On this page you'll find information about past conferences, fora, information day e.a. in the Cultural Heritage Applications sector, organised eitherwith our participation or byother organisations. The events with European Commission participation are marked with the IST flag:
Our TEL project was a pioneering collaboration between a number of
European National Libraries
. It was establishing a professionally designed and maintained single access point to selected parts of their holdings spanning a range of collections in all partner national libraries so that the informed citizen in any country can utilise the resources not only of his or her own national library but also, during the same research session, the resources of any other partner national library which may hold material relevant to his or her interest.
Information on the conference from:
World Library and Information Congress:
69th IFLA General Conference and Council
Access Point Library: Media - Information - Culture
1-9 August 2003, Berlin, Germany
Our DigiCULT ("Preservation and Enhancement of Cultural Heritage") Unit had a stand at the Exhibition. 14 projects came to present and discuss their projects or the outcomes of their projects. If you could not attend IFLA 2003, you will find underneath most of the presentations given on our stand.
DigiCULT on Community Memory
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The Equal Projects
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(other presentations will be uploaded soon:
Concertation Meeting on Community Memory
2-3 June, 2003 , Wagner Building, Rue Albert Wehrer, Kirchberg, Luxembourg
In order to explore potential synergies between our community-building
Heritage for All
projects CIPHER, CHIMER and COINE and to establish relationships between these projects and other activities in the general area of
, the Cultural Heritage unitorganised atwo-day concertation meeting.
The following meeting documents are available for download
1) Commission Documents:
List of participants:
Introduction by Head of Unit Bernard Smith
Introduction by the Project Manager in Charge of Heritage for All Projects Ian Pigott
2) Presentations given by members of our projects:
: Children's Heritage Interactive Models for Evolving Repositories
: The EuropeanHeritage Network
MEDINA,one of our 4 EUMEDIS projects
NETWORKED JOURNEYS, one of our 4 EUMEDIS projects
Public Libraries Mobilising Advanced Networks
: Trials Support Measure
for the Community Memory domain: Ian Pigott,
PULMAN Final Conference
organised its final conference in Oeiras, Portugal, with 200 high level policy representatives from over 36 European countries, including Turkey, Russia, the Ukraine, Spain and the UK in March 2003.
One of the
key elements of the conference
issue a manifesto
on behalf of the PULMAN network and those present at the conference, which sets out the goals for the development of public library services and to help drive forward the next phase of innovation amongst public libraries and other local public cultural institutions in Europe. The manifesto is a
catalyst for action in realising the goals of the e-Europe action plan
Official Press release:
and from the Portuguese newspaper "Pùblico": article
"Europa assina 'Manifesto de Oeiras' em defesa das bibliotecas"
The PULMAN Oeiras Manifesto
which sets outthe goals for the development of public library services and which should help
drive forward the next phase of innovation amongst public libraries, archives, museums
and other local public cultural institutions in Europe
been adopted during the PULMAN final conference in March 2003.
TRIS & Take-up Trials Exploitation Event
13-14 February 2003, Luxembourg, Jean-Monnet Building, Kirchberg
Our unit together with our TRIS accopanying measure is organising an Exploitation Event aimed at promoting and fostering the exploitation of the results of 25 Take-up Trials launched in 2000 under the Action Line "new access modes to cultural and scientific content".
The conference will be the final event to conclude TRIS two years' work of co-ordination and support of the 25 trials aimed at increasing their cultural, scientific and commercial impact and at exploitating their results. TRIS, which will end in October 2003, has now entered the second phase of its project activity focusing on the exploitation of the trials, supporting them with the production of business plans and with the promotion of their results.
Details on this event can be found on the TRIS homepage:
The official invitation issued by TRIS is available for
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Mapping the future
28 January, 08.30am-05.00pm, Luxembourg (JMO-Building Kirchberg)
Our Unit -"Preservation and enhancement of Cultural Heritage"- organised an open information day bringing together participants from projects having received Commission funding under the previous Framework Programme and consortia representatives being interested in submitting a proposal under the 1
call of the current Framework Programme.
The objective was to further refine research roadmaps setting the perspective for the 1
call and to facilitate networking for future consortia.
The day included one-hour presentation sessions organised around five topics with speakers from different backgrounds: industry, SMEs, research, institutions. The topics of these one-hour sessions will be: Digital Libraries, Intelligent Heritage, Digitisation and Preservation, Film Archive Restoration, Community Memory.
Most of the speeches will be uploaded soon on our publications page
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Open Forum on the forthcoming 6th Framework Programme
27 January, 11.00am-05.00pm, Luxembourg (JMO-Building Kirchberg)
As the November Forum organised by our unit, which was a follow-up meeting for those who hadsubmitted an EOI, met great interest, we held an Open Forum in January. Information on procedures for proposal submission, on the new instruments and general information on the new Framework Programme were given and contextualised for the Cultural Heritage communities.
Bernard Smith's presentation on the sector policy
Luca Martinelli's presentation on the directorate's policy and submission procedures
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Information Day on the 6th Framework Programme
18 November 2002, 09.00 am - 05.00 pm, Euroforum Building, Luxembourg-Gasperich
The presentations given on that information event are available at:
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IST 2002:Partnerships for the Future
Co-organised by the European Commission & the Danish EU Presidency
4-6 November 2002, Copenhagen
The Digital Heritage & Cultural Content's Workshop: "The Business of Heritage - from Local to Global"
Several of our projects were participating, amongst others
. Our workshop took on Tuesday, 5 November (
). Our unit's coordinator for this workshop is
- The report on our workshop and on the networking session held by our accompanying measure TRIS will soon be uploaded on our page "future research". Here's the workshop's
- Commissioner Liikanen's opening speech for this event is available at :
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