(TED) As part of the European Commission's development of a media literacy policy, the Commission is seeking assistance in the form of an experts' study on the analysis and testing of the media literacy assessment criteria set in the 2009 study on assessment criteria for media literacy levels. The study will be a close follow-up of the previous one; however it will have more of a practical approach. The main goal is to analyse and test out the criteria detected in the previous study and to get in-depth and concrete results on the media literacy levels of European citizens. (The European Commission will provide the study team with the assessment criteria for the analysis and the testing of the media literacy levels). Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 14.1.2010.
(TED) Open call for tenders. L-Luxembourg: study on benchmarking of parental control tools for the online protection of children 'SIP-Bench II'. 2009/S 109-156522. The objective of this study is to help end-users (notably parents and child carers) to choose the most appropriate parental control tool that best fits their needs. This will be done by means of 6-monthly objective, vendor/supplier-independent expert assessments of products, tools and other systems and services that allow users to control children's access to inappropriate content online. The deadline for submission of offers is 28 July. See Invitation to tender, Technical specifications and Draft service contract.
(OJ) The 2009 Work programme was adopted by the Commission on 28.5.2009. The 2009 call for proposals was published in the Official Journal C132 of 11 June 2009. The deadline for receipt of proposals is 19 November 2009 - 17:00. No substantial changes have been made to the final text of the Work Programme and call for proposals compared to the draft versions previously published.
(OJ) Call for expressions of interest. The Commission hereby invites applications from individuals wishing to provide expert assistance relating to the Safer Internet programme. The objective of the Safer Internet programme is to promote safer use of the internet and other communication technologies, particularly for children, and to fight against illegal content and harmful conduct online. Applications must be submitted by means of the online expert registration tool. The list of experts will be valid until 31 December 2013.
(TED) Call for tenders. The purpose of the study will be to identify the potential economic and social impact of software and services within the future Internet; the elements that are determinant for growth and competitiveness; and the actions that need to be taken to implement them. The study is expected to provide a substantial result, directly implementable through policy actions, after considering the state of the software and services sectors throughout the EU. (Deadline: 02/02/2009)
(STM) Invitations to Tender for the Behavioural Research and Usage Research aspects of the PEER project are now available. 1. Behavioural Research: Authors and Users vis-à-vis Journals and Repositories 2. Usage Research: Journals and Repositories. Tenders for both areas of research must be received by the Max Planck Digital Library by 17.00 on Tuesday 17 February 2009. PEER (Publishing and the Ecology of European Research), of which STM is a partner, will investigate the effects of the large-scale systematic depositing of authors' final peer-reviewed manuscripts (so called Green Open Access or stage-two research output) on reader access, author visibility, and journal viability, as well as on the broader ecology of European research. PEER is supported by the EC eContentplus programme.
(Europa) Services Contract for the Maintenance and Upgrade of the ePractice.eu Platform (SMART 2008-0105) (Deadline: 02/10/2008) The subject of the contract is to maintain, upgrade and run a world-leading good practice exchange scheme for online electronic services in the public interest across Europe building on the ePractice.eu initiative.
(Europa) Call for Tenders. Study concerning Multi-territory licensing for the online distribution of audiovisual works in the European Union. The new Directive on Audiovisual Media Services will facilitate the cross-border development of on-demand services, notably for the services provided online. This study aims at assessing the economic and cultural consequences of the introduction of a system encouraging forms of multi-territory licensing of audiovisual works. Time-limit for receipt of tenders is 18/08/2008. Tender Specifications.
(Europa) Call for Tenders. Monitoring of the compliance by audiovisual media service providers in the MS with the provisions of Chapter IIa (Article 3e-3g) and Chapter IV of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive (Framework contract). The study aims at monitoring the effective application of the rules on audiovisual commercial communications in the Member States. Time-limit for receipt of tenders is 1.9.2008 (16:00). Tender Specifications.
(TED) 2008/S 91-122817. The study should investigate how the language affects the accessing, understanding and exploiting of online services and content: what are the (lost) opportunities that could be seized by offering the content and services in the language of the user? What are the remaining technical, institutional, economic and cultural barriers for cross-lingual access? What are the expectations of the users in terms of language coverage? The study should describe, by solid quantitative indicators, how the multilingual dimension is currently addressed in the online domain, identify problems, trends and provide recommendations for the future. The budget foreseen is a maximum of EUR 200 000. Time-limit for receipt of tenders : 20.6.2008 (16:00).
