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  • Thank you very much, Vincent, for preparing the nice ppp master – I would like to present the activities and results of the expert group on Culture and information society during the last year. It has been a very busy and productive year for EGCIS, and I want to thank the members of the group and the executive committee for their participation, input, work, time and support!
  • This is what I want to present to you briefly:
  • We are five participants in the group: Our group started as EGCIS in 2008 with former chair Barbara Lison. It took a while to form the group as it is today. First goals we achieved were preparing a link list of relevant information about the topic culture, EU and libraries on the EBLIDA website, publishing an annotated list of relevant websites for libraries and archives and to establish a mission statement for the goup
  • Our mission statement is the following and can be seen on the EBLIDA website: First of all Maintain a good general awareness of European cultural and information society issues, especially where libraries and archives are concerned, and disseminate relevant information concerning these issues to EBLIDA members. 3. Make proposals and formulate position statements for the EC to address the European institutions regarding cultural issues so as to improve the position of libraries and archives in relation to this area. 4. Co-operate and work with other organizations and institutions for these purposes by for example, sharing information and best practices. And more specifically, the group will: Investigate and analyse the European agenda on culture and information society issues Prepare statements and position papers for the Executive Committee in accordance with the strategy of EBLIDA Support the collection and dissemination of information of relevance in the fields of European cultural and information society policy
  • During the last year we worked on three main papers: We Prepared the EBLIDA response to the European Commission's Green Paper 'Unlocking the potential of cultural and creative industries', July 2010 We prepared EBLIDA’s response to the European Commission's online questionnaire 'Consultation on a future European Union Culture Programme', December 2010. The preparation of the new EU culture programme from 2014 onwards will be in our focus of future activities, of course. I want to present the Position paper to you in a little more detail, because it has just been added to the website and you will probably not know it so far. The other two papers are published on the EBLIDA website. We prepared a position paper , in which the role of library and documentation centers within the European Union on a cultural aspect and based on the Vienna declaration is defined. We made it short – 2 pages – and chose 9 headings to describe libraries in the cultural context of European activietes, which seemed the most important to us.
  • What do we point out in the paper? Libraries throughout Europe play an important role in establishing also a cultural European identity. The potential of European libraries for the development of a European Union characterized by values like respect for diversity and intercultural dialogue, freedom of expression, human dignity, solidarity and tolerance has not yet been fully exploited. Here are some of the positions libraries stand for:
  • Here are more positions concerning the relevance for libraries in creating a European Union.
  • And here you see the last ones from alltogether 9 statements. What is also included in the position paper is mentioning what European citizens need: a Europe-wide library policy to make the existing infrastructure more effective. Support for the improvement for the European network of libraries Sustainable funding and policy support Harmonized copyright exceptions
  • The Position paper has been approved by Executive Comm and has just been added to the website. The question and future activity of the group will be : how to use it, whom to present it, how to work with it? A paper alone does not mean any changement – we have to use it for our advocacy purposes – So the first priority in our workplan for 2011/2012 is to develop a strategy for implementation of the position paper.
  • Culture Action Europe: Executive Council agreed to our proposition in 2010 to become a member of CAE. What is Culture Action Europe? Culture Action Europe is an advocacy and lobby organisation promoting arts and culture as a building block of the European project. Our aim is to influence European policies for more and better access to culture across the continent and beyond. We provide customized information and analysis on the European Union, offer cultural actors a space to exchange and elaborate common positions, and develop advocacy actions towards European policymakers. What is the structure of Culture Action Europe? We are Europe-wide network of membership organisations, with a Secretariat based in Brussels. We have an Executive Committee elected from among our membership organisations who meet four times a year. Our membership organisations meet during the annual General Assembly. Culture Action Europe currently has over 100 members Campaign We are more: we are more (2010-2013) is a Europe-wide arts advocacy campaign set up by  Culture Action Europe . It will use the upcoming EU political and financial negotiations for the period 2014-2020 as a timely opportunity to develop and sharpen the arguments used when advocating for arts and culture. The ultimate goal of the campaign is to contribute to a strengthened recognition of the role of arts and culture in the development of our European societies.
  • NOMA
  • Last but not least: the ongoing work: Screen the development of the new EU culture programme and report to EBLIDA members, put
  • I want to finish by saying thank you again to the members of our expert group and to EBLIDA for supporting us. On the last slide it says ‚join us‘! Yes, please do so – join our group!
