Förderverein Informationstechnik und Gesellschaft

DG III gives early warning of work on telematics networks

CORDIS RTD-NEWS/c European Communities, 1999

Record Control Number : 12425 Date : 1999-03-10

Category : Tender

General Information :

The European Commission, Directorate-General III, has announced pre-information on a call for tender relating to studies of telematic networks.

Calls for tenders for the following studies will shortly be announced:

- Study on the identification of national policies and initiatives in the Member States in order to integrate environmental aspects in industrial policies (to provide input into a strategy document for further integration of environmental concerns in the Industry Council); - Study on the impact in Europe of models of normalization of third countries; - Study on the future financing of standardization in Europe; - Study on the impact of standardization in economies; - Study on the necessity of standardization in the domain of services; - Study on the survey of initiatives and activities existing in the 15 Member States aimed at transferring environmental technologies and best practices to third countries, namely developing countries; - Study on the development of indicators that are able to measure the improvement in the environmental performance of industry and the progress with integration of environmental aspects in industrial policy, including the organization of several workshops; - Study on costs of non-conformity of products imported from third countries (an analytical description of the situation and the provision of evidence of abuse per sector of new approach); - Study of available research as to whether there is evidence of competition distortion resulting from variations in the enforcement of the New Approach Directives; - Project involving the development of practical guidelines for the conclusion of environmental agreements, particularly in the area of climate change; - Project involving the "Electronic commerce observatory" to foster a favourable business environment for electronic commerce; - Technical assistance in the field of the national market surveillance infrastructures; - Implementation of MRAs; - Publication of guide to the implementation of technical Harmonization Directives based on new approach and global approach; - Technical assistance for supplementary translations following infringements of Directive 83/189/EEC; - Technical assistance for the improvement of a follow-up system of notified measures and information, including the informatics implications; - Technical assistance for translation of notifications (to pursue the debate on the balance between national and EU regulation using Directive 83/189/EEC); - Technical assistance for control of non-notifications (to implement Internal Market surveillance, follow-up and co-ordinate infringement cases to Community regulation); - Technical assistance for the creation of an informatics instrument for management of contracts; - Organization of a platform of actions to improve the scientific and economic basis of EU legislation, economic analysis; - Organization of a European user forum on electronic commerce; - Organization of a workshop on "Future of European information society standardization"; - Translation of the guide on implementation of technical harmonization; - Yearly revision of IDA architecture guidelines (over a period of three years); - ICT-acquisition: development, three-year operation and management of a dedicated website, and preparation of promotional brochures and articles; - Assistance for the establishment of telematics networks; - Analyses and pilots of content interoperability between telematics networks; - Seven specific projects for studies and/or other technical assistance with respect to analysis of new developments, existing strategies, key issues, facts, figures, pilot actions, business requirements, competitiveness problems and/or cost-effectiveness issues in the field of regulatory policy and standardization, electronic commerce, telematics networks, environment.

The Commission has underlined that this prior information is provisional and may be subject to alterations. Award procedures are expected to begin between February to August 1999.

Data Source Provider : Tenders Electronic Daily

Document Reference : OJ No. S 48 of 10-03-1999, p. 47.

Subject Index Codes : Information Processing, Information Systems; Telecommunications; Innovation, Technology Transfer

Contact Person :

For further information, please contact:

European Commission
Directorate-General III
Jean-Michel Renaux
rue de la Loi 200
B-1049 Brussels
Tel. +32-2-2956091; Fax +32-2-2962893.