

Phase 1 of the project will be financed by contributions from CERN's Member States and industrial sponsors. Over 50 positions for young IT professionals will be created during this phase.

Significant investments in the Grid project are being made by LHC programme participants around the world, particularly Europe, the USA and Japan.

The three-year Grid project, headed by CERN, was awarded 9.8 million euro of funding by the information society programme of the current Framework programme in December 2000. The project aims to create a new worldwide data and computational grid for scientific exploration by sharing large scale databases across a wide range of scientific communities. These resources will be connected through a high speed network 'glue' called 'middleware.' The grid will take the concept of the world wide web to a whole new level, providing scientists around the world with access to shared databases of unprecedented size.

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Data Source Provider : News sources
Document Reference : News sources
Subject Index Codes : Coordination, Cooperation, Scientific Research, Innovation,
Technology Transfer
Contact Person : For further information, please contact:
Neil Calder
CERN Spokesperson
Tel: +41-22-767 2141
http://welcome.cern.ch/welcome/gateway.html
Related News : 17356


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5. New website reveals results of research on sustainable mobility

Record Control Number : 17400

Date : 2001-09-27

Category : Miscellaneous

General Information :

The Commission's Energy and Transport DG has unveiled a new website (address below) giving information on the results of transport-related research carried out under the Fourth Framework programme (FP4) , which took place from 1994 to 1998.

Details are available on 280 projects carried out under the FP4 research and technical development programme (RTD) , covering key social, financial and economic issues. The website provides summaries of the main results and policy implications which emerge from the research, as well as detailed project reports from an extensive document library. Links are provided to related sites for ongoing and finished projects. Users can also register to receive regular-mail bulletins so they can be kept informed of results.

The eventual aim of the Transport and Energy DG is to build a transport 'RTD knowledge centre' as a reference resource for national and regional administrators, industry and researchers.

The transport programme helps inform the EU's Common Transport Policy (CTP) . The CTP aims to produce efficient, cost-effective transport networks for goods and passengers while minimising the social and environmental impacts of transport.

The Fifth EU RTD Framework programme (FP5) from 1998 to 2002 has seen a shift in emphasis in transport research, with activity based around specific themes rather than modes. Such activities are covered by the key action 'Sustainable mobility and intermodality.' Other transport-related research being carried out under FP5 includes aeronautics, urban development and new vehicle and information technologies.

The website project is entitled EXTRA (Exploitation of TRAnsport research) .

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Data Source Provider : Transport and Energy DG
Document Reference : Based on information provided by the Transport and Energy DG
Programme Acronym : FRAMEWORK 5C, FRAMEWORK 4C, GROWTH
Subject Index Codes : Transport, Information, Media, Scientific Research
Contact Person : For further information please consult the following web address:

http://europa.eu.int/comm/transport/extra/home.html

or contact:

The Information Bureau
Tel: +44 1235 464 246
Fax: +44 1235
E-mail: transport.rtdinfo@aeat.co.uk

Programy Unii Europejskiej


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6. Europe's best young scientists honoured by EU in Norwegian ceremony

Record Control Number : 17378

Date : 2001-09-21

Category : Programme implementation

General Information :

Some 32 young European scientists have been honoured in the 13th contest for young scientists, which took place on 18 to 21 September in Bergen, Norway.

Three first prizes of 5,000 euro went to projects from Austria, Germany and the UK which focused on treatment of skin disease, cloud observations and drug resistance in yeast. The presentation was made by European Commission research Director-General Dr Achilleas Mitsos in the company of Norway's Crown Prince Haakon. The winners were selected by an international jury which chose the projects from a shortlist of 65. The jury president, Professor Pauline Slosse, said: 'This year more than ever before the quality of the projects was such that we had a very difficult task.'

Dr Mitsos said that although the competition had shown there are some excellent young European scientists, the challenge was encourage more young people into scientific careers. 'The projects competing this year have once again shown that Europe has a great reservoir of young scientists and therefore huge resources. The main difficulty today is probably to encourage young people to take up the challenge of a career in science and technology,' he said.

