Call for tenders for study on impact of IST in candidate countries

July 29, 2002

Brussels, 26 July 2002

The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) has published a call for tenders for a prospective analysis in the candidate countries of factors and impacts in the information society.

The study will provide a series of 13 national monographs related to the potentialities of IST (information society technologies) developments in candidate countries, and to their positive and negative impacts.

These monographs will offer (i) an assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of each of the 13 candidate countries in relation to the development of the information society, and (ii) a view on their possible outcomes; both strongly rooted in factual quantitative data.

Each monograph will conclude with a set of alternative scenarios for the future of the information society in the specific country as well as the relevant argumentation defending those scenarios.

Secondly, the research will offer an integrating and prospective report about the future outlook for the information society in the candidate countries and in an enlarged Europe of 25+, and the policy orientations which can be derived from such analysis, both at national and EU level.

For further information, please contact:

European Commission
Directorate-General JRC IPTS
Ed. Expo-WTC
Attn: Mrs Mercè Batet-Alcon
Inca Garcilaso s/n
E-41092 Seville

Tel: +34 954 48 83 91
Fax: +34 954 48 83 00

To see the call text, please consult the following web address: ek-Deliver&LANGUAGE=en&DOCID=113387-2002

Remarks: The deadline for requesting tender documents is 14.09.2002. The deadline for submitting tender documents is 02.10.2002.

Before contacting the Commission, tenderers are strongly advised to consult the original call text in the Official Journal of the European Communities at the reference below.

Document Reference: OJ No S 144-113387 of 26.07.2002

CORDIS RTD-NEWS/© European Communities, 2001

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