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28.03.2002

Informacje dotyczące Polski

1. Many candidate countries must introduce more regulations on ethics and science, says Commission

Kraje kandydujące do Unii muszą zrozumieć więcej na temat etycznych aspektów nauki, do których trzeba się skierować, aby w pełni uczestniczyć w projektach badawczych w Szóstym Programie Ramowym (FP6), powiedziała Wiadomościom CORDIS Barbara Rhode, dyrektor jednostki d.s. etycznych w Komisji Europejskiej.

2. Germany funds partner searches in Central and Eastern Europe

Niemiecka Grupa Robocza dla zespołów badań przemysłowych (AiF) otwiera biuro kontaktowe w Słowenii, dwunastym państwie z Europy Środkowej i Centralnej, które ma przystąpić do programu, które pomaga średniej wielkości przedsiębiorstwom w Niemczech znaleźć partnerów do prowadzenia badań i rozwoju w regionie.

Polityka Unii Europejskiej, wiadomości ogólne

3. Transport Council gives go-ahead for Galileo

Przeznaczenie kwoty 450 milionów euro z funuszy Unii Europejskiej na rozwój systemu nawigacji satelitarnej Galilelo, zostało jednomyślnie przyjęte na spotkaniu Europejskiej Rady Transportu 26 marca. Rada przyjęła również regulację ustanawiającą 'wspólne przedsięwzięcie', które będzie zarządzać projektem.

Różne wiadomości

4. Media coverage of science does not reduce distrust, says study

Duża ilość podawanych informacji nie prowadzi do większego zaufania w pracę naukowców, mówią dwaj badacze, którzy studiowali związek pomiędzy ilością informacji o nauce w mediach i zaufaniem do nauki we Włoszech, szczególnie biotechnologii.

5. Commission extends action plan to boost Internet safety

Dwuletnie rozszerzenie planu Bezpieczniejszy Internet, który ma powstrzymać nielegalną i szkodliwą zawartość w sieci, zostało przyjęte przez Komisję Europejską 25 marca.

6. Closer cooperation could create 11 million jobs for Europe by 2010, say researchers

Państwa Unii Europejskiej mogłyby uzyskać olbrzymi wzrost zatrudnienia w ciągu zaledwie trzech lat, gdyby skoordynowali bardziej ściśle swoje polityki i zaimplementowali szereg reform społecznych i ekonomicznych, podaje nowy raport badawczy.

Wydarzenia, warsztaty, konferencje

7. Innovation centres put on international showcase

Przedsiębiorstwa i instytuty badawcze spotkają się w Hanowerze na nadchodzącym wydarzeniu współpraca międzynarodowej technologii, które odbędzie się 18 i 19 kwietnia.

8. Conference to launch first phase of European-African clinical trials partnership

Pierwsza faza nowego programu, który ma przyspieszyć kliniczny rozwój leków przeciwko AIDS, malarii i tuberkulozie zostanie rozpoczęta na konferencji w Barcelonie, która odbędzie się 19 i 20 kwietnia.

9. Young scientist contest aims to foster European research area of tomorrow

Fundowany przez Komisję Europejską konkurs dla młodych naukowców, który ma na celu przyspieszyć Europejską Dziedzinę Badań (ERA) poprzez promowanie współpracy i wymiany pomiędzy przyszłymi pokoleniami naukowców, odbędzie się w stolicy Austrii, Wiedniu, od 22 do 28 września 2002.

Konkursy i oferty Unii Europejskiej

10. Commission to seek help promoting innovative SMEs in the Baltic region

Komisja Europejska opublikowała kontrakt usługowy na promocję innowacyjnych małych i średnich przedsiębiorstw w regionie bałtyckim, jako część programu Tacis.

11. Prior information on promotion of entrepreneurship and SMEs - corrigendum

Komisja Europejska wydała korektę do wcześniejszej informacji na temat promocji przedsiębiorczości oraz małych i średnich przedsiębiorstw.

12. Call for tenders for IST 2002 event

Zarząd Główny Komisji Europejskiej d.s. Społeczeństwa Informacyjnego ogłosił konkurs na przygotowanie, założenie i organizację wydarzenia IST (Przyjazne Społeczeństwo Informacyjne) 2002, które ma się odbyć w Bella Centre w Kopenhadze od 4 do 6 kwietnia 2002.

