31.03.2010 | Kiev, Ukraine

EXTEND consultation event in Ukraine

Within implementation of the EC funded project "Extending ICT research co-operation between the European Union, Eastern Europe and the Southern Caucasus - EXTEND" the consultation event is planned to be held in Kyiv, Ukraine, on 31 March 2010.
A key objective of EXTEND ( project website: www.extend-ict.eu) is to develop recommendations on common ICT research priorities proposed for co-operation between the EU and the Eastern Europe and Central Asia countries for the period of 2010-2015 following consultation with the key ICT research stakeholders. The ICT recommendations are intended to contribute to the shaping of the future EU-EECA R&D co-operation through relevant EC research policies and funding programmes (e.g. FP7 ICT work programmes).

Currently, there is no formulated EU ICT research policy for the EECA region for the period of 2010-2015. EXTEND aims to contribute to the shaping of the EU ICT research policy in the region in a way that meets the interests and actual needs of regional ICT stakeholders.

Recommendations for the EECA region will derive through the consolidation of the outcomes of six (6) separate consultation workshops that will be organized in the 6 target countries (namely Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus,  Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine). In this consultation process all affected ICT stakeholders are invited to play an active role. The consultation will engage the following stakeholder communities:

  • National RTD policy-makers:  e.g. ministry representatives, working group experts and other national authorities responsible for ICT research policy,
  • R&D actors: e.g. academic, non-profit research and private sector, R &D organisations, as well as representatives of relevant ICT R&D projects,
  • ICT industrial actors: e.g. IT developers, software companies, systems integrators, internet providers, telecom providers,
  • ICT beneficiary communities e.g. representatives of civil society,  business and broad public administration, as well as NGOs.

For more details please contact Mr Vadym Yashenkov, Deputy Director of the National Information Centre for Ukraine-EU S&T Cooperation, by