Information and Communication Technologies - Work Programme 2016-2017 preparation

The Work Programme 2016-2017 was developed on the basis of a variety of inputs, including and in particular:

  • Advisory Group: The Connect Advisory Group (CAF) participated in the broad consultation exercise involving all the Advisory Groups of Horizon 2020. The outcome of this collective reflection is expressed in a position paper presented to the Commission in September 2014. In addition DG CONNECT has asked the CAF to provide advice on EU policy and research initiatives having an impact in the development and deployment of Internet of Things (IoT). The CAF strategic reflection on IoT can be found here: main conclusions and recommendations.


The two-year work programme was published in October 2015. The preparations were done in 2014-2015. Consultation of stakeholders was an integral part of the programming process.