The eContent Programme
The third Content call for proposals was launched on the 20 December 2002 by the European Commission. The call incorporates a fixed deadline that closes on 21 march 2003, 17:00 Luxembourg time and a continuous submission scheme that closes on 28 May 2004, 17:00 Luxembourg time. The indicative total budget available for the call is 29 million euro of Community contribution.
Participating countries are the 15 EU Member States, Estonia, Hungary, Iceland, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Latvia, Norway and Poland. The integration of organisations from the Candidate Countries in eContent activities will be a priority.
The evaluation of proposals submitted under the fixed deadline will be done in June 2003. The first evaluation of proposals submitted under the continuous submission scheme will be done in May 2003. After May 2003, further evaluations of continuous submission scheme proposals will be done every four months.
[Prospective proposers should check that they have the final versions of documents relating to the call before submitting proposals. While we always try to provide the most up to date versions of official EU information, legally binding documents such as call guides and forms should be downloaded from the CORDIS eContent site].
The objective of Action Line 2 (AL 2) of the programme - Enhancing Content Production In A Multilingual And Multicultural Environment - are to ease access to and ensure a wider availability of high quality networked content across markets and communities by encouraging co-operation between the European content and language industries.
Second eContent Call for proposals
The second eContent call for proposals was launched on the 1 November 2001 by the European Commission. The call incorporates a fixed deadline call (deadline: 1 February 2002, 17:00 Luxembourg time). The indicative total budget available for the call is 26.5 million euro of Community contribution.
Proposals for definition-phase projects, accompanying measures and grants may still be submitted under the continuous submission scheme (up to and including 16 December 2002, 17:00 Luxembourg time) of the first eContent call for proposals.
The evaluation of the proposals submitted by the 1 February 2002 deadline, whether under the fixed deadline or the continuous submission scheme, is planned for February 2002. Cost-shared projects and other actions retained for EU financial support are expected to start in the second quarter of 2002.
[Prospective proposers should check that they have the final versions of documents relating to the call before submitting proposals. While we always try to provide the most up to date versions of official EU information, legally binding documents such as call guides and forms should be downloaded from the CORDIS eContent site.]
ACTION LINE 2
Action Line 2 (AL2) addresses the intersection of the content and language industries, more specifically the design, production and distribution of high-quality European digital content for the global networks in an increasingly multilingual and multicultural socio-economic environment. The following table and accompanying notes gives an overview of the AL2 sublines targeted in the second call. Full details can be found in the Work Programme 2001-2002.
First eContent Programme Call for Proposals
The eContent Programme has launched its first call for proposals, following the official release of the Work Programme. It invites for demonstration projects, definition phase projects and accompanying measures within the scope of its three action lines:
An Information Day will be held in Brussels on 26 April to present the call for proposals. National Information Days will also be organised. Detailed information about the events and a registration facility for the event in Brussels are available at the programme's web service http://www.cordis.lu/econtent
eContent Partner Finding Service
The eContent programme offers a partner finding service in collaboration with CORDIS. The service is offered in conjunction with the programme's call for proposals.
Are you looking for partners for an eContent project? This new service can help you
Visit their web page at http://www.cordis.lu/econtent/partners.htm
EU seeks evaluators and reviewers
Call for applications for inclusion on lists of evaluators
and reviewers in the framework of the eContent programme http://www.cordis.lu/econtent/evaluators.htm
eContent Forum launched
Dear eContent Forum invitee,
The previously announced eContent web-Forum is now open and operational.
You can access the site through: http://www.euractivforum.com/econtent
will also find a detailed introduction and useful background information
As announced by the European Commission, the discussions in this Forum
are meant to provide input to the Commission's eContent Program. It may
also help to bring together potential partners in future consortia or position
providers of relevant services. To create a basis for discussion,
the Forum is initially laid-out according to issues raised by the Commission
during the public consultation meetings
The Commissions eContent Programme is very user-oriented and its priorities can be influenced by your input. Your contributions are consequently very welcome.
The Co-moderators are:
* Andrew Joscelyne - Specialist in the field of Language Technology
* Ulric Fayl -Information Society Section coordinator at EurActiv
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