PICTURE is a support action project aimed at supporting policy dialogue between the European Union and Eastern Europe - Central Asia (EECA) countries and at fostering collaboration opportunities with EECA countries organizations in collaborative ICT R&D both under FP7 and under national/regional EECA programs.
To reach the objective of the project, the consortium will:
- Update the EU-EECA ICT priorities for cooperation and provide an overview of the EECA ICT policy dialogue, currently existing in the region.
- Enrich the Policy Dialogue process and meetings between the EU and EECA, encompassing findings from policy research and stakeholder views dealing with common R&D perspectives, priorities, opportunities and challenges.
- Set up and animation of working groups.
- Organisation of 3 workshops with ten working groups meetings, providing input and follow up.
- Implement pilot projects.
- Recommend future co-operation initiatives.
- Explore and recommend existing EECA programmes in order to open new perspectives for participation of the EU ICT teams.