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18.10.2001

Informacje dotyczące Polski

1. New innovation policy studies released on CORDIS

Studium polityki innowacyjnej krajów kandydujących oraz przewodnik po patentowaniu oprogramowania są teraz dostępne jako część zbioru nowych studiów innowacyjnych publikowanych przez CORDIS, Serwis Informacyjny Komisji Europejskiej.

2. Commission can help candidate countries to become more innovative, report recommends

Raport zlecony przez Zarząd Główny Komisji Europejskiej ds. Przedsiębiorstw, zalecił, aby Komisja wraz z sześcioma państwami kandydującymi pracowała wspólnie nad serią polityk, które miałyby zwiększyć postęp innowacyjności tych państw.

3. New opportunities for candidate countries promoted in Warsaw

Po ostatnich publikacjach o konkursach dających możliwości nowo stowarzyszonym państwom w Piątym Programie Ramowym (FP5), odbędzie się w Warszawie konferencja wspierana przez program INCO, wchodzący w skład FP5, 29 i 30 listopada, aby promować te nowe możliwości.

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4. ESA to launch first giant space telescope

Europejska Agencja Kosmiczna (ESA) ma zamiar wystrzelić pierwszy duży teleskop kosmiczny w 2007 roku.

5. More research needed on organic farming, Commission told

Więcej funduszy musi być pilnie przeznaczonych na badania nad rolnictwem naturalnym zarówno w bieżącym Piatym Programie Ramowym (FP5) jak i w Szóstym Programie Ramowym (FP6), według listu, który został wysłany do europejskich instytucji.

Wydarzenia, warsztaty, konferencje

6. UK information day on IST programme

UKISHELP zachęca organizacje w Wielkiej Brytanii aby dowiedzieć się więcej o 300 milionach euro dostępnych dla fundowania projektów Teleinformatycznych, na swoim ostatnim dniu informacyjnym w Londynie, 27 listopada.

Konkursy i oferty Unii Europejskiej

7. Lightweight motor vehicle construction - call for tenders

Zarząd Główny Komisji Europejskiej ds. Przedsiębiorstw ogłosił konkurs na studium nad konstrukcją lekkiego motocykla.

8. Commission announces call for proposals for growth programme RTD

Komisja Europejska ogłosiła konkurs na pośrednie akcje badań i rozwoju technologicznego w konkretnym programie badań, rozwoju technologicznego i demostracji w programie "Konkurencyjny i zrównoważony wzrost".

9. Commission announces fourth call for proposals for nuclear fission research and technological development

Komisja Europejska ogłosiła czwarty konkurs na akcje badań i rozwoju technologicznego w specyficznym programie Euratom'u na badania i trening w dziedzinie energii nuklearnej (1998 - 2002).

10. Commission announces call for proposals for extension of Euratom research and training to newly associated States

Komisja Europejska ogłosiła konkurs na rozszerzenie istniejących kontraktów w konkretnym programie badań i treningu (Euratom) w dziedzinie energii nuklearnej (1998 - 2002) aby włączyć partnerów z nowo stowarzyszonych państw, stowarzyszonych w programie Euratom.

11. Commission announces call for proposals for research and technological development in field of nuclear energy

Komisja Europejska ogłosiła konkurs na akcje badań i rozwoju technologicznego w konkretnym programie badań i treningu (Euratom) w dziedzinie energii nuklearnej (1998 - 2002).

Informacje dotyczące Polski


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1. New innovation policy studies released on CORDIS

Record Control Number : 17482

Date : 2001-10-15

Category : Publication

General Information :

A study on candidate countries' innovation policy and a guide to software patenting are now available as part of a range of new innovation studies published on CORDIS, the European Commission's Research and Development Information Service.

The candidate country report, 'Innovation policy issues in six applicant countries: the challenges,' is now available on CORDIS' innovation and SME (small and medium sized enterprises) service. It examines selected innovation indicators in Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Estonia and Cyprus to offer a comparative overview of the current innovation environment, new developments and the enlargement process as well as the challenges ahead for policy makers and stakeholders. The report also provides individual country profiles and proposals to set up a scoreboard along the lines of the European Innovation Scoreboard benchmarking initiative.

