EEA/EAS/2004/003 - Framework partnership agreement for the European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity
DK-Copenhagen: framework partnership agreement for the European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity
Call for proposals
|1.||Publication reference EEA/EAS/2004/003|
|2.||Programme and Financing source European Environment Agency (EEA), budget 2005-2008.|
|3.||Nature of activities, geographical area and project duration (a) Framework partnership agreement for the European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity: European Topic Centres are consortia of institutes and companies supporting the European Environment Agency and its member countries through the execution of part of the EEA annual management plan. The European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity will work with EEA member countries and international organizations to bring together the data needed to assess the progress towards the 2010-target of halting biodiversity loss, to validate and ensure the quality of the data, develop guidelines for monitoring and to produce indicator fact sheets. For details, see the 'Call for proposals' referred to in item 12.|
(b) Geographical area: all European Environment Agency member countries: the 15 EU Member States and the 10 acceding countries, Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein, and the 3 EU candidate countries: Bulgaria, Romania and Turkey.
(c) Maximum project duration: 4 years.
|4.||Indicative amount available for this Call for Proposals Depending on the annual work programme and the budget of the Agency in the years 2005-2008, a yearly grant will be provided by the European Environment Agency amounting to about 700 000 EUR.|
|5.||Maximum proportion of project costs to be covered by EEA funding: 90%.|
|6.||Type of contract and number of grants to be awarded One framework partnership agreement under which several action grants can be concluded. The number of grants is not limited, with one main grant per year.|
|7.||Eligibility: Who may apply? Legal entities from all EEA Member countries (see list in 3(b) above). The European Environment Agency founding regulation Article 4.4 requires that 'member countries identify the institutions that could be specifically entrusted (...) to act as a topic centre of the network for specific tasks'. Applicants should thus provide for each partner a letter from the EEA Management Board member (see http://www.eea.eu.int/aboutus) of the country in which the partner is based, identifying the institute as able to perform the function of a European Topic Centre within the European Environmental Information and Observation Network.|
|8.||Provisional notification date of results of the award process Expected in September, after decision by the Management board of the Agency.|
|9.||Exclusion, selection and award criteria See Sections 6, 7 and 8 of the 'Call for proposals' mentioned in item 12.|
|10.||Application format and details to be provided Applications must be submitted following the guidelines in the call for proposals mentioned in item 12. For each application, one signed original and five copies must be supplied by the applicant.|
|11.||Deadline for applications 21 June 2004, 16:00 CET.|
Any application received by the European Environment Agency after this deadline will not be considered.
|12.||Detailed information Detailed information on this Call for Proposals is contained in the 'Call for proposals for the ETC on biological diversity', which is published together with this notice on the Internet web site of the European Environment Agency on 20 April: http://org.eea.eu.int/tenders.|
Any questions regarding this Call for Proposals should be sent by e-mail or fax (including the publication reference of this Call for Proposals shown in item 1) to the European Environment Agency, Kongens Nytorv 6, DK-1050 Copenhagen K. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Fax: +45 33367151.
All applicants are encouraged to consult the above Internet web page regularly before the deadline.
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