13. Call for tenders for 'European knowledge society foresight' study

Fundacja Europejska dla poprawy warunków życia i pracy ma zamiar zakończyć kontrakt badawczy na studium na temat "Przewidywanie dla Europejskiego społeczeństwa wiedzy na temat warunków życia, pracy i relacji przemysłowych". Oddzielne studium na temat metodologii przewidywania jest obecnie prowadzone i w czerwcu Fundacja otrzyma podręcznik.

14. European foundation launches research tender

Fundacja Europejska dla poprawy warunków życia ma zamiar rozpocząć nowy projekt badawczy na temat chorób i włączania. Projekt zbada jak poprawić społeczne i ekonomiczne włączanie ludzi z długotrwałymi fizycznymi i umysłowymi chorobami. Termin "choroba" odnosi się szeroko zarówno do chronicznych (fizycznych i umysłowych) chorób jak i niepełnosprawniości.

15. Study contract for energy and climate - carbon sequestration

Zarząd Główny Komisji Europejskiej d.s. Środowiska ogłosił konkurs na kontrakt badawczy mający zbadać długotrwałe efekty wychwytywania dwutlenku węgla i podziemniej sekwestracji i podać zalecenia dla polityki Unii Europejskiej na ten temat.

16. Study contract on consumption of ozone-depleting substances

Zarząd Główny Komisji Europejskiej d.s. Środowiska ogłosił konkurs na kontrakt badawczy na temat konsumpcji substancji niszczących warstwę ozonową przez labolatoria Unii Europejskiej i alternatyw dla tych substancji.

Informacje dotyczące Polski


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1. Many candidate countries must introduce more regulations on ethics and science, says Commission

Record Control Number : 18177

Date : 2002-03-26

Category : General policy

General Information :

The candidate countries need to understand more about the ethical issues in science which need to be addressed in order to participate fully in research projects under the Sixth framework programme (FP6) , Barbara Rhode, head of unit for ethical issues in the European Commission, told CORDIS News.

On 17 to 19 March, representatives from 13 countries as well as from the EU Member States gathered in Bratislava, Slovakia for a conference on 'Ethics in research and science: situation and perspectives in the candidate countries'. One of the aims of the conference was to begin a process of describing the national legal regulations which are necessary in order for research projects to be ethically acceptable under FP6.

Barbara Rhode, head of unit for ethical issues of research and science in the science and society directorate told CORDIS News that some candidate countries have made more progress than others in implementing the necessary regulations.

'It is a split field,' she said, saying some are further ahead than others. She noted that many have already introduced regulations on stem cell research, embryonic research, the use of animals and human tissues. Genetics, however, remains an area as yet untouched in terms of regulation by the majority of candidate countries.

Ms Rhode added that, in order to be able to make a comprehensive assessment of how much progress has been made, the Commission still needs more information on what has been regulated and what has been legalised.

Ms Rhode thinks that some candidate countries are still slightly hesitant about the introduction on new regulations in this area, and stressed that they 'need to realise that FP6 has serious rules on ethics and procedures.'

The information available shows that all 13 candidate countries (Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia and Turkey) have all signed up to the international convention on the protection of human rights and dignity of the human being with regard to the application of biology and medicine, some countries, notably Cyprus and Malta have not addressed individual areas of ethical concern. In contrast, Estonia, Hungary, Lithuania and Poland have introduced regulations in all of the areas listed: research involving persons, involving human tissue, involving embryos, involving animals, data protection, genetically modified organisms and safety regulations in laboratories.

Ms Rhode believes that some candidate countries will fare better than some EU Member States in the creation of gene banks. Estonia has already set up such a structure, and Latvia is not far behind. Both countries are seeking to avoid the problems experienced by forerunners in gene bank creation, such as Iceland and the UK.

Discussions at the conference also touched upon the question of media coverage of science, with some participants concerned that the 'tabloids often pick up themes in a scientific context and make headlines [making it] difficult to pull it back and make it informative and unemotional.' Ms Rhode pointed out that unstable public opinion could act as a brake on legislation.

Overall, she believes that the conference made real contribution to discussion on ethics, as it opened to door to the candidate countries and kept a balance between East and West. In terms of follow up, the Commission called on the candidate countries to inform their scientists about the ethical guidelines in FP6, and suggested that if they want to hold information days, they invite a Commission representative or national expert from the EU.

