Scope & results

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.

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

Project information

Type of Action: CSA – Coordination and support action

Programme: FP7-ICT – Specific Programme “Cooperation”: Information and communication technologies

Topic: ICT-2011.10.3 – International partnership building and support to dialogues

Financed by: European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 288279

Duration: 1 December 2011 – 31 May 2014




Final newsletter (May 2014)