Idealist finds partners for organisations who wish to participate in the European Union’s Information Society Technologies Programme (IST). The Ideal-ist network is sponsored by the EU and has representatives in the all Member States, as well as the Associated States, including Israel, Malta, Turkey, Russia and Belarus, total 34 states.

The main objective is to simplify and facilitate the participation in the IST Priority of organisations of all types. A focus is on newcomers and in particular on SMEs, including New Member States and Associated Candidate Countries, Russia and Belarus. This objective will be achieved by:

  • Delivering and supporting a partner search mechanism with two goals
    - to help consortia find project partners for specific proposals
    - to help potential participants find consortia they could join
  • Focused support for organisations new to the Framework Program
  • Focused support for SMEs in the Information and Communications Technology sector across Europe
  • Promotion of IST European cooperation opportunities and Idealist services for Framework Programme 6 (FP6)
  • Strengthening international cooperation

Acronym: Idealist34
Name: Partner Search Support for participants in IST Priority by European network of NCP for IST under the 6th Framework Program
Project No.: 511355 (Identifier: FP6-2003-IST-2)
Consortium: 34 partners from EU and ACC, including Israel, Malta, Turkey, Russia and Belarus
Duration: 1 June 2004 - 31 May 2006