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13.12.2001

Informacje dotyczące Polski

1. Internet usage could be helped by new EU telecoms package, while Estonia tops candidate countries' Internet league

Parlament Europejski doszedł 10 grudnia do kompromisu, za pośrednictwem Prezydentury Belgijskiej, aby pomóc zrealizować cele liberalizacji rynku telekomunikacyjnego, które zostały przedstawione przez Radę w Lisbonie w 2000 roku. Ustanawia ona datę reform w telekomunikacji, z których niektóre należą do nowego pakietu telekomu i które mają być ukończone do końca 2001 roku. Reformy te były postrzegane jako główny element realizacji społeczeństwa informacyjnego i ich efektem powinien być łatwiejszy i tańszy dostęp do Internetu.

Różne wiadomości

2. EEA report highlights role of research in expanding renewable energy in the EU

Nowy raport na temat "Energie odnawialne: historie sukcesu", wydany 5 grudnia przez Europejską Agencję Środowiska (EEA), podkreślił rolę badań i rozwoju technologicznego w rozpowszechnianiu energii odnawialnych w Unii Europejskiej.

3. eLearning award winners announced

Projekty z ośmiu różnych państw zostały uhonorowane 6 grudnia w Lisbonie nagrodami eNauczania, podczas ceremonii w której uczestniczyli reprezentanci rządów, biznesu i edukacji.

Programy Unii Europejskiej

4. Innovative microelectronics research programme flourishes after just one year

Prawie rok po tym jak program MEDEA+, mikroelektroniczny program rozwojowo-badawczy dla "innowacji systemowej w dziedzinie krzemu dla e-ekonomii", został uruchomiony przez EUREKĘ, w trakcie realizacji jest 38 projektów, w których jest zaangażowanych 220 partnerów z 17 państw.

5. CORDIS introduces online training presentations for users

CORDIS, Rozwojowo-Badawczy Serwis Informacyjny Komisji Europejskiej, uruchomił praktyczne prezentacje treningowe w Internecie poświęcone swoim usługom i cechom zarówno dla nowych jak i stałych użytkowników.

Wydarzenia, warsztaty, konferencje

6. CoR workshop investigates building partnerships in the information society

Społeczeństwo informacyjne będzie tematem pierwszego warsztatu Komitetu Regionów (CoR) dla regionalnych reprezentacji w Brukseli, który odbędzie się 14 grudnia w Brukseli.

7. Green Week 2002 to examine sustainable development

Zarząd Główny Komisji Europejskiej ds. Środowiska organizuje Zielony Tydzień z tematem "Zmiany naszych sposobób postępowania", który odbędzie się od 15 do 19 kwietnia w Brukseli 2002 roku.

8. European business to gather in Brussels in June

Europejski szczyt biznesu, coroczne wydarzenie mające na celu odniesienie się do spraw mających wpływ na europejską wspólnotę biznesową, odbędzie od 6 do 8 czerwca 2002 roku w Brukseli.

9. Commission conference to present study on SMEs and ICT

Komisja Europejska ma zamiar zaprezentować 17 grudnia 2001 roku na konferencji w Brukseli wyniki nowego badania na temat jak odnoszące sukcesy małe i średnie przedsiebiorstwa używają technologii informacyjnych i komunikacyjnych do osiągnięcia konkurencyjnego zysku.

10. IST projects to gather for Paris workshop

Aspekty techniczne bezpiecznego użytkownika sieci będą dyskutowane podczas warsztatu, który odbędzie się 18 stycznia 2002 roku w Paryżu, na którym spotkają się uczestnicy wielu projektów IST (Przyjazne Społeczeństwo Informacyjne).

11. Innovation Centre to host R&D proposal workshops

Trzy warsztaty dla składających oferty oraz uczestników europejskich projektów naukowo-badawczych, odbędą się w styczniu i marcu 2002 roku w Centrum Innowacji Św. Jana w Cambridge, Wielka Brytania.

