Find the most recent information on EU Funding activities in the field of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) by visiting our ICT in FP7 website, which covers ICT in the 7th Framework Programme (FP7) 2007 - 2013.
European research activities are structured around consecutive five-year programmes, or so-called Framework Programmes. The Fifth Framework Programme (FP5) sets out the priorities - including the IST Programme - for the EU's research, technological development and demonstration (RTD) activities for the period 1998-2002.
These priorities have been identified on the basis of a set of common criteria reflecting the major concerns of increasing industrial competitiveness and the quality of life for European citizens in a global information society. This is elaborated upon in the Information Society and Media Directorate-General's (DG) mission statement.
For more detailed information about specific IST activities, visit the Programme Activities page on this site.
For further reading, the following information provides a general overview of the IST:
- Programme objective
- Programme strategy
- Programme structure and contents
- Synergies with other programmes
- Implementation of the programme
- The IST Work Programme
- Programme Presentation
- IST Work Programme
- Guide for Proposers (Part 1)
- Participation Opportunities for non-EU Countries
- Legislative Decisions
- IST Budget
- IST Advisory Group (ISTAG)
- IST in FP6