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  • Pre-announcement ESPON Calls for Proposals (18/04/12 – 13/06/12)

    EA-008222 February 2012 - The ESPON 2013 Programme pre-announces the upcoming Calls for Proposals on Targeted Analysis, Scientific Platform/Tools projects and Transnational Networking Activities.The Calls will open on 18 April 2012. The deadline for submitting proposals is 13 June 2012.

    The theme of the Call on Priority 2 - Targeted Analysis is “North Sea - Spreading Transnational Results”. The total available budget amounts to 340.000,00 €. One single proposal will be selected for the theme indicated.

    The Call on Priority 3 - Scientific Platform/Tools includes the following themes:

    1. European Territorial Monitoring System (budget 598.000,00 €)

    2. Detecting Territorial Potential and Challenges (budget 350.000,00 €)

    3. European Urban Benchmarking Web Tool (budget 200.000,00 €)

    The total available budget for this call amounts to 1.148.000,00 € which is distributed on projects as indicated above. One single proposal will be selected for each of the 3 themes indicated.

    The Call on Priority 4 - Transnational Networking Activities is dedicated exclusively to the institutions confirmed as national ESPON Contact Points. The total available budget will be announced at the opening of the call on 18 April 2012.

    Potential Beneficiaries

    Scientists and experts representing universities, research institutes, public bodies, private companies from 31 European countries (EU 27 + Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland) are invited to apply for the Calls.

    Important information for Swiss potential beneficiaries

    Swiss potential beneficiaries shall contact the Monitoring Committee representative from Switzerland in view of coordinating their participation in any proposal for the Calls.

    How to Apply

    The documentation related to the Calls, including the procedure for applying, the eligibility rules, the evaluation criteria and the submission material, will be made available by 18 April 2012 at the ESPON Website.

    Useful Tools

    ESPON Info Day on 10 May 2012

    The ESPON 2013 Programme invites potential beneficiaries to the Info Day on Calls for Proposals and Partner Café on 10 May 2012 in Brussels. It will be the chance to get information on the new funding opportunities and to meet potential project partners. Deadline for registration is 26 April 2012 at 15h00. Register here.

    ESPON Partner Café – Overview and LinkedIn Group

    Researchers and experts that are looking for partners to prepare a proposal are invited to have a look at the overview of potential partners. The fields of expertise that are indicated in the overview offer a good impression of which institutes might be interested in the same research theme as you and might wish to join you in a Transnational Project Group. Overview

    The ESPON Partner Café has its own LinkedIn group where potential partners can launch discussions and find partners to carry out ESPON projects. Visit the ESPON Partner Café LinkedIn Group here.

    More information

    The pre-announcement of the Calls is published in the Official Journal of the European Union (reference: OJ, C 052 of 22/02/2012).

    Potential applicants are recommended to take into account the legal framework accessible here.

    Should you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact the ESPON Coordination Unit at info@espon.eu.