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Call for expressions of interest relating to Community cooperation with third countries and international organizations

The European Commission, DG XII, has published a call for expressions of interest for the establishment of a list of persons or organizations to assist the Commission in areas relating to its specific RTD programme in the field of cooperation with third countries and international organizations (INCO).

Each time a specific contract is to be concluded relating to the areas described below, the authorizing department will send the specifications to all the candidates on the list, or to some of them selected on the basis of special criteria for the contract concerned.

The list drawn up following this notice will be used solely for contracts whose estimated value is below the thresholds laid down in the relevant public procurement directives.

The present call covers the following areas:

- A. Scientific and technological cooperation in Europe:
. A.1 Cooperation with other fora for European scientific and technological cooperation (e.g. COST, EUREKA, international organizations);
. A.2 Countries of Central Europe and the Independent States of the former Soviet Union:
. A.2.1 Stabilization of the RTD potential;
. A.2.2 Environmental protection and health;
. A.2.3 RTD directed towards industry.

- B. Cooperation with non-European industrialized third countries;

- C. Developing countries:
. C.1 Sustainable management of renewable natural resources;
. C.2 Sustainable improvement of agricultural and agro-industrial production
. C.3 Health;
. C.4 Additional sectors of mutual interest.

Further details may be found in the work programme.

The work may relate to services listed in seven sublists:

- Sublist 1 (COO-A1): Assistance with the management, the coordination and the follow-up of activities in area A.1 cited above (scientific and technical monitoring, analysis of documents, evaluation of industrial potential of RTD projects and programmes, ex-post evaluation of projects, organization of conferences, seminars, workshops or other S&T meetings, etc.);

- Sublist 2 (COO-A2): Assistance with the management, the coordination and the follow-up of RTD projects in area A.2 cited above;

- Sublist 3 (COO-B): Assistance with the management, the coordination and the follow-up of activities in area B cited above;

- Sublist 4 (COO-C123): Assistance with the management, the coordination and the follow-up of RTD projects in areas C.1, C.2 and C.3 cited above;

- Sublist 5 (COO-C4): Assistance with the management, the coordination and the follow-up of RTD projects in area C.4 cited above;

- Sublist 6 (EXP): Assistance for scientific publications, dissemination, promotion and utilization of the results obtained in all areas cited above.

- Sublist 7 (ETU): General or technical studies on subjects relating to all areas cited above (studies on market and other requirements, on scientific and technological trends and topics as well as on social or environmental aspects, etc.).
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