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21.03.2002

Polityka Unii Europejskiej, wiadomości ogólne

1. Commission initiative to encourage intelligent energy use in Europe

Nowa inicjatywa Komisji Europejskiej mająca pomóc w poprawie bezpieczeństwa dostarczania energii w Europie i zredukowaniu emisji gazów cieplarnianych rozpocznie się 20 marca, wraz z dyskusją internetową na żywo.

2. Commission funds ambitious genome research projects

Komisja Europejska przyznała 39.4 miliona euro dla trzech projektów naukowych dużej skali w dziedzinie genetyki, w celu wsparcia badań europejskich nad genami i ich funkcją.

3. Galileo receives top level endorsement

Nie uregulowane sprzeciwy i przeszkody dotyczące programu Galileo zostały, według raportu, przezwyciężone na spotkaniu w Barcelonie 15 i 16 marca.

4. Commission requests information for agenda setting in FP6

Publikacja Wyrażenia Zainteresowania (Expression of Interest) przez Komisję Europejską 20 marca, pomoże jej w ustaleniu porządku dla tematów badań, które mają być podjęte w następnym Programie Ramowym (FP6) i pomóc oferentom przygotować się do konkursów.

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5. European council for research still a decade away, says leading academic

Rada Naukowa dla całej Europy, współpracująca z narodowymi Radami Naukowymi, powstanie prawdopodobnie dopiero za 10 lat, według profesora Norberta Kroó, sekretarza generalnego Węgierskiej Akademii Nauk i członka Europejskiej Naukowej Rady Doradczej, EURAB.

Programy Unii Europejskiej

6. eTIP: CORDIS proposes new facility to submit descriptions of research results' benefits

CORDIS, Serwis Informacyjny Badań i Rozwoju Komisji Europejskiej, oferuje nową interaktywną usługę mającą pomóc kontrahentom projektów dostarczać szczegóły na temat zastosowania i eksploatacji ich przyszłych rezultatów.

7. CORDIS offers new interface for eContent programme

CORDIS, Serwis Informacyjny Badań i Rozwoju Komisji Europejskiej, oferuje przeprojektowany serwis przeznaczony dla programu eContent.

Wydarzenia, warsztaty, konferencje

8. EU research organisations team up for science awareness programme

Program wspierany przez Komisję Europejską, który łączy siedem głównych europejskich organizacji naukowych i który ma podkreślić nieodzowną rolę nauki i technologii w dzisiejszym społeczeństwie, zostanie rozpoczęty 22 marca przez Członka Komisji Europejskiej ds. Nauki Filipa Busquina.

9. Turin event to tackle obstacles to innovation

Różne perspektywy społeczeństwa naukowego, rynku, polityków i obywateli będą omawiane na rocznym spotkaniu generalnym TII, które odbędzie się w Turynie, Włochy, 18 i 19 kwietnia.

10. Negotiating EU research contracts and managing projects - UK workshops

Warsztaty dla oferentów i uczestników projektów naukowo-badawczych Unii Europejskiej odbędą się w Cambridge, w Wielkiej Brytanii, w Kwietniu i Czerwcu 2002.

11. International conference to examine future of steel research

Międzynarodowa konferencja na temat "Badania stali - od ECSC (Europejska Wspólnota Węgla i Stali) do przyszłości" odbędzie się w Luxemburgu, 26 czerwca 2002.

Konkursy i oferty Unii Europejskiej

12. An opportunity for Europe's research community to help prepare for the first calls of FP6

Komisja Europejska zaprasza do składania wyrażeń zainteresowania (EoI) do uczestniczenia w akcjach badawczych o tematyce, która mogłaby być związana z tematem "Zintegrowane projekty" lub "Sieci doskonałości" - nowe instrumenty nadchodzacego Szóstego Programu Ramowego.

13. Commission to seek statistics and study on women and science

Komisja Europejska wydała wcześniejszą informację o zaproszeniu do konkursów związanych z inicjatywami w dziedzinie "kobiety i nauka".

