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Proposal for a multi-annual Community programme on a multi-media content industry (INFO 2000)

The Council has published a proposed Decision to adopt a multi-annual Community programme for 1996 to end-1999 designed to: - Stimulate demand for and use of multi-media content in the emerging information society; - Create favourable conditions for the development of the Eur...

The Council has published a proposed Decision to adopt a multi-annual Community programme for 1996 to end-1999 designed to: - Stimulate demand for and use of multi-media content in the emerging information society; - Create favourable conditions for the development of the European multi-media content industry; - Contribute to the professional, social, cultural development of European citizens. Action lines for INFO2000 will be targeted at: - Stimulating demand and raising awareness, in particular by using the awareness networks created under the Impact programme to inform specific groups, such as SMEs, and to encourage clusters of pan-European users; -Exploiting Europe's public sector information by developing policies to access and exploit public sector information, linking directories of European public sector information and making use of content resources in the public sector; - Triggering European multi-media potential by catalyzing high-quality multi-media content, trading multi-media intellectual property rights and developing and exchanging best practice; - Support actions aimed at observing and analyzing the multi-media content market, spreading the use of multi-media content standards and encouraging skills development at European level. The Commission will be responsible for implementing the programme. A budget of ECU 100 million has been proposed.

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