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Official Journal

of the European Union

C 420

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Information and Notices

Volume 61
20 November 2018


Contents

page

 

IV   Notices

 

NOTICES FROM EUROPEAN UNION INSTITUTIONS, BODIES, OFFICES AND AGENCIES

 

European Commission

2018/C 420/01

Euro exchange rates

1


 

V   Announcements

 

ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES

 

European Commission

2018/C 420/02

Call for Proposals — EACEA/21/2018 — Erasmus+ Programme, Key Action 3 — Support for policy reform — Social inclusion and common values: the contribution in the field of education and training

2

 

PROCEDURES RELATING TO THE IMPLEMENTATION OF COMPETITION POLICY

 

European Commission

2018/C 420/03

Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9124 — Dana/Oerlikon Drive Systems) — Candidate case for simplified procedure ( 1 )

5

2018/C 420/04

Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9032 — E.ON/Helen/Virta) — Candidate case for simplified procedure ( 1 )

7


 

Corrigenda

2018/C 420/05

Corrigendum to notice concerning the anti-dumping measures in force in respect of imports into the Union of ceramic tableware and kitchenware originating in the People’s Republic of China: change of the names of companies subject to the anti-dumping rate for cooperating non-sampled companies ( OJ C 414, 20.11.2014 )

8


 


 

(1)   Text with EEA relevance.

EN

 


IV Notices

NOTICES FROM EUROPEAN UNION INSTITUTIONS, BODIES, OFFICES AND AGENCIES

European Commission

20.11.2018   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 420/1


Euro exchange rates (1)

19 November 2018

(2018/C 420/01)

1 euro =


 

Currency

Exchange rate

USD

US dollar

1,1427

JPY

Japanese yen

128,89

DKK

Danish krone

7,4625

GBP

Pound sterling

0,89083

SEK

Swedish krona

10,2815

CHF

Swiss franc

1,1391

ISK

Iceland króna

140,80

NOK

Norwegian krone

9,6493

BGN

Bulgarian lev

1,9558

CZK

Czech koruna

26,013

HUF

Hungarian forint

321,65

PLN

Polish zloty

4,3293

RON

Romanian leu

4,6666

TRY

Turkish lira

6,0735

AUD

Australian dollar

1,5660

CAD

Canadian dollar

1,5055

HKD

Hong Kong dollar

8,9491

NZD

New Zealand dollar

1,6740

SGD

Singapore dollar

1,5684

KRW

South Korean won

1 287,63

ZAR

South African rand

16,0122

CNY

Chinese yuan renminbi

7,9349

HRK

Croatian kuna

7,4253

IDR

Indonesian rupiah

16 672,00

MYR

Malaysian ringgit

4,7848

PHP

Philippine peso

60,020

RUB

Russian rouble

75,2885

THB

Thai baht

37,623

BRL

Brazilian real

4,2907

MXN

Mexican peso

23,1660

INR

Indian rupee

81,8825


(1)  Source: reference exchange rate published by the ECB.


V Announcements

ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES

European Commission

20.11.2018   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 420/2


CALL FOR PROPOSALS — EACEA/21/2018

Erasmus+ Programme, Key Action 3 — Support for policy reform

Social inclusion and common values: the contribution in the field of education and training

(2018/C 420/02)

1.   OBJECTIVES

This call for proposals will support transnational cooperation projects in the fields of education and training.

Each application must address one general objective and one of the specific objectives. Both the general and specific objectives of the call are exhaustive: proposals that do not address them will not be considered.

General objectives

Proposals should address one of the two general objectives below:

1.

Disseminating and/or scaling up good practices on inclusive learning and on promoting common values, initiated in particular at local level. In the context of the present call, scaling up means replicating good practice on a wider scale/transferring it to a different context or implementing it at a higher/systemic level;

or

2.

Developing and implementing innovative methods and practices to foster inclusive education and promote common values.

Specific objectives

Proposals should address one of the following specific objectives:

enhancing the acquisition of social and civic competences, fostering knowledge, understanding and ownership of values and fundamental rights;

promoting inclusive education and training and fostering the education of disadvantaged learners, including through supporting educational staff in addressing diversity and reinforcing diversity among education staff;

enhancing critical thinking and media literacy among learners, parents and educational staff;

supporting the inclusion of newly arrived migrants in good quality education, including by assessing knowledge and validating prior learning;

fostering digital skills and competences of digitally excluded groups (including older people, migrants and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds) though partnerships between schools, business and the non-formal sector, including public libraries.

Projects are encouraged to involve role models in their activities, where appropriate.