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1. Commission initiative to encourage intelligent energy use in Europe

Record Control Number : 18130

Date : 2002-03-15

Category : General policy

General Information :

A new European Commission initiative to help improve the security of Europe's energy supply and reduce greenhouse gas emissions will be launched with a live Internet discussion on 20 March.

The ManagEnergy project, supported by the Energy and Transport DG, aims to provide European support for local energy and transport activities. It hopes to boost progress towards the EU goal of generating 20 per cent of energy from renewable sources by 2020 by increasing energy efficiency in the domestic, industrial and transport sectors and encouraging greater use of renewable energy sources.

The project will bring together energy agencies and other regional and local level organisations to promote good practice and improve communication and the sharing of knowledge in areas such as energy use in buildings and industry, renewable energy and clean urban transport. It will involve organisations in both Member and Candidate EU States.

A series of workshops, conferences and training events, all of which will be broadcast live on the Internet, are planned across Europe.

A ManagEnergy web site will be launched on the same day as the project. It will provide information on good practice, events, relevant European and national legislation, projects and scientific and technological reports.

Ismo Gronroos Saikkala, project manager for ManagEnergy, said the initiative will 'shorten the time lag from invention to use for new energy technologies' and help the Community to use new research and technology in the most efficient way possible through the sharing of knowledge and expertise.

The project, which will initially last for 3 years, was launched as a result of the first European Conference of all local and regional energy management agencies, held in November 2001.

Energy agencies are local level agencies which provide information to consumers on energy matters and help local authorities to formulate their energy policies.

The live Internet discussion will take place from 11.00 to 13.00 CET on 20 March.

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Data Source Provider : Transport and Energy DG
Document Reference : Based on information provided by the Transport and Energy DG
Subject Index Codes : Energy Saving, Renewable Sources of Energy, Environmental
Protection, Transport
Contact Person : For further information on the ManagEnergy project or the live
Internet discussion, please contact:

E-mail: info@managenergy.net

The ManagEnergy website will be available at the following web
address from 20 March:

http://www.managenergy.net


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2. Commission funds ambitious genome research projects

Record Control Number : 18134

Date : 2002-03-18

Category : General policy

General Information :

The European Commission has awarded 39.4 million euro to three large scale scientific projects on genomics in a bid to gear up European research on the study of genes and their function.

The funding, awarded under the Quality of Life programme of the current Framework programme for research in the present Fifth Framework programme (FP5) , is a prelude to the 2.2 billion euro earmarked for 'Genomics research for human health' in the next Framework programme (FP6) which is due to start at the beginning of 2003.

EU Research Commissioner Philippe Busquin said: 'The decoding of the human genome opens new opportunities for researchers to understand the genetic origins of diseases and to develop new therapies. It is vital for Europe to play a leading role in genomic research and biotechnology, the new frontier of the 21st century.' But he warned that 'we can only use its vast potential for improving our quality of life and Europe's competitiveness if we are better organised across Europe to meet scientific challenges that go beyond the capacities of individual countries.'

The Commission says that the three projects, on the genetics of twins, mouse genomics and structural proteomics, demonstrate the way in which the Commission will fund research in the future, by 'asking scientists from industry and academia to compose top teams from across Europe to conduct research at the cutting edge of science in a selected number of fields' in a bid to achieve critical mass and world-class excellence.

Professor Leena Peltonen of Helsinki's National Public Health Institute, Finland, said the projects are an opportunity for the EU to expand its niche in biomedical research and achieve worldwide prominence in the field of genomics. She added that all the projects and their components form a 'circle', leading from mouse genomics to human genetics to the structure of molecular machines to help target drugs to specific illnesses.

Professor Peltonen's project, Genomeutwin, will study 600,000 pairs of European twins to identify the genes underlying common diseases. Professor Peltonen said the project aims to distinguish between genetic and environmental factors as a cause of disease, as although scientists have now sequenced the complete genome of almost 100 species, including a draft of the human genome, 'so far we are pretty ignorant of what does what.' The initiative will use new molecular and statistical strategies to analyse factors behind health problems such as obesity and heart disease. It will also establish a collaborative research network including geneticists, epidemiologists, mathematicians and experts in bioinformatics.

