SEACOOP is an initiative aimed at strengthening cooperation on ICT research between Europe and the countries that are members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN): Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.
This initiative was supported since 2004 by the European Commission (Directorate General Information Society and Media) through its Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP6 and FP7), and by the ASEAN Secretariat since 2008.
Among planned SEACOOP activities over the period 2010-2011:
- Identification and analysis of ICT policy and research priorities, at bilateral and regional levels, and provision of recommendations for future cooperation initiatives,
- Organization of cooperation events in Europe and in Southeast Asia synchronised whenever possible with policy dialogue meetings,
- Development of synergies with dialogues and activities launched under EU-funded programmes (EU-SEA-NET, TEIN3, Marie Curie, etc.), at the initiative of EU Member States and Associated States, and at the ASEAN level (SCMIT),
- Development of promotion, dissemination and awareness-raising activities.
One of the main expected outputs of SEACOOP activities was logically a strengthened development of concrete cooperation projects in ICT research, namely under FP7.
A brochure introducing the activities developed through SEACOOP over the period 2010-2011 can be downloaded here.
The SEACOOP partnership is coordinated by Sigma Orionis and includes organisations playing a key role in ICT policy and research in each of the ten ASEAN countries (see the Project Partners section of this web site for full details).
Please click here to download the latest version of the SEACOOP brochure.