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08.11.2001

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1. Companies and academia making moves to form ERA

Przedsiębiorstwa i instytucje akademickie pomagają tworzyć proponowaną Europejską Dziedzinę Badań (ERA) ze zwiększającą się ilością wspólnych przedsięwzięć.

Publikacje

2. Global competitiveness report puts Finland first - and emphasises importance of innovation

Finlandia przewodzi na liście najbardziej konkurencyjnych państw na świecie, wyprzedzając Stany Zjednoczone, które zajmują drugą pozycję, według "Raportu globalnej konkurencyjności 2001" wydanego przez Światowe Forum Ekonomiczne.

Wydarzenia, warsztaty, konferencje

3. Conference to examine role of gender in research

Członek Komisji Europejskiej d.s. Nauki, Filip Busquin, będzie uczestniczył wraz z ministrami nauki i edukacji z całej Europy w konferencji organizowanej przez Komisję Europejską na temat "Płeć i badania", która odbędzie się 8 i 9 Listopada.

4. French conference to examine transport e-safety

Konferencja "e-bezpieczeństwo" na temat rozwiązań teleinformatycznych dla bezpieczeństwa i ochrony w transporcie inteligientnym odbędzie się w Lionie, Francja, do 16 do 18 listopada 2002.

5. Anticipating, analysing and managing food hazards

14 coroczne spotkanie AGORAL (Stowarzyszenie chemików i inżynierów oraz menedżerów przemysłu roliczego i spożywczego) odbedzie się w Nancy, Francja, 26 i 27 marca 2002 roku. Tematem będzie "Przewidywanie, analizowanie i zarządzanie ryzykiem w przemyśle spożywczym".

6. Scientific excellence in collaborative research to be awarded in Brussels

Nagroda Kartezjusza dla doskonałości naukowej i technologicznej w europejskiej współpracy badawczej będzie przyznana w Brukseli 27 listopada, w obecności Członka Komisji Europejskiej d.s. Nauki Filipa Busquina oraz Dyrektora Głównego d.s. Nauki Achillesa Mitsosa.

7. EARMA announces R&D and technology training courses

EARMA (Europejskie Stowarzyszenie Administratorów i Menedżerów Badań) ogłosiło dwa kursy szkoleniowe na temat badań i rozwoju oraz technologii, które odbędą się w Brukseli 11 i 12 grudnia.

8. Brussels conference to examine European e-government

Europejska konferencja e-rząd 2001 na temat "dostarczanie usług testów wzorcowych" odbędzie się 20 i 21 listopada w Brukseli.

9. EU funding opportunities - information day

"Pieniądze z Unii Europejskiej: optymalne zastosowanie dla europejskich projektów badawczych i rozwojowych" to tytuł seminarium, które odbędzie się 28 listopada w Stuttgarcie (Niemcy).

10. TRAIN-IT courses and workshop

Zostały dodane nowe daty do kursu TRAIN-IT, fundowanego z programu Przyjazne Społeczeństwo Informacyjne (IST) Piątego Programu Ramowego (FP5).

Konkursy i oferty Unii Europejskiej

11. Commission announces call for proposals for quality of life research

Komisja Europejska ogłosiła konkurs na akcje rozwojowo - badawcze w konkretnym programie badań, rozwoju technologicznego i demonstracji na temat "Jakość życia i zarządzanie żywymi zasobami" (1998 - 2002)

12. Commission announces call for proposals for innovative measures on local employment and innovation

Komisja Europejska ogłosiła konkurs na innowacyjne miary w atykule 6 regulacji europejskiego funduszu społecznego: "Strategie lokalnego zatrudnienie oraz innowacja".

13. Commission announces call for proposals for eContent actions

Komisja Europejska ogłosiła konkurs na niebezpośrednie akcje w programie eContent (2001 do 2002), który ma na celu stymulowanie rozwoju i użycia europejskich zasobów informatycznych w sieciach globalnych oraz do promowania różnorodności językowej w społeczeństwie informacyjnym.

14. Commission announces call for tender for study on access to national RTD information

Zarząd Główny Komisji Europejskiej ds. Społeczeństwa Informacyjnego ogłosił konkurs na studium realizowalności ułatwień w dostępie do informacji o narodowych programach, działaniach i politykach badawczych w dziedzinie technologii społeczeństwa informacyjnego, w przygotowaniu do Szóstego Programu Ramowego 2002 - 2006.