Professor Steve Brown of the Medical Research Council in Harwell, the UK, explained that the Eumorphia project, which he heads up, aims to improve the role of mouse models in understanding human disease. Now the human genome has been sequenced, he said, the key challenge lies in defining the function of the 35,000 or so genes it contains. Mice provide a key mammalian model for the understanding of the role of genes in human physiology and disease.

Eumorphia aims to develop a standardised battery of tests and screens for all body systems in the mouse, so that changes introduced to their DNA can be clearly analysed and understood. The project includes extensive networking and training activities to focus expertise on mouse genetics and create a new cadre of scientists with specialised training in the area.

Professor Pierre Chambon of the Strasbourg Institute of Genetics and Molecular Biology, who is also involved in the Eumorphia project, said 'this is the first time [the problem of gene function] will be seriously addressed in Europe.'

The SPINE (Structural proteomics in Europe) project aims, in the words of coordinator Professor David Stuart, 'to take structural biology to a post-genomic level' by using robotics and other technology to advance the analysis and understanding of protein function. It will bring together top European structural biology groups to develop new methods and technologies to target the structures of human proteins implicated in diseases such as Herpes viruses and Mycobacter tuberculosis. The project will include the establishment of a network of European centres of excellence and the provision of training for young scientists throughout the EU.

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Data Source Provider : CORDIS News attendance at Commission press event
Document Reference : Based on CORDIS News attendance at Commission press event
Programme Acronym : FRAMEWORK 5C, FRAMEWORK 6C, LIFE QUALITY, SCIENCE-SOCIETY C
Subject Index Codes : Scientific Research, Biotechnology, Medicine, Health, Life Sciences,
Information Processing, Information Systems, Coordination, Cooperation
Contact Person : For further information on the projects, please contact:

Jacques Remacle
Scientific Officer
Quality of Life programme
Research DG
Tel: +32 2 296 3045
E-mail: jacques.remacle@cec.eu.int

Bernard Mulligan
Scientific Officer
Quality of Life programme
Research DG
Tel: +32 2 296 8172
E-mail: bernard.mulligan@cec.eu.int
Related News : 17894


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3. Galileo receives top level endorsement

Record Control Number : 18135

Date : 2002-03-18

Category : General policy

General Information :

Outstanding objections and obstacles to the Galileo programme are reported to have been overcome at the Barcelona summit on 15 and 16 March.

The countries which had shown hesitation over the project were said to be reassured by commitments given on sound financing management and the use of the satellite, which would be used only for civilian purposes. Discussions were said to be fruitful when the subject was raised on Friday at the summit, and the event's conclusions note the progress made.

'The European Council welcomes the progress on Galileo and asks the Transport Council at its meeting in March to take the necessary decisions regarding both the funding and launching of this programme and the setting up of the joint undertaking, in cooperation with the European space agency,' the conclusions read.

An official from the European Commission involved with the project qualified the conclusions as very positive, as they are effectively an endorsement of the programme from the European Heads of State. 'Now we have to hope that the Transport Council, meeting on 26 March will adopt the necessary decisions on financing and the joint undertaking. But we are confident that this will happen,' he said.

Support for the programme was on the agenda at a meeting of national Members of Parliament that took place in the Belgian senate on 12 March. The meeting between representatives from the Parliaments of Belgium, the Netherlands, France, German, Spain, Italy and the UK, along with members of the business community, led to a declaration in which they reaffirmed the programme's importance for European research and industry. The declaration, which also called for the private sector to provide funding for the programme, has been sent to all European institutions, Member State governments, the European space agency and the industrial companies active in the space sector.

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Data Source Provider : Council conclusions and news sources
Document Reference : Based on Council conclusions and news sources
Subject Index Codes : Aerospace Technology, Coordination, Cooperation
Contact Person : For further information on the Galileo satellite programme, please
consult the following web address:
http://www.galileo-pgm.org


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4. Commission requests information for agenda setting in FP6

Record Control Number : 18150

Date : 2002-03-21

Category : General policy

General Information :

The publication of the Expressions of Interest (EoI) by the European Commission on 20 March will help it set an agenda for research themes to be covered in the next Framework programme (FP6) and help submitters prepare for the calls, the Commission has said.

