The European Commission, DG XI, has published a call for proposals for projects aimed at promoting cooperation between the nuclear regulatory authorities of the European Union and their counterparts in the applicant countries of Central and Eastern Europe (CEECs). Priority will be given to initiatives based on an effective cooperation between Member States' nuclear safety authorities and/or technical safety organizations and their counterparts in the applicant countries aiming at establishing consensus on regulatory practices and/or on safety criteria and requirements in the European Union and applicant countries. Initiatives do not have to make reference to specific reactor types but, where they do, preference will be given to those initiatives considering pressurized water reactors (PWRs) since they represent the majority of power reactors in Europe. In this context, PWRs shall be taken to include both West European designs and VVER designs. Potential areas of interest include the following: - Analysis of compliance with the fundamental safety principles of the IAEA for nuclear power plants; - Use of instrumentation and control in safety-related components and systems for nuclear power plants; - Management of nuclear power plant ageing. The above list is not exclusive and proposals may consider other areas. Participation should be limited to nuclear safety authorities and their technical support organizations. All applications for funding should be sent to: European Commission DG XI - Environment, nuclear safety and civil protection Unit XI/C-2 - Safety of nuclear installations 200 rue de la Loi B-1049 Brussels Detailed information on how to submit applications is provided in the original tender document.