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CALL FOR PROPOSALS — EACEA/21/10 Structural support for European public policy research organisations and think tanks and for civil society organisations at European level ‘Europe for Citizens’ programme, Action 2, Measures 1 and 2 — 2011 (2010/C 225/07).
Budget EUR 1 million Deadline 15 October 2010

Quality of Broadband services in the EU – SMART 2010/0036. The objective of this study is to look at the effective speed of the retail broadband services by measuring a number of key performance indicators such as http download speed, ping performance, DNS lookup time and packet loss. The study will provide information on the difference between advertised and effective speed and comparison between Member States. The overall objective is to assess the effective quality of the broadband market for end users. Deadline: 4 October 2010

Call for tenders ENTR/31/PP/2010/FC Open Procedure, 2010/S 157-242007. Framework contract for activities in support to international cooperation on satellite navigation. To support the activities of the Commission for international cooperation on satellite navigation through targeted awareness, dissemination, analysis and coordination actions in various regions of the world. Budget 1 900 000 EUR. Deadline 01 October 2010.

Public tender “Follow up to the PSIplatform”. The purpose of this tender is the purchase of a follow up service to the PSI Platform for the promotion of a dynamic PSI re-use market across the EU. The new project/services will build on the work and content of the current web site. The future contractor will, in addition, monitor the impact on the re-use of PSI of new policies in key areas such as: pricing and charging policies, licensing, complaints and redress procedures, information systems for facilitating access to and re-use of PSI, etc. Tender documentation can be downloaded from the Commission’s Public Sector Informtaion web site. Deadline: 22 September 2010

CALL FOR PROPOSALS — EACEA/19/10 Action 4.1 — Support for bodies active at European level in the field of youth (2010/C 220/08). The purpose of the call for proposals is to provide structural support, referred to as an operating grant, to bodies active at European level in the field of youth and pursuing an aim which is of general European interest and relevant to the objectives of the ‘Youth in Action’ programme. Budget EUR 3 580 000 Deadline 15th October 2010.

Digital Agenda: Reflection Group on digitisation seeks views on boosting cultural heritage online.
The European Commission’s Reflection Group (“Comité des Sages”) on digitisation launched today a consultation on how best to foster the online presence of cultural heritage. As Europe’s creative and cultural sectors undergo a revolutionary transition, innovative solutions are needed to keep up with technological advances and reap their full benefits.

12 – 13 October 2010, Prague, Czech Republic. European Computer Science Summit – ECSS 2010.
This event gathers deans, department chairs and senior faculty staff of leading European Computer Science and Informatics faculties, departments, research institutes and laboratories. The Summit provides a forum for anyone interested in issues of research, education and policy in the field of informatics.

28 September 2010, Brussels, Belgium. Thinking across borders – ICT cooperation potential with Eastern Europe, Central Asia and Western Balkan countries. At ICT2010, a number of support actions funded by the European Commission under the 7th Framework Programme are joining efforts and organise this networking session to support the integration of Eastern European, Central Asian (EECA) and Western Balkan (WB) countries into the European Research Area.

13 – 15 October 2010, Tallinn, Estonia. eHealth Tallinn. The main purpose of the conference is to share positive and negative practical experiences encountered during the Estonian nationwide Electronic Health Record System implementation process. The conference is meant for people involved in e-health implementation through their everyday work either as service provider or at state level.


11 October 2010 Lisbon, Portugal.  ‘Personal semantic data on the desktop and on the web’
. Personal information management (PIM) is an area of interest for both researchers and industry. While time and energy resources remain constant, the amount of information that needs attention grows exponentially with advances in communications and information sharing tools.

Call for proposals under the 7th Euratom Framework Programme for Nuclear Research and Training Activities (2010/C 225/08)
Budget: € 41 000 000 Deadline: 07 April 2011