City of Tomorrow holds information day
The European Commission, DG XII, is organising an Information Day on 19 April 1999 in Brussels to help proposers to prepare proposals for the first and second calls of the Key Action "City of Tomorrow and Cultural Heritage" of the thematic programme "Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development" within the Fifth Framework Programme (FP5) for Research, Technological Development and Demonstration (RTD).
The event will start with a plenary session for all participants presenting the transition from FP4 to FP5, participation rules and general issues relating to the new Key Action. The afternoon will feature four parallel sessions each focusing on one of the four main priorities of the Key Action. Participants are kindly requested to indicate their choice of parallel session upon registration, the form for which is available at:
The badges distributed will differ according to the session selected.
The four parallel sessions are the following:
- 1. Sustainable city planning and rational resource management (area 4.1);
- 2. Protection, conservation and enhancement of European cultural heritage (area 4.2);
- 3. Development and demonstration of technologies for safe, economic, clean, effective and sustainable preservation, recovery, renovation, construction, dismantling and demolition of the built environment, in particular for large groups of buildings (area 4.3);
- 4. Comparative assessment and cost effective implementation of strategies for sustainable transport systems in an urban environment (area 4.4).
The first call for proposals, launched on 20 March, and the related guide for proposers, including the work programme, will be found on the CORDIS FP5 web service:
The second call for proposals is expected to be launched in October 1999.
Those who are looking for partners should complete the form entitled «request for co-operation» on the website at:
Each participant may complete more than one form but it is recommended to concentrate on the main areas of interest, especially for those who already have an idea for a proposal. Completed forms must be returned by fax to the conference organizers (ICEO - see attached Practical Information form) before 14 April in order to include them in a brochure which will be distributed to all participants. On 19 April, the forms (together with those from late registrations) will be displayed on boards located around the conference rooms to facilitate discussions between interested participants.
For more details, please contact:
Directorate-General XII - Environment
Mr Eric Ponthieu
Rue de la Loi 200 (office MO75 6/40
Tel. +32-2-2969945 or 2995796; Fax +32-2-2950656