2.   ELIGIBILITY

2.1.   Eligible applicants

Eligible applicants are public and private organisations active in the fields of education, training and youth or other socioeconomic sectors, or organisations carrying out cross-sector activities (e.g. cultural organisations, civil society, sport organisations, recognition centres, chambers of commerce, trade organisations, etc.).

Only legal entities established in the following programme countries are eligible:

the 28 Member States of the European Union (1);

the EFTA/EEA countries: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway;

EU candidate countries: the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey and Serbia (2).

The minimum partnership composition requirement for this call is 4 eligible organisations from 4 different programme countries.

If networks are involved in the project, the consortium must include at least 2 organisations which are not members of the network(s) and the consortium has to represent at least 4 eligible countries.

2.2.   Eligible activities and project duration

Only activities taking place in Programme countries (see Section 2.1) will be considered eligible for funding. Any costs relating to activities undertaken outside these countries or by organisations that are not registered in the Programme countries are not eligible. Exceptionally and on case by case basis activities that involve other countries than the Programme countries can be granted but must have the prior and specific authorization from the Executive Agency.

Activities must start either on 1 November, 1 December 2019 or 15 January 2020.

The project duration must be 24 or 36 months.

3.   EXPECTED RESULTS

Projects should lead to results such as:

increased awareness, knowledge and understanding of good practices in the relevant educational institutions and communities;

increased use of state of the art innovative approaches in policy or practice;

increased awareness, motivation and competence of educational leaders and educators with regard to inclusive educational approaches and the promotion of common values;

active engagement of families and local communities in supporting inclusive educational approaches and the promotion of common values;

more widespread and effective tools to support education and training institutions and learning providers in implementing inclusive education approaches and in promoting common values.

4.   BUDGET AVAILABLE:

The total budget available for the co-financing of projects under the present call is EUR 10 000 000.

The financial contribution from the EU cannot exceed 80 % of the total eligible project costs.

The maximum grant per project will be EUR 500 000.

The Agency reserves the right not to distribute all the funds available.

5.   AWARD CRITERIA

Eligible proposals will be assessed on the basis of the following criteria:

(1)

Relevance of the project (30 %)

(2)

Quality of the project design and implementation (20 %)

(3)

Quality of the partnership and the cooperation arrangements (20 %)

(4)

Impact, dissemination and sustainability (30 %)

6.   SUBMISSION PROCEDURE AND DEADLINE

The submission deadline is: 26 February 2019 — 12:00 (noon, Brussels time).

Applicants are requested to read carefully all information about the call for proposals EACEA/21/2018 and the submission procedure and to use the obligatory documents, which can be found under:

https://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus-plus/funding_en (Call reference EACEA/21/2018)

The application and its compulsory annexes must be submitted online using the designated e-form.

7.   CALL INFORMATION

All information on the Call EACEA/21/2018 is available from the following website:

https://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus-plus/funding_en (Call reference EACEA/21/2018)

Email contact: EACEA-Policy-Support@ec.europa.eu


(1)  For British applicants: Please be aware that eligibility criteria must be complied with for the entire duration of the project. If the United Kingdom withdraws from the EU during the project period without concluding an agreement with the EU ensuring in particular that British applicants continue to be eligible, you will cease to receive EU funding (while continuing, where possible, to participate) or be required to leave the project on the basis of Article II.16.3.1 (a) of the grant agreement.

(2)  The budgetary adaptations determined by Serbia’s becoming a Programme Country of the Erasmus+ Programme shall apply from 1 January 2019 subject to the adoption of the Commission Decision approving the (amendment to the) Agreement between the European Union and the Republic of Serbia on the participation of the Republic of Serbia in ‘Erasmus+’: the Union programme for education, training, youth and sport as of 1 January 2019.


PROCEDURES RELATING TO THE IMPLEMENTATION OF COMPETITION POLICY

European Commission

20.11.2018   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 420/5


Prior notification of a concentration

(Case M.9124 — Dana/Oerlikon Drive Systems)

Candidate case for simplified procedure

(Text with EEA relevance)

(2018/C 420/03)

1.   

On 9 November 2018, the Commission received notification of a proposed concentration pursuant to Article 4 of Council Regulation (EC) No 139/2004 (1).

This notification concerns the following undertakings:

Dana Incorporated (‘Dana’, U.S.),

GrazianoFairfield AG, Pfaffikon (‘GrazianoFairfield AG’, Switzerland), controlled by OC Oerlikon Corporation AG, Pfaffikon (‘Oerlikon’, Switzerland),

Dana acquires within the meaning of Article 3(1)(b) of the Merger Regulation sole control of the whole of GrazianoFairfield AG.

The concentration is accomplished by way of purchase of shares.