The EoI are a means of gathering information on some of the areas the research community is focusing on, as well as gauging the level of activity in specific fields. There will be no formal evaluation of the EoI, but the Commission will analyse those that are submitted and will highlight them on the Internet by July 2002. However, submitters may opt to keep the information confidential.

While there will be no individual feedback, no budget and no specific competitive advantages in submitting an EoI (as submission is neither a prerequisite for participating in FP6 nor will submission improve the chances of the subject appearing in an early call) , the Commission feels that this will provide a good opportunity to prepare for participation in FP6 calls. Submission of an EoI would mean having to join together with other members of the research community to form the kind of consortium that would fit in with the new instruments, such as the networks of excellence or integrated projects.

At an event on 20 March organised by the Commission to explain the functioning of the Framework programme in relation to its seventh priority

- citizens and governance in a knowledge-based economy

- discussion turned to how the EoI will work. Concern was expressed that the option of confidentiality could lead to some of the non-confidential submitters being placed at a disadvantage. Andrew Sors of the Commission explained that the idea of allowing confidentiality was so as not to discourage any prospective group from taking part.

Asked what the Commission would use for gaining feedback from the research community if there was a low level of EoI submissions, Dr Peter Fisch of the Commission said that there were many other sources, such as programme committees, workshops and dialogue exercises. 'If we don't get much feedback, we will not be left empty handed,' he said. But he added that to miss out on this opportunity may be to miss out on a useful way of preparing for the real thing. 'To really have the full European dimension, you need partners from all over Europe and this invitation may be one way of doing this.'

Participants at the event raised concerns about the new instruments to be used in FP6, which were addressed by representatives of the Commission. Colette Renier, in response to a point raised about the possibility of networks of excellence becoming 'closed shops', responded that this concern is nothing new. 'Of course networks of excellence could operate between friends, but this is not new and I feel that this could even be reduced. The network of the excellence also looks at the excellence of the partnership,' she said.

In response to concerns that the position of smaller countries and organisations could be threatened by the new instruments, Mr Sors gave reassurance. 'My personal feeling is that it will be easier for smaller entities to participate in larger networks than before.'

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Data Source Provider : European Commission
Document Reference : Based on information from the European Commission
Programme Acronym : FRAMEWORK 6C, ERA
Subject Index Codes : Scientific Research, Coordination, Cooperation, Policies
Contact Person : For more information on the EoI, please consult the following web
address:

http://www.cordis.lu/fp6/eoi-instruments

or contact:
Michel Claessens
Communication unit
DG Research
Tel: +32-2-2959971
Fax: +32-2-2958220
E-mail: michel.claessens@cec.eu.int

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5. European council for research still a decade away, says leading academic

Record Control Number : 18128

Date : 2002-03-15

Category : Miscellaneous

General Information :

A research council for the whole of Europe, working with the national research councils, is probably at least 10 years away, according to Professor Norbert Kroó, the secretary-general of Hungarian academy of sciences and a member of the European research advisory board, EURAB.

Speaking at Norwegian research and IT forum in Brussels on 15 March, Professor Kroó claimed that, while the idea was initially brought up around eight years ago, it will be at least another 10 before it becomes a reality.

The European science foundation (ESF) has recently been promoting the idea of a Research council for Europe, but Professor Kroó feels that one single organisation cannot be the lead in creating such a council. 'It can't be the project of just one organisation to build this council. I do not think that the ESF in its present form is appropriate, but it could be reshaped.' He added that there must be a definition of what is needed before resources should be dedicated to the idea. 'I don't think that this project should start simply by distributing money,' he said.

The impetus for a European research council has also come from Scandinavian countries, said Professor Kroó and he welcomed this. Another speaker at the event, Gunnar Ahlén, special advisor to Swedish Ministry of education and science, said that a European research council could be worked out from 'the inside of the Sixth Framework programme [FP6] '.

