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Current and upcoming calls for RTD-related proposals and tenders, July 1994

The following is a summary of the current calls for proposals, tenders and expressions of interest issued in the period up to 12 July 1994, concerning Community RTD within the Third and Fourth Framework Programmes and other related programmes.

Third and Fourth Framework Programmes:

- ESPRIT:
No further calls for proposals will be published until the adoption of the specific programme which will follow from ESPRIT. The adoption is scheduled for 29 September which would then see the first calls on 15 December 1994.

- RACE (RTD in the field of communications technologies):
The most recent call for proposals closed on 3.9.1993. The results of this call plus a listing of the selected projects are available on RTD-News. (See News RCN 2173)

- ACTS (Advanced Communications Technologies and Services):

There is the possibility of a call for expressions of interest in the autumn but this cannot be confirmed yet. A call for tenders will be launched on either 15 September or 15 December 1994.

- DRIVE/ATT (Transport telematics):
A call for tenders is expected later this year which will cover actions in transport telematics research. No date is available yet.

- AERONAUTICS:
A call concerning air transport closed on 15.6.1994.(OJ C 78 of 15.3.1994) (See News RCN 2277). The results of this call will be available on RTD-News shortly.

- CRAFT (BRITE/EURAM):
The call for Step 1 proposals is now closed. This call was open on a continuous basis until December 1993. The proposers of accepted Step 1 projects may continue to submit Step 2 proposals until the final evaluation in August 1994. Applications for CRAFT feasibility awards for SMEs can be made at any time.

- BCR (Measurement and Testing):
A call for proposals closed on 15.4.1994 (OJ No C 338 of 15.12.1993) (See News RCN 1993). The selection procedure should be completed by August 1994. The next call in this area is scheduled for 15 December 1994, providing the adoption of the specific programme under the Fourth Framework Programme is completed in September.

- MAST (Marine Science and Technology):
Call for proposals for concerted actions in the framework of the specific RTD programme in the field of marine science and technology (MAST, 1990-1994) (OJ No C 163 of 15.6.1994). Closes on 15.9.1994. (See News RCN 2667). As with the other specific programmes, the timing of the next call for proposals will depend on the adoption of the new specific programme by the Council, which is expected in September.

BIOTECH:
The adoption of the new specific programme covering biotechnology is unlikely to take place before the end of this year. The timing of the next call is unknown but the situation will become clearer in September. Information will be carried on RTD-News when it becomes available.

- AIR (Agriculture and Agro-Industry Research):
The third call for proposals is currently being evaluated and the selection is scheduled to be completed by July.

- Human Capital and Mobility:
All calls are closed under this programme; projects in the final selection round are currently being evaluated. The final selection rounds for Institutional Fellowships will take place in October 1994. The programme will be replaced under the Fourth Framework programme (1994-1998) by the specific programme on the training and mobility of researchers

- VALUE:
Projects for the utilization of RTD results are currently being examined and a decision is expected by July. The results of the "Interfaces II and III" call are currently being evaluated.

Other RTD-related programmes:

- TEDIS (Community programme for the establishment of trade electronic data interchange systems, 1991-1994):
Two calls closed on 11.4.1994: the Phase II progress assessment report and EDI development projects (OJ No C 24 of 28.1.1994). The results of these calls will be carried on RTD-News when they become available.
This programme will finish in July and consequently there will be no more calls.

- SAVE (Elimination of CO2 emissions and increased energy efficiency) and ALTENER (Promotion of renewable energy resources):
Parties interested in participating in these two programmes should contact the national administrations (Ministry of Industry or Energy). Selection of projects is carried out by the Member States.

- SPRINT:
Tender for the conference on "The impact of large-scale technology transfer projects on the innovation process" (OJ No S 108 of 8.6.1994) (See News RCN 2641). Closing date 30.7.1994.

Various:

- DG I (External Relations):

. Call for tender for media cooperation between the EU Member States and Mediterranean non-member countries (OJ No S 118 of 22.6.1994). Closes on 1.9.1994 (See News RCN 2686).

. Call for proposals for cooperation between networks of local authorities in the European Union and those of Mediterranean non-member countries (OJ No S 118 of 22.6.1994). Closes on 16.9.1994 (See News RCN 2688).

. Call for proposals regarding cooperation on migration under the MED-URBIS programme (OJ No S 118 of 22.6.1994). Closes on 16.9.1994 (See News RCN 2689).

