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From patrick.schouller@inria.fr Wed Mar  1 14:47 MET 2000
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From: Patrick Schouller 
Subject: Appel d'offre communautaire de PROMETEUS

Dear PROMETEUS partners,
Dear Research project coordinators,
Dear Multimedia Applications for Education and Training interest list
members,

The PROMETEUS Support Service Call for Tenders has been published  on
Thursday,
27 January 2000, in the EU Official Journal S.

PROMETEUS Support Service, a part of the Information Society Technologies
(IST)
Programme, provides high-quality start-up support, facilitating the activities
of the PROMETEUS Signatories, Steering Committee and Special Interest
Groups in
achieving the aims and objectives of the PROMETEUS Memorandum of Understanding
(MoU) - PROmoting Multimedia access to
Education and Training in EUropean Society.

The PROMETEUS MoU continues to be open for signing and the PROMETEUS Special
Interest Groups continue to be open for participants. Open Steering Committee
elections are held for the Signatories.

The PROMETEUS partnership initiative is to develop into a self-sustaining
collaborative network during its start-up stage. This will then include the
self-financing of beneficial support services. For the
start-up support the European Commission is now launching a Call for Tenders
for PROMETEUS Support Service for a 2-year period, expected to start in the
summer of year 2000. The Support Service is to provide professional,
results-oriented, innovative, flexible and energetic support for the creation
and take-up of significant initial PROMETEUS partnership results.

The PROMETEUS Support Service provider can be for example a distributed
support
network consortium or a single service provider. This Support Service belongs
to the Multimedia Applications for Education and Training area of the IST
Programme for Research, Technological Development and
Demonstration.

The collaborative PROMETEUS partnership efforts are widely in line with the
initiative "eEurope - An Information Society for All", launched by the
European
Commission, especially with its first area of action: "European youth into the
digital age: bring Internet and multimedia tools to schools and adapt
education
to the digital age".

You can find the PROMETEUS Call for Tenders documents through paper-based
versions from the address given in the Call text - and electronically at
http://PROMETEUS.ORG (first in English originals and in translated versions to
all official EU languages in due course).

The deadline date for submitting bids is: 22/03/2000.

Please note that in the interest of a fair and equal treatment of all
(potential) bidders, we are not able to give any priviledged information  to
anyone. We cannot answer questions by email. If you consider
that there  is a need for additional information to be given, please address
your  request by fax to the address given in the Call text. Possible
requests
will be considered and any additional information which may be  deemed
necessary will be provided at http://PROMETEUS.ORG - and on  paper to all
those who have requested the documents from the address given.

Tenders will be opened in the EUROFORUM Building, 10, rue Robert  Stumper in
Luxembourg-Gasperich, Office 0278, at 28.3.2000 at 9.30h.

I look forward to excellent bids and to a high-quality PROMETEUS  Support
Service for PROmoting Multimedia access to Education and Training  in
EUropean
Society, together with all of you interested in this  challenge and
opportunity!



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