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Data Source Provider : CORDIS News interview and information from the Commission
Document Reference : Based on a CORDIS News interview and information from the Commission
Programme Acronym : FRAMEWORK 6C, SCIENCE-SOCIETY C
Subject Index Codes : Social Aspects, Biotechnology, Legislation, Regulations, Standards
Contact Person : For further information on ethics and science, please consult the
following web address:
http://www.cordis.lu/rtd2002/science-society/ethics.htm#convce


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2. Germany funds partner searches in Central and Eastern Europe

Record Control Number : 18181

Date : 2002-03-26

Category : Miscellaneous

General Information :

The German Working group for industrial research teams (AiF) is opening a contact office in Slovenia, the 12th country from Central and Eastern Europe to participate in the scheme, which helps medium sized enterprises in Germany find research and development (R&D) partners in the region.

Since 1996 the AiF contact offices have been supporting medium sized enterprises in the search for partners and overseeing joint projects. Germany companies are able to use the service free of charge when seeking collaboration in the Baltic States, Belarus, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, the Czech Republic, Ukraine, Hungary and Uzbekistan.

The AiF also holds regular contact seminars both inside and outside Germany. Transnational research projects can then apply for support under the AiF's 'innovation expertise of medium sized enterprises' programme, funded by the Federal Ministry for economy and technology.

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Data Source Provider : Informationsdienst Wissenschaft
Document Reference : Based on information from AiF
Programme Acronym : MS-D C
Subject Index Codes : Coordination, Cooperation, Innovation, Technology Transfer,
Economic Aspects
Contact Person : For further information, please consult the following web address:
http://www.aif.de

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3. Transport Council gives go-ahead for Galileo

Record Control Number : 18186

Date : 2002-03-27

Category : General policy

General Information :

The release of 450 million euro of EU funding for the development of the Galileo European satellite navigation system was unanimously approved at a meeting of the EU Transport Council on 26 March. The Council also adopted a regulation establishing the 'joint undertaking' which will manage the project.

The decision will unlock crucial funding for the development stage of the project

- Europe's answer to the American GPS and Russian Glasnost systems

- which had been delayed due to concerns expressed by some EU Member States.

Commission Vice-President responsible for transport and energy, Loyola de Palacio, said the 'will' of Europe had been expressed through the political decision to launch the project. 'It's great news which demonstrates the capacity of the European Union to lead an ambitious industrial project,' she said, adding that Galileo 'allows Europe to keep its autonomy, sovereignty, technological capacity and control of its knowledge.'

Commission President Romano Prodi said: 'I am firmly convinced that Galileo will be a success.' He said the project is a 'truly 'European' innovation, which will allow the creation of 150,000 new jobs and an income of around 10 billion euro per year. It will encourage competition in the radio-navigation sector which has for years been the monopoly of the Russian and American military authorities.'

Ms de Palacio also highlighted the increased choice which Galileo will create, explaining that it will help to avoid 'a monopoly situation, and give everyone the opportunity to choose.' She emphasised, however, that Galileo 'aims to be completely compatible' with GPS, and that together the two systems will be 'more solid and reliable.'

The European space agency (ESA) also welcomed the Council's decision, describing it as 'a great step forward for space activities and for Europe, a step that will bring benefits to people all over the world. ESA Director-General Antonio Rodotŕ said: 'Galileo marks an important step for Space Europe because it is the first time a project has been conducted jointly by the European space agency and the European Union.' ESA is co-funding the Galileo project, and has committed 550 million euro to the system's development.

The development phase of Galileo, which will run from 2002 to 2005, will allow researchers to test the technology in orbit before the entire 30-satellite network is put in place. This will be followed by the deployment phase up to 2008, when operation and exploitation of the system is expected to begin.

The European Commission has hailed the Galileo project, which will provide a massive boost to the EU aerospace industry, as 'a technological revolution equivalent to that engendered by the mobile telephone.'

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Data Source Provider : European Commission
Document Reference : Based on information provided by the European Commission
Subject Index Codes : Aerospace Technology, Scientific Research, Innovation, Technology
Transfer, Economic Aspects, Policies
Contact Person : For further information, please consult the following web address:

http://europa.eu.int/comm/energy_transport/en/gal_en.html

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4. Media coverage of science does not reduce distrust, says study

Record Control Number : 18172

Date : 2002-03-25

Category : Miscellaneous

General Information :

Exposure to information does not lead to greater trust in the work of scientists, according to two researchers who have studied the relationship between exposure to science in the media and trust in science in Italy, particularly in biotechnology.

