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21.5.

2003 EN Official Journal of the European Union C 119/9

III
(Notices)

COMMISSION

CALL FOR PROPOSALS


LIFE 2003-2004

(2003/C 119/07)

The Commission invites ‘natural or legal persons’ established in 2. LIFE-Environment projects


the European Union (including the new Member States) (1) or
in the candidate countries associated to LIFE to present Objective
proposals for the LIFE selection round 2003-2004. Candidate
countries associated to LIFE can take part in this round Demonstration projects which contribute to the devel-
according to the provisions set up in the decisions by the opment of innovative and integrated techniques and
Association Councils concerning their participation to LIFE. methods, and to the further development of Community
Currently: Romania. environment policy, and which

Applications — integrate environmental and sustainable development


considerations into land-use development and
Proposals must be written on specific application forms. The planning, particularly in urban and coastal areas, or
application file that includes detailed explanations in regard to
eligibility and procedures, as well as the required application
forms can be obtained from the Commission's web-site on the — promote the sustainable management of ground and
following address: surface water, or

http://www.europa.eu.int/comm/environment/life/home.htm
— minimise the environmental impact of economic
activities, notably through the development of clean
Where and when to submit a project
technologies and by placing the emphasis on prevention,
Detailed instructions are contained in the application file for including the reduction of emission of greenhouse gases,
each LIFE sector. or

The following calls are covered by this announcement: — promote the prevention, reuse, recovery and recycling of
waste of all kinds and ensure the sound management of
1. LIFE-Nature projects waste flows, or
Objective
Projects aiming at the conservation of natural habitats and — reduce the environmental impact of products through
of wild fauna and flora of Community and (for candidate an integrated approach to production, distribution and
countries only) international interest. consumption, and handling at the end of their life-time,
including the development of environmentally-friendly
products.
Deadline
— All projects shall be submitted to the national competent Deadline
authorities at the latest by 30 September 2003.
For LIFE-Environment, Member States and candidate
— Projects will then be submitted (three paper copies and countries have their own deadlines for submission of
one copy in electronic format) by the national auth- applications to the relevant national authority. Applicants
orities to the Commission at the latest by 31 October should find out the date for their own country from their
2003. national contact point, also available at

— Member States and candidate countries associated to


http://europa.eu.int/comm/environment/life/home.htm
LIFE may change the national submission deadline and
the total number of copies required. It will be up to
them to inform the public consequently. — Projects will then be submitted (three paper copies and
one copy in electronic format) by the national auth-
(1) Awarding the Community financial contribution: subject to ratifi- orities to the Commission at the latest by 30
cation of the Treaty of Accession by each Member State. November 2003.
C 119/10 EN Official Journal of the European Union 21.5.2003

— Member States and candidate countries associated to required. It will be up to them to inform the public
LIFE may change the national submission deadline and consequently.
the total number of copies required. It will be up to
them to inform the public consequently.
4. LIFE-Nature Co-op projects
3. LIFE Third Countries projects
Objective
Objective
Proposals for ‘Co-op’ measures shall be aimed exclusively at
Projects of technical assistance which contribute to the supporting the exchange of experience among LIFE-Nature
establishment of the means and administrative structures projects.
needed in the environmental sector and in the development
of environmental policy and action programmes in eligible
third countries bordering on the Mediterranean and Baltic Deadline
Seas.
Proposals should be sent to the Commission by 22 August
Deadline 2003 (three paper copies). The complete proposal must be
sent or delivered by registered letter, by private courier or
— All projects shall be submitted to the national competent by hand by the fixed deadline to the addresses indicated in
authorities at the latest by 31 October 2003. the application file. The postmark, the date of collection by
— Projects will then be submitted (two paper copies and the courier or the acknowledgement of receipt dated and
one copy in electronic format) by the national auth- signed by the responsible official will serve as proof of the
orities to the Commission at the latest by 30 date of submission of the proposal. Faxes, electronic mail,
November 2003. incomplete applications, or applications sent in several parts
will not be accepted. It is the duty of the proponent to
— The national authorities may change the national ensure that the necessary precautions are taken to respect
submission deadline and the total number of copies this deadline.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Asia Pro Eco Programme: Operational and Practical Dialogue issued by the European Commission
(2003/C 119/08)

1. Publication reference support. They should be organised in conjunction


with agencies/networks which have already a track
EuropeAid/ 116557/C/G. record, in order to promote innovative approaches
2. Programme and Financing source and long term vision. Applicants should aim to
design the conferences so that they have a long-lasting
Asia Pro Eco, ALA, Budget line B7-301. Project No sustainable impact. The organisation of Conferences
AIDCO/2001/0137. may seek to develop synergies with other environ-
mental initiatives.
3. Nature of activities, geographical area and project
duration Studies

(a) The Asia Pro Eco Programme is designed to strengthen A study should prepare and fertilise the ground for the
the environmental dialogue between Europe and Asia. Conference.
Areas of activity comprise environmental management Guidelines
capacity, market based approaches to environmental
protection and development, promotion and support Documents (e.g. recommendations, guidelines,
of Europe-Asia environmental R & D networks. For conclusions) should refine the ideas taken out of the
further details see the Asia Pro Eco Website Conferences so as to propose new ways of managing
environmental impact according to the issues
(http://europa.eu.int/comm/europeaid/projects/asia- presented.
pro-eco/index_en.htm)
(b) Geographical area: The European Union plus partici-
Operational and Practical Dialogue pating Asian countries, which are as follows:
Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, People's
Each activity must contain the following subcom- Republic of China (1), East Timor, India, Indonesia,
ponents: Lao People's Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Maldives,
Conferences Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand and
Vietnam.
For applicants who want to organise a conference
relevant to Asia Pro Eco main objectives. The (c) Maximum project duration: 24 months.
Conferences will highlight the EU perspective, linked
to downstream technical assistance and financing (1) Except Hong Kong and Macao.