A guide on software patenting for SMEs is also downloadable from the CORDIS site. 'Your Software and how to protect it: a guide for small businesses on how to protect the software you have developed' provides quick, easy-to-digest information on the best way to use patents. It offers guidance on the benefits, costs and risks of formal or informal software protection.

CORDIS currently offers access to a wealth of previous studies on innovation policy, technology transfer, financing, innovation management and regional issues. It also offers links to forthcoming studies scheduled for release in 2001 or 2002. to cl

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Registration is recommended before 10 October

Data Source Provider : CIMS
Document Reference : Based on information from service provider
Programme Acronym : FRAMEWORK 5C, INNOVATION-SME, FRAMEWORK 6C, ERA
Subject Index Codes : Regional Development, Policies, Legislation, Regulations,
Innovation, Technology Transfer
Contact Person : For further information, please consult the following web address:

http://www.cordis.lu/innovation-smes/src/studies.htm
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2. Commission can help candidate countries to become more innovative, report recommends

Record Control Number : 17483

Date : 2001-10-16

Category : General policy

General Information :

A report commissioned by the European Commission's Enterprise DG has recommended that the Commission and six candidate countries work together on a series of policies to improve these countries' innovation progress.

With the enlargement process expected to start during 2003, the extent to which candidate countries have succeeded in developing and implementing many policies, including innovation policy is increasingly important. For this reason the Enterprise DG commissioned a study on innovation policy in six candidate countries in May 2000. The six countries covered by the study are Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Poland and Slovenia, and the aim of the study was to 'examine and analyse the current framework conditions for selected innovation issues in these countries.

The policy options proposed by the report writers (two economic research institutes, a school of Slavonic and East European studies and a network of national experts) are intended to promote a culture open to innovation and creativity, place innovation at the heart of further reforms to the legal and regulatory environment. They are also designed to increase the number of smaller innovative enterprises, strengthen diffusion of knowledge and technology in the economy and establish a policymaking process conducive to creating an innovation policy.

The report pinpoints a number of factors which the writers believe are responsible for hindering innovation, including financial barriers to risk taking, a lack of spillover from foreign direct investment (FDI) to local firms, education and training systems which do not encourage creativity or flexibility, a weak demand for research and development (R&D) by business sectors, insufficient coordination between funding and policy agencies and a lack of consultation between the government and business.

In order to promote a culture open to innovation and creativity, the report recommends the candidate countries develop programmes to disseminate innovation management techniques, promote innovative behaviour by presenting awards and develop forums where enterprises and training bodies can liaise. For its part, the European Commission is invited to ensure that the Innobarometer survey covers the candidate countries with a view to stimulating public debate, launch a series of in-depth studies and promote a special innovation award for firms from candidate countries at a major media event.

Innovation should be placed at the hearth of further reforms to the legal and regulatory environment by establishing a review procedure to assess the impact of legislation on business innovation in the candidate countries, drawing on European best practice, investigating the extent to which intellectual property rights (IPR) deter industrial research and examining the introduction of tax incentives for enterprises undertaking R&D or hiring research staff. These measures should be matched by the Commission, through support for candidate countries in establishing funded action programmes to tackle key obstacles to business innovation.

The report notes the lack of small innovative enterprises in the candidate countries studied, and recommends therefore the strengthening or creation of both seed and venture capital funds, a reduction of financial risks, possibly through the introduction of guarantee funds and an increase in funding for innovation management courses. It is also proposed that the Commission investigate the possibility of developing a specific initiative in favour of high technology start-ups in candidate countries.

Strengthening knowledge and technology diffusion should be tackled through granting small firms greater access to publicly funded research organisations, states the report. It also recommends that pre-competitive research grants are modified in order to place greater stress on the exploitation of results and that initiatives to encourage industrial clusters are introduced. The Commission can help this process by supporting preparatory actions enabling the constitution of centres of excellence and the identification of specific research projects in key manufacturing technologies, recommends the report.