The contest, organised as part of the 'Improving human potential' programme within the Fifth EU Framework Programme, aims to showcase the work of Europe's best young scientists and help to reverse a decline in interest in the area. Some 30,000 young scientists participate each year. As well as gaining cash prizes, some prize winners are chosen to represent the European Union at international events.

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Data Source Provider : European Commission
Document Reference : Based on a news release
Programme Acronym : FRAMEWORK 5C, FRAMEWORK 6C, HUMAN POTENTIAL, SCIENCE-SOCIETY C
Subject Index Codes : Scientific Research, Evaluation, Information, Media, Innovation,
Technology Transfer
Contact Person : For further information, please contact:
Michel Claessens
Tel: +32-2-295 9971
Fax: +32-2-295 8220
E-mail: michel.claessens@cec.eu.int
http://www.eucontest.org


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7. New CORDIS service dedicated to candidate countries

Record Control Number : 17386

Date : 2001-09-24

Category : Programme implementation

General Information :

CORDIS, the European Commission's Research and Development Information Service, is offering key information, tools and features to help individuals and organizations to participate in and benefit from European research projects and fully integrate the European Research Area (ERA) . A new service is providing all this information from a candidate country's perspective.

The service supports the participation of candidate countries' organizations in research programmes and encourages their integration in on-going projects. To this end, interested organizations will find all relevant information about the participation rules and open funding opportunities in different programmes as negotiated in specific agreements between the European Union and so-called newly associated States (NAS) .

A direct link is also provided to the Partners service. A geographical search feature enables users to identify key partners in candidate countries as well as a selection of organizations with prior experience.

In addition, the service is offering direct links to local assistance networks as well as catered search screens to review open calls, special news on enlargement and ERA.

Part of the Fifth Framework programme (FP5) service, this new development will prove useful for all organizations from candidate countries to identify funding opportunities, highlight their interest as potential partners and find local support and catered news and information. The service also aims to underline the interactivity of CORDIS in support for a better participation of candidate countries to the current debate on the next Framework programme and the proposed ERA.

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Data Source Provider : CIMS
Document Reference : Based on information from service provider
Programme Acronym : FRAMEWORK 5C, GROWTH, INCO 2, ERA
Subject Index Codes : Policies, Coordination, Cooperation
Contact Person : http://www.cordis.lu/fp5/enlargement.htm

Wydarzenia, warsztaty, konferencje


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8. Bilbao calling women entrepreneurs

Record Control Number : 17380

Date : 2001-09-21

Category : Event

General Information :

An analysis of the challenges and opportunities faced by women entrepreneurs will take place in Bilbao, Spain on 27 to 29 September, at the 'international congress of women entrepreneurs and executives.'

Issues such as the effect of the information society on women, the role of ethics in business and the influence of globalisation will be covered. In addition, a European project will be showcased to illustrate how gender equality can be attained at work.

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Data Source Provider : AED
Document Reference : Based on an event announcement
Subject Index Codes : Information, Media
Contact Person : For further information, please contact:
AED
Maximo Aguirre, 18 bis
Bilbao
48011
Spain

Tel: +34-94-4272761
Fax: +34-94-4273502
E-mail: congeso@tisasa.es
http://www.aed.net


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9. A helping hand for SMEs, starting on 24 October

Record Control Number : 17394

Date : 2001-09-26

Category : Event

General Information :

A senior panel of representatives from the European Commission and the private sector will analyse the issues involved in European methods of SME (small and medium sized enterprise) financing during a Belgian presidency event at Louvain la Neuve on 25 and 26 October.

