A number of current calls for proposals and tenders, issued in the period up to 22 February 1994, concern Community RTD within the Third Framework Programme and other related programmes: Third Framework Programme: - ESPRIT: No further calls for proposals will be published until the adoption of the Fourth Framework Programme. Lists of projects selected following the last ESPRIT call (Official Journal No C 67 of 10.3.1993) and the results of the European System and Software Initiative (ESSI) supporting call (OJ No C 114 of 24.4.1993) will be available on RTD-News in the near future. - RACE (RTD in the field of communications technologies): The most recent call for proposals closed on 3 September 1993. The results of this call plus a listing of the selected projects is available on RTD-News. - Telematic systems in areas of general interest (comprising DRIVE, DELTA, AIM, ENS, ORA, LIBRARIES, LRE): . AIM (advanced informatics in medicine), ENS (trans-European networks between administrations) and ORA (telematics systems for rural areas): No further calls are planned at present. It is expected that the next calls for proposals in these three Areas of the Telematics programme will be launched in the second half of 1994 following adoption of the Fourth Framework Programme. . DELTA (flexible and distance learning): DG XIII, DG XII and Task Force Human Resources will cooperate on future actions in flexible and distance learning and are preparing a call for proposals in this area. Work will be undertaken in the framework of a one-year programme with a budget of ECU 3 million. Details are expected during March 1994. . DRIVE (now known as "Advanced Transport Telematics"): A call for accompanying and supporting actions (Action de Promotion, d'Accompagnement et de Suivi) in the field of air transport is planned. This is expected to be published on 15 March 1994. . LIBRARIES: The third general call for proposals under the LIBRARIES programme closed on 15.2.1994 (OJ No C 310 of 16.11.1993). . LRE (linguistic research and engineering): It is probable that a call for proposals will be published in mid-March 1994. - BRITE/EURAM (industrial technologies and materials): It is understood that no call for proposals will be launched in the near future. - CRAFT (BRITE/EURAM): The call for Step 1 proposals is now closed (this call was open on a continuous basis until December 1993). The proposers of accepted Step 1 projects may continue to submit Step 2 proposals until the final evaluation in mid-1994. Applications for CRAFT feasibility awards for SMEs can be made at any time. - ENVIRONMENT: No further calls are planned at present. Results of the last call (some 50 projects were accepted) are available on RTD-News. - MAST (marine science and technology): A call for tenders (OJ No C 251 of 15.9.1993) concerns the organization of advanced study courses during 1995 in marine science and technology for young scientists and/or graduate students. The courses must cover one of a number of disciplines of key interest to the MAST programme. Proposals must arrive at the Commission by 7.4.1994. Additional information those institutions interested in the courses will be available on RTD-News shortly. - AIR (agriculture and agro-industry, including fisheries): The final call for proposals for RTD projects and concerted actions closed on 14.1.1994. - BIOTECH (biotechnology): No further main calls are expected under the Third Framework Programme. - BIOMED (biomedicine and health research): Applications may be made at any time for junior and senior training grants (6-18 months) and for short training periods (6-12 months). Selections for these grants are made twice a year. - STD(life sciences and technologies for developing countries): The third call closed on 30.11.1993 (Official Journal No C 163 of 15.6.1993). The results of this call are available on RTD-News. - Human capital and mobility: All calls are now closed under this programme (previously a call covering all aspects of the work programme was open on a continuous basis with selection rounds at regular intervals). - BCR (measurements and testing): A call for proposals relating to Areas 2 and 3 of the work programme was published in OJ No C 338 of 15.12.1993. The closing date is 15.4.1994. Other RTD-Related Programmes: - The IMPACT programme for the establishment of an internal information market has issued a call for declarations of intent (OJ No C 266 of 1.10.1993) concerning market support