The final challenge identified by the report writers is to establish a policy making process conducive to creating an innovation policy. This can be done in the candidate countries through conducting an innovation survey, which should be compared with the Community innovation study, the report advises. The Commission should provide technical assistance to the candidate countries and create a task force bringing together representatives of Eurostat and national statistical offices in order to facilitate the coordination of such an activity. Innovation policy units should also be established in order to monitor and evaluate current instruments and structures promoting innovation or technological development. The Commission can also help by providing pre-accession funding for pilot actions arising from regional innovation strategy initiatives implemented in the candidate countries.

Although the report states that 'broadly speaking, the findings of this study indicate that none of the six candidate countries can be considered to have developed a fully fledged innovation policy', and that 'appraising the effectiveness of innovation support structures does not appear to be a priority for the governments of the [six candidate countries] ', each country receives recognition for the efforts it has made. Hungary is identified as being 'somewhat ahead of the other countries', on account of its range of instruments which have been funded over a number of years.

Estonia, it is emphasised, has a relatively high awareness of innovation priorities and a well established implementation agency. Since 1999, a number of new initiatives have also been introduced to promote innovation and the information society. Both Poland and Slovenia have carried out innovation surveys in the enterprise sector and the Czech Republic has recently reoriented its research policy in order to give more support to relations between research and industry. Initiatives in Cyprus have until now been on a relatively small scale.

The candidate countries have also been successful in terms of International standards organisation (ISO) certification penetration, with Hungary, Slovenia and the Czech Republic achieving a high rate and the average growth rate in all countries exceeding that of the EU in the second half of the 1990s.

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Data Source Provider : European Commission
Document Reference : Based on the report 'Innovation policy in six candidate countries.
The challenges'
Programme Acronym : FRAMEWORK 5C, INNOVATION-SME
Subject Index Codes : Regional Development, Economic Aspects, Innovation, Technology Transfer
Contact Person : To see the full report, please consult the following web address:
ftp://ftp.cordis.
lu/pub/innovation-smes/docs/f_studies_6_candidate_countries_report_en_2001.pdf


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3. New opportunities for candidate countries promoted in Warsaw

Record Control Number : 17504

Date : 2001-10-18

Category : Event

General Information :

Following the recent publication of calls for proposals creating opportunities for newly associated countries in the Fifth Framework programme (FP5) , a conference supported by FP5's INCO programme will be held in Warsaw, Poland on 29 and 30 November to promote these openings.

Around 200 participants from Poland and other candidate countries are expected to participate in the conference, which is being organised by the Polish national contact point (NCP) .

The main objectives of the conference are to:

- promote the new opportunities for newly associated States (NAS) under FP5, including centres of excellence, the opening up of ongoing projects and a new type of fellowship;

- assist in the preparation of new proposals in which the NAS will be participating;

- provide information on existing research networks, projects and cooperation in those areas covered by FP5's thematic programmes.

- offer participants the chance to talk to European experts

- improve the visibility of teams from candidate countries and support their integration into European networks and projects;

- increase the number of applications from candidate countries as well as their success rate when responding to calls.

In addition to plenary sessions and parallel sessions, the conference will include a brokerage event and a training workshop focusing on preparation of centres of excellence projects. Presentations will be made by representatives from the European Commission as well as project and network coordinators.

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Data Source Provider : NCP Poland
Document Reference : Based on an event announcement
Programme Acronym : FRAMEWORK 5C, INCO 2
Subject Index Codes : Information, Media, Scientific Research, Coordination, Cooperation
Contact Person : For further information, please consult the following web address:
http://5pr.kpk.gov.pl/NAS-call

or contact:
Dr Wieslaw Studencki
National Contact Point FP5
Tel: +48 22 828 74 81
E-mail: ph3@npk.gov.pl

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4. ESA to launch first giant space telescope

Record Control Number : 17494

Date : 2001-10-17

Category : Miscellaneous

General Information :

The European Space Agency (ESA) is to launch the first giant space telescope in 2007.