12. Hungarian courses to examine EU research and development contracts

Węgierska Fundacja Nauki i Technologii organizuje 22 i 23 stycznia w Budapeszcie dwa kursy treningowe na temat europejskich kontraktów badawczo-rozwojowych.

Konkursy i oferty Unii Europejskiej

13. Commission to seek ICT research and advisory service

Zarząd Główny Komisji Europejskiej ds. Personelu i Administracji wydał wcześniejszą informację o konkursie na usługi badawcze i doradcze w dziedzinie technologii informacyjnych i komunikacyjnych.

Informacje dotyczące Polski


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1. Internet usage could be helped by new EU telecoms package, while Estonia tops candidate countries' Internet league

Record Control Number : 17761

Date : 2001-12-13

Category : General policy

General Information :

The European Parliament reached a compromise on 10 December, brokered by the Belgian Presidency, to help realise the goals of telecommunications market liberalisation that was envisaged by the Lisbon Council in 2000. This set the date for the telecommunications reforms, some of which are contained in the new telecoms package, to be in place by the end of 2001. The reforms were seen as a major element of realising the information society and should result in cheaper and easier access to the Internet.

Some of the main elements of the package involve clarifying the role of NRAs (national regulatory authorities) and Commission's ability to overrule them, clarifying rules for market access and balancing regulation and investment. All parties welcomed the capacity for compromise that had been shown.

Meanwhile in the candidate countries, the latest Eurostat figures show that Estonia has the highest usage among its population of Internet usage, at 26.3 per cent. It is far ahead of the average usage for candidate countries, which is 6.7 per cent, compared to the 24.3 per cent average for the EU Member States.

Estonia was followed Slovenia (15.2 per cent) , Poland (13.5 per cent) , Slovakia (13 per cent) , Cyprus (10.6 per cent) , the Czech republic (9.7 per cent) , Malta (9.6 per cent) , Hungary (6.4 per cent) . Those with the lowest scores were Turkey (2.9 per cent) , Romania (3.1 per cent) and Bulgaria (5.2 per cent) .

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Data Source Provider : News sources
Document Reference : Based on information from news sources
Subject Index Codes : Information Processing, Information Systems, Evaluation

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2. EEA report highlights role of research in expanding renewable energy in the EU

Record Control Number : 17739

Date : 2001-12-10

Category : Miscellaneous

General Information :

A new report on 'Renewable energies: success stories,' launched by the European environment agency (EEA) on 5 December, has highlighted the role of research and technological development in expanding renewable energy in the EU.

The report identifies factors in the success or failure of renewable energy projects. It focuses on how much each EU country managed to expand its use of a number of renewable energy technologies between 1993 and 1999, including solar photovoltaic panels, solar thermal heating, wind and biomass such as wood and crops. The study identifies essential elements for success in seven areas: technological development, political, legislative, fiscal, financial and administrative support, and information, education and training.

The EEA concludes that while the key to success lies in a combination of factors, research has a key role to play. The report specifies that the development of renewable energy technologies requires support at all stages, from research through to demonstration and implementation, to build a strong and competitive renewable energy industry. It says that public sector funding for renewable energy development provided by the European Commission and at Member State level has helped to achieve considerable cost reductions and improvements in technology.

In addition, the report explains that 'Member States that have focused national research funding support towards specific technologies are now reaping the rewards of this investment.' It gives the example of Denmark, which now has the world's leading wind industry, and the strong biomass technologies industry in Finland and Sweden.

EEA Executive Director Domingo Jiménez-Beltrán said the report 'helps point the way towards solutions' and creates a framework for the promotion of renewables and the sharing of best practice.

The report was launched at the European Parliament in Brussels at a meeting of the European forum for renewable energy sources (EURO-FORES) and the European renewable energy council (EREC) .

