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5 January 2007
First FP7 call open

On 22 December 2006, the Commission published the first call for proposals under FP7. Among the research objectives addressed by this call are also Digital libraries and technology-enhanced learning (see work programme 2007–2008, Challenge 4, Objective 1).

Before submitting a proposal, please read the work programme in order to check if your project idea corresponds to the type of research to be funded in 2007-2008. A short summary and links to all relevant documents can be found here.

More information on the new call will be provided at the information days in Luxembourg on 24–25 January 2007 and on the ICT proposer’s day in Cologne, Germany, on 1 February 2007. Click on the links to learn more about the information days.

2 January 2007
European Union in 2007

Bulgaria and Romania joined the European Union at the midnight of 1 January 2007. Click here to read the statement of Franco Frattini, Vice-President of the European Commission.

On the same date Germany assumed the Presidency of the European Union for the next six months. Click here to read an article in the International Herald Tribune on the priorities and challenges Germany will face.

Last, but not least Slovenia adopted the euro as its official currency on 1 January 2007. Click here to read the official press release of the European Commission.

2 January 2007
Conference on Digital Libraries

The DELOS Network of Excellence will organise a conference on digital libraries on 13–14 February 2007 in Pisa, Italy.

DELOS members will present the latest research results and new technology development in those research areas where they have focussed their activities in the last few years. The conference is also intended to provide a forum for discussion and exchange of ideas. A special session will be devoted to preserving and advancing links with other European networks and initiatives, including The European Library.

Click here to visit the official web site of the conference.

2 January 2007
Programme Culture announced

On 27 December 2006 the new programme Culture was announced for years 2007–2013. The programme has a budget of 400 million euros and will provide co-funding for European co-operation initiatives, translations of literature and special cultural events.

Click here to access the official web site of the programme.

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