The eEurope Action plan supports a richer and more dynamic market place for
digital content, which is expected to yield positive results for ventures seeking
capital. The Action Plan has a clear emphasis on benchmarking and generating
better insight by establishing and monitoring indicators proving the market
potential and viability.
Increased knowledge on e-Business in digital content have a positive impact on
the potential for funding as it will provide capital sources with an
indispensable context for decision making.
The INNOVATION/SMEs programme is managed by the Innovation directorate of DG
Enterprise and has a legal mandate under the Council Decision on the 5th
Framework Programme and its Work programme to promote the exploitation of RTD
results as well as the emergence of a favourable environment for financing the
exploitation, adaptation and dissemination of technology.
The eContent programme will support the eEurope Action Plan and complement the
INNOVATION/SMEs programme by establishing a set of actions, including the support
for a Digital Content Observatory, which will increase the European knowledge
base. This Observatory will serve as a tool for business and policy.