Commission launches consultation on IST work programme

April 6, 2004

Brussels, 05 Apr 2004

The Commission has launched a consultation process to review and update the information society technologies (IST) work programme for the period 2005 to 2006.

The work programme will define the content of calls for proposals and tenders under the IST priority of the Sixth Framework Programme (FP6) in 2005 and 2006. Consultation with the industrial and academic research community is considered crucial in re-defining the work programme.

The main aims of the consultation process are to:
- review and adapt the main research challenges to be addressed: key objectives and target breakthroughs, demanding research tasks to focus on;
- provide guidance on types of activities and types of instruments required;
- align priorities with related regional, national and international activities and policies.

Ideas and suggestions can be submitted online until 20 April. All contributions will be considered along with feedback from other consultation events such as meetings and workshops.

For further information, please consult the following web address: p0506-consultation.htm

CORDIS RTD-NEWS / © European Communities

You've reached your article limit.

Register to continue

Registration is free and only takes a moment. Once registered you can read a total of 3 articles each month, plus:

  • Sign up for the editor's highlights
  • Receive World University Rankings news first
  • Get job alerts, shortlist jobs and save job searches
  • Participate in reader discussions and post comments

Have your say

Log in or register to post comments

Most Commented

James Fryer illustration (27 July 2017)

It is not Luddism to be cautious about destroying an academic publishing industry that has served us well, says Marilyn Deegan

Jeffrey Beall, associate professor and librarian at the University of Colorado Denver

Creator of controversial predatory journals blacklist says some peers are failing to warn of dangers of disreputable publishers

Hand squeezing stress ball
Working 55 hours per week, the loss of research periods, slashed pensions, increased bureaucracy, tiny budgets and declining standards have finally forced Michael Edwards out
Kayaker and jet skiiers

Nazima Kadir’s social circle reveals a range of alternative careers for would-be scholars, and often with better rewards than academia

hole in ground

‘Drastic action’ required to fix multibillion-pound shortfall in Universities Superannuation Scheme, expert warns