European Commisison publishes its Digital Single Market Strategy

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7 May 2015 – Yesterday, the European Commission has published its “Digital Single Market Strategy for Europe”. One of the pillars of the DSM Strategy is the upcoming copyright reform.  Vice President Andrus Ansip has repeatedly said that the present EU copyright rules are not fit for the digital age and that citizens should be
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Cultural heritage actions in the EU: policies, programmes and activities

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15 August 2014 – In connection with the policy report”Towards an integrated approach to cultural heritage”, the Commission has published an overview of activities and funding programmes related to cultural heritage, including film heritage: Horizon2020, Europeana, Creative Europe and the Structural & Investment Funds, ERASMUS etc. It encourages cultural institutions to seize these opportunities and
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“Licences for Europe” final plenary – ACE signs statement with authors and producers

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20 November 2013 – On 13 November, the final session of the stakeholder’s dialogue Licences for Europe took place in Brussels.  The initiative was set up jointly by the Commissioners Neelie Kroes (Digital Agenda), Michel Barnier (Internal Market and Services),  and Andrea Vassiliou (Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth) in February this year.  The purpose of
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Cinema Experts Group – Subgroup Film Heritage Meeting, Brussels 27-28 November

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19 November 2013- Each year, the European Commission officially invites the Member States to send experts to the meeting of the  Subgroup film heritage. Also invited are professional European and International associations from the audiovisual sector ( film archives, public sector broadcasters, rights holders organisations, distributors, experts in film literacy and media education etc.).  Purpose
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Conference “Impact of recent European initiatives on the digitisation of works, 7th June, Brussels

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30 May 2013 -  Large scale digitsation projects, mainly undertaken by libraries and archives, are absolutely indispensable for the promotion of the knowledge society and public access to culture. These projects are all confronted with the challenge of copyright. To date, European Institutions don’t have a specific solution for mass-digitisation. Over the past two years,
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Cinema Experts Group meeting in Brussels

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3 September 2012 – This year’s Cinema Expert Group – Subgroup Film Heritage takes place at the Cinematek in Brussels on 16 October 2012. The Cinema Experts Group is annually organised by the Audiovisual and Media Policy Unit of the European Commission, where experts from all over Europe meet to discuss best practices and policies
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Now online: Presentations from the ACE workshop “A digital agenda for film archives”

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29 August 2012 – Presentations made at the ACE workshop “A digital agenda for film archives”, held on 28 June in Bologna, are now available online.  26 experts from 18 European countries discussed the practical, financial and political impacts of digital archiving. It was the 1st in a workshop series called “Management strategies for film archives
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EU Conference on Cultural Heritage: Call for Papers

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23 May 2012 – On 29th October- 3rd November 2012,  the 4th EuroMed conference on Cultural Heritage will take place in Lemesos, Cyprus. It is under the Patronage of UNESCO and in  cooperation with the European Commission and under the Auspices of the 2012 Cyprus Presidency of the Council of the EU. The conference brings
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DAEFH Study – Final Report

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The final report of the Study on a Digital Agenda for European Film Heritage is available on-line.  The Study was launched in January 2011 to assess the impact of digitisation for European film archives. It has been conducted  by peacefulfish Productions Ltd, subcontractors were Red Cat Technologies, the University of Helsinki/IPR University Center and the
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Workshop Digital Agenda for European Film Heritage

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19 September 2011 – In January 2011, the European Commission has launched a Study on the challenges of the digital era for film heritage institutions to assess the impact of digitisation for European film archives.  A public  consultation on the preliminary findings is currently being carried out.  A workshop to validate the results of the
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