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C 25/26 EN Official Journal of the European Communities 30.1.




Action E.I: Information for young people

Call for projects (DG XXII 2/99)

(1999/C 25/07)

I.ÙFramework experts working in governmental structures responsible

for youth matters at national, regional and local levels;
youth association officers and youth workers in
The aim of Action E.I is to contribute to the objectives full-time, part-time or voluntary posts at European,
of the programme by providing support for information national, regional or local level.
activities for young people at a European level carried
out by youth organisations and structures working in
close cooperation.

Action E.I therefore helps youth organisations and (a)ÙExchanges of experience and know-how
structures working with young people to carry out
information projects aimed at developing their field of
activity at a European level. In this context, eligible applicants may submit three main
types of projects: visits, seminars and practical training
experiences. However, with a view to encouraging inno-
Action E.I also helps structures specialised in information vative approaches, the Commission may also consider
for young people — youth information centres, youth applications for other types of projects. The aim being to
media — to exchange experiences with regard to youth lay the foundations for lasting cooperation in the field of
information provision, to become acquainted with youth youth information, projects under this heading should
information practices and structures in other partici- provide participants with:
pating countries, and to develop cooperation in this field
in line with the objectives of the programme.
—Ùthe possibility to develop concrete cooperation
strategies for the production and/or dissemination of
youth information material in line with the objectives
The Commission will support initiatives which aim to of the programme,
increase awareness among people working in the field of
youth information as to the possibilities for cooperation
between participating countries, and to increase coop- —Ùa better understanding of youth information practice
eration for the dissemination of youth information. and structures in other participating countries,
particularly with a view to creating networks,

The Commission will offer guidance for carrying out —Ùan insight into specific approaches to youth
projects with a view to drawing maximum benefits from information provision (e.g. information developed for
the activity in question and ensuring efficient use of the certain target groups, innovative approaches to the
funds available. dissemination of youth information),

—Ùan opportunity to explore the transferability of

examples of good practice in the field of youth
II.ÙWho can participate? information to other regions of the European Union,

Youth information centres, professional or voluntary —Ùan opportunity to identify partners with a view to
bodies working in the field of youth media, officials/ creating multilateral youth information networks,
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—Ùthe capacity to develop cooperation through informal the provision of youth information related to the
(i.e. not leading to a professional qualification) programme. These structures may apply for funding to
training initiatives in the field of youth information. develop means of creating links with well-established
youth information structures, already networking with
other partners at a Community level.
Projects should be multilateral (minimum four partici-
pating countries of which two must be Member States),
and should be linked to projects developed under Funding may also be accorded to established networks
headings (b) and (c). seeking to develop activities with disadvantaged areas as
described above.

In some cases, the networking of regional information
structures may be considered for funding, with regard to
—Ùstudy visits or feasibility visits from two to 10 days, the development of transnational activities.

—Ùpractical training experience from five to 25 days,

IV.ÙGrant applications and selection

—Ùseminars from two to seven days.

Applications concerning study or feasibility visits

(b)ÙProduction and dissemination of youth information
Applications for study or feasibility visits should be sent
Projects should aim to develop and disseminate inno- to the national agencies. Projects have to be submitted
vative information materials related to the objectives of three months before the start of the activity up to
the programme. These may take the form of, for 1 October 1999 at the latest.
example, written material, audio- or video cassettes, or
material developed from new information technologies.
Youth media channels (youth press, radio, television, When submitting applications for study or feasibility
new information technologies, etc.) may be used to visits to the national agencies it is important to note that:
disseminate these information materials.

—Ùthe hosting group or organisation should submit its

A clear description of both the proposed youth request for funding to its national agency which will
information product and the planned dissemination take the decision regarding activity costs of the
strategy are essential for assessing the potential of the programme,
—Ùthe sending group(s) or organisation(s) should submit
Projects should involve participants from at least six its(their) request for funding to its(their) respective
participating countries. national agency(ies), which will take the decision on
the costs of travel and stay.