Massimiano Bucchi of the University of Trento and Federico Neresini of the University of Padova interviewed over 1,000 Italians towards the end of 2000, and a similar number one year later in a study partly sponsored by the Giannino Bassetti foundation for responsibility in innovation. Respondents were asked about their level of exposure to science in specified daily newspapers, television and radio science programmes, popular science books and magazines. The researchers used questions similar to those used in the Eurobarometer of 1999 (http://europa.eu. int/comm/research/pdf/eurobarometer-en.pdf) , but added questions on trust in science and scientists and the use, risks and moral acceptability of biotechnologies.

'Our results confirm previous suspicions that exposure to information does not always lead to greater trust in biotechnologies. We also find that greater exposure to science in the media does not necessarily mean a higher level of understanding, ' write Mr Bucchi and Mr Neresini in an open letter explaining the results of their study.

The researchers also note that more information does not necessarily mean more acceptance of applications, and often results in greater criticism for some activities. The survey found that 64 per cent of the most exposed subjects consider embryo research to be ethically unacceptable, compared with 59 per cent of the less exposed, while 80 per cent of regular consumers of science in the media consider reproductive cloning useless, compared with 76 per cent of low consumers.

The researchers point out that media exposure to science does not necessarily guarantee accurate information, and emphasise that while those who are exposed to at least one high quality source of public communication of science are likely to have a more positive attitude towards biotechnology, 'this result merely highlights a well known paradox in the communication of science: the greatest impact is on a small minority, who are most likely to have the information already.'

The majority of those questioned felt that scientists should not be given the freedom to conduct research on biotechnologies, with 63.9 per cent stating that private enterprises should not be able to make decisions in this field. Respondents were themselves eager to be involved in such decisions. In answer to the question 'who should decide?', 'all citizens' ranked in second place with 22 per cent, after 'government', but before the scientists themselves with 20 per cent. Some 28 per cent of interviewees also expressed a desire to participate in a public event in order to discuss biotechnology issues with scientists, politicians and journalists.

Believing that the media alone is ineffective in influencing public opinion, Mr Bucchi and Mr Neresini suggest more attention is given to education.

'Public awareness of biotechnologies is increasing and the level of education seems to be more important than other factors in explaining attitudes in this area. So it may be wise to recommend that at least as much attention is devoted to science education

- both in terms of research and of programmes and investments

- as to the mass media communication of science,' write the researchers.

The media alone is insufficient to tackle public concerns as 'attitudes appear to be rooted at a deeper, cultural level, where values (such as trust and conception of risk) are heavily involved, and [which] media information does not reach.'

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Data Source Provider : Massimiano Bucchi, Department of social sciences, University of Trento
Document Reference : Based on information from the researchers involved
Programme Acronym : FRAMEWORK 6C, SCIENCE-SOCIETY C, MS-I C
Subject Index Codes : Social Aspects, Biotechnology, Scientific Research, Education,
Training, Information, Media
Contact Person : Further details on the study are available in Italian at the
following web address:
http://www.poster.it/biotech.html


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5. Commission extends action plan to boost Internet safety

Record Control Number : 18180

Date : 2002-03-26

Category : General policy

General Information :

A two-year extension of the Safer Internet Action Plan, which aims to tackle illegal and harmful web content, was adopted by the European Commission on 25 March.

The Commission now proposes an extension of the current action plan (1999 to 2002) until the end of 2004, adding an additional 13.3 million euro to the initial budget of 25 million euro.

'Content and applications are high on our agenda when it comes to the development of the Internet,' commented Enterprise and Information Society Commissioner Erkki Liikanen. 'But we must also ensure that the Internet becomes a safer place for us all. This action plan contributes to that process.' The Commission will now focus on raising awareness of safer Internet use, particularly chat rooms, online games and mobile applications such as WAP, he said.

The Safer Internet Action Plan aims to create a safer online environment by setting up a network of hotlines in Europe, encouraging self-regulation, developing content filtering systems and encouraging action to raise awareness across Europe.

The extended plan will include action to help to achieve the objectives of the eEurope Action Plan, encourage coordination and information-sharing at national level, create a self-regulation forum and protect children from being contacted by paedophiles online.

