COFET aims at supporting the future development of the FET programme based on a focused dialogue between science, policy, industry, and society. FET Future will realize a set of conferences and workshops addressing current and forthcoming challenges for interdisciplinary, ICT-related visionary research as exemplified in the FET programme of the EU's Framework Programme. COFET aims to address challenges such as the relation of FET research to innovation and competitiveness; the question of reaching out to a broad public; but also cooperation with the Member States in Horizon 2020. The project will support a minimum of three conferences with preceding workshops addressing these topics in a complementary fashion with different emphasis given to target stakeholders such as researchers in ICT and other fields, research policy makers, EC officials, industry and innovators, young scientists and students. COFET particularly aims at impacting on national and European research policy decision makers to secure their support in the form of policies, programmes, instruments and funding. It will assist the design of the future of FET to continue and further expand its success from FP5 to Horizon 2020. COFET will build on previous knowledge acquired in extensive studies and projects. The FET Future team includes ICT research strategists, experienced conference organisers, RTD policy makers and communication experts. FET Future activities will help to reach out to broad audiences while at the same time sharpening the profile as required for the changing role of FET in the future of EU level future and emerging technology research.