Calls for proposals under the work programme for 2008 of the Information and Communication Technologies Policy Support Programme as part of the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme TIC Closed!

Objectives

The ICT PSP aims at stimulating innovation and competitiveness through the wider uptake and best use of ICT by citizens, governments and businesses. Despite progress in the uptake of ICT in Europe, Europe can do better in terms of exploiting these technologies. Businesses, in particular SMEs, can make more and better use of ICT to innovate in products, services and processes, and public organisations can take more advantage of advances in ICT in order to provide more efficient and higher quality services. The uptake of ICT in businesses is in general addressed by the private sector. Public policies need to focus on creating the conditions for business developments.

The ICT Policy Support Programme (or ICT PSP) aims at stimulating innovation and competitiveness through the wider uptake and best use of ICT by citizens, governments and businesses. The programme builds on the aims of the previous  e-TEN,  Modinis and e-Content programmes and will support the aims of the new integrated strategy  i2010 - European Information Society 2010.

Actions

The uptake of ICT in areas of public interest requires more proactive policies:

  • Wider and better use of ICT in areas like health, inclusion, public administrations or energy efficiency.
  • Include the unavailability of ICT-based services and the lack of interoperability of solutions across the Member States.
  • Market fragmentation of ICT-based solutions.

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 39,00 Million EUR (Annual budget for 2008)

All the important deadlines

  • 09 September 2008 - 13 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Useful documents

  • Calls for proposals under Information and Communication Technologies Policy Support Programme (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Public authorities (all)

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)
  • Candidate Countries
  • European Economic Area (EEA)
  • Third countries

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for the Information Society and Media

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