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ASSESSMENT OF TELEMATICS PROGRAMME

Objective

ASSENT will measure how far the Telematics Applications Programme is achieving EU objectives. It will collect data and perform analyses at different levels, such as those of specific projects or sectors. The socio-economic, market, industrial and technical impacts of the Programme, as well as its management and cost effectiveness, will be examined by project task groups. Special review groups will take stock of the experience of different categories of Programme users (including those active in demonstration stages), and gather data for the development of optimum models for user involvement.

The ASSENT project will conduct an on-going strategic assessment of the Telematics Applications Programme to determine the extent to which it is realising the EU's objectives. It will achieve this by investigating the Programme's socio-economic, market, industrial and technical impacts as well as its management and cost effectiveness. The purpose of the assessment is to provide data for the EC in response to questions from other EU bodies, to consider the Programme's strategic position and to recommend how the Programme's objectives are best taken forward through and beyond Framework IV.

Whilst focusing on strategic issues, the assessment will be achieved by collecting data and performing analyses at project, sector, application-context and Programme levels. Project-level data will be primarily derived from project self-appraisals which ASSENT will define, administer and analyse. Sector-level issues will be highlighted through the focused attention of a specific project partner on each of the various sectors performing investigations and consulting with various bodies as necessary.

At all levels, specific socio-economic, market, industrial, technical and Programme-management aspects will be the subject of targeted Task Groups formed by the project as necessary as required by the overall assessment methodology. In addition, User Forum Reviews will assimilate the experiences of various user groupings (eg demonstrator users) and gather data on the Programme's effects. These will contribute to the strategic assessment and, more specifically, allow optimum models for user involvement in the Programme to be developed.

Coordinator

Smith System Engineering Ltd
Address
Avenue Des Arts 53
1040 Brussels
Belgium

Participants (7)

EXPERTEL ( FRANCE TELECOM)
France
Address
6,Impasse Bonne Nouvelle
75470 Paris Cedex 10
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Germany
Address
54,Leonrodstrasse
80636 Muenchen
FUNDESCO - ADVANCED TRAINING PROGRAMMES
Spain
Address
6,Plaza De La Independencia
28001 Madrid
MAASTRICHT ECON.RESEARCH INSTITUTE-MERIT
Netherlands
Address
Tongersestraat, 49
6200 MD Maastricht
OPEN SERVICES
Belgium
Address
36/9,Patrijzelaan
3000 Kessel-lo
University of Sussex
United Kingdom
Address
Falmer
BN1 9QG Brighton
ZEUS EEIG
Greece
Address
74-78,Maizonos
26221 Patras