While giant telescopes are common on the ground, the ESA's Herschel Space Observatory, with a primary mirror 3.5 metres in diameter, will be the first large telescope to be launched into space.

The size of Herschel's primary mirror, its light-collecting instrument, will allow even faint objects to be observed. The primary mirror is so large that it cannot be built in one single piece. Instead, it will be constructed from 12 separate 'petals,' making it the first segmented space mirror.

Herschel will be able to observe the first galaxies and stars that ever existed, and provide information on their formation 13 billion years ago. It will also be able to detect far-infrared light, which cannot be seen from the ground, thus revealing phenomena that have so far remained hidden.

The telescope is just one part of the Herschel spacecraft, which will also contain a smaller secondary mirror, a service module and a payload module containing scientific instruments. A flight model of the Herschel telescope will be ready by July 2004 for a 3-month campaign of intensive testing.

Herschel will be launched together with the Planck spacecraft, ESA's mission to study the origin of the universe. The ESA recently signed a contract with Astrium SAS in Toulouse, France, which will be responsible for the construction of the Herschel Observatory. The prime contractor for the whole Herschel/Planck project is Alcatel Industries in France. A total of 10 European companies are involved in the project.

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Data Source Provider : ESA
Document Reference : Based on information provided by the ESA
Subject Index Codes : Aerospace Technology, Scientific Research
Contact Person : For further information, please contact:

Daniel de Chambure
ESA Herschel/Planck telescope manager
Tel: +31-71-565 4758
E-mail: Daniel.de.Chambure@esa.int

Thomas Passvogel
ESA Herschel/Planck project manager
Tel: +31-71-565 5962
E-mail: Thomas.Passvogel@esa.int

Göran Pilbratt
ESA Herschel project scientist
Tel: +31-71-565 3621
E-mail: gpilbrat@astro.estec.esa.nl

Jan Tauber
ESA Planck project scientist
Tel: +31-71-565 5342
E-mail: Jan.Tauber@esa.int

ESA Science Communication Service
Tel: +31-71-5653223

or consult the following web address:

http://sci.esa.int/content/news/index.cfm?aid=1&cid=1&oid=28699
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5. More research needed on organic farming, Commission told

Record Control Number : 17501

Date : 2001-10-18

Category : Miscellaneous

General Information :

More funds need to be urgently dedicated to organic farming research in both the present Fifth Framework and the forthcoming Sixth Framework programmes (FP5 and FP6) , according to a letter that has been sent to the European institutions.

The letter was drawn up by IFOAM (international federation of organic agriculture movements) following the conclusions of a European conference entitled 'Organic food and farming

- towards partnership and action in Europe' held in Copenhagen earlier this year. Highlighting the key role that research plays in the development of organic farming, the IFOAM letter claims that there is insufficient attention paid to this both at present and 'for decades'. To address this, it recommends that a separate programme designed specifically for organic farming research and development be incorporated into EU Framework programmes.

It would also like to see evaluation procedures for national and EU research funding take into account the specific characteristics of organic farming research. Echoing some of the provisions already identified in the proposals for FP6, the letter says that centres of competence in the sector should be established and that networking of these centres of excellence should take place. The letter claims however that the present draft of FP6 proposals present organic farming research as being funded only in relation to food safety problems. It adds that this is too narrow a line of research for all of the issues relating to organic farming research and instead recommends that it be given its own research key action point with a budget of 100 million euro. Without this, the target set of 15 to 20 percent organic farming in Europe within the next ten years is unrealistic, with the result that European competitiveness in this sector will be impaired, argues the letter.

As well as highlighting the needs of organic farming research in the future, the letter also cites a lack of focus on the issue in existing research. It points to key action 5.1.1 (sustainable agriculture) , which has financed only four projects directly linked to organic farming. The letter states that this 'represents only 2 per cent of the 220 projects funded in total.' It puts the blame for this largely on the evaluation procedures and personnel, which it claims have shown inadequate understanding of the approach and methodologies of organic farming research.