Projects which include ad hoc information actions

pertaining to the general scope and objectives of the Projects may be funded on condition that four partici-
programme may also be taken into account. pating countries have decided that activities suggested
can be co-financed and that the Commission has not
expressed any reserves.

Activities involving six or more participating countries or
Activities supported under this heading should aim to involving over 18 participants will nonetheless also be
reach young people living in areas of the European transmitted by the national agencies to the Commission.
Union where information is either not available or
difficult to obtain.
Other applications

This will primarily concern national and regional

structures, particularly those in peripheral regions, urban The deadlines for submission of applications are 1 April
areas or regions which are at a disadvantage in terms of 1999 and 1 September 1999, as per the postmark.
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For the selection of 1 April 1999 the proposed activities general principle of co-financing continues to apply.
should start between 1 July 1999 and 31 January 2000. Where funding is being requested from several
For the selection of 1 September 1999 activities should Community programmes, the organisation/group should
start between 1 December 1999 and 30 June 2000. clearly indicate on the form the programmes and
amounts involved.
The projects, presented on the standard questionnaire,
should be addressed to the national agencies which will Budgets drawn up for the purpose of applying for
send them on to the Commission. The only exception are Community funding will concern only those costs
projects introduced by European organisations (i.e. those directly linked to the projects themselves. In principle,
having representation in at least six Member States and neither the operational expenses nor the equipment
whose head office is in one of the Member States) which expenses will be covered by Community funding.
may be addressed to the Commission directly (see
addresses below). For study visits, feasibility visits and practical training
experiences, projects will receive funding per person,
Selection which may not exceed EUR 780 for the first two days of
the project (including travel), and EUR 70 per additional
In assessing projects, the Commission will pay special day.
attention to those:
Funding for other categories of projects will be
—Ùdirected at regions of the European Union which are considered individually and comparatively by the
at a disadvantage in terms of youth information, Commission on the basis of objective costs (such as
travel and accommodation rates, etc.).
—Ùfocusing on the information needs of disadvantaged
young people,
Beneficiaries will receive a contract, which should be
—Ùwhich are innovative in their approach to youth signed and returned to the Commission. Upon receipt of
information, the signed contract, the Commission will authorise the
payment of a first instalment amounting to 80Ø% of the
—Ùwhich seek to develop cooperation in terms of youth grant accorded; the beneficiary should receive this first
information designed to prevent and combat social instalment within 60 days. The remaining 20Ø% of the
exclusion, racism and xenophobia, grant will be paid once the Commission has received the
final report and is satisfied, both in qualitative and
—Ùpromoting cooperation in the field of information on financial terms, with the report.
the problem of drug consumption,

—Ùwhich promote the work of youth associations. Further information and application forms can be
obtained from the following addresses:

European Commission,
V.ÙFinancial assistance Directorate General XXII,
Education, Training and Youth,
In principle, Community funding for projects under this Unit C.2,
Action may not exceed 50Ø% of the total expenditure, to Rue de la Loi/Wetstraat 200,
a maximum of EUR 50Ø000. Exceptions to this rule can B-1049 Brussels;
only be justified in terms of the potential impact of the Tel.: (32-2) 295Ø11Ø00,
project, particularly as concerns disadvantaged youth. Fax: (32-2) 299Ø41Ø58.
E-mail: YFE-dg22.cec.be
In accordance with the general principle of co-financing, Internet:Øhttp://europa.eu.int/en/comm/dg22/youth/
the Commission will favour applications which indicate youth.html
efforts made by the organisers to secure other sources of
funding. Socrates @ Youth Technical Assistance Office,
Youth Department,
The submission of applications to several Community Rue Montoyer 70,
programmes for one and the same project is justified B-1000 Brussels;
only if the project contains distinct parts, each of which Tel.: (32-2) 233Ø01Ø11,
is eligible for a specific programme; in this case the Fax: (32-2) 233Ø01Ø50.
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National agencies ‘youth for europe’