in favour of integrated information to meet the needs of specific end-users. The deadline for replies (initially 15.1.1994) has been extended to 1.3.1994; - SPRINT (the Strategic Programme for Innovation and Technology Transfer): A call for proposals concerning the Science Park Consultancy Scheme is now current, published in OJ No C 328 of 4.12.1993. The deadline for this call (11.3.1994) has been extended to 7.4.1994. - TEDIS: Two calls under the Community programme for the establishment of trade electronic data interchange systems (1991-1994) were published at the beginning of 1994. These concern: proposals for EDI development projects; and a call for projects to assess the progress made under Phase II of TEDIS. Both were published in OJ No C 24 of 28.1.1994 and close on 11.4.1994 - TEMPUS (Trans-European Mobility Scheme for University Studies): A call for tender appearing in OJ No C 286 of 22.10.1993 was subsequently cancelled (OJ No C 336 of 11.12.1993). - THERMIE programme for the promotion of energy technology in Europe: The final THERMIE general call for projects closed on 1.12.1993 (OJ No C 189 of 13.7.1993). - SAVE (elimination of CO2 emissions and increased energy efficiency) and ALTENER (promotion of renewable energy resources): Those seeking to participate in these two programmes should contact the national administrations (Ministry of Industry or Energy). Selection of projects is carried out by the Member States. Various: - DG I: INTAS, the International Association for the Promotion of Cooperation with Scientists from the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union, has invited interested scientists and research teams to submit proposals related to joint scientific research or networking projects with CIS scientists. The 1994 call was published in the journal "Nature" of 8.4.1994 and also in "Izvestia". Information on INTAS is available in earlier RTD-News items (RCN 1823 and RCN 2188). - DG III: Three calls for tenders are current: . Updating a database on EU legislation on chemicals (OJ No C 41 of 11.2.1994); . Study on reducing pollutant emissions from cars (OJ No C 41 of 11.2.1994). . Recruitment of European senior executives for training in Japan (OJ No C 15 of 18.1.1994). - DG V: A call for tenders seeking to secure technical assistance for the implementation, development, follow-up and evaluation of the Community action programme to combat social exclusion appeared in OJ No C 341 of 18.12.1993 closing date 1.3.1994. A call for expressions of interest in providing consultancy services in social policy is also current (OJ No C 31 of 2.2.1994). - DG VII: The call for expressions of interest regarding a database and project to analyse traffic demand on European transport networks has been cancelled (OJ No C 23 of 27.1.1994 and OJ No S 27 of 9.2.1994). - DG XI: An invitation to tender for the analysis of solid wastes management systems (OJ No C 41 of 11.2.1994) closes on 28.3.1994). A tender concerning economic calculations in the context of the "Drinking Water" Directive closes on 28.3.1994 (OJ No C 41 of 11.2.1994). - DG XII/B-2: A call for proposals on cooperation projects in the field of RTD with PECO and the Newly Independent States (NIS) of the former Soviet Union was published in OJ No C 30 of 1.2.1994 closing on 30.4.1994. A corrigendum appears in OJ No S 35 of 19.2.1994 by which "measurements and testing" is included among the areas covered by the call. - DG XIII: A request for proposals for the coordination of Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) projects in the context of COST 14 (OJ No S 35 of 19.2.1994) closes three weeks after the date of publication of the call. - DG XIII/A: Proposals seeking Community funding in the fields of wide-screen broadcasting services or programme production and conversion in the 16/9 format (OJ No C 37 of 5.2.1994) must be submitted by 15.3.1994. - DG XVI: Expressions of interest in undertaking studies and technical assistance in the regional field may be submitted during 1994-1996 (OJ No C 31 of 2.2.1994). The call closes on 31.12.1996. - JRC: A call for proposals for 1994 crop and farm surveys (MARS project) closes on 21.3.1994 (OJ No C 41 of 11.2.1994). - STOA: The European Parliament's Directorate-General for Research has called for tenders, applications, and expressions of interest (various closing dates, 1993-1994) under the Scientific and Technical Options Assessment (STOA) programme (OJ No C 179 of 1.7.1993).