The event provided a background on the new instruments that will be available in the next Framework programme. Some of the concerns expressed by attendees included fears that decision making procedures in deciding the networks of excellence and the integrated projects would become more political, that SMEs (small and medium sized enterprises) may find it difficult to have the same level of participation as the Fifth Framework programme and that preparation costs for participation in FP6 will be higher.

However the general mood was upbeat and most participants agreed with Ramon Noguera of the UK research office (UKRO) , who said that the most important message to convey about FP6 is 'Don't panic'. This was enhanced by Professor Kroó, who said: 'We [Hungary] are not afraid of being overruled by the big countries. If the idea is good enough, then small countries will overcome any obstacles.' He added that networks of excellence have already been tried by the four Eastern European countries grouped together in the Visegrad cooperative agreement (Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland) and have worked well.

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Data Source Provider : Norwegian research and IT forum
Document Reference : Based on CORDIS attendance at Norwegian research and IT forum
Programme Acronym : FRAMEWORK 5C, FRAMEWORK 6C
Subject Index Codes : Information, Media, Scientific Research, Coordination, Cooperation,
Policies, Innovation, Technology Transfer

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6. eTIP: CORDIS proposes new facility to submit descriptions of research results' benefits

Record Control Number : 18156

Date : 2002-03-21

Category : Programme implementation

General Information :

CORDIS, the European Commission's Research and Development Information Service, is offering a new interactive feature to help project contractors submit details on the application and exploitation of their prospective results.

Project partners need to deliver information on their foreseeable research results. The document known as the Technology Implementation Plan (TIP) is generally submitted at the end of the project. Thanks to the new web-based feature, partners can proceed in multiple sessions to make all details and results from the project available for evaluation and publication. The new submission tool offers on-line guidance and eases faster dissemination of public results.

Non-confidential information will be passed to the CORDIS service for publication. Selected examples will be presented on the CORDIS Marketplace (www.cordis.lu/marketplace) in 5 languages.

Protected access and simplified updating procedures can be provided for project coordinators and partners.

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Data Source Provider : CIMS
Document Reference : Based on information from service provider
Programme Acronym : FRAMEWORK 5C
Subject Index Codes : Coordination, Cooperation
Contact Person : For further information, please consult the following web address:

http://www.cordis.lu/etip


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7. CORDIS offers new interface for eContent programme

Record Control Number : 18157

Date : 2002-03-21

Category : Programme implementation

General Information :

CORDIS, the European Commission's Research and Development Information Service, is offering a redesigned service dedicated to the eContent programme.

The upgraded gateway provides comprehensive information on the eContent programme (2001-2004) , which aims to encourage the development and use of European digital content on world networks and promote linguistic diversity in the information society.

The service offers information on the latest developments and access to related news and events. The eContent programme, and the eEurope initiative of which it is a part, are explained clearly with sections highlighting policy background, key actions, examples of projects and contacts. New calls for proposals will also be published on the service.

In addition, the site provides background information on the four action lines of the eContent programme: public sector, customisation, capital and rights. Links to previous programme results are also available.

The CORDIS eContent service will be updated regularly and developed in other languages. An email alert feature enables users to keep up with new developments on the service.

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Data Source Provider : CIMS
Document Reference : Based on information from service provider
Programme Acronym : INFO2000, MLIS, ECONTENT
Subject Index Codes : Information, Media, Education, Training, Economic Aspects,
Legislation, Regulations
Contact Person : For further information, please consult the following web address:

http://www.cordis.lu/econtent

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8. EU research organisations team up for science awareness programme

Record Control Number : 18136

Date : 2002-03-18

Category : Event

General Information :

A Commission-supported programme which brings together seven major European research organisations to highlight the indispensable role of science and technology in today's society will be launched by Research Commissioner Philippe Busquin on 22 March.

The 'Sci-Tech

- Couldn't be without it!' programme, which will be launched at the Technopolis Science Museum in Brussels, aims to raise awareness of the fundamental research behind everyday objects which many people couldn't live without, such as antibiotics, CDs, contact lenses and laser printers.

