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24.2.

98 EN Official Journal of the European Communities C 58/21

URB-AL programme
Coordination of network No 8
Urban mobility
Call for proposals No IB/AP/360

(98/C 58/15)

1. GRANTING AUTHORITY: forward a proposal for setting up, coordinating and


co-financing the activities of a network of towns,
European Commission, Directorate General IB — regions and other local and regional authorities on
External Relations: Southern Mediterranean, Middle the theme of ‘Urban mobility’, thematic network No
East, Latin America, South and South-East Asia and 8.
North-South Cooperation, for the attention of the
Head of Unit of IB/E/2, (Science 14 — 6/59), Rue
de la Loi 200, B-1049 Brussels. Content

Coordination of the network will involve the


Fax (32-2) 296Ø11Ø01.
following types of activity:
2. DESCRIPTION:
(a) Organisation of the network
Background
—ÙSetting up a coordination office within the
The URB-AL programme is aimed at towns, regions coordinating unit, which will be responsible
and other local and regional authorities in the for managing the scheme, communicating
European Community and Latin America and is among members and promoting the
designed to develop a direct and sustainable part- network’s activities,
nership between local agents. URB-AL activities
include the setting up of eight thematic networks of —Ùmobilisation of entities/bodies liable to be
mutual interest which will give rise to various joint interested in the network’s activities,
projects co-financed by the Commission.
—Ùdevising information and promotion tools for
The URB-AL programme is supported by: the network (bulletins, web-page, etc.),

—Ùa high level technical committee made up of —Ùsetting up a group of experts to frame a basic
eight European and Latin American experts, its document for the seminar and to give
role being to advise the Commission, technical support to members of the network,
notably at the level of joint projects,
—Ùan external secretariat charged with developing
the programme by ensuring that information,
—Ùorganisation of annual working meetings
promotion and follow-up activities are carried
between partners, including the start-up
out.
seminar.
For more information on the URB-AL programme:
(b) Preparing the start-up seminar
—Ùconsult Internet: http://europa.eu.int/en/comm/
dg1b/URB-AL/urb-al.htm —ÙFollow-up of the drafting, by appointed
experts, of the basic document dealing with
or the subject matter of the network. Trans-
lation, publication and dissemination of the
—Ùcontact the European Commission: text,

Directorate General IB — External Relations —Ùformulation and development of working


URB-AL programme procedures (plenary session, working groups,
Tel. (32-2) 299Ø07Ø49 etc.),
Fax (32-2) 299Ø39Ø41.
—Ùorganisation and running of the seminar:
Objective participation, logistics, promotion (press,
Internet, etc.) and follow-up (drawing up,
The aim of this pre-selection is to choose the town printing and dissemination of seminar
or local authorities which will be invited to put minutes).
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(c) Tasks connected with the development of joint programme. Conversely, there is no obstacle to
projects participation in as many networks as the town,
region or other local/regional authority wishes,
—ÙIdentification of the main strands of the joint
projects, during the seminar. The joint —Ùmust match the network’s theme as set out in this
projects will be developed as part of the call for proposals,
network’s subject matter and will be drawn
up by sub-networks made up of five to 25
—Ùtowns interested in coordinating the urban
partners from the European Union and Latin
mobility network should form a pre-network
America,
comprising at least two European partners and
—Ùorganisation of the technical assistance of the three Latin American partners. They should
basic document experts for networks explain how they propose to bring together the
members who so request, definitive number of partners, i.e. 50 to 150,
made up of at least 20ØEU and 30 Latin
—Ùtransmission of joint projects to the American partners and a maximum of 60 EU and
Commission, 90 Latin American partners.

