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Research on the application of summer time in the European Union

The European Commission has published a restricted call for tender for research on the application of summer time in the European Union and its economic and non-economic implications.

The Commission wishes to obtain an assessment of the implications of applying summer time within the European Union and of the economic and other implications involved, in addition to those resulting from the application of a system where the hour is changed every two years. In particular, emphasis is to be placed on the effect on energy consumption, public health, working conditions, life-styles, agriculture, environmental protection, road safety and the tourist and recreation industries.

The geographical area to be researched mainly covers Union Member States and, to some extent, third countries, such as EFTA members and the Baltic States. Research is likely to be based on ongoing studies being carried out in Union Member States and non-member countries. Finally, where possible, the study is to provide a summary of useful documents and studies of scientific value existing on the subject.

The Commission requires that tenderers possess extensive knowledge of the problems involved in a uniform summer time, proven experience in the areas specified and references attesting to their ability to cover the geographical area involved.
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