7 Apr 2011

CAMTIC joins ICT NCPs network to encourage Costa Rica cooperation with Europe

The Chamber of Information and Communication Technologies (CAMTIC) was appointed as the National Contact Point for Information and Communication Technologies in Costa Rica as part of the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Union. The Ministry of Science and Technology selected CAMTIC due to its renowned work and service to the field of digital technologies in Costa Rica.

As such, CAMTIC officially joined the NCP network to strengthen Costa Rica's participation in cooperation activities in science and technology and ICT with the EU.
CAMTIC’s president, Alexander Mora, accepted and welcomed the invitation of Minister of Science and Technology, Alejandro Cruz Molina. “With great pleasure and in hopes of a fruitful cooperation, we confirm our nomination to become the thematic contact point of Costa Rica in the area of ICT”, stated Alexander Mora. For CAMTIC, this nomination also represents a milestone in the PRO-IDEAL PLUS project, which has been working with EC representatives in supporting ICT policy dialogue with Latin America.

As a first activity, CAMTIC will organize Costa Rica’s participation in the ICT Proposer’s Day, to be held on 19 and 20 May, 2011 in Budapest, Hungary. This event takes place in a different European city every two years and is led by the Information Society and Media Directorate-General of the European Commission. "In the last three editions in Helsinki, Lyon and Brussels, CAMTIC represented Costa Rica. For this year's event, and as ICT NCP, we hope to convince other actors to join the national delegation, seeking to exploit the huge opportunities to integrate the country into consortia and research groups, development and innovation in digital technologies”, said Alexander Mora.

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