The issue of SME financing has a great bearing on the fortunes of European business. The gravity of the problem is reflected in the Belgian presidency dedicating the event to discussing best practices. It will aim to start a new type of policy in the area, with more collaboration between the public and private sectors. This is reflected in the panel, which will include the European Commissioners for Research, Competition and Enterprise and Information Society, senior representatives from banks and venture capital funds and academics to analyse how best to help SMEs in the start-up stage. The event will be chaired by Serge Kubla, present chairman of the EU's Industry Council.

As well as discussions, three workshops will be taking place on the first day of the event. These will focus on the relationship between enterprises and bankers, financing of innovation and microcredits. The European risk capital exhibition, featuring more than 100 exhibitors, will be held concurrently in the same building. Many spin-off companies seeking the type of investment being discussed at the event will be attending.

The second day will see the Commissioners and the invited experts speak before an estimated audience of 1000 participants. At the closing round table, an overall approach will be put forward which will identify the tasks facing both the public and the private sectors in helping to better finance SMEs.

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Data Source Provider : European Commission
Document Reference : Based on an event announcement
Subject Index Codes : Innovation, Technology Transfer, Economic Aspects
Contact Person : For further information and to register, please consult the
following web address:
http://www.kubla2001.be

or contact:

Frank van Oss
Tel: +32-2-2674160

Konkursy i oferty Unii Europejskiej


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10. Commission announces joint call for proposals for action to support newly associated states

Record Control Number : 17381

Date : 2001-09-21

Category : Tender

General Information :

The European Commission has announced a joint call for proposals for indirect RTD actions under the specific programme for research, technological development and demonstration on:

- Quality of life and management of living resources (1998

- 2002)

- Competitive and sustainable growth (1998

- 2002)

- Energy, environment and sustainable development (1998

- 2002)

Those eligible to participate in indirect RTD actions under the specific programmes are invited to submit proposals that address Annex III(a) (9) of the work programmes of the above specific programmes.

The contracts cover accompanying measures to support the integration of newly-associated states (NAS) into the European Research Area.

As a contribution to better integrating the science and technology sector of the NAS into the European Research Area, the objective will be to support a number of outstanding research centres to better put their capabilities at the service of the economic and social needs of these countries, in conformity with the interest of the Union as a whole. This will be done in the first place by improving the links between centres in the NAS and other European centres, for example through networking, exchange, training and twinning arrangements.

Deliverables include:

- increased networking between centres;

- increased scope (regional coverage, subjects, activities) of the centres;

- contribution to capacity building through attracting young researchers;

- support for economic and social needs of the NAS;

- increased links with the economic and social environment of the NAS;

- enhanced participation of centres in other areas of the Fifth Framework programme.

Budget:

- QoL: 10 million euro

- Growth: 10 million euro

- ESD: 10 million euro

- Energy: 10 million euro

Call identifier: QoL/Growth/EESD-2001-INTEGR

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The deadline for submitting tender documents is 31-01-2002.

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 C 264 of 21-09-2001, p. 5
Programme Acronym : FRAMEWORK 5C, LIFE QUALITY, GROWTH, EESD
Subject Index Codes : Scientific Research, Coordination, Cooperation, Regional
Development, Social Aspects
Contact Person : Applications submitted on paper must be sent to:

Integration of Newly Associated States (NAS) in the ERA
Research Proposals Office
Square Frčre-Orban/Frčre Orbanplein 8
B-1040 Brussels

For further information, please contact:

Quality of life and management of living resources:

Joint NAS Call
European Commission
DG Research
SDME 08/56
Rue de la Loi/Wetstraat 200
B-1049 Brussels
E-mail: quality-of-life@cec.eu.int
http://www.cordis.lu/life


Competitive and sustainable growth:

Joint NAS Call
European Commission
DG Research
MO75 06/1
Rue de la Loi/Wetsraat 200
B-1049 Brussels
E-mail: growth@cec.eu.int
http://www.cordis.lu/growth


Environment and sustainable development:

Joint NAS Call
European Commission
DG Research
SDME 07/50
Rue de la Loi/Wetstraat 200
B-1049 Brussels
E-mail: eesd@cec.eu.int
http://www.cordis.lu/eesd


