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PICTURE - Policy dialogue in ICT to an Upper level for Reinforced EU-EECA Cooperation

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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.


The main objectives of PICTURE project are:

  • To enrich and support the policy dialogue between EU and EECA countries, by updating and reinforcing points for convergence of the EU and EECA ICT research and relevant international initiatives and activities; by developing recommendations and roadmap, and by implementing pilot actions and exchanging experience and lessons learnt,
  • To strengthen strategic partnerships and cooperative research links between European and EECA ICT organizations, e.g., though stronger involvement of IT diaspora and enhancing concrete cooperation initiatives,
  • To facilitate interactions between EU and EECA ICT communities through organizations of joint events, and facilitate preparation of joint EU-EECA R&D projects.


inno TSD - France
Q-PLAN North Greece Ltd - Greece
Institute for Informatics and Automation Problems (IIAP) - Armenia
Regional Innovative Technologies Academy (R.I.T.A.) - Azerbaijan
Belarusian Institute of System Analysis and Information Support of Scientific and Technical Sphere (BelISA) - Belarus
Georgian research and Educational Networking Association (GRENA) - Georgia
National Innovation Fund JSC (NIF) - Kazakhstan
Eurasian Institute of international Relations (EIMO) - Kyrgyz Republic
Center of International Projects (CIP) - Moldova
The National Association of Research and Educational e- Infrastructures «E-ARENA» - Russian Federation
Society for Development of Scientific Cooperation (SODESCO) - Tajikistan
Academy of Sciences of Turkmenistan (AST) - Turkmenistan
Agency of European Innovations (AEI) - Ukraine
Institute of Mathematics & Information Technologies, Academy of Sciences (IMITAS) - Uzbekistan


30 months: Dec. 2011 – May 2014


PICTURE Newsletter nr. 1

Last updated:  21-11-2012 09:28:15

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