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News

May 2011

06.05.2011

ISTOK-SOYUZ Project Final Event

The final conference presenting the main results of the FP7 project "Information Society Technologies to Open Knowledge for Eastern Europe and Central Asia" (ISTOK-SOYUZ) will be held on June 7, 2011 in Delegation of European Union to Russia

The ISTOK-SOYUZ Project - a special support action co-funded by the FP7 ICT programme of the European Commission - was initiated by eight partners from seven countries (Germany, France, Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Armenia and Kazakhstan).

From the start on 1 January 2009, ISTOK-SOYUZ project:

  • promoted the EU ICT programme, raised awareness about benefits of mutual collaboration and identify ICT landscape and potential for R&D ICT collaboration between European Union and 12 addressed countries of Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA);
  • expanded EU-Russian ICT research community to 4 targeted countries (Ukraine, Belarus, Armenia and Kazakhstan) through opening the FP6 ISTOK project competence platform to these countries and implementing pilot actions, as well as networking & brokerage events aiming to increase visibility of cooperation opportunities;
  • provided support for more than 50 teams from targeted countries, which led to 22 FP7 ICT proposals submitted jointly with researchers from Europe.
The project activities have been done in collaboration with national stakeholders and other relevant co-operation projects in order to exploit synergies and maximize the impact.

Clustering approach involving two other FP7 projects started in parallel with ISTOK-SOYUZ - SCUBE-ICT and EXTEND has been applied (in particular for the specific activities in Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Ukraine), in order to increase the benefit for the joint EU EECA research from the support actions of three projects.

Conference participants will be representatives from European Union, Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Ukraine from
  • public and private organizations specialized in ICT,
  • innovation infrastructure,
  • ministries and agencies,
  • policy makers in ICT,
  • partnerships projects.
Conference agenda will include
  • project results of ISTOK-SOYUZ and clustering projects;
  • recommendations on cooperation strategy between the EU and the countries of Eastern Europe and Central Asia in the context of the new Digital Agenda for Europe 2020 and national initiatives, in particular on the development of Russian technology platforms;
  • FP7 success stories coming from project activities;
  • methodological and training materials developed in framework of ISTOK-SOYUZ project.

Date and time: June 7, 2011, 10:00 - 14:00

Place: Delegation of European Union to Russia (Moscow, Kadashevskaya naberezhnaya, 14/1)

If you interested to take part in the conference please contact with conference organising committee:
Anton Yanovsky
E-mail: a.yanovsky@rttn.ru
Phone: +7 48 439 94 489


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