The Spanish EU Presidency in collaboration with the European Commission organises in Valencia on 13/14 April 2010 the conference "The European RTD Framework Programmes: From Economic Recovery to Sustainability". In addition to the role DG Information Society plays in the ongoing public-private partnerships of the recovery package, notably Factories of the Future, Energy-efficient Buildings and the European Green Car Initiative, the Commission will launch on 14 April a new public-private partnership on Future Internet. Opened by Ms. Cristina Garmendia, Minister of Science and Innovation, Government of Spain, high-level participants from public and private stakeholders will debate the state-of-play and trends in the different public-private partnerships initiated by the European Commission. The conference will close with a speech by Commissioner Neelie Kroes. Following the conference, on 15/16 April, DG Information Society will hold in the same premises the open 5th Future Internet Assembly (FIA) conference which will bring together some 350 participants from more than 90 projects working on the Future of the Internet.

Spanish EU Presidency