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Find the most recent information on EU Funding activities in the field of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) by visiting our ICT in FP7 website , which covers ICT in the 7 th Framework Programme (FP7) 2007 - 2013.

DG Information Society and Media: Directorate 'Content'

The mission of directorate 'Content' is making content accessible to all, and fostering and exploiting multilingualism.

The directorate is tasked with the execution of those RTD activities set out in the specific programme 'Integrating and strengthening the European Research Area' relating to knowledge and interface technologies, learning, leisure, tourism and cultural heritage. This covers research work on content in its various formats, from sensor-generated and raw data to multilingual content and multimedia objects on the Web. Activities focus on the technologies that facilitate: understanding raw data; exploiting knowledge in and providing new forms of content; enhanced learning from content; and access to, preservation of and new forms of cultural content.

Innovation-related activities aim at stimulating the development of content-based applications and services, analysing and reacting to technology-induced change in the information market. They are accompanied by actions for raising awareness. Regulatory measures are addressed, where necessary.

In short, the directorate pursues three strands of activities:

  • To explore new ways of interacting with content
  • To foster innovation to ease access to and use of content
  • To establish a framework for cross-border use of content

For more information, illustrated by examples of projects and initiatives, please download the brochure ' Making sense of content - Quality content for all ' (36 pages - PDF , 597KB)

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