15. Commission announces call for proposals for action to raise awareness of Internet safety

Komisja Europejska ogłosiła konkurs na akcje informujące w programie promującym bezpieczniejsze uzycie Internetu.

16. Commission announces cancellation of call for tender for study on biocides

Komisja Europejska ogłosiła odwołanie konkursu na badanie efektów jakie powodują u owadów biocydy używane w rolnictwie. Konkurs został ogłoszony w OJ 2001/S 203-138583 z 20-10-2001.

17. Trans-European telecommunications call announced

Komisja Europejska ogłosiła konkurs na projekty publicznego zainteresowania w dziedzinie trans-Europejskich sieci telekomunikacyjnych - usługi i zastosowania.

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1. Companies and academia making moves to form ERA

Record Control Number : 17597

Date : 2001-11-08

Category : Miscellaneous

General Information :

Companies and academic institutions are helping to create the proposed European research area (ERA) with an increasing number of high level link ups.

Dutch electronics company Philips and the US-owned Ford motor company in the UK have recently had divisions announce new partnerships with academic institutes.

In the UK, the Warwick manufacturing group (WMG) at the university of Warwick has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Ford-owned Premier automotive group (PAG) which will see a multi-million pound collaboration between the two in the areas of research, training and supply chain. PAG specialises in prestige car makes, such as Aston Martin, Jaguar and Land Rover.

'You could say this was a good example of the ERA in action,' said WMG spokesperson Nick Matthews. The collaboration will be international, with participation of companies from other European countries in addition to the two sets of researchers. Some of the research will be carried out in the framework of existing research programmes. While most of the funding will come from PAG, as the results will largely benefit its products, the WMG has not discounted European funded programmes and has participated in these in the past.

'There are lessons to be learnt from this sort of initiative,' said Mr Matthews. 'We found this easy to set up, but if it so easy, why are we the only ones doing it?' he said, indicating that a more adventurous attitude to these sort of link ups is required. He added that while universities should not just be seen as institutes who solve industry's problems, there is a case for making part of universities dedicated to dealing with industrial development. 'The WMG was set up 21 years ago because a report at the time indicated that engineers leaving universities were as useful as ashtrays on motorbikes, because they needed so much retraining once they entered the private sector. What we are trying to do is join the business sense of the PAG and the skills of the engineers.'

The PAG welcomed the initiative as a massive step forward. The collaboration will help the company to reach its goal of producing 800,000 vehicles a year, according to its Chief Executive Officer, Dr Wolfgang Reitzle. 'The university of Warwick is one of the country's finest centres of excellence and as such we look forward to sharing innovative technology and building on the achievements of both parties,' he said.

Philips research in Eindhoven, the Netherlands has asked the Dutch Delft institute of micro-electronics and submicron technology (DIMES) to host the bipolar compact model MEXTRAM, should the model be accepted by compact modelling council (CMC) as the standard bipolar compact model. The CMC is due to select the standard from two shortlisted candidates soon, but the model needs to be centred at a neutral site, hence the selection of DIMES. The final model will allow for design optimisation, meaning even the largest integrated circuits will be able to manufactured accurately first time, thereby cutting the length of design cycles.

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Data Source Provider : News sources and interviews
Document Reference : Based on announcements and interviews
Programme Acronym : ERA
Subject Index Codes : Coordination, Cooperation, Scientific Research
Contact Person : For further information on the UK link up, please consult the
following web address:

http://www.csv.warwick.ac.uk/news/pr/383

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2. Global competitiveness report puts Finland first - and emphasises importance of innovation

Record Control Number : 17605

Date : 2001-11-09

Category : Publication

General Information :

Finland heads the list of the most competitive countries in the world, beating the USA into second place, according to the 'Global competitiveness report 2001' released by the World economic forum.

It is the first time that Finland leads the table, a position based on it coming first in the table's two subsections

- the growth competitiveness index and current competitiveness index. This indicates that Finland is not only in the best position in terms of current growth, but also leads in having the best growth potential over the next five years. The data for the survey was drawn from the 75 countries included in the table, as well as interviews with 4,600 business leaders. It was completed in close collaboration with Harvard university, USA.

