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First call for proposals for the specific programme for transport

Following the Decision by Parliament and Council adopting the Fourth Framework Programme of European Community activities in the field of research and technological development and demonstration (1994-1998) (Decision 1110/94/EC of 26.4.1994; OJ No L 126 of 18.5.1994) and the C...

Following the Decision by Parliament and Council adopting the Fourth Framework Programme of European Community activities in the field of research and technological development and demonstration (1994-1998) (Decision 1110/94/EC of 26.4.1994; OJ No L 126 of 18.5.1994) and the Council Decision on the specific programme for research and technological development, including demonstration, in the field of transport, the Commission of the European Communities is inviting proposals for research and technological development (RTD) projects. In conformity with Article 5.1 of the Decision on the specific programme, a work programme has been drawn up setting out the detailed objectives and types of projects to be undertaken, and the financial arrangements to be made for them. Consortia of organizations eligible to participate in the programme (such as universities, research centres, consultants and industries, including SMEs) are invited to submit proposals for the areas and topics covered by the work programme set out below. The research areas and topics will be addressed, in general, in shared-cost RTD projects; other types of actions, including concerted actions, studies and other various measures are also envisaged. They will be implemented in conformity with the rules for implementation set out in Annex III of the Decision on the specific programme. Transport-related research features in several of the specific programmes for research and technological development besides transport, notably: industrial and materials technologies, telematics and non-nuclear energy. Proposers should therefore be aware of the individual characteristics of each programme and structure their proposals accordingly. The Community's contribution to shared-cost RTD projects will normally not exceed 50% of the total costs. Those universities and other institutions which do not have analytical budget accountancy will be reimbursed on the basis of 100% of the additional costs. As a general rule, projects should involve at least two non-affiliated organizations from different Member States or from one Member State and one Associated State. RTD project proposals for transport must arrive at the Commission by 15 March 1995 (12.00). Information given to the Community relating to proposal application or the contract will be treated in confidence. Detailed information about the research areas and relevant tasks (work programme), procedures for the submission of proposals (information package) and the contract that will be established with successful proposers are available on request from the Commission's services. The outline work programme for this call for proposals is as follows: Area 1: Strategic research; Area 2: Rail transport; Area 3: Integrated transport chains; Area 4: Air transport; Area 5: Urban transport; Area 6: Water-borne transport; Area 7: Road transport. The work programme and the details contained in the additional information packages will enable proposers to clearly identify exactly which research tasks are covered in this first call for proposals. Proposers should indicate in any correspondence the areas of interest (1-7 as above). All correspondence concerning this call should be sent to: European Commission DG VII/A-4 200 rue de la Loi (BU 31/5-2) B-1049 Brussels Tel. +32-2-2954300; Fax +32-2-2954349

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