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The National Representative Group (NRG) on digitisation policies in the EU Member States

The NRG members were officially nominated experts from each Member State and acted as 'a steering group for the activities related to the coordination of digitisation policies and programmes, with special emphasis on cultural and scientific resources and on the contribution of public cultural institutions'. The aim of the group was to monitor progress regarding the objectives encapsulated in the Lund Principles .

NRG meetings took place every six months, providing a stable platform for consensus building between Member States, promoting good practice and encouraging initiatives to support the visibility of quality cultural sites.

NRG Meetings

  • 11 th meeting in Helsinki on 13 October 2006 (Finnish Presidency)
  • 10 th meeting in Salzburg on 23 June 2006 (Austrian Presidency)
  • 9 th meeting in Bristol on 19 November 2005 (UK Presidency)
  • 8 th meeting in Luxembourg on 20 June 2005 (Luxembourg Presidency)
  • 7 th meeting in The Hague on 17 September 2004 (Dutch Presidency)
  • 6 th meeting in Dublin on 28 June 2004 (Irish Presidency)
  • 5 th meeting in Parma on 19 November 2003 (Italian Presidency)
  • 4 th meeting in Corfu on 25-26 June 2003 (Greek Presidency)
  • 3 rd meeting in Copenhagen on 10 December 2002 (Danish Presidency)
  • 2 nd meeting in Alicante on 16-17 May 2002 (Spanish Presidency)
  • 1 st meeting in Brussels on 11 December 2001 (Belgian Presidency)

Each plenary meeting developed further a specific topic. The first meeting held in Brussels introduced the issue of quality, giving rise to the Brussels Quality Framework. The Spanish presidency discussed long-term digital preservation aspects. The Copenhagen meeting prepared for the enlargement of the European Union and identified a number of emerging strategic issues. Corfu proposed the Patras-Rome Initiative which focused on the societal and economic importance of digitisation and long-term preservation. The Italian presidency presented the Parma Charter which was adopted on 19 November 2003. A joint action under the Dutch, Luxembourgish and UK Presidencies led to the launch of the successor of the Lund Action Plan, the Dynamic Action Plan for the EU coordination of digitisation of cultural and scientific content on 15 November 2005.