The Seventh Framework Programme for research and technological development (FP7) is the European Union´s chief instrument for funding research over the period 2007 to 2013. The broad objectives of FP7 have been grouped into four categories: CooperationIdeasPeople and Capacities.

The specific programme on "Cooperation" supports all types of research activities carried out by different research bodies in trans-national cooperation and aims to gain or consolidate leadership in key scientific and technology areas. The Cooperation programme is sub-divided into ten distinct themes.

ICT – “Information and Communication Technologies” is the distinctive theme within the Cooperation programme 80days is embedded. Information and Communication Technologies are critical to improve the competitiveness of European industry and to meet the demands of its society and economy.

Cultural Heritage & Technology Enhanced Learning is the division within the ICT that covers European research on technology-enhanced learning investigates how information and communication technologies can be used to support learning and teaching, and competence development throughout life.

ELEKTRA: "Enhanced Learning Experience and Knowledge TRAnsfer"
80days forerunner as FP6 research initiative that aimed at revolutionising technology-enhanced learning. Nine interdisciplinary partners from six different European countries merged their expertises in cognitive science, pedagogical theory, computer science and neuroscience with the innovations of computer gaming, design and development. Want to leran more? visit the project web site