1992, as an initiative of European Community implemented by European Commission (EC) under the third framework programme, following on from the programme Special Telecommunications Action for Regional Development (STAR). Also referred to as Telematics Applications Programme (TAP). Subsequently came under the SMEs 1994-1999 initiative, together with Science and Technology for Regional Innovation and Development in Europe (STRIDE Programme), Preparation of Industries Situated in the Regions for the Single Market (PRISMA) and European Loan Insurance Scheme for Employment (ELISE). Ceased to exist under Fifth Framework Programme, when united with Advanced Communications Technologies and Services Programme (ACTS) and Specific Programme for Research and Technological Development in the Field of Information Technologies (ESPRIT) in Information Society Technologies Programme (IST Programme).
Promote advanced services in the telecommunications field particularly for least favoured regions of the European Union; bring together users and providers of information and communications technology products and services, allowing users to become more aware of the potential of the technology and providers more aware of users' needs.Available with paid subscription only.
Originally covered 8 sectors: administration; transport; health care; education and training; libraries; linguistic research and engineering; rural areas. Subsequently expanded to 12: services of public interest (transport, administration); knowledge (research, libraries, education and training); improving employment and quality of life (urban and rural areas, health care, elderly and disabled, environment); horizontal RTD (telematics engineering, linguistics engineering, information engineering). Individual projects are carried out by consortia based in more than one state and receive up to 50% funding from the European Union. Projects are supplemented by studies, workshops and information dissemination to build cooperation between projects and between the Programme and related activities in member states.
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