Brussels, 12 Sep 2005
The European Commission has published a call for proposals under the Community Programme on promoting safer use of the Internet and new online technologies, 'Safer Internet plus'.
The Safer Internet plus programme aims to promote safer use of the Internet and new online technologies, particularly for children, and to fight against illegal content and content unwanted by the end-user, as part of a coherent approach by the European Union.
The call addresses the following areas:
Fighting against illegal content:
- 1.1 Hotlines for reporting illegal content;
- 1.2 Hotline coordinating node.
Tackling unwanted and harmful content:
- 2.1 User empowerment (facilitating and coordinating exchanges of views between child welfare specialists and technical experts; work on content rating and quality site labels; contributing to the accessibility of filter technology).
Promoting a safer environment:
- 3.1 Cross-border actions in the field of co-regulation and self-regulation of illegal, harmful and unwanted content of Internet and new online technologies.
- 4.1 Awareness nodes which will carry out awareness actions and programmes in close cooperation with all relevant actors at national, regional and local levels;
- 4.2 Awareness coordinating node;
- 4.3 Helplines, where children could raise concerns about illegal and harmful content on the Internet;
-4.4 Applied research into safety aspects of children's use of new media.
The total budget is estimated at 9.3 million euro.
To see the call text, please consult the following web address:
http:///e uropa.eu.int/information_society /activities/sip/call/proposals_2005/inde x_en.htm
Remarks: The deadline for receipt of proposals by the Commission is 24.11.2005.
Before contacting the Commission, proposers are strongly advised to consult the original call text in the Official Journal of the European Union at the reference below.