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Data Source Provider : Commission Press Room
Document Reference : Based on information provided by the Commission Press Room
Programme Acronym : ECONTENT
Subject Index Codes : Information Processing, Information Systems, Safety, Social Aspects
Contact Person : For further information on the Safer Internet Action Plan, please
consult the following web addresses:

http://europa.eu.int/information_society/programmes/iap/index_en.
htm

http://www.saferinternet.org


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6. Closer cooperation could create 11 million jobs for Europe by 2010, say researchers

Record Control Number : 18188

Date : 2002-03-27

Category : Miscellaneous

General Information :

European Union countries could achieve a dramatic increase in employment rates within just three years if they coordinate their policies more closely and implement a number of social and economic reforms, according to a new research report.

These reforms could stimulate the creation of four million jobs in Europe by 2005

- and the number could rise to 11 million by 2010, the report by a Danish think tank claims. This would correspond to an increase in the rate of employment by approximately four percentage points.

A mixture of pro-market and social-friendly policies are put forward by the researchers as the means to achieve this ambitious goal. On the one hand, there should be more flexible labour markets and a strengthened business policy focused on increased competition and innovation, liberalisation and easier access to capital.

On the other hand, the report recommends an increase in spending on education from the current EU average of 4.8 per cent to 5.5 percent of GDP. Although an increase in the student population would create a short-term labour shortage, the researchers argue that there would be a long-term gain as a better educated population leads to better quality jobs for more people.

The report also recommends an increase in the participation of women and older people in the workforce. Better public services for childcare and care of the elderly

- with a 1.5 million increase in the number of carers by 2010

- would allow more women to take up jobs.

According to the researchers, however, a decisive increase in the EU employment rate is only possible if all Member States agree on coordinated implementation of the reform package throughout Europe. The report states: 'If only a minority of Member States implement the package, the effect in the individual countries will be correspondingly lower. The reason for this is that Europe is an economic entity. Investments in employment in one European country will therefore also have a positive influence on employment in other European countries'.

The research was carried out by Denmark's Economic council of the labour movement, a think-tank with links to the Danish Socialist Party, trade unions and cooperatives. Socialist party leader and former Danish Prime Minister, Poul Rasmussen, commissioned the report to help clarify the ongoing Lisbon process of social and economic reform.

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Data Source Provider : Denmark's Economic Council of the Labour Movement
Document Reference : Based on the findings of a research report
Programme Acronym : MS-DK C
Subject Index Codes : Social Aspects, Policies, Economic Aspects
Contact Person : For further information on the report, entitled 'Co-operation pays',
please consult the following web address:
http://www.pes.org/upload/Publications/49ENRasmussen.pdf

or contact

Tony Robinson:
Tel: +32-2-2843061
GSM: +32-475-257410
E-mail TRobinson@europarl.eu.int

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7. Innovation centres put on international showcase

Record Control Number : 18169

Date : 2002-03-22

Category : Event

General Information :

Enterprise and research institutes will meet at the forthcoming Hanover international technology cooperation event, taking place on 18 and 19 April.

Organised by the IRC (Innovation relay centre) network, the event is expected to attract representatives from the IRC network, which covers 15 major industrial sectors and 30 countries

- the world's biggest technology transfer area in geographical terms. Some of the main themes at the event will be micro

- and nanotechnologies, measurement technologies, new and intelligent materials and automation technologies.

The event is designed to help stimulate important contacts between the enterprise and research communities, as well as present technology transfer case studies. The IRC network has overseen more than 1,000 licensing, distribution or co-development deals between partners in different European countries.

The IRC network will also be taking a stand at the Tech Transfer forum, taking place in the same location on 15 to 20 April. It will be highlighting the network's contribution to the implementation of national and European innovation policies.

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Data Source Provider : IRC
Document Reference : Based on information supplied by IRC Lower Saxony/Saxony-Anhalt
Programme Acronym : FRAMEWORK 5C, INNOVATION-SME
Subject Index Codes : Innovation, Technology Transfer, Coordination, Cooperation
Contact Person : For further information, please contact:
IRC-IRE central unit
Ms Gudrun Rumpf
Tel: +352-4410122431
Fax: +352-4410122055
E-mail: g.rumpf@ircnet.lu
http://www.irc.cordis.lu


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8. Conference to launch first phase of European-African clinical trials partnership

Record Control Number : 18170

Date : 2002-03-22

Category : Event

General Information :

The first phase of a new programme to boost the clinical development of drugs to tackle AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis will be launched at a conference in Barcelona, Spain, on 19 and 20 April.