The programme website includes an online survey to identify Europeans' top 10 technologies, and will provide information on the research which made some of today's key technologies possible. Teaching kits will also be developed to explain to students how their favourite gadgets work and how a career in science could help them contribute to the next generation of indispensable inventions. The results of the survey will be presented in a series of live Internet quiz shows during Science Week, from 4 to 10 November.

The project brings together seven key European research organisations

- the European space agency (ESA) , the European southern observatory (ESO) , the European organisation for nuclear research (CERN) , the European molecular biology laboratory (EMBL) , the European molecular biology organisation (EMBO) , the European fusion development agreement (EFDA) , the European synchotron radiation facility (ESRF) and the Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL) .

The Sci-Tech event will coincide with the official inauguration of CERN's travelling exhibition 'E=mc2

- when energy becomes matter,' which will be on at the Technopolis museum until 20 July.

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Data Source Provider : CERN
Document Reference : Based on information provided by CERN
Programme Acronym : FRAMEWORK 6C, SCIENCE-SOCIETY C
Subject Index Codes : Scientific Research, Other Technology
Contact Person : To access the Sci-Tech online voting and web resources, please
consult the following web address:

http://www.cern.ch/sci-tech

For further information on the Sci-Tech event, please contact:

Monica de Pasquale
Executive Coordinator
Tel: +41 22 767 3586
E-mail: monica.de.pasquale@cern.ch

For further information on the 'When energy becomes matter'
exhibition, please contact:

Veronique de Man
Technopolis Science Museum
Tel: +32 15 34 2020


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9. Turin event to tackle obstacles to innovation

Record Control Number : 18142

Date : 2002-03-19

Category : Event

General Information :

The different perspectives of the science community, the market, policymakers and citizens will be addressed at the TII annual general meeting which will take place in Turin, Italy on 18 and 19 April.

Entitled 'Science, society and the market

- meeting the challenges' the event will bring together representatives from each of the sectors to discuss specific issues relating to the relationships between them in the innovative process at European, national and regional levels.

A plenary session will take place on the first day of the event, while parallel sessions dealing with specific issues will take place on the second part of the first day and the whole of the second day. Themes of the parallel sessions include 'science and society

- what is being done to bridge the gap?', 'The Sixth Framework programme

- a new impulse towards a better entente between science and society' and 'what the market is looking for from Europe's public research organisations'.

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Data Source Provider : TII
Document Reference : Based on an event announcement
Programme Acronym : FRAMEWORK 5C, FRAMEWORK 6C, INNOVATION-SME, SCIENCE-SOCIETY C, MS-I C
Subject Index Codes : Innovation, Technology Transfer, Policies
Contact Person : For further information, please contact:

TII
3 Rue Aldringen
Luxembourg
L-1118
Fax: +352-462185


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10. Negotiating EU research contracts and managing projects - UK workshops

Record Control Number : 18143

Date : 2002-03-19

Category : Event

General Information :

Two workshops for EU R&D (research and development) project proposers and participants will be held in Cambridge, UK in April and June 2002.

'Negotiating and administering EU research contracts' will take place on 25 April. The workshop will provide an overview of the contract negotiation process and the subsequent administration of the contract. It aims to help project coordinators progress swiftly and effectively from the Commission's evaluation summary report and framework for negotiation to a signed contract, while providing a firm foundation for the efficient administration of the project.

'Managing EC research projects' will be held on 14 June. The workshop will explain how European Commission funded research projects work, how projects are managed and how good practices can be built in to support the successful delivery of results.

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Data Source Provider : Singleimage Limited
Document Reference : Based on an event announcement
Programme Acronym : MS-UK C
Subject Index Codes : Scientific Research, Coordination, Cooperation
Contact Person : For further information, please contact:
Sue Greig
Tel: +44-1480-497712
E-mail: sue.greig@singleimage.co.uk


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11. International conference to examine future of steel research

Record Control Number : 18149

Date : 2002-03-20

Category : Event

General Information :

An international conference on 'Steel research

- from ECSC (the European coal and steel community) to the future' will take place in Luxembourg on 26 June 2002.

