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Welcome to the Information Society Technologies Programme (IST)
This site is for the Information Society Technologies actions in the EU's Fifth Framework Programme (1998-2002). Follow this link to access the Sixth Framework Programme site.
IST is a single, integrated research programme building on the convergence of information processing, communications and media technologies. IST has an indicative budget of 3.6 billion euro and is managed by the Information Society DG of the European Commission.
ISTweb is the primary information source and support environment for all interests in the programme.
Finding your way on this site
The best way to navigate this site is by using the quick links menu at the top-right of the page. Here you will find handy links to the technical themes of the programme, horizontal activities as well as links to practical pages.
We also provide a search facility located at the bottom of every page. ISTweb has extensive links to related research activities in Europe and elsewhere, as well as archive information relating to past programmes, and information about ongoing projects within the current Framework Programme.
Our project facts sheets will help you to quickly identify IST and related projects and activities. We encourage you to browse this information to familiarise yourself with the programme, other projects and to perhaps establish contact with your peers.