'[Finland is] evidence of how quickly an economy's prospects can be transformed by strong political institutions, a focus on technology and sound macroeconomic management,' the report concludes. Other European countries which figured highly are Sweden, the Netherlands and the UK.

The report emphasises that, globally, one of the main aims is to reach a knowledge-based economy and highlights that there are many elements needed to attain this. In a section which largely relates to European economies, the report pinpoints the measures needed. 'In most economies, the evolution from middle income to high income status involves the transition from a technology-importing economy to a technology-generating economy, one that innovates in at least some sectors at the global technological frontier,' it says. 'For high income economies at the innovation-driven stage of economic development, global competitiveness is critically linked to high rates of social learning (particularly science-based learning) and the rapid ability to shift to new technologies.'

Once this stage has been reached, the challenge is to ensure high rates of innovation and commercialisation of technologies, something which Finland has excelled at. Other factors which come into play are quality of governance, societal capacity to advance its technological capacity, more advanced modes of competition and evolving forms of organisational structure, according to the report. It also found that innovation plays a dominant role in medium-term economic growth.

The role of government in achieving this goal needs to centre on fostering a high rate of innovation through both public and private investments in research, a focus on higher education and improvements to both capital markets and the regulatory systems that help assist hi-tech start-ups. 'Special tasks are required for countries attempting to move from technology-using to technology-innovating economies: for example, a venture capital sector as well as other improved financial and legal arrangements for new start-ups, increased government spending on R&D (research and development) , and improved legal tools for intellectual property rights.'

The presence of world class research institutions is required to attain the highest innovative level, 'along with strong research collaboration with universities, venture capital availability, truly sophisticated demand conditions and intense local competition, ' according to the report.

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Data Source Provider : WEF
Document Reference : Based on the World economic forum's Global competitiveness report 2001
Subject Index Codes : Economic Aspects, Scientific Research, Evaluation, Information, Media
Contact Person : For the text of the executive summary of the report, please consult
the following web address:

http://www.weforum.org/pdf/gcr/ExecSumm_Final.pdf

Wydarzenia, warsztaty, konferencje


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3. Conference to examine role of gender in research

Record Control Number : 17570

Date : 2001-11-02

Category : Event

General Information :

EU Research Commissioner Philippe Busquin will join research and education ministers from across Europe at the European Commission 'Gender and research' conference in Brussels on 8 and 9 November.

The conference will include presentations from the Helsinki Group, made up of Member State and associated country representatives, on a project which has established statistical indicators measuring the participation of women in science in Europe. The presentation will also give an overview of national policies to promote the role of women in science.

At the event, the Commission will present a progress report on the action plan 'Women and science: mobilising women to enrich European research' as well as proposed measures within the European research area (ERA) and the Sixth Framework programme (FP6) .

Key representatives from all Member States as well as non EU countries will attend the conference, which will bring together more than 500 participants from 40 countries.

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Data Source Provider : European Commission, Research DG
Document Reference : Based on information from the European Commission
Programme Acronym : FRAMEWORK 6C, ERA, SCIENCE-SOCIETY C, FP6
Subject Index Codes : Scientific Research, Social Aspects
Related News : 17553, 17554


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4. French conference to examine transport e-safety

Record Control Number : 17573

Date : 2001-11-02

Category : Event

General Information :

An 'e-safety' conference on IT (information technology) solutions for safety and security in intelligent transport will take place in Lyon, France, from 16 to 18 November 2002.

The event, organised by ERTICO (Intelligent Transport Systems and Services

- Europe) in cooperation with ITS France, will examine new IT solutions to compensate for and cope with driver error, which remains the biggest cause of driver error.

Issues examined will include real-time traffic information, infrastructure safety, rail traffic, active safety/collision warning and public transport safety. The event will bring together representatives from public sector bodies such as national governments and public transport authorities and private sector representatives.

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The deadline for contributions is 15.11.2001.

Data Source Provider : ERTICO
Document Reference : Based on information provided by ERTICO
Subject Index Codes : Transport, Safety, Information Processing, Information Systems
Related News : 17512


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5. Anticipating, analysing and managing food hazards

Record Control Number : 17583

Date : 2001-11-05

Category : Event

General Information :

The 14th annual AGORAL (Association of chemists and engineers and agricultural and food industry managers) meeting will take place in Nancy, France on 26 and 27 March 2002. The event will focus on 'anticipating, analysing and managing food hazards'.