The event, co-organised by the European Commission and the Spanish Presidency of the EU, will launch the preparatory phase for the creation of a clinical trials programme tailored to the needs of developing countries. It aims to explore how a partnership between Africa and the EU can accelerate the development of new drugs and vaccines to tackle the three main poverty-related diseases, which kill over five million people each year.

The European Commission has proposed dedicating 200 million euro to the European-Developing Countries Clinical Trials Programme (EDCTP) in the next Framework programme for research, FP6. The EDCTP initiative would be the first attempt at a joint research programme between the European Community and Member or Associated States, with the European countries involved contributing through their national programmes against AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis. Additional support is expected from industry and from private and public foundations.

The preparatory programme is being financed with 1.2 million euro of funding under the Quality of Life programme of the Fifth Framework programme for research, FP5.

The first day of the conference will concentrate on research and health policy issues and introduce the EDCTP initiative. The second day will focus on health research for development, with contributions from leading researchers and healthcare experts.

Arndt Hoeveler, acting head of the Research DG's 'Ageing population and diseases linked to poverty' unit, said he hoped to see the event gather 'momentum from the Member States and African countries to develop a new north-south partnership in this important area.'

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Data Source Provider : Research DG
Document Reference : Based on information provided by the Research DG
Programme Acronym : FRAMEWORK 6C, SCIENCE-SOCIETY C
Subject Index Codes : Medicine, Health, Scientific Research, Evaluation, Coordination, Cooperation
Contact Person : For further information and to view the conference programme,
please consult the following web address:

http://europa.eu.int/comm/research/edctp.html


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9. Young scientist contest aims to foster European research area of tomorrow

Record Control Number : 18193

Date : 2002-03-28

Category : Event

General Information :

An EU-funded contest for young scientists. which aims to boost the European research area (ERA) by promoting cooperation and interchange among future generations of scientists. will take place in the Austrian capital Vienna from 22 to 28 September 2002.

The 14th European Union Contest for young scientists, open to 15 to 20 year old students, is organised under the 'Improving human potential' programme of the Fifth Framework programme for research. It involves a total of 37 countries, including the 15 Member States of the EU. Contestants are selected by a national jury before being entered for the European contest.

Gregorio Medrano, head of the 'Raising public awareness of science; young people and science' unit of the Research DG's Science and Society directorate, said the competition is 'fundamental' in encouraging exchange between young scientists and fostering the ideals on which the European research area is based. It helps 'not only to prepare a new generation of scientists but also to identify new talent at an early stage,' he said.

Research Commissioner Philippe Busquin has also praised the contest for helping to attract young people into science, another European research area goal.

The competition programme includes a range of cultural activities where students can meet their international counterparts as well as distinguished scientists. In addition to cash prizes, winners may be selected to represent the European Union at international events or join researchers working on projects organised by key scientific institutions such as the European space agency's Research and technology centre in the Netherlands.

Mr Medrano said that the number of countries participating in the competition has grown steadily, and the contest has now become an 'attraction pole' for non-EU countries. China is due to add its name to the list of participating nations in 2003.

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Data Source Provider : DG Research
Document Reference : Based on information provided by the Research DG
Programme Acronym : FRAMEWORK 5C, HUMAN POTENTIAL, FRAMEWORK 6C, ERA
Subject Index Codes : Scientific Research, Social Aspects, Coordination, Cooperation
Contact Person : For further information, please consult the following web address:
http://www.2002youngscientists.org

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10. Commission to seek help promoting innovative SMEs in the Baltic region

Record Control Number : 18171

Date : 2002-03-22

Category : Tender

General Information :

The European Commission has published a service contract forecast for the promotion of innovative SMEs (small and medium sized enterprises) in the Baltic region, as part of the Tacis programme.

The project aims to develop the existing infrastructure supporting innovative SMEs (techno parks) in the Baltic countries and the Northwest region of the Russian Federation. Specific objectives include:

- strengthening the capacity of the network of SME support centres to provide training, consulting and general business services;

- developing the information and marketing network through the active use of Internet and the introduction of new technological innovative activities;

- providing advice on the establishment of new investment institutions and investment products in the regions to ensure SME financing at all stages of the innovation cycle.

The indicative maximum budget is 1,883,000 euro

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The intended timing of the call publication is 31.05.2002.

