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Call for proposals for Standards, Measurements and Testing programme

The European Commission, DG XII, has published a call for proposals for RTD actions for the specific programme for research, technological development and demonstration in the field of standards, measurements and testing (1994-1998). In conformity with Article 5, paragraph 1,...

The European Commission, DG XII, has published a call for proposals for RTD actions for the specific programme for research, technological development and demonstration in the field of standards, measurements and testing (1994-1998). In conformity with Article 5, paragraph 1, of the Council Decision adopting the specific programme, a work programme has been established by the Commission presenting the detailed scientific and technological objectives and types of RTD actions to be undertaken, as well as the financial arrangements to be made for them. The objectives and the research, technological developments and demonstration activities included in the present call for proposals cover the areas described in the work programme. The legal entities referred to in Articles 1, 2 and 3 of the Council Decision on the rules for participation in the specific programmes, as well as the JRC, are invited to submit proposals for RTD actions in the following areas: - Shared-cost actions: . Theme II: Research related to written standards and technical support to trade. . Theme III: Measurements related to the needs of society. The indicative budget is ECU 24 million. Proposals must be sent to the Commission before 15 November 1995 (12.00). - Preparatory, accompanying and support measures for the following themes of the specific programme: . Theme I: Measurements for quality European products, including written standards for industry. . Theme II: Research related to written standards and technical support to trade. . Trade III: Measurements related to the needs of society: - Studies and other activities for the preparation of future activities; - The analysis of the socio-economic consequences and technical risks associated with the programme; - The exploitation and dissemination of results; - Support for conferences, seminars and training courses; - Bursaries for training in direct association with RTD projects selected for funding. The indicative budget is ECU 8.5 million. The call for proposals for preparatory, accompanying and support measures is open without interruption until 30 July 1998 (12.00) local time. Selection and evaluation criteria are available upon request. The summary of the work programme of the Standards, Measurements and Testing programme is as follows: - Theme I: Measurements for quality European products, including written standards for industry: 1.1. Measurements in support of the research phase. 1.2. Measurements and testing in the industrial development phase. 1.3. Measurements and testing for the control of production. 1.4. Technical support to the achievement of total quality in measurement. - Theme II: Research related to written standards and technical support to trade: 2.1. Research in support of European trade. 2.2. European measurement and testing infrastructure. 2.3. Support to the needs of the customs laboratories. - Theme III: Measurements related to the needs of society: 3.1. Health and safety: 3.2. Methods and reference materials for environmental monitoring. 3.3. Protection of cultural heritage. 3.4. Justice system. The work programme, the information package containing the procedures to be followed for the submission of proposals and the model contract to be established for those proposals which are approved are available from the Commission upon request. The description of work undertaken in previous programmes and related activities will also be provided upon request. All correspondence, as well as proposals for RTD activities, should be addressed to: European Commission DG XII-C 75 rue Montoyer B-1040 Brussels Fax +32-2-2958072

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