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Data Source Provider : EEA
Document Reference : Based on information provided by the EEA
Subject Index Codes : Renewable Sources of Energy, Environmental Protection, Economic Aspects
Contact Person : For further information, please consult the following web address:

http://www.eea.eu.int
Related News : 17392, 17549


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3. eLearning award winners announced

Record Control Number : 17749

Date : 2001-12-11

Category : Miscellaneous

General Information :

Projects from eight different countries picked up eLearning awards in Lisbon on 6 December, at a ceremony attended by representatives of governments, businesses and education.

The projects from Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Iceland, Israel, Italy and Norway were selected from 900 entrants. They focused on issues such as the role of Europe, how to use the Internet to learn English, as well as nature, history, medical and literary themes.

All the award winners received either 10,000 euro or a laptop for their school. They also had the opportunity to participate in ICT (information communication technology) workshops while in Lisbon, as well as being able to discuss their projects with Portuguese school teachers.

Meanwhile, the latest survey on the use of Internet in schools in Italy shows that the country is slightly behind the European average for school website development, but that they have newer computers. Some 49 per cent of EU schools have their own website, while the figure in Italy is 42 per cent. But the number of schools using computers less than three years old in Italy is higher than the EU average, standing at 59 per cent compared to the 51 per cent found across the EU. But there are less of these computers per pupil in Italy than in the EU average, with one computer per 18 students in Italy compared with one per 12 across the EU. The overall usage of the Internet by students in Italy stands at 80 per cent according to respondents, while 89 per cent of institutions claim to work online.

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Data Source Provider : EUN
Document Reference : Based on a press announcement
Programme Acronym : ECONTENT
Subject Index Codes : Education, Training, Innovation, Technology Transfer
Contact Person : For more information on the eLearning awards, please contact:

Angela Andersson
E-mail: angela.andersson@eun.org
Tel: +46-8-4052070

Programy Unii Europejskiej


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4. Innovative microelectronics research programme flourishes after just one year

Record Control Number : 17755

Date : 2001-12-12

Category : Programme implementation

General Information :

Nearly a year after the MEDEA+ programme, a microelectronics research and development (R&D) programme for 'system innovation on silicon for the e-economy' was launched by EUREKA, 38 projects are underway, involving around 220 partners from 17 countries.

The MEDEA+ programme began in January 2001 with the aim of taking Europe to the top of the global microelectronics league through fostering pre-competitive R&D collaboration. The 38 projects were selected from 64 submitted to the MEDEA+ office.

'The extreme interest of so many partners willing to cooperate, and the high acceptance rate of the projects clearly demonstrate that we correctly targeted the necessary work to further boost Europe's microelectronics industry,' said Jean-Pierre Noblanc, Chairman of the MEDEA+ board. 'We also appreciate that the public authorities are fully committed to supporting R&D for this industry on a par with other macroeconomic regions in the world,' he added.

The 38 projects represent more than 10,000 person years. They focus on fundamental technology issues such as sub-100nm CMOS processes and on developing and gaining expertise in applications such as network access, multimedia and security. MEDEA+ is planning on helping European manufacturers develop this advanced technology and applications expertise.

The content of the future MEDEA+ programme will be determined by the results of comparative benchmarking and road mapping studies now underway. Rapid acceleration of technological development means that the third call for project proposals, to be launched in the second half of 2002, is expected to extend technical targets.

The MEDEA+ programme board is also forming a scientific committee, composed of leading academic experts, to provide advice on the main areas where increased research work will be required.

'The new committee will have a fundamental role in opening the future roads of microelectronics, identifying crucial topics impacting microelectronics development within the coming five to ten years and benchmarking our resources in Europe against those of other regions,' said Mr Noblanc.

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Data Source Provider : MEDEA+
Document Reference : Based on information from MEDEA+
Programme Acronym : MEDEA+
Subject Index Codes : Electronics, Microelectronics, Coordination, Cooperation,
Scientific Research
Contact Person : For further information, please consult the following web address:
http://www.medeaplus.org


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5. CORDIS introduces online training presentations for users

Record Control Number : 17759

Date : 2001-12-12

Category : Programme implementation

General Information :

CORDIS, the European Commission's Research and Development Information Service, has launched practical and tailored online training presentations on its services and features for new and regular users.

