MINERVA (2006-2009)

Project official site

www.minervaeurope.org/

PROMOTER's role

Promoter was Project Manager and Technical Coordinator.

Projects' Lifetime: from 2006 until 2009

Project profile

Starting from October 2006 MINERVA Project is enlarged to MINERVA EC, MInisterial NEtwoRk for Valorising Activities in digitisation, eContentplus - Supporting the European Digital Library.

MinervaEC is a Thematic Network in the area of cultural, scientific information and scholarly content. The Consortium brings together stakeholders and experts from all over Europe, capitalising the results achieved by the previous Minerva project, and supporting the European Commission initiative "i2010 - A European Information Society for growth and employment" as well as the Dynamic Action Plan launched in Bristol in November 2005 by the European Union Member States.

MinervaEC will operate through the coordination of national policies, programmes and institutions of the cultural sector, and by supporting the National Representatives Group of the European Ministries of Culture. Its goal is to facilitate the creation of added value products and services at European level, to improve awareness of the state-of-the-art in the sector, to contribute to the overcome of fragmentation and duplication of digitisation activities of cultural and scientific content and to maximise cooperation among the Member States.

The general objectives of the network are:
• Improve accessibility to and visibility of European digital cultural resources;
• Support the development of the European Digital Library for accessing cultural resources;
• Contribute to increasing interoperability between existing networks;
• Promote the use of digital cultural resources by business and citizens;
• Reinforce the European position in the global market competition;
• Facilitate exploitation of cultural digital resources, providing clear rules for their use and re-use, respecting and protecting the creators' rights.

MinervaEC is expected to contribute in stimulating decision makers and implementers in carrying out their initiatives of content enrichment, in creating the conditions to improve the quality of content and services as well as enhancing accessibility of digital content.

Partners

Austria 

 Belgium

 Czech Republic

 Estonia

 Finland

 France

 Germany

Greece 

Hungary 

 Ireland

 Italy

Luxembourg

Malta 

Norway

 Poland 

Portugal

Slovak Republic

Slovenja

 Spain 

 Sweden 

 United Kingdom 

 
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