Energy:

Joint NAS Call
European Commission
DG Research
MO75 06/20
Rue de la Loi/Wetstraat 200
B-1049 Brussels
E-mail: eesd@cec.eu.int
http://www.cordis.lu/eesd


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11. Chinese research calls announced

Record Control Number : 17391

Date : 2001-09-25

Category : Tender

General Information :

The Chinese 863 Hi-Tech program has launched its first call for research proposals under the 10th Chinese 5-year plan. It is the first call open to European partners. The six main program areas of the call are:

- Information technology

- Biotechnology and modern agricultural technology

- New materials

- Advanced manufacturing and automation technology

- Energy source technology

- Resource and environment technology

Normally a proposal should be prepared by the Chinese consortium, together with at least two EU partners from different countries. The Commission does not provide automatic funding for the EU partners. Proposal deadline is 10 October 2001.

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Data Source Provider : European Commission Chinese delegation
Document Reference : Based on a news announcement
Subject Index Codes : Coordination, Cooperation, Scientific Research
Contact Person : For further information, please consult the following web address:
http://www.863.org.cn

or contact the China/EU S&T Promotion Office CECO :
E-mail: office@ceco.org.cn


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12. Commission releases prior information on economic and social cohesion study

Record Control Number : 17395

Date : 2001-09-26

Category : Tender

General Information :

The Regional Policy DG of the European Commission has released prior information on a call for tender for thematic studies on priority topics for the second report on Economic and Social Cohesion. The studies will include work on promoting social integration, support for the new economy and the knowledge society, and creating a larger number of better quality jobs.

The contract concerns thematic studies on the priority topics for the second report on Economic and Social Cohesion. The contract will be divided into lots according to the following topics:

- less-developed regions;

- urban issue;

- diversification of rural areas;

- cross-border, transnational and interregional co-operation;

- zones undergoing industrial restructuring;

- zones with serious geographical or natural disadvantages;

- a larger number of better quality jobs;

- support for the new economy and the knowledge society;

- promoting social integration;

- equal opportunities.

The following studies on the system of implementation of structural policy are also to be included: simplification, financial management and control, and evaluation.

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Before contacting the Commission, tenderers are strongly advised to
consult the original call text, when available, 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 184-125955 of 25-09-2001, p. 71
Subject Index Codes : Economic Aspects, Social Aspects
Contact Person : For further information, please contact:

Unit A01 - Conception and Analysis, Regional impact of Community
policies and regional planning
CSM 2-01/161
Directorate-General Regional Policy
European Commission
rue de la Loi/Wetstraat 200
B-1049 Brussels
Tel: +32-2-295 1709
Fax +32-2-299 4684
Telex: COMEU B 21877
Telegraph: COMEUR Bruxelles


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13. Commission announces call for tender for assistance with land-ocean interaction studies

Record Control Number : 17397

Date : 2001-09-26

Category : Tender

General Information :

The Research Directorate-General of the European Commission has announced a call for tenders relating to the European land-ocean interaction studies (ELOISE) cluster.

The contract involves assisting its services in the implementation of the EU-funded coastal zone research cluster.

As the individual projects are managed exclusively by the Commission's services themselves, the specific tasks of the contractor will comprise assisting the Commission's services in the technical organisation, scientific co-ordination and improvement of collaboration and synergy within the cluster.

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The deadline for requesting tender documents is 30-11-2001.
The deadline for submitting tender documents is 07-12-2001

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 184-125961 of 25-09-2001, p.77
Subject Index Codes : Resources of the Sea, Fisheries, Environmental Protection,
Scientific Research
Contact Person : For further information, please contact:

Klaus-Günther Barthel/Christčle Lecherf
Directorate-General Research
Directorate I, SDME 7/58
European Commission
Rue de la Loi/Wetstraat 200
B-1049 Brussels
Fax +32-2-296 3024


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