Tuesday, June 06, 2006

EU eContentPlus call near

The EC will publish in July 2006 a definitive call for proposals in the framework of the eContentPlus programme. A provisional Work Programme 2006 and call for proposals have been published. The provisional deadline for receipt of proposals will be 19 October 2006.

The call is open to proposals for indirect actions addressing the following target areas:
– geographic information
– educational content
– digital libraries (cultural and scientific/scholarly content)
– reinforcing cooperation between digital content stakeholders (across target areas)

The indicative overall budget available for this call is €27.3 million as the Community contribution. The indicative breakdown is as follows:
– Geographic information 30%
– Educational content 25%
– Cultural content and scientific/scholarly content 40%
– Reinforcing cooperation between digital content stakeholders 5%

Participation in the eContentplus programme is open to legal ent ities established in the 25 Member States. It is further open to legal entities established in Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania, Turkey and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, if a bilateral agreement with the relevant country has been concluded to this effect. It is open to legal entities established in EFTA States that are contracting parties to the EEA Agreement (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway), in accordance with the provisions of that Agreement. The participation of legal entities established in third countries and of international organisations is possible, though without financial support from the Community.

The provisional date for publication of the definitive versions of the Work programme and the Call for proposals is July 2006. Any changes in relation to the draft versions will be indicated and explained on the website.

On June 28th, 2006 there will be an Information Day in Luxembourg.

For more information check the pages of eContentplus plus Helpdesk.

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