Digital Agenda for Europe
A Europe 2020 Initiative

Funding opportunities

From 23/09/2005 to 19/10/2005
To support the review of the effectiveness of: (i) self-assessments of IST research and development implementation, and (ii) evaluation and selection of research and development proposals in 2006, with a view to changing procedures and criteria for the 7th Framework Programme. Read more
From 22/09/2005 to 03/11/2005
Consumer protection in the online area is a wide field. The study needs to show to what extent trust-related issues keep users out of the information society today. A clear definition of the covered field based on existing consumer protection regulation and definitions will be necessary in the study. The study will have to focus on issues of consumer protection as well as how they specifically affect trust in and willingness to use information society services. Trust is a notion that can encompass a number of factors such as confidence, awareness, identity protection, security, privacy etc, including subjective apprehension as well as practical experience of various situations. Read more
From 21/09/2005 to 27/10/2005
The purpose of this study is to gain exhaustive and very up-to-date information about the ICT sector in the EU. The information will be used in the European Information Society Reports in the i2010 context, which will include, among others, a description and analysis of the development of the sector and of the efforts in the field of R&D. The results will also provide material for the assessments of the state and competitiveness of the ICT sector for Commission services. It is essential for the Commission to be provided with detailed data. Read more
From 20/09/2005 to 28/10/2005
This call for tenders is launched for the signature of a framework contract covering services such as : ICT consultancy focusing on the security of information systems in the context of the IDABC programme, providing technology, legal and market assessments, issuing guidelines and specifications, carrying out feasibility studies, risk assessments and security accreditation activities ; support in communication, publications and the organisation of expert conferences and events on the subject matter. Read more
From 20/09/2005 to 21/10/2005
Further information in EU Official Journal Read more
From 10/09/2005 to 10/11/2005
The objective of this study is to provide the Commission with well researched background materials on the current state of the art concerning the use of Information and Computer Technology in the area of Patient Safety and Risk Management in Healthcare Read more
From 15/09/2005 to 20/10/2005
The results of the survey should show to what percentage of the population a broadband connection is available in each of the 25 Member States of the EU plus Iceland and Norway, split into urban, suburban and rural areas. The initial results of this study will be used in the first half of 2006 in a Communication of the Commission monitoring progress in the implementation of national broadband strategies. Read more
From 13/09/2005 to 20/10/2005
The objective of the present study is therefore to identify and assess the impact of the potential economic, technical and legal roadblocks that may hinder the development of the interactive content market over the next 5 years, and to recommend the appropriate steps to overcome these obstacles. Read more
From 13/09/2005 to 20/10/2005
The objective of this study is to carry out an in-depth analysis of the results of the annual Information Society surveys of households and enterprises relating them to a number of specific themes, to be selected by the Commission. Read more
From 30/08/2005 to 27/09/2005
The purpose of the study is to: a) develop an understanding of the ‘collective use of spectrum’ approach in terms of scope, usage conditions, sharing mechanisms, technical implications, possible variants and options, and analyse the present state of usage in Europe and in other regions of the world; b) perform a systematic analysis of the advantages and drawbacks of the various types and variants of the ‘collective use of spectrum’ approach in terms of spectrum efficiency, suitability, assess the associated costs and economic aspects, and ‘place’ the approach in the context of other spectrum distribution methods; c) assess what technological development will enable a wider use of shared spectrum and whether such wider use would lead to efficiency gains and lower access barriers to spectrum; d) recommend concrete measures to exploit the benefits of the ‘collective use’ approach, identifying which measures require action at Community level, assess the amount of spectrum to be made available for ‘collective use’ in the future, focusing on the most promising variants of the model, and anticipate the possible needs for specific research and development initiatives. Read more