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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 7 th Framework Programme (FP7) 2007 - 2013.

IST Overview

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:

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