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12/12/2014    S240    External aid programmes - Services - Prior information notice without call for competition - Not applicable 

Belgium-Brussels: OPEN Neighbourhood — media hub: networking, on-the-job training and support to media professionals across the EU Neighbourhood area

2014/S 240-421491

Service prior information notice

Location — EU Neighbourhood area

Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Egypt, Georgia, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Moldova, Morocco, Palestine (this designation shall not be construed as recognition of a State of Palestine and is without prejudice to the individual positions of the Member States on this issue), Syria, Tunisia, Ukraine

 1.Publication reference:

EuropeAid/136510/DH/SER/MULTI.
 2.Procedure:

Restricted.
 3.Programme title:

OPEN Neighbourhood — media hub: networking, on-the-job training and support to media professionals across the EU Neighbourhood area.
 4.Financing:

Budget line 21 03 03 03.
 5.Contracting authority:

European Union, represented by the European Commission, on behalf of and for the account of the partner countries, Brussels, BELGIUM.
 6.Nature of contract:

Fee-based.
 7.Contract description:

Establishment of a specific media hub, providing support to journalists and nascent independent media from across the EU Neighbourhood area to facilitate network building, training, including exchanges of media professionals, and practical support to research and production of media output — in particular audiovisual output — on the EU and its policies and programmes.
 8.Indicative budget:

8 000 000 EUR.
 9.Intended timing of publication of the contract notice:

January 2015.
 10.Additional information:

EU cooperation with Syria is currently suspended due to the political situation. However, since in principle Syria is eligible for cooperation under the ENI, activities may be taken up again once the situation improves.
 11.Legal basis:

Regulation (EU) No 236/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11.3.2014 laying down common rules and procedures for the implementation of the Union's instruments for financing external action and Regulation (EU) No 232/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11.3.2014 establishing a European Neighbourhood Instrument.


Remarks:

There must be a minimum period of 30 calendar days between the publication of this prior information notice and the publication of the corresponding contract notice.

No applications or requests for information should be sent at this stage.