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Invitation to tender: Technical assistance in the implementation of the MEDIA II programme

The European Commission, DG X, has published an invitation to tender for the provision of technical assistance with the implementation of the Community's MEDIA II programme.

The MEDIA II programme (1996-2000) is divided into two distinct parts:

- MEDIA II - Training: a training programme for European audiovisual industry professionals (ECU 45 million);
- MEDIA II - Development and Distribution: a programme to encourage the development and distribution of European audiovisual productions (ECU 265 million).

Within the context of the MEDIA II programme, the Commission is seeking to ensure the technical cooperation of an organization, which will be responsible for helping it with the tasks required for implementing the programme's "Development" section. These tasks can be summarized as follows (the list being neither exhaustive nor restrictive):

- General tasks related to the programme;
- Technical analysis of requests for financing submitted by European professionals in the sector of development of European audiovisual productions;
- Follow-up of projects selected by the Commission, as well as technical management of projects pertaining thereto;
- Monitoring of the European audiovisual market, especially with regard to the "Development" section.

Tenderers' proposals must cover the services concerned in their entirety. The contract will run for an initial period of one year and may be renewed annually for a maximum period of five years from when it comes into force.

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