The main goal of Idealist is the enhancement of the trans-national cooperation between the ICT National Contact Points (NCP) within FP7 and an overall improvement of NCP service quality across Europe in the dynamically growing area of ICT. Ideal-ist is part funded by the European Commission; its network consists of 67 international ICT partners. The consortium partners are from EU and Non-EU countries, including Associated States, Eastern European Partner Countries (EEPC), Mediterranean Partner Countries (MPC) and emerging countries like China, Brazil, India and South Africa. This is in line with the international cooperation strategy of the European Commission. In this light Ideal-ist supports research organisations and companies worldwide to participate in FP7. Ideal-ist is the first and unique quality labelled international ICT partner search network with 14 years experience.