The European Commission, DG XVI, has published an open call for tenders for the provision of assistance with the implementation of the European programme on inter-regional cooperation and innovative development actions. The Commission wishes to enlist the support of two organizations with an international vocation, preferably from a grouping, to assist it with the implementation of pilot projects in the areas of: - Regional and local innovative actions; - Internal inter-regional cooperation. Each selected organization will be responsible for: - Preparatory work for calls for proposals and the management of applications; - Follow-up, including financial follow-up, of pilot projects and the setting-up of the corresponding computer file; - Drawing up of reports, for the Commission's attention, on the implementation of the programme, projects within the programme and their impact as compared with the objectives aimed for; - Administrative management of the experts appointed by the Commission to help with the selection, technical support and project evaluation; - Various other activities and communication actions. Request for tender documentation should be sent to: European Commission DG XVI Regional Policies and Cohesion Unit A-2 200 rue de la Loi (CSM1 7/43) B-1049 Brussels Tel. +32-2-2968946/2953376; Fax +32-2-2962473 Completed tenders should be sent to the same address.