The presentations, available in English, French, German, Spanish and Italian, will help users to better understand and navigate the CORDIS site.

In addition, modular tutorials have been developed to answer practical questions such as how to participate in a programme, submit a proposal, and build an international consortium or to keep informed on programme news. The presentations include interactive slides featuring direct links to the CORDIS site.

The presentations, part of the CORDIS Help Desk service, aim to help both regular users and newcomers to navigate the information on the CORDIS site.

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Data Source Provider : CIMS
Document Reference : Based on information from CORDIS Help Desk
Programme Acronym : FRAMEWORK 5C, FRAMEWORK 6C
Subject Index Codes : Education, Training
Contact Person : For further information, please contact:

CORDIS Help Desk
Tel: +352 44 10 12 2240
Fax: +352 44 10 12 2248
E-mail: helpdesk@cordis.lu

or consult the following web address:

http://www.cordis.lu/en/src/g_052_en.htm

Wydarzenia, warsztaty, konferencje


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6. CoR workshop investigates building partnerships in the information society

Record Control Number : 17740

Date : 2001-12-10

Category : Event

General Information :

The information society will be the topic of the Committee of the Regions' (CoR) first workshop for regional representations in Brussels, to be held in Brussels on 14 December.

A survey among the representations carried out by the CoR revealed a particular interest in the information society and related projects. The workshop will focus on how to build partnerships between regions, cities and organisations in this field.

The workshop will hear presentations from European Commission representatives and seven regions that have developed successful projects relating to the information society. Local and regional representatives will also have the opportunity to inform their counterparts about projects in their area.

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Data Source Provider : Committee of the Regions
Document Reference : Based on an event announcement
Subject Index Codes : Regional Development, Information Processing, Information Systems,
Coordination, Cooperation
Contact Person : For further information, please consult the following web address:
http://www.cor.eu.int


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7. Green Week 2002 to examine sustainable development

Record Control Number : 17742

Date : 2001-12-10

Category : Event

General Information :

The Environment DG of the European Commission is organising a Green Week with the theme of 'Changing our ways' in Brussels from 15 to 19 April 2002.

The event, which combines a conference and exhibition programme, is being held for the second year running. It aims to address the issue of how citizens, businesses, policy makers, young people and other stakeholders can help to make the world a more environmentally friendly and healthy place to live in.

During Green Week 2002, participants will be able to take part in seminars and workshops addressing children's health and environment, sustainable consumption and production, the world summit on sustainable development and Natura 2002.

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Data Source Provider : DG Environment
Document Reference : Based on information provided by DG Environment
Subject Index Codes : Environmental Protection, Safety, Social Aspects
Contact Person : For further information, please consult the following web address:

http://europa.eu.int/comm/environment/greenweek/2001/index.htm


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8. European business to gather in Brussels in June

Record Control Number : 17743

Date : 2001-12-10

Category : Event

General Information :

The European business summit, an annual event designed to address the issues affecting the European business community, will take place in Brussels on 6 to 8 June 2002.

The event will be attended by several European Commissioners, as well as representatives of business and civil society. One of the themes that the event plans to address is 'Entrepreneurship and sustainable development in an enlarged Europe.' As part of this, a special emphasis will be laid on ensuring sufficient contributions from and representation of the candidate countries. As well as being offered an integral part in panel discussions, candidate country representatives will be invited to make special presentations on the business opportunities in their countries.

Networking will be encouraged at the event, with a dedicated 'exhibition and networking village' available for exchange of views and details.

Organised by the European Union of Employers, UNICE and the Federation of Belgian companies (FEB-VBO) , the European business summit hopes to build on the success of last year, when European Commission President Romano Prodi, Belgian's Prince Phillip and representatives from companies such as Microsoft and Nokia attended.

