CNECT - DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology
- to review and discuss policies for digital cultural heritage, notably by assisting the Commission in monitoring and assessing the progress and the impact of the implementation of the European Commission Recommendation of 27 of October 2011 on the digitisation and online accessibility of cultural material and digital preservation (2011/711/EU) and related Council Conclusions, in particular those of 31 May 2016 on the role of Europeana for the digital access, visibility and use of European cultural heritage;
- to provide a forum for cooperation between Member State bodies and the Commission at European level and 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 contribute to the evolution and sustainability of Europeana; to support the Commission in defining the general objectives, priorities for actions and the envisaged level of funding to be proposed for the Europeana core service platform and generic services in the annual CEF work programmes, which are submitted to the CEF Committee for opinion;
- 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.
Assist the Commission in relation to the implementation of existing Union legislation, programmes and policies
Coordinate with Member States, exchange of views
give guidance on Europeana, in particular the general objectives, priorities for actions and the envisaged level of funding to be proposed for the Europeana core service platform and generic services in the annual Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) work programmes.
COMMISSION DECISION of 7.3.2017 setting up the Expert Group on Digital Cultural Heritage and Europeana