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This guide outlines how organisations of non-EU countries can participate in Esprit , the EU's information technologies RTD programme, and explains the current funding possibilities.

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1. Participation

A) Participation is open to any legal entity established in countries associated with and contributing financially to the implementation of the Esprit programme . At present these countries are:

Iceland, Israel, Liechtenstein, Norway

B) Participation is open to any legal entity established in the following European countries, provided this participation is in the interest of furthering Union policies:

Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Malta, Moldava, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, Ukraine

In addition, these conditions apply to legal entities established in Australia, Canada, Switzerland and, in the near future, to South Africa. It is expected that agreement with South Africa will be ratified shortly.

International organisations may also participate under these conditions.

C) Legal entities established in states other than those listed above are welcome to respond to the current call for proposals . Participation must make an effective contribution to the implementation of the programme, and also provide mutual benefit to the interests of the European Union and the country concerned.

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2. Proposers

The group of proposers (the consortium) must satisfy one of the following conditions:

either

or

or

The EU countries are currently: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the UK.

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3. Funding possibilities

Eligibility for funding depends on the country where the participating organisation concerned is legally registered:

i) Iceland, Israel, Liechtenstein, Norway

Eligible for EU funding.

Organisations in these countries can contact their National Contact Point for further information.

ii) Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia .

In 1997 financial support will be provided by the EU to applicants in successful proposals in order to encourage participation of entities from these countries in Esprit. Please read the information note on this topic .

The rules for consortium composition are unchanged (see section 2 )

iii) Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Cyprus, Georgia, Malta, Moldava, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine .

Financial support by the EU may be provided from funds other than the Esprit programme budget. An explicit request for such funding must accompany any proposal.

iv) International organisations established in Europe

In duly specified cases financial support by the EU may be provided. An explicit request for such funding must accompany any proposal.

v) Australia, Canada, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Switzerland, Taiwan, USA

Not eligible for funding under the current call for proposals .

Mr George Shaw
Department of Industry, Science and Technology (DIST)
E-mail (E-mail removed)

Ms Claude Gagné
Industry Canada - Industrie Canada
- fax + 1 / 613-990-4215
E-mail (E-mail removed)

Mr Teppei Kuroda
Agency of Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI)
tel +81 / 3-3501-9245 -- fax +81 / 3-3501-7924
E-mail (E-mail removed)

Ms Jeanne Hudson
National Science Foundation (NSF)
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E-mail (E-mail removed)

vi) Other countries

Financial support by the EU may possibly be provided from funds other than the Esprit programme budget. An explicit request for such funding must accompany any proposal.

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4. Further questions?

For more information about non-EU participation in the Esprit programme, please contact your National Contact Point or :

For Central Europe, the Baltics and the NIS (newly independent states of the former Soviet Union)

Mr Klaus Woelcken
DG III-F
tel +32 / 2-29-68081 -- fax +32 / 29-68397
E-mail (E-mail removed)

For non-European industrialised and developing countries

Mr Erik Habers
DG III-F
tel +32 / 2-29-68123 -- fax +32 / 2-29-68397
E-mail (E-mail removed)

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