The overall objective of the SEACOOP initiative was to contribute strengthening cooperation in ICT research between Europe and Southeast Asia, leading to a quicker development of cooperation projects between the two regions, namely under the FP7 European research funding programme.
To reach this objective, it was important to identify cooperation priorities and, based on them, provide the European Commission and the ASEAN secretariat with recommendations which could be taken into consideration in the revision process of the FP7 ICT work programme, in joint Euro-Southeast Asia calls that would be launched, in targeted match-funding mechanism that could be implemented on the Southeast Asian side, etc.
A SEACOOP preliminary exercise to identify these cooperation priorities had been conducted over the period 2008-2009. These interim results can be found here. Over the period 2010-2011, the SEACOOP partnership has further developed this exercise (and derive recommendations), on the basis of:
• Their work related to the description and analysis of ICT policies, programmes and research priorities, at the national and regional levels, in Europe and in Southeast Asia (see the ICT policies and programmes section of this web site),
• The inputs from the members of the SEACOOP Advisory Committee (see the Advisory Committee section) and the ones collected from European and Southeast Asian stakeholders on the occasion of cooperation events SEACOOP will organise (see the SEACOOP events section) or contribute to (see the SEACOOP News section),
• The inputs that you will leave at the bottom of this web page.
SEACOOP findings have been made available on this page under the form of successive versions of a SEACOOP document entitled “Mapping priorities of cooperation in ICT research between Europe and Southeast Asia”. The final version (dated on March 2012) is available here.
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