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 58-044861 of 22.03.2002, p.29
Subject Index Codes : Economic Aspects, Innovation, Technology Transfer


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11. Prior information on promotion of entrepreneurship and SMEs - corrigendum

Record Control Number : 18176

Date : 2002-03-25

Category : Tender

General Information :

The European Commission has issued a corrigendum to a prior information notice on the promotion of entrepreneurship and SMEs.

For:

1. ...Project 7: V. Vanhanen, SC27 4/18

- B-1049 Brussels. Tel.: (32-2) 299 2151. Fax: (32-2) 299 2154.

Read:

2. ...Project 7: V.Vanhanen, SC27 4/18

- B-1049 Brussels. Tel: (32-2) 299 2151. Fax: (32-2) 295 2154.

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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 59-045633 of 25-03-2002, p. 53
Programme Acronym : FRAMEWORK 5C, INNOVATION-SME
Subject Index Codes : Economic Aspects, Innovation, Technology Transfer
Contact Person : For further information, please contact:

European Commission
Directorate-General Enterprise
B-1049 Brussels
Related News : 18115


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12. Call for tenders for IST 2002 event

Record Control Number : 18184

Date : 2002-03-26

Category : Tender

General Information :

The Information Society DG of the European Commission has issued a call for tenders for the preparation, setting up and organisation of the IST (Information society technologies) 2002 event, to be held at the Bella Centre in Copenhagen from 4 to 6 November 2002.

The invitation to tender involves the preparation, setting up and organisation of the IST 2002 event, ie

- the preparation, setting up and organisation of the conference, including audiovisual facilities and the prize-giving ceremony for the 'European information society technologies prize' and of the exhibition which will take place over a net surface of 4,500 square metres.

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Remarks :
The deadline for requesting tender documents is 2002-04-15.
The deadline for submitting tender documents is 2002-05-06.

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 60-046437 of 26-03-2002, p. 55
Programme Acronym : FRAMEWORK 5C, IST
Subject Index Codes : Information Processing, Information Systems, Telecommunications,
Information, Media, Coordination, Cooperation
Contact Person : For further information, please contact:

European Commission
Directorate-General Information Society
Att: Mr Guy J. Hoeberechts
BU 33 2/24
B-1049 Brussels
Tel: +32 2 296 8009
Fax +32 2 296 2140


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13. Call for tenders for 'European knowledge society foresight' study

Record Control Number : 18185

Date : 2002-03-26

Category : Tender

General Information :

The European Foundation for the Improvement of living and working conditions intends to conclude a study contract for a study on 'European knowledge society foresight on living conditions, working conditions and industrial relations.' A separate study on foresight methodology is currently being carried out and a handbook will be provided to the Foundation in June 2002.

The aim of this contract is to provide the European Foundation with a study composed of the main parts as follows:

1. To prepare 'advancement indicator/s of the knowledge society' for EU countries, the US and Japan, which is based on the available statistical information and which can be used as a starting point in the foresight process. The report should give a brief description of the current situation and trends concerning major dimensions of the knowledge society such as economic, social and technological development, quality of work and life and well-functioning industrial relations.

2. To set up a temporary national foresight centre in three pilot countries for running the national foresight process concerning 'the drivers' and 'the impacts' of the knowledge society. The countries should represent different levels of 'advancement' towards the knowledge society. The national centre should be composed of at least a researcher, representatives of the government and employers' and employees' organisations and if relevant, NGOs (non-governmental organisations) .

3. To coordinate the research of the national foresight centres according to guidelines jointly set up by the European Foundation and the contractor.

4. To produce, in cooperation with the national centres, national knowledge society foresights on living conditions, working conditions and industrial relations for each of the three countries and produce a synthesis foresight report.

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The deadline for requesting tender documents is 2002-04-12.
The deadline for submitting tender documents is 2002-04-19.

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 60-046432 of 26-03-2002, p. 50
Subject Index Codes : Social Aspects, Economic Aspects, Other Technology
Contact Person : For further information, please contact:

Maria Byrne
European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working
Conditions
Wyattville Road
Loughlinstown
IRL-Dublin 18
Tel: +353 1 204 3100
Fax +353 1 282 6456/4209


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14. European foundation launches research tender

Record Control Number : 18191

Date : 2002-03-27

Category : Tender

General Information :

The European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions intends to launch a new research project on illness and inclusion. The project will examine how to drive forward the social and economic inclusion of people with long-term physical or mental illnesses. The term 'illness' refers broadly to both chronic (physical or mental) illness and disability.

