Press Releases :: Education, Youth, Culture and Sport Council, 18-19 November
(17/11/2010) At this Council meeting, Neelie Kroes, Commission Vice-President for the Digital Agenda, will underline to Ministers the very considerable opportunities new technologies can bring to the creative and content industries, as identified in the Digital Agenda for Europe. The Reflection Group ('Comité des Sages') on bringing Europe's cultural heritage online will have an exchange of views with Ministers before they finalise their report, due at the beginning of 2011. Vice-President Kroes will urge the reflection group to come up with ambitious recommendations to, inter alia, make it easier for cultural institutions to digitise their collections and give access to them through the European portal Europeana. The meeting, gathering Ministers from the 27 EU Member States, will also adopt conclusions on European film heritage and on European cinema in the digital era and discuss the EU's role in the fight against doping in sporting competitions.
Commission Press Room: MEMO/10/584