The event is being organised by French universities' food engineering departments. A parallel brokerage or technology transfer event will be organised by Alsace-Lorraine's Innovation relay centre (IRC) , aimed particularly at SMEs (small and medium sized enterprises) and technical or scientific centres, but also at anyone with or seeking innovative technologies in the food industry field.

The event will cover the following issues:

- study, prevention or minimisation of microbiological, toxicological or technological risk

- new methods using modelling approaches to risk and the consumer's perception of risk

- emergence of new risks

- management of crisis situations in the food processing sector

- anticipating dangerous situations and risk management

- major risks in the food processing industry and the consequences on health.

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The organisers are interested in hearing from any SMEs, research
centres, laboratories, and technology transfer centres interested
in participating in the event.

Data Source Provider : Attelor
Document Reference : Based on an event announcement
Subject Index Codes : Agriculture, Food, Economic Aspects, Coordination, Cooperation
Contact Person : For further information, please consult the following web addresses:
http://www.agoral.org
http://www.reseau-attelor.org

Or contact:
Marie Popkowska
Tel: +33 3 87 36 90 21
E-mail: popkowska@reseau-attelor.org


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6. Scientific excellence in collaborative research to be awarded in Brussels

Record Control Number : 17584

Date : 2001-11-06

Category : Event

General Information :

The Descartes prize for scientific and technological excellence in European collaborative research will be awarded in Brussels on 27 November in the presence of EU Research Commissioner Philippe Busquin and DG Research Director General Achilleas Mitsos.

This is the second time that the Commission has awarded the Descartes prize, which has an award of up to one million euro for the winner. This year's seven finalists have been selected from over 50 entries. The competition is open to all scientific fields, including the social and economic sciences, and is not limited to EU-funded projects. Researchers are awarded for collaborative efforts as well as the quality of their work.

The jury responsible for selecting the winner includes eminent figures from academia and the public and private sectors, and is chaired by Yves Michot, former president of Aerospatiale Matra.

The seven finalists are as follows:

- 'Development of novel drugs against human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) '

This European research network brings together researchers from six countries with the common objective of fighting AIDS. The project concerns the discovery of new medications and the identification of new sites in the HIV replication cycle which are particularly suitable for the targeting of pharmaceutical intervention. Research has resulted in the identification of several new inhibitors of HIV reverse transcriptase, an enzyme crucial to the replication of the virus.

Over the past 15 years, the network has developed a range of new treatments, not only for AIDS, but also for hepatitis B, cytomegalovirus and herpes viruses. The network has also established the European centralised facility for the screening of anti-HIV drugs.

- 'BIODEPTH

- Biodiversity and ecological processes in terrestrial herbaceous ecosystems'

This project involves around 50 scientists from eight countries and is the largest terrestrial ecology study of its kind anywhere in the world. The consortium set up around 500 experimental field sites in a range of European climates and conditions and analysed how simulated changes in biodiversity affected the functioning of these ecosystems in terms of loss of nutrients, resistance to invasive species and the production of biomass. The results show clearly that ecosystem function declines with a loss of biodiversity.

- 'Safetrain

- Train crashworthiness for Europe'

Bringing together 16 partners from manufacturing, railway operators and research centres, this project focuses on designing a 'crashworthy' train. By concentrating on passive train safety, the ability of the vehicle to withstand the impact of a collision, research will lead to greater passenger protection in the result of a crash.

- 'ABI

- Adaptive brain interfaces'

Initiated and coordinated by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) , this project has developed a portable brain computer interface allowing people to interact with computer-based systems through conscious control of their thoughts. A cloth cap with integrated electroencephalogram (EEG) signals picks up a range of simple signals, which, in the future, could lead to physically impaired people being able to read web pages, write messages, interact with games, turn on appliances and guide a wheelchair. The central aim of the project is to extend the capabilities of physically impaired people so as to allow them access to the new services and opportunities provided by today's information society.

- 'Mechanism of protease inhibition in the protection of lungs'

Researchers from the UK and The Netherlands have been working together in this project to investigate the precise mechanism leading to the inhibition of protease, which attack the elasticity of lung tissue and cause the suffocating lung disease emphysema. The exact mechanism of how antitrypsin traps and destroys offending proteases has been difficult for scientists to understand up until now. Research should lead not only to the prevention of emphysema, but other mechanisms leading to liver cirrhosis, blood clotting disorders and common forms of dementia such as Alzheimer's disease and spongiform encephalopathies.