  • Eblida egcis malaga 2011

    1. 1. Expert Group on Culture & Information Society EGCIS Chairwoman: Hella Klauser
    2. 2. CONTENT <ul><li>1 - Composition of the group </li></ul><ul><li>2 - Mission and Statement </li></ul><ul><li>3 – Report 1 st May 2010 – 30 th April 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>4 – Future development </li></ul>
    3. 3. 1 – COMPOSITION OF THE GROUP <ul><li>EGCIS is a small, but effective group: </li></ul><ul><li>Members: </li></ul><ul><li>Tuula Haavisto, Finland </li></ul><ul><li>Hella Klauser, Germany </li></ul><ul><li>Marian Koren, Netherlands </li></ul><ul><li>Jasmina Ninkov, Serbia </li></ul><ul><li>Aldo Pirola, Italy </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
    4. 4. 2 – MISSION AND STATEMENT <ul><li>Maintain a good general awareness of European cultural and information society issues </li></ul><ul><li>Disseminate relevant information to EBLIDA members </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare position papers regarding cultural issues </li></ul><ul><li>Co-operate with other organizations and institutions , share information </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
    5. 5. 3 – REPORT 1 ST MAY-30 TH APRIL <ul><li>Green Paper 'Unlocking the potential of cultural and creative industries-Response (July 2010) </li></ul><ul><li>Consultation on a future European Union Culture Programme (Dec. 2010) </li></ul><ul><li>Position Paper </li></ul>
    6. 6. 3 – REPORT 1 ST MAY-30 TH APRIL <ul><li>Position Paper </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitate creativity and access to information </li></ul><ul><li>Promote creativity in education </li></ul><ul><li>Promote cultural activities and products to diverse audiences </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
    7. 7. 3 – REPORT 1 ST MAY-30 TH APRIL <ul><li>Position Paper </li></ul><ul><li>Promote regional development </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure cultural diversity in Europe and worldwide </li></ul><ul><li>Support capacity-building in the cultural sector </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Libraries should be considered as hubs for cultural and creative activities. </li></ul>
    8. 8. 3 – REPORT 1 ST MAY-30 TH APRIL <ul><li>Position Paper </li></ul><ul><li>Support Creativity through copyright exceptions </li></ul><ul><li>Promote access to Europe’s rich and diverse cultural heritage </li></ul><ul><li>Existing network with potential to support many EU priorities </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
    9. 9. 4 – FUTURE DEVELOPMENT <ul><li>Workplan priorities for 2011/2012 </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a strategy for the implementation of the position paper for advocacy purposes </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
    10. 10. 4 – FUTURE DEVELOPMENT <ul><li>Workplan priorities for 2011/2012 </li></ul><ul><li>Strategy for implementation: </li></ul><ul><li>National level: translation of position paper </li></ul><ul><li>Publish in national library journals, lists, newsletter to make the paper known </li></ul><ul><li>National associations include the paper in their strategy & use paper as an advocacy tool (Model from Italy) </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
    11. 11. 4 – FUTURE DEVELOPMENT <ul><li>Workplan priorities for 2011/2012 </li></ul><ul><li>Strategy for implementation: </li></ul><ul><li>European level: use the paper for contacts and advocacy with MEPs </li></ul><ul><li>Use link list of members for contacts </li></ul><ul><li>Communicate paper with other partners outside the library sector </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
    12. 12. 4 – FUTURE DEVELOPMENT <ul><li>Workplan priorities for 2011/2012 </li></ul><ul><li>Identify 3 points of action for upcoming events / programmes on a EU level within the culture programme for libraries </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
    13. 13. 4 – FUTURE DEVELOPMENT <ul><li>Workplan priorities for 2011/2012 </li></ul><ul><li>Culture Action Europe: </li></ul><ul><li> Strengthening the connections </li></ul><ul><li>Support the campaign ‘We are more’ as an advocacy tool for libraries in Europe </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
    14. 14. 4 – FUTURE DEVELOPMENT <ul><li>Workplan priorities for 2011/2012 </li></ul><ul><li> European Museum of the Year </li></ul><ul><li>NOMA (National organizations of Museum Associations) </li></ul><ul><li>Investigate for European Library of the Year as an advocacy tool </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
    15. 15. 4 – FUTURE DEVELOPMENT <ul><li>Workplan priorities for 2011/2012 </li></ul><ul><li>EU Culture Programme 2014 – </li></ul><ul><li>Response to consultations, website information </li></ul><ul><li>Forward information to members </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
    16. 16. JOIN US! <ul><li>Thank you for your attention </li></ul><ul><li> Hella Klauser </li></ul>

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