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Guidance

Documents and Resources


Specific web pages have been established for each call launched under the Fifth Framework Programme providing access to all the documents and resources necessary to prepare a proposal:

As a general rule, the call-specific pages provide access to the following information available for download in Word and Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF):

  • Call Text

    Text of the Call as published in the Official Journal of the European Communities. This will tell you which action lines are open for proposals and what the deadline for the proposal submission is.

  • Work Programme

    The Work Programme of the specific programme you are applying for provides a description of the content of the action lines which are open for proposals. An indicative timetable of calls implementing the programme ("roadmap") is also included.

  • Guide for Proposers

    The Guide for Proposers helps you to locate the programme which is of interest to you and provides the necessary guidance on how to prepare and submit a proposal. It is divided into two parts.

    Part 1 is common to all calls for proposals launched under a particular programme. It is divided into three sections:

    • Section I describes the overall priorities, goals and structures of the Fifth Framework Programme

    • Section II describes the priorities and objectives of the Specific Programme on Quality of Life and Management of Living Resources

    • Section III outlines the main rules which define who may participate in this Specific Programme, and the general conditions for this participation

    Part 2 provides detailed information for each call for proposals for the programme Quality of Life and Management of Living Resources, as well as proposal submission forms.

  • The Evaluation Manual

    The Evaluation Manual provides - in a single document - the "ground rules" or guidelines for the evaluation of proposals for European Community funded projects. This document, common to the Fifth Framework Programme as a whole, is supplemented by call-specific evaluation guidelines contained in the call-specific Guides for Proposers Part 2. You can use the evaluation manual and the guidelines as a checklist for the completeness of your proposal.

    • Download the list of experts that participated in 2000 in the evaluation of proposals received in response to Quality of Life calls


  • Administrative Forms (Part A)

    As a general rule, the Administrative Forms Part A, together with their accompanying guidelines and annexes, are not included in the Guide for Proposers Part 2. (The Guide for Proposers Part 2 generally contains only the programme-specific forms for Part B and Part C).

    Proposers should select and download from the list of Administrative Forms Part A the form relating to the action for which they are submitting a proposal (RTD Project, Accompanying Measure, etc.).

  • Proposal Preparation Tool (ProTool)

    This tool helps proposers to prepare the administrative and technical information of a proposal. You must select your forms amongst the available ones. With ProTool, a proposal may be submitted electronically (by email or web upload) after importing a valid certificate and 'sealing' the package using the software provided. Alternatively, once the proposal has been prepared and saved, ProTool generates the PDF file that must be printed with the Acrobat Reader. This form can then be posted. Instructions for downloading ProTool, the ProTool User Guide and contact details for the ProTool helpdesk are available on the ProTool Web Page .

  • Additional Reference Materials

    In some cases, programmes prepare additional information to assist potential participants to prepare a proposal. Where available, such information can be accessed via the "Additional Reference Materials" domains of each call page.

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