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.