The position stated in the letter was adopted by the IFOAM European Union group at its meeting on 9 and 10 September in Lyon, with the letter being sent to the European institutions a month later.

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Data Source Provider : IFOAM
Document Reference : Based on a letter to the European institutions
Programme Acronym : FRAMEWORK 6C, FRAMEWORK 5C, SCIENCE-SOCIETY C
Subject Index Codes : Agriculture, Policies
Contact Person : For further information, please consult the following web address:
http://www.ifoam.org

Wydarzenia, warsztaty, konferencje


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6. UK information day on IST programme

Record Control Number : 17487

Date : 2001-10-16

Category : Event

General Information :

UKISHELP is urging UK organisations to find out more about the 300 million euro available for funding IT projects at its final information day in London on 27 November.

The event will feature presentations from European Commission representatives on the specific interest areas of the eighth and final call for proposals under the Commission's Information society technologies (IST) programme. The call is expected in November and is valued at more than 300 million euro.

'More and more organisations are considering IST funding opportunities and we hope that this free event will inspire more to discover the business benefits of involvement in the IST programme, ' said Peter Walters, the UK's National contact point at UKISHELP. 'Delegates can look forward to a packed afternoon of information, experience, advice and detailed briefing. We're especially looking forward to hearing the European Commission's David Broster, who'll offer a sneak preview of the Sixth Framework which follows next year,' he said.

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Data Source Provider : UKISHELP
Document Reference : Based on an event announcement
Programme Acronym : FRAMEWORK 5C, IST, FRAMEWORK 6C
Subject Index Codes : Information Processing, Information Systems, Innovation, Technology
Transfer, Information, Media
Contact Person : For further information, please consult the following web address:
http://www.ukishelp.co.uk
For practical information, please telephone:
Tel: +44 1772 767779
or e-mail:
E-mail: f5infoday@glasgows.co.uk

Konkursy i oferty Unii Europejskiej


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7. Lightweight motor vehicle construction - call for tenders

Record Control Number : 17488

Date : 2001-10-16

Category : Tender

General Information :

The European Commission's Enterprise DG has announced a call for tenders for a study on lightweight motor vehicle construction.

The study will be within the context of EC legislation governing the type-approval of motor vehicles. The study will assess present and prospective levels of market penetration of such vehicles, examine cost/benefit aspects, particularly as they relate to safety and environmental factors and recommend the scope/extent of possible changes to the EC motor vehicle type/approval legislation.

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The deadline for requesting tender documents is 03.12.2001.
The deadline for submitting tender documents is 10.12.2001.

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 199 of 16.10.2001, p.85
Subject Index Codes : Transport, Economic Aspects
Contact Person : For further information, please contact:

European Commission
Directorate-General Enterprise
Automotive Industry Unit
Attn: Mr P-O Engelbrecht
rue de la Loi/Wetstraat 200
B-1049 Brussels

Tel: +32-2-299 2149
Fax +32-2-296 9637


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8. Commission announces call for proposals for growth programme RTD

Record Control Number : 17495

Date : 2001-10-17

Category : Tender

General Information :

The European Commission has announced a call for proposals for indirect RTD actions under the specific programme for research, technological development and demonstration on competitive and sustainable growth.

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

Generic activities, measurements and testing:

- Methodologies to support standardisation and Community policies

- Measurements and testing anti-fraud methodologies

- Support for the development of certified reference materials (CRMs)

Support for research infrastructures:

- Setting-up of virtual institutes

- Reference databases

- Measurement and quality management infrastructures

This call for proposals is restricted to the following RTD (research and technological development) topics:

I. MEASUREMENTS AND TESTING (indicative budget 11 million euro)

i)

- Methodologies to support standardisation and Community policies

Machinery and electromagnetic compatibility:

- hand-held vibrating tools (topic V.1)

- medium and large industrial machines (topic V.2)

- functional safety of integrated electronics in large mobile machines (topic V.3)

- risk assessment methodology for incorporation into EN 1050 (topic V.4)

Protective clothing and textiles:

