Supported by the European Community under the Information Society Technologies priority of the
6th Framework Programme
Kaleidoscope Joint Activities
There are more than 1,095 researchers in the Kaleidoscope Community, which includes 91 research units from 24 countries, plus Canada. Research activities are multidisciplinary, spanning the fields of computer and social sciences and education.
ERTs are integrating activities, which target networking European excellence at the level of specific research challenges. The key idea of creating an ERT is to stimulate the mutualisation of knowledge and know-how of the best research teams on the identified issues, and then to favour the construction of a shared scientific policy, building up complementarities and common priorities. A committee builds a map of strategic research issues to be addressed by ERTs, in order to organise competitive calls within the NoE.
SIGs are the basic community-building tools of Kaleidoscope. They allow individual researchers and PhD students from all the partner institutions to organize themselves around a problem or a project that they feel is at the forefront of the TEL research scene.
JEIRPs encourage the cross-fertilisation of the research of the partner institutions by focusing on the key issues of the field—issues which are intrinsically multidisciplinary. A committee defines provisional “topics of integrated research” for the formulation of JEIRPs, and JEIRPs are also created following calls for proposals to the Kaleidoscope community.