The group implements the Commission recommendation on Digitisation and Digital Preservation, exchanges information and good practice and assists the Commission in monitoring developments in the way in which digital culture can be marketed.

The Member States Expert Group on Digitisation and Digital Preservation (MSEG) was set up in 2007. It replaced an informal intergovernmental group on digitisation. The group mandate has been extended until 2016.

Representatives from national ministries and/or national cultural institutions of all EU countries participate in the group.

Objectives of the group

  • To monitor progress on the implementation of the Commission Recommendation of October 2011, on digitisation and digital preservation.
  • To exchange information and good practices of Member States’ policies and strategies on the digitisation and online accessibility of cultural material and digital preservation.
  • To assist the Commission in monitoring developments regarding the way cultural digital resources can be innovatively re-used to offer economic opportunities to the cultural and creative industries.

Meetings of MSEG on Digitisation and Digital Preservation