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.
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