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2005 EN Official Journal of the European Union C 216/5





European associations acting at European level in the field of education

(2005/C 216/05)

1. Objectives and description

The purpose of this call for proposals is to support associations active in the field of education and
training at the European level, and particularly those associations which are most representative in
terms of the target groups they cover, by contributing to the funding of the operational and administra-
tive costs of their European operations. Applicant organisations are invited to present a work plan
covering their basic activities (e.g. membership and statutory activities, communication, representation
of their membership's interests at European level, other recurrent European activities etc.) for one year.
These activities must contribute, or be capable of contributing, to the development and implementation
of Community cooperation policy and actions in the field of education and training.

2. Eligible applicants

Beneficiaries must fulfil the following minimum criteria:

— exist as a body pursuing an aim of general European interest as defined in Article 162 of the imple-
menting rules of the Financial Regulation laid down by Commission Regulation (EC, Euratom) No
— operate in the field of education and training at European level and pursue clear and well-defined
objectives laid down in their official articles of association,
— have members in at least 12 Member States of the European Union,
— be composed of national, regional or local associations,
— be located and have legal status for more than two years in one of the Member States of the Euro-
pean Union,
— undertake the majority of its activity in the Member States of the European Union, in countries
belonging to the European Economic Area and/or in the candidate countries.

3. Budget and project duration

The total budget earmarked for the co-financing of work-plans amounts to EUR 750 000. Financial
assistance from the Commission cannot exceed 75 % of the total eligible costs set out in an approved
work-plan for the association. The Commission expects to fund up to 15 associations.

The period covered by the work plan must start between 1 January 2006 and 1 April 2006. The
maximum duration of the approved work-plans of the associations receiving funding is 12 months. The
period covered by the work plan must not run over more than one budgetary year of the beneficiary.

4. Deadline

Applications must be sent to the Commission no later than 4 October 2005.

C 216/6 EN Official Journal of the European Union 3.9.2005

5. Further information
The full text of the call for proposals and the application forms are available on the following website:
Applications must comply with the requirements set out in the full text and be submitted using the
form provided.