2.   

The business activities of the undertakings concerned are:

Dana is a global supplier of driveline, sealing and thermal-management products to manufacturers of light, commercial and off-highway vehicles as well as gearboxes, hydraulic products and driveshafts for industrial stationary equipment,

GrazianoFairfield AG is a provider of gear, drive and shifting solutions for mobile vehicles and industrial equipment.

3.   

On preliminary examination, the Commission finds that the notified transaction could fall within the scope of the Merger Regulation. However, the final decision on this point is reserved.

Pursuant to the Commission Notice on a simplified procedure for treatment of certain concentrations under the Council Regulation (EC) No 139/2004 (2) it should be noted that this case is a candidate for treatment under the procedure set out in the Notice.

4.   

The Commission invites interested third parties to submit their possible observations on the proposed operation to the Commission.

Observations must reach the Commission not later than 10 days following the date of this publication. The following reference should always be specified:

M.9124 — Dana/Oerlikon Drive Systems

Observations can be sent to the Commission by email, by fax, or by post. Please use the contact details below:

Email: COMP-MERGER-REGISTRY@ec.europa.eu

Fax +32 22964301

Postal address:

European Commission

Directorate-General for Competition

Merger Registry

1049 Bruxelles/Brussel

BELGIQUE/BELGIË


(1)  OJ L 24, 29.1.2004, p. 1 (the ‘Merger Regulation’).

(2)  OJ C 366, 14.12.2013, p. 5.


20.11.2018   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 420/7


Prior notification of a concentration

(Case M.9032 — E.ON/Helen/Virta)

Candidate case for simplified procedure

(Text with EEA relevance)

(2018/C 420/04)

1.   

On 13 November 2018, the Commission received notification of a proposed concentration pursuant to Article 4 of Council Regulation (EC) No 139/2004 (1).

This notification concerns the following undertakings:

E.ON SE, via its subsidiary E.ON Drive Infrastructure GmbH (‘E.ON’, Germany),

Helen Oy (‘Helen’, Finland),

Liikennevirta Oy (‘Virta’, Finland).

E.ON and Helen acquire within the meaning of Article 3(1)(b) of the Merger Regulation joint control of the whole of Virta.

The concentration is accomplished by way of purchase of shares.

2.   

The business activities of the undertakings concerned are:

—   E.ON: focussed on three main business areas: (i) electricity generation from renewable energy sources, (ii) energy distribution networks and (iii) customer solutions (including electricity and gas retail supply). In addition, E.ON offers e-mobility services, including the operation of charging stations for electrical vehicles in several EU countries.

—   Helen: its business consists primarily in the production of electricity, district heating and cooling, as well as energy distribution and sales. In addition, Helen offers a wide range of services for small-scale energy production and the customers' own energy use. Since 2012, Helen also offers electric vehicle charging points in Finland.

—   Virta: provides a range of services related to the charging of electric vehicles. It operates primarily in Finland and has also activities in Czechia, France, Germany, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK.

3.   

On preliminary examination, the Commission finds that the notified transaction could fall within the scope of the Merger Regulation. However, the final decision on this point is reserved.

Pursuant to the Commission Notice on a simplified procedure for treatment of certain concentrations under the Council Regulation (EC) No 139/2004 (2) it should be noted that this case is a candidate for treatment under the procedure set out in the Notice.

4.   

The Commission invites interested third parties to submit their possible observations on the proposed operation to the Commission.

Observations must reach the Commission not later than 10 days following the date of this publication. The following reference should always be specified:

M.9032 — E.ON/Helen/Virta

Observations can be sent to the Commission by email, by fax, or by post. Please use the contact details below:

Email: COMP-MERGER-REGISTRY@ec.europa.eu

Fax +32 22964301

Postal address:

European Commission

Directorate-General for Competition

Merger Registry

1049 Bruxelles/Brussel

BELGIQUE/BELGIË


(1)  OJ L 24, 29.1.2004, p. 1 (the ‘Merger Regulation’).

(2)  OJ C 366, 14.12.2013, p. 5.


Corrigenda

20.11.2018   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 420/8


Corrigendum to notice concerning the anti-dumping measures in force in respect of imports into the Union of ceramic tableware and kitchenware originating in the People’s Republic of China: change of the names of companies subject to the anti-dumping rate for cooperating non-sampled companies

( Official Journal of the European Union OJ C 414 of 20 November 2014 )

(2018/C 420/05)

On page 9, in the table, in the second column of the third row:

for:

‘Guangdong Jinqiuangyi Ceramics Co., Ltd.’,

read:

‘Guangdong Jinqiangyi Ceramics Co., Ltd.’.