The Treaty establishing the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC) , the first cornerstone of the European Union, entered into force in 1952 and will expire on 23 July this year.

The conference, organised by the European Commission's Research DG, is one of a series of events held to mark the end of the Treaty. It will examine the role and achievements of the Steel RTD (research and technological development) programme, the impact of ECSC steel research on steel production and the impact of improvements in working conditions.

Under the terms of Article 55 of the Treaty, the ECSC has provided funds for research programmes relating to the production and use of steel and coal. Specific steel research will continue in a modified form after the expiry of the ECSC treaty.

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Deadline for initial response is 15-04-2002.

Data Source Provider : Research DG
Document Reference : Based on information provided by the Research DG
Subject Index Codes : Scientific Research, Industrial Manufacture, Legislation, Regulations
Contact Person : For further information or for a pre-registration form, please
consult the following web address:

http://www.cordis.lu/ecsc-steel/src/future.htm

or contact:

E-mail: ECSC-steel@cec.eu.int

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12. An opportunity for Europe's research community to help prepare for the first calls of FP6

Record Control Number : 18148

Date : 2002-03-20

Category : Tender

General Information :

The European Commission is inviting the submission of expressions of interest (EoI) to participate in research actions for topics that could be the subject of 'Integrated projects' or 'Networks of excellence,'

- the new instruments of the forthcoming Sixth Framework programme for research (FP6) .

The Commission invites the submission of EoIs to participate in research actions for topics throughout the seven thematic priorities (1.1.1 to 1.1.7) of the specific programme proposal 'Integrating and Strengthening the ERA (European research area) ' and thematic priorities 2.2 and 2.3 of the specific programme proposal 'Nuclear Energy.' This invitation does not apply to the other types of activities.

EoI submissions are invited from those organisations or groups of organisations from the Member States, associated candidate countries and other associated states intending to form consortia (which may also include entities from third countries and international organisations) to respond to later calls for proposals with an integrated project or network of excellence.

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The deadline for submitting EoIs is 07-06-2002.

Before contacting the Commission, tenderers are strongly advised to
consult the original call text in the Official Journal of the
European Communities at the reference below.

Data Source Provider : Official Journal of the European Communities
Document Reference : OJ No C 71 of 20-03-2002, p. 14
Programme Acronym : FRAMEWORK 6C, ERA
Subject Index Codes : Scientific Research, Coordination, Cooperation
Contact Person : A guide for submitters, help and information desk addresses and
further information relevant to submit EoI is given at the
following web address:

http://www.cordis.lu/fp6/eoi-instruments


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13. Commission to seek statistics and study on women and science

Record Control Number : 18155

Date : 2002-03-21

Category : Tender

General Information :

The European Commission has issued a prior information notice on an invitation to tender relating to initiatives in the field of women and science.

The European Commission intends to launch two invitations to tender within the framework of its actions to promote women in science through the science and society action plan.

One contract will concern the continued development of work on statistics and indicators relating to women in science in the European Union and associated countries. It will involve the collection, verification, editing and storage of statistical data requested by and provided to the European Commission on the topic of women and science, and methodological work on, and calculation of indicators. This contract will also cover the analysis and preparation of the women and science data for online dissemination, and for publications and articles.

The estimated value for this procurement is 300,000 euro.

The second contract will take the form of a study, which will identify and survey existing networks of women scientists and other relevant women and science organisations, with a view to producing a comprehensive directory and typology of existing networks. The study will also identify challenges and obstacles and provide recommendations for the setting up of a European platform of women scientists.

The estimated value for this procurement is 150,000 euro.

The technical content will be defined exclusively by Commission services.

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The estimated date for initiating award procedures is: second
semester 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 57-044156 of 21.03.2002, p.65
Programme Acronym : FRAMEWORK 6C, SCIENCE-SOCIETY C
Subject Index Codes : Social Aspects, Scientific Research


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