EEA calls for expressions of interest for scientific and technical assistance

January 8, 2003

Brussels, 02 Jan 2003

The European Environment Agency (EEA) has published a call for expressions of interest relating to scientific and technical assistance in the field of information on the environment.

The call relates to the following types of collaboration:
- technical assistance and provision of services: short and mid-term assistance or service on a specific implementation task or project of a technical nature;
- studies, advice and expertise: short-term analysis work to explore, appraise or examine a specific area related to the Agency's remit on information provision.

This call for expression of interest concerns the following fields: technical assistance, provision of services and expert work relating to integrated assessment and reporting:

I. handling of socio-economic data: to help with the collection, handling and storage within the EEA system of socio-economic data required for the Agency's periodical and integrated reporting. In most cases, these data will be collected from Eurostat and other bodies compiling relevant statistics and spatial data on the European level;

II. chemicals and the environment: to contribute to an integrated assessment of problems caused by chemicals in the environment, paying attention to cross-links between environmental (including human health) issues, between factors causing the problem and between policies to tackle the issue. Tasks may include prospective analysis and indicator development;

III. human health and environment: to contribute to an integrated assessment of the relations between environmental issues and human health, paying attention to multifactoral causes of disease, additive/synergistic/antagonistic effects of different exposures, vulnerable groups and integrated approaches to prevention;

IV. noise: to deliver technical reports on availability and suitability of information on noise and noise nuisance for the development of European policies. Tasks may include development of indicators. To contribute to assessment reports, for instance on transport, with information and texts on noise;

V. urban environment: to contribute to the analysis of the urban dimension of environmental problems, and the integrated analysis of urban planning and policies with respect to the environment. To participate for EEA in relevant initiatives, for example in the area of urban indicators;

VI. transport and environment: to contribute to the compilation of assessments (e.g. the making of sectoral indicator-based reports) concerning progress towards the integration of environment into transport policies;

VII. agriculture and environment: to contribute to the compilation of assessments (e.g. the making of sectoral indicator-based reports) concerning progress towards the integration of environment into agriculture policies;

VIII. energy and environment: to contribute to the compilation of assessments (e.g. the making of sectoral indicator-based reports) concerning progress towards the integration of environment into energy policies;

IX. tourism and environment: to contribute to the compilation of assessments (e.g. the making of sectoral indicator-based reports) concerning progress towards the integration of environment into tourism policies;

X. industry and environment: to contribute to the compilation of assessments (e.g. the making of sectoral indicator-based reports) concerning progress towards the integration of environment into industry policies;

XI. households and environment: to contribute to the integrated assessment of the role of households in environmental protection, which includes considerations regarding sustainable production and consumption;

XII. instruments for environmental policy: collection, handling, analysis and storage of information on economic and other instruments for environmental policy as used by the EEA member countries. Analyses of policy effectiveness of specific instruments;

XIII. support to the production of regular state of the environment and indicator reports: support to the production of state of the environment and indicator reports; support to the development of outlines and contents of periodical reports, including sets of indicators, the analysis of data and information required; coordination of the compilation process; organization of reviews; editorial support: assistance to the editing of reports, including consistency and presentation issues (English language);

XIV. data and information management: to contribute to the organisational aspects of 'data flows' and 'data flow modeling', i.e. the analysis and management of the transfers of data and information into, out of, and within the EEA system, and how data is processed and stored, in particular the rules to ensure consistent data sets and tools for efficient transfer and exchange of information between partners according to requirements for analysis and assessment.

The applicants shall clearly mention for which fields they are applying.

For further information, please contact:


European Environment Agency
Kongens Nytorv 6
DK 1050 Copenhagen
Fax: +45 33 36 72 93


To see the call text, please visit:
http://ted.eur-op.eu.int/udl?REQUEST=See k-Deliver&LANGUAGE=en&DOCID=0000 58-2003
Remarks: The deadline for submitting tender documents is 18.12.2005.


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 1-000058 of 02.02.2003

CORDIS RTD-NEWS/© European Communities, 2001

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