- 'Development of new asymmetric catalysts for chemical manufacturing'

This project involves researchers from the UK, France, Germany, Russia and Armenia in a quest to develop new asymmetric catalysts for chemical manufacturing. Many chemicals can be regarded as 'hands', with one hand having a desired effect and the other having no effect at all, or worse, a detrimental effect. This research team is producing catalysts capable of producing the desired hand of the product in large excess of the undesired hand. So far, 50 new catalysts have been developed, one of which has already been patented.

- 'The 'chemistry' of conical intersections'

This Italian/UK collaboration has achieved significant advances in understanding of photochemical reactions, that is, chemical reactions triggered by sunlight. The team is focusing on understanding the ways in which organic compounds react to light. Such knowledge will help scientists harness and manage the enormous energy resources provided b the sun. The project may have implications for the development of artificial light receptors, light resistant products such as dyes and paints and protection against harmful ultraviolet light.

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Data Source Provider : European Commission, Research DG
Document Reference : Based on an event announcement
Programme Acronym : FRAMEWORK 5C, HUMAN POTENTIAL
Subject Index Codes : Coordination, Cooperation, Scientific Research
Contact Person : For further information on the seven finalists, please consult the
following web address:
http://www.cordis.lu/improving/awards/descartes.htm

For further information on the Descartes prize, please contact:
Michel Claessens
Tel: +32-2-295 9971
E-mail: michel.claessens@cec.eu.int


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7. EARMA announces R&D and technology training courses

Record Control Number : 17598

Date : 2001-11-08

Category : Event

General Information :

EARMA (European association of research managers and administrators) has announced two training courses on R&D (research and development) and technology which will take place in Brussels on 11 and 12 December 2001.

A course on 'How to negotiate, manage, administer and finish an EU R&D contract (including auditing of cost statements) ' will be held on 11 December. For further information, please consult the first of the two web addresses below.

A course on 'How to write a technology implementation plan' will take place on 12 December. For further information, please consult the second of the two web addresses below.

There are 25 places available on each course.

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Data Source Provider : EARMA
Document Reference : Based on information provided by the EARMA
Subject Index Codes : Education, Training, Scientific Research, Innovation, Technology Transfer
Contact Person : For further information, please contact:

Dr Sean McCarthy
Hyperion Ltd
Main Street
Watergrasshill
Co. Cork
Ireland
Tel: +353 214 889 461
Fax: +353 214 889 465
E-mail: sean.mccarthy@hyperion.ie

http://www.hyperion.ie/course812.htm

http://www.hyperion.ie/course813.htm


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8. Brussels conference to examine European e-government

Record Control Number : 17599

Date : 2001-11-08

Category : Event

General Information :

The European e-government 2001 conference on 'Benchmarking service delivery' will take place on 20 and 21 November in Brussels.

The pan-European networking and benchmarking event, now in its second year, is organised by e-government and research company Kable. The conference will examine European case studies and feature representatives from the European Commission's Enterprise DG, European government ministries and the private sector.

Entry to the event is free of charge for public sector delegates.

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Data Source Provider : Kable
Document Reference : Event announcement by Kable
Subject Index Codes : Information Processing, Information Systems, Coordination, Cooperation
Contact Person : For further information, please consult the following web address:

http://www.kablenet.com


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9. EU funding opportunities - information day

Record Control Number : 17601

Date : 2001-11-08

Category : Event

General Information :

'Money from the EU: the optimal application for European research and development projects' is the title of a seminar to be held in Stuttgart, Germany on 28 November.

Participants will have the opportunity to learn about the EU's support structure and funding in the Fifth Framework programme (FP5) . The event will also focus on the forthcoming Sixth Framework programme (FP6) , due to be implemented in 2002. Attendees will also be able to practise writing a successful project proposal.

A guest speaker will also give a presentation on CORDIS, where interested parties can access important information about EU funding.