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Data Source Provider : UNICE
Document Reference : Based on an event announcement
Subject Index Codes : Economic Aspects, Coordination, Cooperation
Contact Person : For further information, please contact:
E-mail: ebs@vbo-feb.be

or consult the following web address:
http://www.ebsummit.org


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9. Commission conference to present study on SMEs and ICT

Record Control Number : 17756

Date : 2001-12-12

Category : Event

General Information :

The European Commission is to present the results of a new study on how successful small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) use information and communication technologies (ICTs) to gain competitive advantage, at a conference in Brussels on 17 December 2001.

PLS RAMBŘLL Management carried out detailed case studies for the European Commission on 70 European enterprises across five business sectors. The conference will present the main findings of the study. It will also examine issues such as how SMEs use ICTs to create business networks, how enterprises, industry associations and policymakers can work together to create competitive strengths for SMEs, and identify the main strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats for SMEs with regard to e-business.

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Data Source Provider : DG Enterprise
Document Reference : Based on information provided by DG Enterprise
Subject Index Codes : Economic Aspects, Information Processing, Information Systems, Evaluation
Contact Person : For further information, please contact:

Jacob Munk Nielsen
Chief Consultant
PLS RAMBŘLL Management A/S
Nřrregade 7 A
1165 Kbh K
Denmark
Tel: +45 33 97 81 97
Fax: +45 33 97 82 33
E-mail: jmn@pls-ramboll.com
http://www.pls-ramboll.com


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10. IST projects to gather for Paris workshop

Record Control Number : 17757

Date : 2001-12-12

Category : Event

General Information :

The technical aspects of the secure nomadic user will be discussed at a workshop to take place in Paris on 18 January, which will bring together the participants in a number of IST (information society technology) projects.

The event will help to highlight some of the key areas which need to be addressed in the area of security of roaming communications, as well as providing networking opportunities for those participating in the projects. Projects which will participate in the event include CADENUS, MOEBIUS, SHAMAAN, WINE and WINE GLASS, which cover a variety of areas, including wireless IP networks, security for access in mobile applications, mobile extranet integrated user services and end-user services in premium IP networks. Representatives from each project, which bring together players from both the private sector and academia, will make speeches at the event.

The event is organised by Internode, a consortium of six industry and institutional research players covering telecommunications, banking, security and service provider companies.

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Data Source Provider : Internode
Document Reference : Based on an event announcement
Subject Index Codes : Information Processing, Information Systems
Contact Person : For further information on the event, please contact:

Niamh O'Driscoll
Tel: +353-1-4339100/9136
http://www.internode.org


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11. Innovation Centre to host R&D proposal workshops

Record Control Number : 17763

Date : 2001-12-13

Category : Event

General Information :

Three workshops for EU R&D (research and development) project proposers and participants will be held in January and March 2002 at the St John's Innovation Centre in Cambridge, UK.

A proposal-writing workshop for the Information Society Technologies (IST) programme will be held on 21 January 2002. The event aims to show participants how to turn a good idea into a winning research proposal. It is aimed at those preparing an RTD (research and technological development) proposal for submission to the European commission's IST programme in April 2002. The workshop will address issues such as clear communication of ideas, evaluation criteria and common pitfalls.

A workshop on 'Negotiating and administering EU research contracts' will take place on 22 January 2002. It will provide an overview of the Commission contract negotiation process and the subsequent administration of the contract, it is aimed at all who intend to participate in EU-funded RTD projects.

On 14 March 2002, a workshop will be held on the subject of 'Managing EC research projects.' The workshop will explain how such projects are managed and how good practices can be used to support successful delivery of results. It is aimed at all who intend to participate in EC-funded RTD projects, particularly potential project coordinators and managers.

St John's Innovation Centre is part of the Innovation Relay Network.

