|Project Full Title:||"Extending ICT research co-operation between the European Union, Eastern Europe and the Southern Caucasus"|
|Target EECA countries:||Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Moldova, Ukraine and Georgia|
|Project Duration:||January 1, 2009 - June 30, 2011 (30 Months)|
The EXTEND project addresses the need for enhanced scientific and research co-operation between the EESC countries and the EU, focusing specifically on the Information and Communication Technologies theme of the FP7’s Co-operation Programme.
EXTEND aims to support the ICT research communities in the region by: (a) identifying suitable ICT research actors per country, training them on the procedural aspects of FP7 and providing assistance in developing networks across Europe and (b) defining future ICT research priorities that will enhance co-operation between the EU and EESC countries.
The specific objectives of the EXTEND project are to:
- Identify key ICT research actors (including academic, private IT sector and not-for-profit research actors) in the EESC countries that are suitable for participation in future ICT research activities.
- Develop recommendations on common ICT research priorities proposed for co-operation between the EU and EESC countries, for the period 2010-2015 following consultation with key ICT research stakeholders.
- Provide training on FP7 ICT programme opportunities, procedures and thematic priorities to the identified ICT research actors as well as familiarise them with the European R&D culture.
- Facilitate the development of networks between ICT research actors in EESC and the EU in order to exchange ideas and pursue joint research collaboration.
|Institutul National de Cercetari Economice||CEIS||Romania|
|Regional Information Technologies Academy||R.I.T.A.||Azerbaijan|
|Belarusian Institute of System Analysis and
Information Support for Scientific
and Technical Sphere
|Academy of Sciences of Moldova||ASM||Moldova|
|The National Information Centre for
Ukraine-eu S&T Cooperation
|Georgian Research and
Educational Networking Association