These two open calls for tenders that will contribute in enhancing the Protection of Critical Infrastructures in the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) sector are embedded within the EU programme on ‘Prevention, Preparedness and Consequence Management of Terrorism and other Security Related Risks’ for the period 2007-2013. This programme proposes accompanying financial measures for the implementation of EPCIP, the European Programme on Critical Infrastructure Protection, including sectors such as ICT, Energy, Nuclear Industry, Water, Food, Health etc. In this context, each year, specific public procurements are contracted.The two calls for tenders related to the ICT sector concern the public procurements of: 1) A study on measures to analyse and improve European emergency preparedness in the field of fixed and mobile telecommunications and Internet 2) A study to support the process to define sectoral criteria to identify European Critical Infrastructures in the ICT sector, with a particular focus on the sub-sectors of Internet, fixed and mobile telecommunications

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