ASIA IT&C PROGRAMME

The Asia IT&C Programme was launched in October 1999 as an initiative by the European Union (EU) in order to co-finance mutually beneficial projects in Information Technology and Communication between Europe and Asia. Information Technology and Communication is a cross-cutting theme, which supports and enhances the development and co-operation policy of the EU. The total budget allocated to the First Phase of the Programme was EUR30. In November 2003 a Second Phase of the Asia IT&C Programme was approved. EU-Asia IT&C Phase II rolls out in 2004 and the indicative amount available for the 2004 Call will be EUR9.95.
The Programme can supply up to 90% co-financing to Information Technology and Communication projects proposed by a consortium of non-profit organisations from EU Member States and selected Asian countries in the areas of agriculture, e-Governance, education, health, environment, and transport. The 90% co-financing will apply only to those actions, where the main beneficiaries are in one of the 8 Least Developed Counties.

Links for more information

All publications produced by implementing partners or contractors should refer to the Programme web sites and other official European Union sources for further information, in particular the European Commission (EUROPA) website and/or the website of the relevant EC Delegation(s).

<http://europa.eu.int/comm/europeaid/projects/asia-invest/html2002/main.htm>
<http://europa.eu.int/comm/europeaid/projects/asia-itc/html/main.htm>
<http://europa.eu.int/comm/europeaid/projects/asia-link/index_en.htm>
<http://europa.eu.int/comm/europeaid/projects/asia-pro-eco/index_en.htm>
<http://europa.eu.int/comm/europeaid/projects/asia-urbs/index_en.htm>
European Commission website: www.europa.eu.int <http://europa.eu.int/>
EuropeAid Co-operation Office website: www.europa.eu.int/comm/europeaid
European Commission External Relations website: www.europa.eu.int/comm/external_relations
European Commission DG Development website: www.europa.eu.int/comm/development
European Commission DG Education and Culture website: http://europa.eu.int/comm/dgs/education_culture/index_en.htm
European Union in the World website: www.europa.eu.int/comm/world <http://europa.eu.int/comm/world/>