- testing of performance of clothing and gloves against heat and fire (topic V.5)

- assessment of thermal properties of protective clothing and their use (topic V.6)

- organic flame retardant components on textile materials (topic V. 7)

- antibacterial and anti-fungi properties of textile materials (topic V.8)

Building and construction:

- seismic behaviour of pre-cast concrete structures with respect to Eurocode 8 (topic V.9)

- freeze/thaw test for natural stones (topic V.10)

- roadside barriers (topic V.11)

- resistance of concrete to chloride ingress (topic V.12)

Pre-normative topics:

- adhesion and fracture properties of coatings determined by tensile testing (topic V.13)

- hydro-treating reactors and disbonding testing (topic V.14)

- optical techniques for strain measurement (topic V.15)

- supercritical fluids technology (topic V.16)

- migration of non-phthalate plasticisers in toys (topic V.17)

ii)

- Measurements and testing anti-fraud methodologies

Forensic science and criminal prosecution:

- determination of the origin of illicit substances (topic V.18)

- chemical discrimination of forensic automotive paint coating samples (topic V.19)

- identification of persons based on the genetic analysis of single nucleotide polymorphism (topic V.20)

Protecting European economic interests:

- infringement of patents or proprietary processes of fine chemicals and pharmaceuticals (topic V.21)

- detection of animal species in raw material and cooked or heat-treated food products (topic V.22)

Protecting the health and the safety of European citizens:

- anabolic substances and related compounds in cattle (topic V.23)

- detection of the presence of specified risk material in processed meat products (topic V.24)

iii

- Support for the development of certified reference materials (CRMs)

Technical support for health and safety protection:

- determination of mineral oil hydrocarbons in water, soil and waste (topic V.25)

- monitoring of mycotoxins in cereal, food and feed (topic V.26)

- organic components in sludge (topic V.27)

- polyaromatic hydrocarbons in urban dust (topic V.28)

Protecting European economic interests:

- calibration of energy dispersive X-ray spectrometers (topic V.29)

II. NEEDS IN SUPPORT OF RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURES (indicative budget 20 million euro)

Thematic networks related to:

v

- Setting-up of virtual institutes

- micromechatronics for biomedical industry (topic v.30)

- composite materials (topic V.31)

- sustainable and durable building products (topic V.32)

- reference materials (topic V.33)

- wireless technologies for the industry (topic V.34)

- thermal metrology (topic V.35)

- plastic processing (topic V.36)

- microencapsulation (topic V.37)

- speciation measurements (topic V.38)

- supercritical fluid process technology (topic V.39)

vi

- Reference databases

- the European reference database for composite materials (topic V. 40)

vii

- Measurement and quality management infrastructures

Measurement infrastructure:

- implementation of the EU Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive in the single market (topic V.41)

- quality and comparability of European proficiency testing schemes (topic V.42)

Support to laboratories in newly associated States:

- implementation of the Low-voltage Directive in the candidate countries (topic V.43)

- improving the infrastructure of metrology in chemistry in the candidate countries (topic V.44)

- testing of new chemical substances

- adapting good laboratory practice in the candidate countries (topic V.45) .

When submitting a dedicated call for proposal for an RTD project, proposers may include an application for a 'Bursary for young researcher from developing countries.' Further information on this scheme is given in the guide for proposers.

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The deadline for submitting tender documents is 15-02-2002 at 5p.m.
Brussels local time.

The above constitutes a change with respect to previous calls where
deadlines applied to submission. Deadlines now apply to receipt by
the Commission.

Please cite the relevant call identifier in all correspondence
relating to this call.

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 290 of 16-10-2001, p. 4
Programme Acronym : FRAMEWORK 5C, GROWTH
Subject Index Codes : Scientific Research
Contact Person : Proposals must be submitted in the following way:

- made with ProTool and printed out by the coordinator, or prepared
on the paper forms distributed with the guide for proposers.

