Advanced Communications Technologies and Services Programme (ACTS)

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1994, for 4 years, within the framework of E-XE2442 - European Commission (EC), in accordance with decision 94/572/EC, 27 Jul 1994, of E-XE3068 - Council of the European Union and replacing U-XF1852 - Research and Development in Advanced Communications Technologies in Europe (RACE). Ceased to exist under Fifth Framework Programme, from 1999, when activities united with U-XF1018 - Specific Programme for Research and Technological Development in the Field of Information Technologies (ESPRIT) and U-XK0900 - TELEMATICS in U-XE3585 - Information Society Technologies Programme (IST Programme).


Develop advanced communication systems and services for economic development and social cohesion in Europe, taking into account the rapid evolution in technology, the changing regulatory system and opportunities for development of advanced trans-Europe networks and services; support European policy for early deployment and effective use of advanced communications in consolidation of the European Union internal market; enable European industry to compete effectively in global markets; together with the specific programme on information technology, provide a common technological basis for applications research and development in the specific programme on telematics systems and prepare the ground for development of a European market in information services; encourage and facilitate participation of SMEs.


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GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production



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