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Current FundingChallenges and Impact onEuropeanaFunding digitisation: Can accessible culturalheritage fuel social and econ...
EU Support for Europeana to Date• eContentplus (2005-2008) Support for aggregation/accessibility of cultural heritage La...
Europeana Todaywww.europeana.eu• Well established brandworldwide, e.g. modelfor DPLA••• 3
Future EU Support for Europeana• KA 15 of the Digital Agenda for Europe propose a sustainable model for financing Europea...
CEF: The Original Proposal• Overall budget envelope: 50 bnEUR• Trans-European networks in thefields of• Transport: 31.7 bn...
CEF ArchitectureConnectingEuropeFacilityTransportGuidelinesEnergyGuidelinesTelecomGuidelines(CEF Digital)Providesthe budge...
CEF: Purpose of Amended Proposal• Adapt Guidelines to budget cut from EUR 9.2 bnto EUR 1 bn reducing the number of DSIs ...
CEF fundingneeds in-creasingly tobe comple-mented byfunding sourcesother than CEF,asdemonstratedby a feasibilityand cost-b...
Challenges arising from CEF• Severe competition for budget 5 building-block DSIs, 7 other DSIs (incl. Europeana) +initiat...
Impact on Europeana• Former levels of EU support cannot be maintained Funding of Europeana core service until mid-2015• A...
Opportunities for Europeana?• Rethink existing relations Europeana/MemberStates/content providers to optimise mutualbenefi...
In conclusion:Enrich &diversifycollectionsBringEuropeanato usersdoorstepData hubforcreativere-use andappsGovernancestructu...
Conclusion contd:• Budget cut is nobodys fault, it is a result of thecrisis• Absolute need for co-financing, ideally from ...
Conclusion contd:• Member States and stakeholders support forEuropeana is indispensable Now - prior to CEF adoption When...
Alternative Funding OpportunitiesHorizon 2020(http://ec.europa.eu/research/horizon2020/index_en.cfm)• Leadership in enabli...
Alternative Funding Opportunities• Creative Europe(http://ec.europa.eu/culture/creative-europe/) designed to help the cul...
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  1. 1. Current FundingChallenges and Impact onEuropeanaFunding digitisation: Can accessible culturalheritage fuel social and economic growth?Dublin, 21 June 2013Gudrun StockCNECT/G2 – Creativity
  2. 2. EU Support for Europeana to Date• eContentplus (2005-2008) Support for aggregation/accessibility of cultural heritage Launch of Europeana in 2008• ICT Policy Support Programme (2009-2013) Support for further development of Europeana More content & targeted digitisation User-friendly services Re-use of Europeana content for creativity••• 2
  3. 3. Europeana Todaywww.europeana.eu• Well established brandworldwide, e.g. modelfor DPLA••• 3
  4. 4. Future EU Support for Europeana• KA 15 of the Digital Agenda for Europe propose a sustainable model for financing Europeanaand digitisation of content• Connecting Europe Facility (CEF)https://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/en/connecting-europe-facilityInclusion of Europeanaas one of the DigitalService Infrastructures(DSIs) in the(2014-2020)••• 4
  5. 5. CEF: The Original Proposal• Overall budget envelope: 50 bnEUR• Trans-European networks in thefields of• Transport: 31.7 bn EUR• Energy: 9.1 bn EUR• Telecommunications: 9.2 bn EUR High-speed broadbank networks – 7 bn EUR Digital Service Infrastructures – 2.2 bn EURIn MFFdiscussions,European Councilcuts budget forCEF Telecomfrom 9.2 to 1 bnEURCommission hasto amend itsproposal••• 5
  6. 6. CEF ArchitectureConnectingEuropeFacilityTransportGuidelinesEnergyGuidelinesTelecomGuidelines(CEF Digital)Providesthe budgetIdentifies theprojects forcommunitysupportAmendedproposalsubmitted toCouncil &Parliament atthe end ofMayPolicyFrameworkFinancingFramework(2014-2020) Broadband DSIs••• 6
  7. 7. CEF: Purpose of Amended Proposal• Adapt Guidelines to budget cut from EUR 9.2 bnto EUR 1 bn reducing the number of DSIs introducing priorities for eligibility of DSIs for financialsupport limiting the scope of broadband support to "seedfunding" for financial instrument(s)• Cultural Heritage Resources/Europeana still in,BUT …••• 7
  8. 8. CEF fundingneeds in-creasingly tobe comple-mented byfunding sourcesother than CEF,asdemonstratedby a feasibilityand cost-benefitassessmentCEF: The Amended Proposal re DSIs• Priorities 1st: Building block DSIs (eID, eDelivery,eInvoicing, Cyber Security, Multilingual) 2nd: DSIs supporting specific provisions of EUlegislation and using building blocks 3rd: Any other DSI (i.a. CH resources/Europeana)• Requirements for DSIs be mature, i.e. ready for deployment Long-term sustainability contribute to achievement of single market comply with agreed standards and specifications,reuse existing solutions••• 8
  9. 9. Challenges arising from CEF• Severe competition for budget 5 building-block DSIs, 7 other DSIs (incl. Europeana) +initiatives from other DGs (e.g. eJustice, ODR, EESSI)• Strict hierarchy of priorities for eligibility forfunding• Need for concrete sustainability plan to ensurelong-term operation Financial assistance under CEF to be phased out,whereever possible Funding from sources other than CEF to be mobilised••• 9
  10. 10. Impact on Europeana• Former levels of EU support cannot be maintained Funding of Europeana core service until mid-2015• Alternative sources of funding must be found quickly• Explicit and active support from Member States,cultural institutions and other beneficiaries ofEuropeana very helpful towards Council (AV WG to liaise with Telecoms WG) European Parliament ITRE = resonsible Committee, rapporteur Evžen TOŠENOVSKÝ http://www.europarl.europa.eu/oeil/popups/ficheprocedure.do?id=596794 Commissioner Kroes••• 10
  11. 11. Opportunities for Europeana?• Rethink existing relations Europeana/MemberStates/content providers to optimise mutualbenefit E.g. DK using Europeana as National Aggregator• Form new relations With private content providers or sponsors• Explore new types of services, e.g. content repositories assistance with rights clearance or licensing technologies••• 11
  12. 12. In conclusion:Enrich &diversifycollectionsBringEuropeanato usersdoorstepData hubforcreativere-use andappsGovernancestructuretailored tothe futureEuropeanaPortal••• 12
  13. 13. Conclusion contd:• Budget cut is nobodys fault, it is a result of thecrisis• Absolute need for co-financing, ideally from amix of sources the more alternative sources of funding, the strongerthe case for complementary CEF funding current sustainability study of utmost importance••• 13
  14. 14. Conclusion contd:• Member States and stakeholders support forEuropeana is indispensable Now - prior to CEF adoption When drafting annual work programmes• Current EU-funding for Europeana core serviceensured until mid-2015••• 14
  15. 15. Alternative Funding OpportunitiesHorizon 2020(http://ec.europa.eu/research/horizon2020/index_en.cfm)• Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies(LEIT) Content technologies and information management: ICT fordigital content and creativity• Societal Challenges activities enabling the study of European heritage, memory,identity, integration and cultural interaction, including itsrepresentations in cultural and scientific collections, archivesand museums, to better inform and understand the presentby richer interpretations of the past••• 15
  16. 16. Alternative Funding Opportunities• Creative Europe(http://ec.europa.eu/culture/creative-europe/) designed to help the cultural and creative sectors toseize the opportunities of the ‘digital age’ andglobalisationAll new funding programmes currently in the legislative procedure –adoption expected by autumn this year••• 16

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