The eContent Programme which covered the period 2001-2004, is now closed. The Final Evaluation of the eContent Programme started in February 2006 and the final report for the evaluation is expected by May 2006.
The Final Evaluation is carried out by an Assessment Panel of High-Level Independent Experts. The Panel will be supported by a specialist evaluation team provided under Commission's service contract with Rand Europe.
- Terms of Reference for the Independent Assessment Panel [31 KB]
- CVs of the Independent Panel Members [38 KB]
The eContent Programme was subject to a mid-term evaluation which provided inputs to the following eContent plus Programme. Following a vote by the European Parliament on 27 January 2005, the EU Council on 28 February reached political agreement on the eContentplus Programme, which aims to support the development of multi-lingual content for innovative, on-line services across the EU. The 4-year programme (2005-08), proposed by the European Commission in February 2004, will have a budget of € 149 million to tackle the fragmentation of the European digital content market and improve the accessibility and usability of geographical information, cultural content and educational material.