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.
The main objectives are:
- To establish privileged partnerships with selected countries or regions in which there is added value and mutual interest in jointly addressing important technological issues and enhancing competitiveness.
- To contribute to the stability and prosperity of regions neighbouring the EU through the improvement of public services, through institutional reinforcement and through improved decision making and democratic processes;
- To address important global environmental issues such as the management of geo-physical risks;
- To prepare for future, wider and more concrete partnerships with the target regions.
1/ Targeted research actions . The selected areas all demonstrate a sufficient level of maturity with respect to previous actions related to international cooperation. They are also of significant strategic importance for Europe in terms of R&D and improved industrial competitiveness potential. Each proposal is expected to include partners from the EU Member States and associated states and the regions or countries being addressed by it in a balanced manner. Focus is on the five following areas:
- International Cooperation on Digital TV Broadcasting and Interactive Applications - Target region: Latin America
- International Cooperation on Digital Broadcasting/Mobile Convergence - Target country: China
- International cooperation on Grid Technologies - Target country: China
- International cooperation for eGovernment and eParticipation - Target countries: Western Balkans
- Early warning systems for geo-physical hazards - Target countries: Mediterranean partner countries, Indonesia, Thailand, India, Sri-Lanka, Japan, USA, Canada, New-Zealand
2/ Coordination Actions or Specific Support Actions focused on identifying constituencies and potentialities for deeper strategic cooperation