|Project Full Title:||"Bringing the EU-EECA cooperation and policy dialogue in ICT in the HORIZON 2020 era" (GA No 610793)|
|Type of project:||Coordination and Support Action|
|Participating EECA countries||Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Moldova and Kazakhstan|
|Project Duration:||February 1, 2014 - July 31, 2016 (30 Months)|
|Coordinator:||Q-PLAN INTERNATIONAL Ltd (Greece)|
The main aim of the EECA-2-HORIZON project is to reinforce the development of strategic and mutually beneficial partnerships in ICT between the EU and the East Europe and Central Asia (EECA) countries. The overall goal is to strengthen the links and boost cooperation among the research and industrial communities of both regions to exploit emerging opportunities for international partnerships (both under EU and EECA RTD&I programmes) and jointly address common societal challenges.
EECA-2-HORIZON builds upon the invaluable legacy in EU-EECA cooperation in ICT that was created by the PICTURE project (FP7-ICT CSA, on-going) and its preceding EECA-ICT cluster that was formed by joining forces of FP7-ICT CSAs, namely: ISTOK-SOYUZ, SCUBE-ICT and EXTEND (completed in 2011).
Important note: The EECA-2-HORIZON consortium will closely collaborate, coordinate and adjust its activities with the EAST HORIZON project activities. Both projects started on February 2014, focus on the same region and have similar objectives