Community Research and Development Information Service - CORDIS

Framework programme


Successor programme


Programme funding

EUR 22,1 million

Official Journal Reference

L 210 of 1985-08-07

Legislative Reference

85/372/CEE of 1985-07-25
To contribute to technical cooperation at Community level in telecommunications technologies, focusing particularly on the introduction of Integrated Broadband Communication (IBC) and defining precise objectives.


Part of the first Framework Programme (1984-1987) under subactivity 2.2: "Information technologies".


Two parts:

- Development of an IBC reference model: work required for the formulation of a reference model for Integrated Broadband Communication (IBC);

- Technological evaluation and exploitation of projects to clarify technology options and to establish the techno-economic feasibility of the IBC reference model.


Implementation was monitored by the Commission assisted by a Committee composed of two representatives of each Member State and chaired by a Commission representative.

Where contracts were required for the implementation of the first part of the programme, they were awarded by restricted tendering procedure. Contracts for the second part were, as a rule, awarded by open tendering procedure. Each contract involved at least two independent partners from a minimum of two Member States.

Second part projects took the form of shared-cost contracts. Contractors were normally expected to bear at least 50% of total expenditure.

The Commission, after consulting the Committee, defined procedures (including rules on confidentiality) for the exchange of information between Member States, the Commission and suppliers.
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