Bureau International Jeunesse (BIJ) Instituto de la Juventud
13-17 Boulevard Adolphe Max C/Ortega y Gasset, 71
B-1000 Bruxelles E-28006 Madrid
Tel.:ÚÚ+ Tel.:ÚÚ+34.1.347.76.48
Fax: + Fax: +34.1.347.76.87
E-Mail: daniel.menschaert-cfwb.be E-Mail: pliego-europe.co.injuve.max.es

Waterkrachtstraat 36 Archimedes
B-1210 Brussel Estonian YFE National agency
Tel.:ÚÚ+ Kohtu 6
Fax: + EE-0100 Tallinn
E-Mail: jint-infoboard.be Tel.:ÚÚ+372-696.24.20
Fax: +372.696.24.26
BELGIEN E-Mail: reet-euedu.ee
Agentur Jugend für Europa
Neustraße 93
B-4700 Eupen
Fax: +
9-11 rue Paul Leplat
E-Mail: rdj-rdj.be
F-78160 Marly-le-Roi
Committee for Youth, Physical E-Mail: jpe-injep.fr
Education and Sports
Youth for Europe National Agency
75 Vassil Levski Blvd.
BG-1040 Sofia IRELAND
Tel.:ÚÚ+359Ø2Ø87.25.26/981.75.77 L~argas — The Exchange Bureau
Fax: +359Ø2Ø81.88.16 189-193 Parnell Street
E-Mail: yfe-mbox.cit.bg IRL-Dublin 1
Fax: +353.1.873.13.16
E-Mail: first.name-leargas.team400.ie
InformationsCenter for Udveksling (ICU)
Vandkunsten 3
DK-1467 København K
Fax: + Presidenza del Consiglio
E-Mail: icu-icu.dk Dipartimento Affari Sociali
Via Vittorie Veneto 56
Deutsches Büro ‘Jugend für Europa’ Tel.:ÚÚ+39-6-
Hochkreutzallee 20 Fax: +
D-53175 Bonn E-Mail: dgrc.uninf-mae.stm.it
Fax: +
E-Mail: jfe-ijab.de LATVIA
Ministry of EducationØ@ØScience
ELLADA of Latvia
General Secretariat for Youth National Youth Centre
417 Acharnon Street Ranka Dambis 1
GR-11Ø1Ø43 Athens LV-1048 Riga
Tel.:ÚÚ+ Tel.:ÚÚ+371-760.12.94
Fax: + Fax: +371-760.12.99
E-Mail: no e-mail E-Mail: yfe-latnev.lv
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State Council for Youth Affairs — Youth Exchange Centre
Agency of International youth British Council, 10 Spring Gardens
cooperation UK-SWIA 2BN London
Gedimino pr. 37 Tel.:ÚÚ+44.171.389.40.30
LT-2001 Vilnius Fax: +44.171.389.40.33
Tel.:ÚÚ+370-222.04.09 E-Mail: first.surname-britcoun.org
Fax: +370-222.04.09
E-Mail: lilija.gerasimiene-vjrt.lt
Ungt folk i Evröpu
LUXEMBOURG Hitt Husid, Adalstraeti 2
Centre d’info. et d’^changes de Jeunes IS-101 Reykjavik
76 Boulevard de la P~trusse Tel.:ÚÚ+354.5.522.220
L-2320 Luxembourg Fax: +354.5.624.341
Tel.:ÚÚ+352.40.55.52 E-Mail: ufe-centrum.is
Fax: +352.40.55.56
E-Mail: no e-mail
Kinder- und Jugenddienst — Sozialer
NIZW International Centre Postgebäude
Catharijnesingel 47 LI-9494 Schaan
NL-3501 DD Utrecht Tel.:ÚÚ+
Tel.:ÚÚ+ Fax: +
Fax: + E-Mail: no e-mail
E-Mail: c.vink-nizw.nl

