Workshops Shaping the European Research Area in the field of Information and Communications Technology

January 12, 2006

Brussels, 11 Jan 2006

  • Best practice in multi-national programme collaboration (18 Jan. 2006, Cologne)

  • Portals for information dissemination and taxonomies for classification (20-21 Feb. 2006, Abingdon)

  • Design of national IST programmes in the context of ERA coordination (9-10 March 2006, Budapest)

Topic 3

Best practice in multi-national programme collaboration Main focus    

  • Emergence and development of international cooperations
  • Conditions and added value of cooperation in existing collaborative frameworks (Framework Programmes, Joint Calls, Eureka/Cost initiatives)
  • Added value of ERA initiatives
  • Blocking national regulations or practices
  • Future prospects

Target Group

  • Experienced Operational Programme Managers
  • Persons interested in multi-national collaborations or planning to launch multi-national collaborations:
    - Operational Programme Managers of national programmes
    - Political Programme Deciders
    - Ministerial Representatives (e.g. Head of divisions or advisors of funding ministries, administrators of programme budgets)
    - Initiators of cooperations and programmes (often: recipients of funding)

Organiser         DLR, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft und Raumfahrt e.V., Germany

Date              18 January 2006

Place Cologne, Germany


  • Please click here to view the background paper

  • How to get to DLR? Please click here .
  • As hotel we recommend the Holiday Inn Köln/Airport (Waldstr. 255, 51147 Köln, Phone: +49 (0) 22 03.56 10). Please book early in advance because of an important fair in Cologne.

Topic 4 Portals for information dissemination and taxonomies for classification

Main focus

  • Current state, future prospects and needs for portals for disseminating information about national and international RTD activities
  • Input for further development of the CISTRANA IST research portal

  • Need for taxonomies and the choice of taxonomies for classifying RTD information
  • Use and maintenance of taxonomies for classifying RTD information

Target Group

  • Programme managers of national IST programmes

  • National policy makers
  • Representative researchers from the IST RTD community
  • Other interested parties from outside the project - for example, those with interests in taxonomies and classification schemes

CCLRC, Council for the Central Laboratory to the Research Councils, United Kingdom Date 20-21 February 2006

Place Abingdon (near Oxford), United Kingdom

Details Please click here to view the background paper

Topic 5

Design of national IST programmes in the context of ERA coordination Main focus

  • Design of national IST programmes in the context of ERA
  • Exchange of best practice on setting monitoring perspectives (case studies)
  • Initial experiences in setting up the 1st wave of IST ERA coordination initiatives mobilisation of national public funding

  • Mobilising and integrating NMS potential
  • The next potential set of IST areas for ERA

Target Group

  • Programme managers / programme staff looking to design new national programmes in IST

  • Programme managers / programme staff exploring opportunities for cooperation
  • Programme managers / programme staff involved in IST ERA coordination
  • Members of Technology Platform Mirror Groups and/or Working Groups addressing the mobilisation of national public funding
  • Representatives of the European Commission
  • IST-ERA initiatives covering specific IST areas that are likely candidates for joint programmes

Organiser        NKTH, National Office for Research and Technology, Hungary

Date 9 -10 March 2006 Place

Budapest, Hungary

Further information and registration

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