PICTURE Final Dissemination Event

Date: 21 May 2014

Location: Minsk, Belarus

The final conference presenting the main results of the FP7 project PICTURE "Policy dialogue in ICT to an Upper level for Reinforced EU-EECA Cooperation" took place on May 21st, 2014 in Minsk, Belarus. It was organised and hosted by BELISA, Belarusian Institute of System Analysis and Information Support of Scientific and Technical Sphere.

128 participants came from the European Union, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan. They included the European Technological Platforms' representatives, EECA ICT policy makers and stakeholders, PICTURE consortium partners and members of three PICTURE Working groups.

Conference agenda included:

  • Information of the HORIZON 2020, the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020). HORIZON 2020 is one of the most open R&D programmes in the world, and organisations from most Eastern Europe and Central Asia countries are eligible for funding from HORIZON 2020.
  • Presentation of PICTURE project results
  • Success stories coming from the project activities
  • Recommendations for future cooperation between the ETPs and the EECA region
  • New Support Opportunities for EECA in H2020.

The final meetings of the three Working Groups of PICTURE were organised as a part of the final dissemination event.



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Plenary Session I: ICT research and innovation in H2020

I.1 ICT Research and Innovation in Horizon 2020
Vassilis KOPANAS, DG CONNECT, European Commission

I.2 EU Research & Innovation Policy towards EECA – Eastern Europe and Central Asia
Vassilis KOPANAS, DG CONNECT, European Commission

Plenary Session II: The PICTURE project: results, success stories and lessons learnt

II.1 The PICTURE project and its results
Svetlana Klessova, PICTURE project coordinator, inno TSD, France

II.2 The PICTURE Success stories and Outcomes: Eastern Partnership countries

II.3 The PICTURE Success stories: Russia

The cooperation between RTP Photonics and ETP Photonics21
Irina Livshits, RTP Photonics, Russia

II.4 The PICTURE Success stories: Central Asia

Session III: Preparing the future



New Support Opportunities for EECA in H2020