Brussels, 19 Jul 2004
The European Commission has published a call for tenders for a feasibility study on the creation of a structure or network to increase European research into private international law, civil law and civil procedure from an EC point of view.
The main purpose of this study is to compile an inventory of research being carried out at present in the Member States in these fields. It should describe the scope of this research work and initiatives currently underway to create a network and instigate cooperation between various institutions involving several Member States.
The inventory will also consider issues such as the dissemination of research findings, resource pooling, defining priorities, and how ideas and experience can be of benefit to and shared between different Member States and with other university disciplines.
The study will then suggest ways of increasing the role research plays when policies are being drawn up in Europe, and political decisions taken, and will propose various methods of achieving this (e.g. the creation of a European institute, opening a specialist section in an existing institute, creating an international association or a university network). This study will take place with the creation of a European judicial area in civil matters in view.
For further information, please contact:
Acting Head of Unit, JAI.C.4 Unit
'Instruments financiers en matiere de justice civile droits fondamentaux et citoyennete'
Office LX46 00/151
Tel +32-2-296 5803
Fax +32-2-298 8812
To see the full details of the call, please consult the following web address:
http://ted.publications.eu.int/udl?REQUE ST=Seek-Deliver&LANGUAGE=en&DOCI D=117699-2004
Remarks: The deadline for requesting tender documents is 6.10.2004.
The deadline for submitting tender documents is 22.10.2004.
Before contacting the Commission, tenderers are strongly advised to consult the original call text in the Official Journal of the European Union at the reference below.