ÖSTERREICH Atlantis Youth Exchange
Interkulturelles Zentrum Rolf Hofmos gate 18
Kettenbrückengasse 23 N-0655 Oslo
A-1050 Wien Tel.:ÚÚ+
Tel.:ÚÚ+43.1.586.75.440 Fax: +
Fax: +43.1.586.75.449 E-Mail: eurodesk-online.no
E-Mail: iz.vienna-blackbox.at

PORTUGAL National Agency YFE — Institut d~ti a
Instituto Portuguðs da Juventude IPJ ml`d eze MSMT
Avenida da Liberdade 194-6& Moravsk`, 20
P-1250 Lisboa CZ-120Ø00 Praha 2
Tel.:ÚÚ+351.1.315.19.61/55 Tel.:ÚÚ+420.
Fax: +351.1.315.19.59 Fax: +420.
E-Mail: gab.infor-mail.telepac.pt E-Mail: agency-mbox.vol.cz

Centre for International Mobility Mobilit`s Ifjús`gi Szolg`lat (Mobility
(CIMO) Youth Service)
Hakaniemenkatu 2, PO BOX 343 Amerikai ut 96
FIN-00531 Helsinki H-1145 Budapest
Tel.:ÚÚ+358. Tel.:ÚÚ+36Ø1.251.33.37
Fax: +358. Fax: +36Ø1.251.36.77/3637
E-Mail: ulla.naskali-cimo.fi E-Mail: mobility-mail.mgx.hu

Ungdomsstyrelsen EUROTIN — Romanian YFE National
PO Box 17Ø801 Agency
S-118Ø94 Stockholm 16 Vasile Conta St.
Tel.:ÚÚ+46.8.462.53.50 RO-Sector 2 Bucharest 1
Fax: +46.8.644.88.54 Tel.:ÚÚ+40Ø1Ø210.89.04
E-Mail: first.name-ungdoms- Fax: +40Ø1Ø211.90.78
styrelsen.se E-Mail: eurotin-fx.ro
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YFE National agency of Cyprus National Agency for Youth Mobility
Th. Dervi Str. 41 office 106 (NAFYM)
CY-1066 Nicosia IUVENTA
Tel.:ÚÚ+357Ø2Ø30.43.01 Karlovesk` 64
Fax: +357. SK-842 58 Bratislava
E-Mail: neolea-cytanet.com.cy Tel.:ÚÚ+421-7-654.22.240/20
Fax: +421-7-654.22 303
E-Mail: nafym-iuven.sk
Foundation for the Dvpt. of the SLOVENIA
Education system, SIMO
Polish YFE National Agency Smartinska 134A
Al. Szucha 25 000 Ljubljana
PL-00-918 Warszawa SLOVENIA
Tel.:ÚÚ+48-22-622.37.06/6 Tel.:ÚÚ+386-61-184.25.11
Fax: +48-22-622.37.08/6 Fax: +386-61-184.25.09
E-Mail: yfe-kaliope.men.waw.pl E-Mail: janez.skulj-guest.arnes.si

Industry consultation on IDA’s telematic strategy

(1999/C 25/08)

To help shape the IDA (Interchange of Data between Administrations) programme’s strategy
for telematic services for European administrations, DGØIII is organising an industry consul-
tation day in preparation for a new call for tenders in Brussels on 15 February 1999.

Participation in the event is open to all interested market actors and may be of particular
interest to telecommunication service providers. Advice will be sought on the implications of a
multi-operator network environment, including interoperability and quality of service issues.

Industry representatives interested in attending the event should contact

IDA Central Office,

European Commission,
Rue de la Loi/Wetstraat 200,
B-1049 Brussels,
e-mail: bernhard.schnittger-dg3.cec.be,
fax (32-2) 299Ø02Ø86.