WINE:IDEAS FOR FUTURE EUROPEAN COOPERATION PROJECTS Two opportunities for future joint European projects: 1. Grundtvig 1 and 4 http://www.europa.eu.int/comm/education/programmes/socrates/grundtvig/home_en.html Deadline: 1 November 2004 2. eContentplus http://www.cordis.lu/ist/directorate_e/telearn/econtentplus.htm Duration: 2005-2008
eCONTENTPLUS 2. eCONTENTPLUS- MAKING DIGITAL CONTENT IN EUROPE MORE ACCESSIBLE, USABLE AND EXPLOITABLE The current proposal is a follow-on from the eContent Programme (2001-2004) and aims at: 1. Facilitating access to European Digital Content 2. Improving quality by facilitating best practice related to digital content 3. Reinforcing co-operation and awareness between digital content stakeholders
eCONTENTPLUS ADDRESSED TARGETS • To facilitate broader availability of and access to quality content for service creation • To focus on areas such as the public sector information and the production and dissemination of educational, cultural and scholarly content • To facilitate the transfer of knowledge, experiences and good practices and to support co-ordination activities • To design and deliver quality multilingual and multicultural content • To focus on the end-user- be it the citizen, the student, the researcher, the business-user
eCONTENTPLUS LINES OF ACTION(ANNEX I) 1A. Fostering the proliferation of open European knowledge pools of digital objects, for education and research communities, as well as for the individual. The activities should also encourage the use of open standards, and the creation of large user groups analysing and testing pre-standardisation and specification schemas aiming to convey European multilingual and multicultural aspects into the process of definition of global standards for digital learning content.
eCONTENTPLUS LINES OF ACTION(ANNEX I) 1B. Promoting the emergence of trans-European information infrastructures for accessing and using high quality European digital cultural and scientific resources through the linking of virtual libraries, community memories, etc. Activities should encompass co-ordinate approaches to digitisation and collection building, preservation of digital objects, inventories of cultural and scientific digital resources. They should improve access to digital cultural and scientific assets through effective licensing schemas and collective pre-emptive clearing of rights.
eCONTENTPLUS LINES OF ACTION(ANNEX I) 2A.The activities intend to facilitate the identification and wide diffusion of best practice in methods, processes and operations to achieve higher quality, greater efficiency and effectiveness on the creation, use and distribution of digital content 2B. They encompass experiments that demonstrate searchability, usability, and re-usability of digital content while meeting from the very beginning the requirements of different target groups and markets 2C. Target application areas are public sector information, spatial data, digital learning and cultural content, as well as scientific and scholarly digital content.
eCONTENTPLUS LINES OF ACTION(ANNEX I) 3A. The activities include measures supporting collaboration between public sector actors, as well as awareness building among potential users of existing and upcoming products and services. 3B. They will support the development of benchmarking, monitoring and analysis tools, the impact assessment of the programme as well as the dissemination of results. 3C. They will identify and analyse emerging opportunities and problems (e.g. trust, quality marking, Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in education), and propose, as appropriate, solutions.
eCONTENTPLUS WHY eCONTENTPLUS?THE EWDL PROJECT It could be a good opportunity to try and finalise our old project idea for: A EUROPEAN WOMEN'S DIGITAL LIBRARY. The Cultural, Historical and Political Heritage of European Women.