The different objectives of the work programme (detailed in chapter 4) require distinctive implementation measures. Three types of instruments have been identified:
- Pilot (Type A) - building on initiatives in Member States or associated countries
- Pilot (Type B) - stimulating the uptake of innovative ICT based services and products
- Thematic Networks - providing a forum for stakeholders for experience exchange and consensus building
- Best Practice Networks (up to 2011) - making European digital libraries more accessible and usable by combining the consensus building and awareness raising function of a network with a large-scale implementation in a real life context
These instruments are defined in detail in the Work Programme. They provide complementary financing tools in order to reach the ICT PSP objectives.
Pilot A actions will help ensure the EU-wide interoperability of ICT-based solutions that are being launched or are already in operation in the Member States. They will help ensure cross border access to these services and avoid market fragmentation of innovative services and products.
Pilot B actions will support the implementation and uptake of novel ICT-based solutions. Thematic Networks will support experience sharing and consensus building on ICT policy implementation.