18 September 2012

New EU funding opportunities available for cross-border pre-commercial procurement projects

Under the information and communication technologies (ICT) aspect of the EU seventh framework programme for Research and Development, new calls for proposals have been opened, enabling consortia of public procurers to apply for EU co-financing for cross-border pre-commercial procurement (PCP) projects.

Three PCP related calls are available for 2013, including an open call for joint PCPs addressing any area of public interest (including coordination and support actions for PCP grants). Proposals for joint PCPs can relate to, for example, public sector needs for new ICT solutions in healthcare, inclusion, e-government, transport, energy efficiency, environment, security, education, and so on.

The FP7-ICT-2013 work programme provides in total 32.5 million Euro of co-financing for joint cross-border PCP projects, spread across several areas of public interest such as health care, active ageing, cloud computing for public sector needs, digital preservation, and technology enhanced learning.

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