. Call for tender for development and economic cooperation: Operational studies, consultancy work and technical assistance (OJ No S 120 of 25.6.1994). Closes on 12.9.1994 (See News RCN 2704).

- DG III (Internal Market and Industrial Affairs):

. Studies in the field of industrial competitiveness under the STUDYNET programme (OJ No S 110 of 10.6.1994). Closes on 5.8.1994.

. Feasibility study on the establishment of a single European authority for the certification of aeronautical products (OJ No S 112 of 14.6.1994). Closes on 12.8.1994.

. Call for tender for the construction of a conceptual data model and a glossary of terms, and the development of EDIFACT messages (OJ No S 115 of 17.6.1994). Closes on 8.8.1994 (See News RCN 2670).

. Open call for tender for phase 2c of the European Procurement Handbook for Open Systems (EPHOS) (OJ No S 115 of 17.6.1994). Closes on 16.8.1994 (See News RCN 2671).

. Call for tender for information services for information technology (OJ No S 117 of 21.9.1994). Closes on 23.9.1994 (See News RCN 2684).

. Restricted call for tender for the preparation and organization of the European Conference for Information Technologies (OJ No S 127 of 6.7.1994). Closes on 8.8.1994 (See News RCN 2734).

- DG V (Employment, Industrial Relations and Social Affairs):
. A call for expressions of interest in providing consultancy services in social policy (OJ No C 31 of 2.2.1994).

. A call for proposals in the context of the "Europe against AIDS" programme (OJ No S 74 of 16.4.1994; OJ No C 108 of 16.4.1994). Closes on 12.8.1994.

. Open call for tender for research and services on safety in the workplace (OJ No S 125 of 2.7.1994). Closes on 25.9.1994 (See News RCN 2733).

- DG VI (Agriculture):

. Studies and provision of services in the forestry sector (OJ No S 94 of 18.5.1994). This call is open-ended.

. Call for expressions of interest for a multiannual programme of agricultural studies (OJ No S 123 of 30.6.1994). Closes on 31.12.1994 (See News RCN 2715).

- DG VII (Transport):

. Call for tender for a study to devise a European radio navigation plan (OJ No S 115 of 17.6.1994). Closes on 29.8.1994 (See News RCN 2673).

. Restricted call for tender for research on the application of summer time in the European Union (OJ No S 121 of 28.6.1994). Closes on 19.8.1994 (See News RCN 2714).

- DG X (Audiovisual Media, Information, Communication and Culture):

. Call for proposals to implement advanced television services in Europe (OJ No S 124 of 1.7.1994). Closes on 15.9.1994 (See News RCN 2721).

- DG XI (Environment, Nuclear Safety and Civil Protection):

. Open call for tender for the technical and administrative organization at European level of a programme to compare internal dosimetry systems (OJ No S 121 of 28.6.1994). Closes on 19.8.1994 (See News RCN 2713).

- DG XIII (Telecommunications, Information Market and Exploitation of Research):

. Call for technical assistance for telecommunications and postal affairs (OJ No S 123 of 30.6.1994). Closes on 11.8.1994 (See News RCN 2720).

- DG XIV (Fisheries):

. Call for expressions of interest in research under the common fisheries policy (OJ No S 128 of 7.7.1994). Closes on 26.9.1994. (See News RCN 2732)

- DG XVII (Energy):

. Call for expressions of interest from companies and experts capable of providing services in the field of energy (OJ No S 116 of 18.6.1994). Closes on 31.12.1996 (See News RCN 2676).

. Call for expressions of interest from companies and individuals to provide specified services and supplies in the field of energy (OJ No S 116 of 18.6.1994). Closes on 31.12.1996 (See News RCN 2675).

. Call for project proposals for research in the fields of mining engineering and coal use (OJ No S 117 of 21.6.1994). Closes on 31.8.1994 (See News RCN 2685).

- TFHR: (Task Force Human Resources, Education, Training and Youth)

. Call concerning increased awareness for the youth of Europe (OJ No S 100 of 27.5.1994). Closes on 15.7.1994.

CEDEFOP (European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training):

. Call for expressions of interest in studies and analyses of trends in qualifications and vocational training systems (OJ No S 127 of 6.7.1994). Closes on 15.8.1994 (See News RCN 2731).

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