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The seminar will be conducted in German

Data Source Provider : German Institute of Engineers
Document Reference : Based on an event announcement
Programme Acronym : FRAMEWORK 5C, FRAMEWORK 6C
Subject Index Codes : Information, Media, Scientific Research
Contact Person : For further information, please consult the following web address:
http://www.foerderberatung.de/veranstaltungen/index.html

or contact
Tel: +49 211 6214 433
E-mail: wey@vdi.de
or
E-mail: matigat@vdi.de


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10. TRAIN-IT courses and workshop

Record Control Number : 17603

Date : 2001-11-08

Category : Event

General Information :

New dates have been added to the TRAIN-IT course, funded by the Fifth Framework programme's IST (information society technologies) programme.

The course offers training for European entrepreneurs working in IST in how to write an investment winning business plan.

Course dates: 21 to 27 April 2002 (date change) 9 to 15 June 2002 21 to 27 July 2002 15 to 21 September 2002 17 to 23 November 2002 9 to 15 February 2003 6 to 12 April 2003 1 to 7 July 2003.

An annual workshop will also be held on 5 and 6 December 2001 at the Commission's IST 2001 conference, offering participants the opportunity to network. Ten best business cases will also be presented and an award presented to the best.

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Data Source Provider : Gesellschaft fürTechnologieförderung Itzehoe mbH
Document Reference : Based on an event announcement
Programme Acronym : FRAMEWORK 5C, IST
Subject Index Codes : Information Processing, Information Systems, Innovation, Technology
Transfer, Education, Training, Economic Aspects
Contact Person : For further information, please contact:
Helga Bechmann
Tel: +49 4821 778 520
E-mail: bechmann@izet.de
or consult the following web address:
http://www.train-it.org

Konkursy i oferty Unii Europejskiej


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11. Commission announces call for proposals for quality of life research

Record Control Number : 17571

Date : 2001-11-02

Category : Tender

General Information :

The European Commission has announced a call for proposals for RTD actions under the specific programme for research, technological development and demonstration on 'Quality of life and management of living resources' (1998

- 2002) .

Those eligible to participate in indirect RTD actions under the specific programme are hereby invited to submit proposals for research and technological development projects, combined RTD/demonstration projects, thematic networks and concerted actions that address the following parts of the work programme:

Key actions:

Food, nutrition and health

1.1) Development of safe and flexible and new and/or improved manufacturing process and technologies.

1.2) Development of tests to detect and processes to eliminate infectious and toxic agents throughout the food chain.

1.3) Research into the role of food in promoting and sustaining health with respect to [...] and public health.

Indicative budget available per activity: 39 million euro

Environment and health

All areas.

Indicative budget available per activity: 32.1 million euro

Sustainable agriculture, fisheries and forestry and integrated development of rural areas, including mountain areas.

5.1) New and sustainable system of production [...] health and welfare.

5.2) The integrated production and exploitation of biological material for non-food uses.

5.4) Support for common policies [...] basis for community legislation.

5.5) New tools and models for the integrated and sustainable development of rural and other relevant areas.

Indicative budget available per activity: 17.4 million euro

The ageing population

6.1) Age-related illnesses and health problems.

6.2) Basic process of physiological ageing.

6.3) Demographic and social policy aspects of population ageing.

6.4) Coping with functional limitations in old age.

6.5) Health and social care services to older people.

Indicative budget available per activity: 52 million euro

Research and technological development activities of a generic nature:

12) Bioethics. 13) Socio-economic evaluation of life sciences and health care technologies.

Indicative budget available per activity: 7 million euro

Indicative budget (dependent on budget approval by the budgetary authority) : 147.5 million euro

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The deadline for submitting tender documents is no later than 5pm
(Brussels local time) on 31.01.2002.

Please cite the relevant call identifier (QoL-2001/4) in all
correspondence relating to this call.

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 306 of 31.10.2001, p. 18
Programme Acronym : FRAMEWORK 5C, LIFE QUALITY
Subject Index Codes : Environmental Protection, Medicine, Health, Agriculture, Resources
of the Sea, Fisheries, Social Aspects, Scientific Research
Contact Person : Proposals submitted on paper must be sent to the following address:

'Quality of life and management of living resources' programme
Research Proposals Office
Square Frčre Orban/ Frčre Orbanplein 8
B-1040 Brussels

For further information, please contact:

European Commission
Quality of Life Info-desk
SDME 9/34
Rue de la Loi/Wetstraat 200
B-1049 Brussels
Fax +32-2-299 1860
E-mail: quality-of-life@cec.eu.int
http://www.cordis.lu/life


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12. Commission announces call for proposals for innovative measures on local employment and innovation

Record Control Number : 17572

Date : 2001-11-02

Category : Tender

General Information :

The European Commission has announced a call for proposals for innovative measures under Article 6 of the European social fund regulation: 'Local employment strategies and innovation.'

