Advanced Communications Technologies and Services Programme (ACTS)

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History

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

Aims

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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Activities

Supports selected cooperative research and development projects in the area of advanced communications. Responsibilities: programme preparation and monitoring; development of advanced networks and services for IBC; advanced communication technologies and digital transmission; mobile communications; engineering of services; security of telecommunications and information systems. Areas of interest: interactive digital multimedia services; photonic technologies; high-speed networking; mobility and personal communications networks; intelligence in networks and service engineering; quality, security and safety of communications services and systems. Instrumental in setting up: Alliance for a Sustainable Information Society (ASIS).

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Subjects *

  • Social Activity
    • Services
  • Information
    • Information
  • Transportation, Telecommunications
    • Internet
  • Communication
    • Communication
  • Commerce
    • Business Enterprises
  • Industry
    • Industry
  • Economics
    • Economic
  • Technology
    • Technology
  • Development
    • Development

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

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

UIA Org ID

K0957

Last News Received

1999
* Subject classification is derived from the organization names and aims.
** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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