(TED) Call for tenders: Communication campaign on safer Internet. Elaboration of a communication campaign to raise awareness on safer use of Internet, including the production of a multilingual video clip and recommendations on national media planning. The maximum budget available is EUR 600 000. Time-limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 5.5.2008 (17:00). Time-limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate: 13.5.2008 (17:00). Contract related to a project and/or programme financed by EU funds: safer Internet plus programme. An information session on the call for tender will be held in Brussels on 2.4.2008.
(Europa) A new call for proposals will be launched under the eContentplus programme in 2008. The provisional date for publication is March. The provisional deadline for receipt of proposals is 12 June 2008. The 2008 work programme and call text have been published as drafts.
(Europa) A prior information notice for the publication of a call for tender "Communication campaign on Safer Internet" has been published on 29 December 2007. Short description : Elaboration of a communication campaign to raise awareness on safer use of internet, including the production of a multilingual video clip and recommendations on national media planning. Scheduled date of publication of the call: 25. 2. 2008
(Europa) A new call for proposals will be launched under the Safer Internet plus programme in 2008. The provisional date for publication is March. The provisional deadline for receipt of proposals is 28 May 2008. The 2008 work programme and call text have been published as drafts.
The European Commission will commit $212.16 million to research on counterterrorism technologies. The grants will cover 44 research projects, including the development of automatic surveillance systems for water distribution systems. Funding will also be allocated for the development of a European ballistic database, which will analyze and store firearms information and allow sharing of information among European police forces, the Commission said in a statement.
(Europa) A call for tender was published on 8 August 2007 in the Supplement to the Official Journal of the European Union 2007/S 151-187363. The purpose of the assessment is to analyse the economic and social impact of the public domain and to gauge its potential to contribute for the benefit of the citizens and the economy. Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing the documents: 26 September 2007 (16.00 h). Time limit for receipt of tenders: 3 October 2007 (16.00 h).
(Europa) A new call for proposals will be launched under the eContentplus programme in 2007. The drafts of the 2007 work programme and call text have been published. The provisional date for publication of the final text is June. The provisional deadline for receipt of proposals is 4 October 2007.
(Euroap) On Thursday 24 May, an Information Day will be held for the third call for proposals of the eContentplus programme. Subject to the completion of all the necessary procedures, it is intended to launch the call in June 2007 with a provisional deadline for receipt of proposals on 4 October 2007.
(Europa) A new call for proposals will be launched under the Safer Internet plus programme in 2007. The drafts of the 2007 work programme and call text have been published. The provisional date for publication of the final version is June. The provisional deadline for receipt of proposals is end September 2007. An information day will be held in Luxembourg on 21 June, in conjunction with the Safer Internet Forum.
(Europa) The eParticipation Workprogramme was adopted by the Commission and the Call for Proposals has been launched. The deadline for receipt of proposals by the Commission is 4 October 2006. An Info Day will be held on 31 August in Brussels. eParticipation is a Preparatory Action which aims at harnessing the benefits of the use of Information and Communications Technologies for better legislative processes and better legislation at all levels of governmental decision making, and for an enhanced public participation in such processes.
(Europa) Draft versions of the eContentplus 2006 Work Programme and call for proposals are now online as drafts. The provisional date for publication of the definitive versions is July 2006. The provisional deadline for receipt of proposals will be 19 October 2006.
(Europa) Draft versions of the Safer Internet plus 2006 Work Programme and call for proposals are online. The provisional date for publication of the definitive versions is July 2006. The provisional deadline for receipt of proposals will be 29 September 2006.
(OJEU) Reopening the continuous submission scheme for the Call for proposals for indirect actions under the Multiannual Community Action Plan on promoting safer use of the Internet and new online technologies (2003 to 2004) (Safer Internet Action Plan). The call for proposals published in the Official Journal of the European Union C 209 of 4 September 2003,on page 31 indicated as the final deadline for receipt of proposals under the continuous submission scheme: 15 June 2004 at 17h00. This continuous submission scheme is reopened and a new final deadline is now set for receipt of proposals: 29 October 2004 at 17h00 (Luxembourg local time). Proposals will therefore be considered until this date. The European Commission also published a call for proposals for pilot projects in the field of self-regulation
on 4 August 2004. This call has a fixed deadline of 29 October 2004.
Both calls are published at http://europa.eu.int/information_society/programmes/iap/call/index_en.htm
(Cordis) The European Commission has declared the response to the first call for proposals under the Preparatory Action for security research as 'a strong signal of the strong support for a European coordinated action in the field of security research, by all stakeholders in the field.' The Preparatory Action, with a budget of 15 million euro for 2004, will help prepare the way for a security research programme. The first call for proposals closed at the end of June following the submission of around 175 proposals. The proposals request funding of 200 million euro in total, although only 14 million is available for the call.