Project Acronym: PICTURE
Project Full Title:

"Policy dialogue in ICT to an Upper level for Reinforced EU-EECA Cooperation"

Funding programme: FP7-ICT
Type of project: Coordination and Support Action
Target countries

Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan

Project Duration: December 1, 2011 - May 31, 2014 (30 months)
Coordinator: INNO TSD SA (France)
Contact Persons:

Mrs Svetlana Klessova s.klessova [at] inno-group.com


PICTURE was a support action project aimed at supporting policy dialogue between the European Union and Eastern Europe - Central Asia (EECA) countries and at fostering collaboration opportunities with EECA countries organizations in collaborative ICT R&D both under FP7 and under national/regional EECA programs.

Download the project brochure, presentation and final newsletter (May 2014).

The main objectives of PICTURE project were:

  • To enrich and support the policy dialogue between EU and EECA countries, by updating and reinforcing points for convergence of the EU and EECA ICT research and relevant international initiatives and activities; by developing recommendations and roadmap, and by implementing pilot actions and exchanging experience and lessons learnt.
  • To strengthen strategic partnerships and cooperative research links between European and EECA ICT organizations, e.g., though stronger involvement of IT diaspora and enhancing concrete cooperation initiatives.
  • To facilitate interactions between EU and EECA ICT communities through organizations of joint events, and facilitate preparation of joint EU-EECA R&D projects.


PICTURE objectives



  • inno TSD (coordinator) - France, http://www.inno-group.com
  • Q-PLAN North Greece Ltd - Greece, http://www.qplanng.gr
  • Institute for Informatics and Automation Problems (IIAP) - Armenia, http://www.sci.am
  • Regional Innovative Technologies Academy (R.I.T.A.) - Azerbaijan, http://www.rita.az
  • Belarusian Institute of System Analysis and Information Support of Scientific and Technical Sphere (BelISA) - Belarus, http://www.belisa.org.by
  • Georgian research and Educational Networking Association (GRENA) - Georgia, http://www.grena.ge
  • National Agency for Technological Development JSC - Kazakhstan, http://www.nif.kz
  • Eurasian Institute of international Relations (EIMO) - Kyrgyz Republic, http://www.fp7.kg
  • Center of International Projects (CIP) - Moldova, http://cpi.asm.md
  • The National Association of Research and Educational e- Infrastructures «E-ARENA» - Russian Federation,
  • Society for Development of Scientific Cooperation (SODESCO) - Tajikistan, http://tajiknip.org
  • Scientific Consultant Center "Altyn Umyt" - Turkmenistan
  • Agency of European Innovations (AEI) - Ukraine, http://cstei.lviv.ua/en
  • Institute of mathematics under Uzbekistan National University by Mirzo Ulugbek, Ministry of Higher and Secondary Special Education of Uzbekistan - Uzbekistan, http://academy.uz