Analysis of the contribution of EU IST policies and programmes to the Lisbon and sustainable development strategies

August 14, 2003

Brussels, 13 Aug 2003

The European Commission's Information Society DG has published a call for tenders relating to a preliminary analysis of the contributions of the EU Information Society policies and programmes to the Lisbon and sustainable development strategies.

The study should identify the contributions of all DG-INFSO Information Society policies and programmes to the Lisbon and sustainable development strategies between 2000 and 2003, and recommend means and actions for greater synergy between them beyond 2005.

The key aims of this preliminary analysis will be to identify:
- strengths, weaknesses, gaps and potential synergies in the DG-INFSO activities; and opportunities for greater synergy and impact in the future;
- ways to strengthen the linkage between the Information Society and the Lisbon strategy goals;
- opportunities for systematic engagement of business and civil society in implementation of a coherent strategy.

This will involve an evaluation of the coherence [and appropriateness] of current information society initiatives and a foresight assessment of areas for future initiative development. The study will be expected to inform the development of a green paper on strategic development for the information society in mid 2004. Furthermore, the study will define a methodology for the continuous review of the policy, and an approach to consensus building and implementation.

The study will be expected to help shape:
- a coherent information society strategy for 2005 to 2010;
- DG Information Society focus in relation to the Lisbon strategy;
- coherent information society policy and programme planning;
- ex-ante evaluations of options beyond FP6 and the eEurope 2005 Action Plan;
- methodologies for continuous monitoring and refining of an information society strategy.

For further information, please contact:

European Commission
Directorate-General Information Society
Attn: Mr Costas Paleologos/Ms May Pettigrew
Office BU 33 04/85
B-1049 Brussels
Tel +32-2-296 34/+32-2-299 3146
Fax +32-2-296 6613

To see the full details of the call, please consult the following web address: ccur/en/en/139798-2003.htm
Remarks: The deadline for requesting tender documents is 8.9.2003.
The deadline for submitting tender documents is 10.9.2003.

Before contacting the Commission, tenderers are strongly advised to consult the original call text in the Official Journal of the European Union at the reference below.

CORDIS RTD-NEWS / © European Communities

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