- To be receivable, proposals submitted on paper must be received
by the Commission at the following address on or before the
applicable deadline:

The Growth Programme (GROW/DC5 MTI)
The Research Proposal Office
Square Frčre Orban/Frčre Orbanplein 8
B-1040 Brussels

For further information, please contact:

European Commission
DG RTD - H - Growth 2001
Fax: +32-2-296 6757 or 295 8072
E-mail: growth@cec.eu.int
http://www.cordis.lu/growth/calls/200103.htm


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9. Commission announces fourth call for proposals for nuclear fission research and technological development

Record Control Number : 17496

Date : 2001-10-17

Category : Tender

General Information :

The European Commission has announced a fourth call for proposals for research and technological development (RT) actions under the Euratom specific programme for research and training in the field of nuclear energy (1998 to 2002) .

Those eligible to participate in indirect RT actions (shared cost, concerted actions and thematic networks) under the specific programme, are hereby invited to submit proposals that address the following parts of the work programme:

KEY ACTION 2: NUCLEAR FISSION

2.2: Safety of the fuel cycle

- waste and fuel management and disposal

2.4 radiation protection

- risk assessment and management

- restoration and long-term management of contaminated environments

Indicative budget: 2.5 million euro

Deadline: 21 January 2002 at 17.00 (Brussels local time)

Call identifier: NE-fission fourth call

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The deadline for submitting tender documents is 21-01-2002.

The above deadline constitutes a change with respect to some
earlier calls where the deadlines applied to submission. Deadlines
now apply to receipt by the Commission.

Please cite the relevant call identifier in all correspondence
relating to this call.

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 290 of 16-10-2001, p. 8
Programme Acronym : FRAMEWORK 5C, FP5-EAECTP C
Subject Index Codes : Nuclear Fission, Scientific Research
Contact Person : Proposals must be received by the Commission before or on the
deadline specified above by one of the following methods:

- Post, courier or hand delivered to:

NE-fission fourth call
The Research Proposal Office (ORBN 8)
Square Frčre Orban/Frčre Orban Plein 8
B-1040 Brussels

- Electronic submission, the details of which are given in the
guide for proposers.

For further information, please contact:

European Commission
Nuclear Energy Information Desk
MO 75 5/47
Rue de la Loi/Wetstraat 200
B-1049 Brussels
Fax: +32-2-295 4991
E-mail: jeanette-linda.coppens-poole@cec.eu.int
http://www.cordis.lu/fp5-euratom/calls/calls.htm
http://www.cordis.lu/growth/calls/calls.htm


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10. Commission announces call for proposals for extension of Euratom research and training to newly associated States

Record Control Number : 17497

Date : 2001-10-17

Category : Tender

General Information :

The European Commission has announced a call for proposals to extend existing contracts under the specific programme for research and training (Euratom) in the field of nuclear energy (1998 to 2002) to include partners from the newly associated States (NAS) associated with the Euratom programme.

Those eligible to participate in indirect RT actions under the specific programme are invited to submit proposals for research and technological development (RT) projects, thematic networks and concerted actions.

The call exclusively concerns the extension of contracts currently running or under negotiation by new participants from the NAS associated with the Euratom programme: Bulgaria, the Czech republic, Hungary, Latvia, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia. One or more new partners in the NAS may be included in the extension.

The additional participants should clearly add value to the existing projects. The duration of the existing contract should be such that the inclusion of additional partner(s) from the NAS would be useful. It is recommended that the minimum remaining duration of the contract is of at least one year, running from 21 January 2002.

Proposals can be submitted for the following activities of the specific programme for research and training in the field of nuclear energy, namely key action 2: nuclear fission, research and technological development of generic nature and support for research infrastructures.

Proposals for a partnership extension should be submitted by the coordinator of an existing project (or one under negotiation) , acting on behalf of all the participants in the project, including the new participant(s) from the NAS.

The indicative budget: 0.9 million euro

Deadline: 21 January 2002 at 17.00 (Brussels local time)

Call identifier: NE-fission NAS

Text :

Remarks :
The deadline for submitting tender documents is 21-01-2002.

The above deadline constitutes a change with respect to some
earlier calls where the deadlines applied to submission. Deadlines
now apply to receipt by the Commission.

