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THERMIE - international cooperation in energy technology

The European Commission, DG XVII, wishes to remind potential participants that the demonstration component (THERMIE) of the Community's JOULE/THERMIE programme in the field of Non-nuclear Energy is also open to organizations from outside the European Community Member States. ...

The European Commission, DG XVII, wishes to remind potential participants that the demonstration component (THERMIE) of the Community's JOULE/THERMIE programme in the field of Non-nuclear Energy is also open to organizations from outside the European Community Member States. Proposals for THERMIE actions may be submitted at any time in the areas outlined in the call for proposals, published on 15 December 1994 (OJ No C 357 of 15.12.1994). THERMIE actions fall into two categories: - A actions cover demonstration projects implementing innovative energy technologies for rational use of energy, renewable energy sources, and fossil fuels; - B actions support other activities including pre-feasibility or market studies, workshops, conferences and training activities. Community funding covers a maximum of 40% of costs for A actions and up to 100% of costs for B actions. Participation in THERMIE actions, with EU funding, is possible for entities from the EU, and the associated states (Norway, Liechtenstein, Iceland and Israel), as well as Central and Eastern European Countries, Malta, Cyprus and Turkey, and the European states of the former Soviet Union. Only entities from EU Member States and Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein may be project coordinators. All legal entities from countries with a scientific and technical cooperation agreement with the European Community (currently these are Canada, South Africa and Switzerland - the THERMIE Unit can advise on any changes in this list), as well as international organizations may also participate in THERMIE actions at their own expense. To be eligible for non-EU participants, projects must be in the interests of Community policies. There must be a minimum of two participants from the EU or associated states, of which at least one must be from an EU Member State. The final deadline for submitting proposals is 17 December 1997. Proposals may be submitted for evaluation at any time until then.