FI-PPP – CONCORD
Support action of the Future Internet - Public Private Partnership programme (FI-PPP)
At a glance
CONCORD is the Facilitation and Support action for the EU-funded
Future Internet Public-Private Partnerships (FI PPP) programme.
CONCORD supports the European Commission in implementing a coherent
FI PPP programme in a way that makes it more than the sum of its 10
constituent projects. Concord proposes and coordinates
CONCORD advocates fair, neutral, open and inclusive procedures to assist FI PPP stakeholders achieve commonly agreed goals. Reflecting this, CONCORD creates an open and transparent decision-making mechanism that builds on a collaboration environment through which all projects address common issues and are accountable for their contribution to the success of the FI PPP Programme as a whole. CONCORD facilitates horizontal, cross-project knowledge transfer and co-creation at various levels, as well as collaboration with relevant external groups. It further supports project implementation through guidelines addressing common technical and non-technical aspects of standardization, policy, regulatory, legal and governance frameworks, SME and user involvement, and cross-project collaboration. CONCORD addresses the challenges identified and the potentially divergent interests and objectives within the FI PPP Programme community through structured discussions and meetings, maintaining a neutral approach to the issues at hand. CONCORD is designed to promote program-wide consensus, minimizing the risk of dominance by any one group through clear, transparent and fair rules of participation and interaction. CONCORD focuses on the future-oriented strategic direction of the FI PPP as a whole, highlighting the added value of its unbiased ?outsider? stance on the FI PPP?s structure and processes. In so doing, CONCORD leverages past experience and on-going investments for the design and development of an overall system-level Programme view built on the fruitful collaboration of all FI PPP projects.