In this development phase, the first overview will aim to:

- realise a glossary of concepts of not more than 10 pages;

- identify and collect documents and existing data, and produce a review of studies and literature on the scale and nature of the problems facing people with chronic illness and disability; it will focus on the links between illness as defined above and social exclusion or inclusion; the report should be no more than 35 pages, not including annexes;

- present an overview of relevant European, national and regional public policies and associated measures for social and economic integration of people with illness and disabilities with special attention to measures for insertion and retention in employment, in a report of not more than 50 pages;

- contribute to a round-table;

- present a proposal for the future activities of the Foundation of not more than 10 pages.

The coverage should be the EU and its Member States as far as the data collection and data analysis is concerned. The proposal for future activities should apply a wider European approach by considering also the situation of the candidate countries.

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Remarks :
The deadline for requesting tender documents is 2002-04-26.
The deadline for submitting tender documents is 2002-04-30.

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 61-047161 of 26-03-2002, p. 73
Programme Acronym : MS-IRL C
Subject Index Codes : Social Aspects, Medicine, Health
Contact Person : For further information, please contact:

Inma Kinsella
European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working
Conditions
Wyattville Road
Loughlinstown
IRL-Dublin 18
Fax: +353 1 282 6456/4209
E-mail: imk@eurofound.eu.int


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15. Study contract for energy and climate - carbon sequestration

Record Control Number : 18198

Date : 2002-03-28

Category : Tender

General Information :

The Environment DG of the European Commission has issued a call for tenders for a study contract to explore the long-term effects of carbon dioxide capture and underground sequestration and draw recommendations for an EU policy on this issue.

In the framework of the Energy supply working group of the European climate change programme, the issue of carbon dioxide capture and underground storage was examined. It was demonstrated that there are technically viable options, but that the costs still appear rather high

- estimated at between 40 euro and 60 euro per tonne of carbon dioxide.

There is a potential to reduce such costs. Where the carbon dioxide captured is used for enhanced recovery from an oil field or to produce ammonia or fertilisers, the cost-effectiveness of carbon dioxide capture and sequestration increases. The contribution of this technology to emission reduction in the period until 2010 is likely to be very limited but could become more important in the long-term.

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Remarks :
The deadline for requesting tender documents is 24.04.2002.
The deadline for submitting tender documents is 13.05.2002.

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 62-048025 of 28-03-2002, p. 55
Subject Index Codes : Environmental Protection, Safety, Other Technology
Contact Person : For further information, please contact:

European Commission
Directorate-General Environment (DG ENV)
Unit ENV.5, 'Budget and finance'
BU-5 00/120
Attn: Gail Kent
B-1049 Brussels
Fax: +32 2 299 4449

For administrative and financial matters, please contact:
Tel: +32 2 296 0008

For technical matters, please contact:
Tel: +32 2 295 7384


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16. Study contract on consumption of ozone-depleting substances

Record Control Number : 18199

Date : 2002-03-28

Category : Tender

General Information :

The Environment DG of the European Commission has issued a call for tenders for a study contract on the consumption of ozone-depleting substances (ODSs) by laboratories in the EU and ODS alternatives. The study contract will also cover the supply and demand of CFCs in developing countries and whether a temporary exemption is justified for the continued use of CFCs by some military services in the European Community.

The study contract, in the area of ozone layer protection, comprises three parts:

1) to determine the amount of ODSs that are used for laboratory purposes in the EC and non-ODS alternatives that can substitute for these uses;

2) to determine the supply and demand of CFCs in developing countries with a view to determining the quantity appropriate to meet their current and future needs; and

3) to determine whether a temporary exemption can be technically and economically justified for the continued use of CFCs by some military services in the European Community.

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Remarks :
The deadline for requesting tender documents is 24.04.2002.
The deadline for submitting tender documents is 13.05.2002.

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 62-048024 of 28-03-2002, p. 54
Subject Index Codes : Environmental Protection, Scientific Research, Safety
Contact Person : For further information, please contact:

European Commission
Directorate-General Environment (DG ENV)
Unit ENV.5, 'Budget and finance'
BU-5 00/120
Attn: Gail Kent
B-1049 Brussels
Fax +32 2 299 4449

For administrative and financial matters, please contact:
Tel: +32 2 296 0008

For technical matters, please contact:
Tel: +32 2 296 8752


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