The call for proposals aims to co-finance innovative projects within this priority theme, which may include the following activities (among others) :

- analysis of the local employment situation;

- development of partnerships at local level which include relevant actors from different sectors;

- relevant studies and research to prepare the local employment strategies;

- monitoring, benchmarking and evaluation;

- exchange of information, dissemination and networking.

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The deadline for the first round of applications is 22.02.2002.
The deadline for the second round of applications is 31.01.2003.

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 306 of 31.10.2001, p. 21
Subject Index Codes : Innovation, Technology Transfer, Social Aspects, Economic Aspects
Contact Person : For further information, please contact:

European Commission
Tel: +32-2-295 6643 or 4380
Fax: +32-2-296 5989
E-mail: empl-article6@cec.eu.int
http://forum/europa.int/Public/irc/empl/vp_2001_017/library


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13. Commission announces call for proposals for eContent actions

Record Control Number : 17580

Date : 2001-11-05

Category : Tender

General Information :

The European commission has announced a call for proposals for indirect actions under the eContent programme (2001 to 2002) , which aims to stimulate the development and use of European digital content on the global networks and to promote linguistic diversity in the information society.

Those eligible to participate in indirect actions under the eContent programme are invited to submit proposals that address those parts of the work programme given below.

Action line 1: Improving access to and use of public sector information

AL 1.1.1 (experiments in concrete projects: demonstration projects)

Action line 2: Enhancing content production in a multilingual and multicultural environment

AL 2.1.1 (fostering new partnerships and the adoption of multilingual and multicultural strategies: demonstration projects)

AL 2.2.1 (strengthening the linguistic infrastructure: improving the effectiveness of eContent customisation)

AL 2.2.3 (strengthening the linguistic infrastructure: addressing the skills gap)

AL 2.2.4 (strengthening the linguistic infrastructure: broadening the knowledge base)

Action line 3: Increasing dynamism of the digital content market

AL 3.1.1 (bridging the gap between digital content industries and capital markets: awareness and available business tools)

AL 3.2.1 (rights trading between digital content market players: demonstration projects)

In the evaluation process, the different criteria will be weighed as follows:

- quality, relevance, innovation and impact: 35 per cent

- partnership, resources and management: 35 per cent

- Community added value and contribution to relevant policies: 15 per cent

- contribution to economic development and social objectives: 15 per cent

The indicative total budget available for this call is 26.5 million of Community contribution.

Call part identifier: EC-Y02-C2-P1

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The deadline for submitting tender documents is 01-02-2002 at 5 pm
(Luxembourg local time) .

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 308 of 02-11-2001, p. 20
Programme Acronym : ECONTENT
Subject Index Codes : Information Processing, Information Systems, Social Aspects,
Information, Media
Contact Person : For further information, please contact:

European Commission
eContent Programme Office
DG Information Society - Directorate D
EUFO 1181
Rue Alcide de Gasperi
L-2920 Luxembourg
Fax: +352-430-134 959
E-mail: INFSO-calls.eContent@cec.eu.int
http://www.cordis.lu/eContent


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14. Commission announces call for tender for study on access to national RTD information

Record Control Number : 17581

Date : 2001-11-05

Category : Tender

General Information :

The Information Society DG of the European Commission has announced a call for tenders for a feasibility study on facilitating access to information on national research programmes, activities and policies in the area of information society technologies, in preparation for the framework programme 2002 to 2006 (FP6) .

Information on national research, technology and development (RTD) activities in the area of information society technologies (IST) is often difficult the find on the Internet and inconsistent across countries. The main objective of this study is to explore the feasibility of facilitating access to information on national research programmes, activities and policies in the area of IST from one entry point. In this context the study would contribute to the exchange of information between Member States and the European level and thus can be seen as a first step towards strengthening the coordination between national activities and European Union activities in the context of the European research area (ERA) .