Please cite the relevant call identifier in all correspondence
relating to this call.

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 290 of 16-10-2001, p. 10
Programme Acronym : FRAMEWORK 5C, FP5-EAECTP C
Subject Index Codes : Nuclear Fission, Scientific Research
Contact Person : Proposals must be received by the Commission before or on the
deadline above by one of the following methods:

- Post, courier or hand delivered to:

NE-fission NAS
The Research Proposal Office (ORBN 8)
Square Frčre Orban/Frčre Orban Plein 8
B-1040 Brussels

- Electronic submission, the details of which are given in the
guide for proposers

For further information, please contact:

European Commission
Nuclear Energy Information Desk
MO 75 5/47
Rue de la Loi/Wetstraat 200
B-1049 Brussels
Fax +32-2-295 4991
E-mail: jeanette-linda.coppens-poole@cec.eu.int
http://www.cordis.lu/fp5-euratom/calls/calls.htm


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11. Commission announces call for proposals for research and technological development in field of nuclear energy

Record Control Number : 17498

Date : 2001-10-17

Category : Tender

General Information :

The European Commission has announced a call for proposals for RT (research and technological development) actions under the specific programme for research and training (Euratom) in the field of nuclear energy (1998 to 2002) .

Those eligible to participate in indirect RT actions under the specific programme are hereby invited to submit proposals that address the following parts of the work programme:

RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT OF A GENERIC NATURE

Radiation protection and health Indicative budget: 5 million euro Evaluation cut-off date: 21-01-2002

Environmental transfer of radioactive material Indicative budget: 0.5 million euro Evaluation cut-off date: 21-01-2002

SUPPORT FOR RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURES

Access to large-scale facilities Indicative budget: 2.5 million euro Evaluation cut-off date: 21-01-2002

Networking of infrastructures Indicative budget: 2.5 million euro Evaluation cut-off date: 21-01-2002

Databases and tissue banks Indicative budget: 2.5 million euro Evaluation cut-off date: 21-01-2002

TRAINING

Individual fellowships (Marie Curie)

- Applicable to the whole programme (fusion and fission) Indicative budget: 1 million euro Evaluation cut-off date: 09-01-2002

Special training courses Indicative budget: 1 million euro Evaluation cut-off date: 25-03-2002

Research training networks Indicative budget: 1 million euro Evaluation cut-odd date: 25-03-2002

Cooperation with third countries Indicative budget: 1 million euro Evaluation cut-off date: 25-03-2002

ACCOMPANYING MEASURES

Supporting studies; exchange of information; conferences, seminars, workshops, scientific and technical meetings; dissemination, communication and exploitation activities; support to research players, including SMEs. Indicative budget: 0.3 million euro Evaluation cut-off date: 25-03-2002

Call identifier: NE open 2

Text :

Remarks :
The deadline for submitting tender documents is 17.00 Brussels
local time on the deadlines indicated above.

The above constitutes a change with respect to some earlier calls
where the deadlines applied to submission. Deadlines now apply to
receipt by the Commission.

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 290 of 16-10-2001, p. 12
Programme Acronym : FRAMEWORK 5C, FP5-EAECTP C
Subject Index Codes : Nuclear Fission, Nuclear Fusion, Scientific Research, Coordination, Cooperation
Contact Person : Proposals must be received by the Commission before or on the
deadline applicable to these types of indirect actions by one of
the following methods:

- Post, courier or hand delivered to:

NE Open 2
The Research Proposal Office (ORBN 8)
Square Frčre Orban/Frčre Orban Plein 8
B-1040 Brussels

- Electronic submission, the details of which are given in the
guide for proposers

For further information, please contact:

European Commission
Nuclear Energy Information Desk
MO 75 5/47
Rue de la Loi/Wetstraat 200
B-1049 Brussels
Fax +32-2-295 4991
E-mail: jeanette-linda.coppens-poole@cec.eu.int
http://www.cordis.lu/fp5-euratom/calls/calls.htm


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