—Ùfollow-up of all the projects by ensuring The network proposed should preferably cover a
among other things the promotion and wide geographical area and include small and
dissemination of the outcome to network medium-sized towns.
members and the public.
(d) Available budget 7.Ù(a) DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS
FOR PRESELECTION:
—ÙThe Commission’s contribution may not
exceed 70Ø% of the overall budget for the 4 May 1998.
staging of the seminar, organisation and
follow-up of the network’s activities. This (b) ADDRESS TO WHICH APPLICATIONS SHOULD
means that the partners should provide at BE SENT:
least 30Ø%. The maximum EC contribution is
ECU 350Ø000.
See point 1 above.
3. VENUE OF THE ACTIVITIES:
8. INFORMATION TO BE SUPPLIED BY APPLICANTS
Europe and Latin America. FOR PRESELECTION:

4. NUMBER OF CANDIDATES TO BE INVITED TO The applications, one original and ten copies, should
TABLE A PROPOSAL: be sent by normal, registered or express mail (with
the postmark proving date of dispatch) in an
A maximum of 10 towns will be invited by the envelope marked ‘Call for proposals No IB/CF/360’
Commission to table a detailed technical and to the address given under point 1.
financial proposal.

5. DURATION OF ACTIVITIES: Applicants should supply the following documents


which will be used to assess their technical capacity:
3 years
(a)Ùa declaration of intent signed by the mayor or
6. ELIGIBILITY: duly authorised representative of the local
authority. It should also mention the name,
—ÙCandidates must be a town, region or other local address and position of the contact person and
or regional authority, the telephone and fax numbers of the applicant’s
local authority;
—Ùtown and local authorities in the EC or Latin
America: the European countries eligible are
(b) letters of intent from the associated towns
the 15 Member States of the European Union,
(maximum one page). Each local authority
while the Latin American countries eligible
participating should supply individually a letter
are: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colom-
of intent signed by its duly authorised represen-
bia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Guate-
tative;
mala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama,
Paraguay, Peru, El Salvador, Uruguay,
Venezuela, (c) the applicant should attest (maximum 5 pages) to
his professional capacity to:
—Ùa town, region or other local or regional
authority may only coordinate the activities of a —Ùset up a coordination office with sufficient
single thematic network under the URB-AL staff,
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—Ùorganise the logistics of the start-up seminar The proposals should where possible be written in
and annual meetings, Spanish, French or English.
—Ùdevelop a suitable methodology for the prep-
aration and smooth technical running of the 9. CRITERIA FOR AWARDING THE GRANT:
plenary session and deliberations of the
start-up seminar group, See call for proposals file to be sent to preselected
applicants.
—Ùput in place network information and
promotion tools (bulletins, web-page, etc.), 10. DATE OF THIS NOTICE: 16 February 1998.
—Ùensure the follow-up of the network’s joint
projects (within the limits of the required 11. DATE FOR RECEIPT BY OFFICE OF OFFICIAL
tasks); PUBLICATIONS OF THE EUROPEAN COM-
MUNITIES:
(d) the applicant should supply references relating to
his expertise and experience in the field of urban 17 February 1998.
mobility (maximum 2 pages);
(e) the applicant should also propose a working 12. THE PROJECT IS COVERED BY COUNCIL REGU-
method for achieving the network’s objectives LATION (EEC) No 443/92 OF 25 FEBRUARY 1992
(maximum 2 pages); (ASIA AND LATIN AMERICA).

CORRIGENDA
Corrigendum to the Commission notice on Community support for cultural development projects — Call
for proposals 1998
(Official Journal of the European Communities C 6 of 10 January 1998)

(98/C 58/16)

On page 20, point 5, second paragraph:

for: ‘1 March 1998’,

read: ‘16 March 1998’.

Corrigendum to the Commission notice on the support programme in the field of books and reading —
ARIANE programme (1998) — Information and call for applications
(Official Journal of the European Communities C 46 of 11 February 1998)

(98/C 58/17)

On page 12, point 2.4, ‘Financing’, first indent shall read as follows:

‘—ÙThe subsidy will take the form of a translation grant of up to ECU 3Ø500 for the first applicant per
translator, per work.’