The study specifically links in with chapter 2 'Strengthening the foundations of the European research area' of the proposal 'Concerning the specific programmes implementing the Framework Programme 2002-2006 of the European Community for research, technological development and demonstration activities' (COM (2001) 279 final) .

The study will analyse web sites at a national level with regard to the available and missing information on IST RTD programmes, activities and policies and describe the approach, the methodology and the tools to index and retrieve this information from one entry point. A demonstration of a prototype system which allows for the verification and demonstration of the recommended methodology and tools in a realistic data environment will be part of this study.

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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 212-145082 of 05-11-2001
Programme Acronym : FRAMEWORK 5C, IST, FRAMEWORK 6C, ERA
Subject Index Codes : Information, Media, Information Processing, Information Systems,
Scientific Research
Contact Person : For further information, please contact:

European Commission
Directorate-General information Society
Directorate F
Rue de la Loi/Wetstraat 200
B-1049 Brussels
Tel: +32-2-299 4346
Fax +32-2-299 4346


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15. Commission announces call for proposals for action to raise awareness of Internet safety

Record Control Number : 17582

Date : 2001-11-05

Category : Tender

General Information :

The European Commission has announced a call for proposals for awareness actions under the action plan on promoting safer use of the Internet.

The action plan on promoting safer use of the Internet, part of a coherent set of policies at EU level to deal with illegal and harmful content on the Internet, is a multiannual Community programme covering the period 1999

- 2002.

In the framework of the action plan, the Commission invites proposals under action line 3.2 for projects intended to promote awareness of safer use of the Internet.

The indicative budget for the support of actions resulting from this call is 4.25 million euro.

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Remarks :
The deadline for submitting tender documents is 31-01-2002 at 5 pm
(Luxembourg local time) .

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 308 of 2001-11-02, p. 22
Programme Acronym : ECONTENT
Subject Index Codes : Information Processing, Information Systems, Safety
Contact Person : For further information, please contact:

European Commission
Directorate-General Information Society
Safer Internet Action Plan
Jean Monnet Building
Office EUFO 1267
Rue Alcide de Gasperi
L-2920 Luxembourg
fax: +352-430-134 079
E-mail: iap@cec.eu.int


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16. Commission announces cancellation of call for tender for study on biocides

Record Control Number : 17587

Date : 2001-11-06

Category : Tender

General Information :

The European Commission has announced the cancellation of the call for tender for a study on the effects induced in monophagous and polyphagous insects by biocides most used in agriculture. The call was published in the OJ 2001/S 203-138583 of 20-10-2001.

The call for tender has been cancelled due to a re-focusing of the project 'Environmental integrity and human health' due to the change of the priorities in the scientific research.

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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 213-145756 of 06-11-2001
Subject Index Codes : Biotechnology, Agriculture
Contact Person : For further information, please contact:

European Commission
Joint Research Centre
Institute for environment and sustainability
Via Fermi 1
T.P 263
I-21020
Varese
Italy
Related News : 17519


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17. Trans-European telecommunications call announced

Record Control Number : 17595

Date : 2001-11-07

Category : Tender

General Information :

The European Commission has announced a call for proposals for projects of common interest in the field of trans-European telecommunications networks

- generic services and applications.

The exploitation of broadband mobile networks is of particular interest as it allows the upgrading of existing, as well as the development of entirely new services and applications.

The project proposals should demonstrate the commitment of the organisations or consortia to ultimately make the applications or services available to the public. The proposals may either address the study phase or the project (business plan elaboration and commercial validation, or equivalent for services to be funded from public resources) , or the initial market deployment phase, as defined in the guide for proposers.

Proposals must refer to one or more of the following projects:

- Trans-European telecommunications generic service

- Trans-European telecommunications networks for education and training

- Trans-European telecommunications networks for access to Europe's cultural heritage

- Trans-European telecommunications applications and services for SMEs

- Trans-European telecommunications networks for transport and mobility

- Trans-European telecommunications for the environment and emergency management

- Trans-European telecommunications networks for health

- Trans-European city and regional information networks (as a combination of the projects mentioned above)

- Trans-European telecommunications networks for new work methods and services for the job market.

The projects chosen from the above list must be specified in all correspondence

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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 309 of 06.11.2001, p.12
Subject Index Codes : Telecommunications
Contact Person : The text of this call and the guide for proposers are available at
the following web address:
http://www.europa.eu.int/tentelecom


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