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Data Source Provider : Singleimage Ltd
Document Reference : Based on information provided by Singleimage Ltd
Programme Acronym : FRAMEWORK 5C, IST
Subject Index Codes : Scientific Research, Education, Training
Contact Person : For further information, please contact:

Sue Greig
Singleimage Ltd
3 Foundry walk
St Ives
Cambridge
PE27 5FW
UK
Tel: +44 1480 497 712
Fax: +44 1480 497 714


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12. Hungarian courses to examine EU research and development contracts

Record Control Number : 17764

Date : 2001-12-13

Category : Event

General Information :

The Hungarian science and technology foundation (TeT Alapitvany) is organising two training courses on EU R&D (research and development) contracts on behalf of Hyperion in Budapest, Hungary, on 22 and 23 January.

A course on 'How to write a competitive proposal for EU R&D programmes will be held on 22 January 2002. Details of the course content can be found at http://www.hyperion.ie/proposalcontent.htm.

A course on 'How to negotiate, manage, administer an EU R&D contract' will take place on 23 January 2002. details of the course can be found at http://www.hyperion.ie/managmentcontent.htm.

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Data Source Provider : Hungarian science and technology foundation
Document Reference : Based on information provided by the Hungarian science and
technology foundation
Subject Index Codes : Scientific Research, Education, Training
Contact Person : For registration and further information, please contact:

Dr Dora Groo
Hungarian science and technology foundation
1027 Budapest
Bem Jozsef u. 2
Hungary
Tel: +36 1 214 7714
Fax: +36 1 214 7712
E-mail: tetalap@tetalap.hu
http://www.tetalap.hu

Konkursy i oferty Unii Europejskiej


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13. Commission to seek ICT research and advisory service

Record Control Number : 17744

Date : 2001-12-10

Category : Tender

General Information :

The European Commission's Personnel and Administration DG has given prior information of a call for tenders for the provision of research and advisory services in information and communication technology (Rasict) .

The call will be a sequel to a previous call for tenders, which was not attributed to any tenderer. It will have two lots, each constituting a separate market. Lot one will relate to detailed research and advisory services in information and communication technology (engineering level) based on analysis and research of the ICT (information and communication technologies) industry and market. Lot two relates to high level research and advisory services in information and communication technology (management level) based on analysis and research of the ICT industry and market.

Lot one will include services in the following domains:

- hardware and operating systems;

- enterprise network and telecommunications including voice;

- office automation, document and knowledge management;

- information systems and office information systems;

- securing covering all areas of ICT:

- asset management covering all areas of ICT;

- contracts covering all areas of ICT;

- ICT and business relations (value, processes, resources, etc.) .

The above domains should be covered by services with a detailed coverage of market, technology, architecture, strategy and management aspects including the following topics:

- market evolution scenarios with appropriate confidence factors and supporting evidence;

- identification of market and technology drivers and leaders;

- financial analysis of technologies, products and solutions;

- identification of limitations and boundary conditions of technologies, products and solutions;

- tracking of human and financial issues related to technologies, products and solutions.

Lot two services should cover a high level overview of the main trends and directions of all areas of the ICT market including technology, architecture, strategy and management aspects. It should have a strong focus for European clients. The service should include aspects like market evolution scenarios, identification of market and technology drivers and leaders, identification of limitations and boundary conditions of technologies and solutions etc.

Information for both lots should be delivered through:

- complete research reports;

- technology and/or market update letters or notes;

- early warning messages;

- written replies to questions and requests for information by e-mail on specific subjects and issues;

- internal and external events like briefings, presentations, conferences, seminars, forums, symposia, audio-conferences, other.

The following forms of media should be used to deliver information for both lots:

- CD-ROM to be downloaded on internal e-web;

- e-mail messages;

- fax

- Internet website.

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The estimated date for initiating the award procedures is 31.03.
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 S 237-162828 of 08.12.2001, p.56
Subject Index Codes : Information Processing, Information Systems, Information, Media


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