IMPACT Final Conference - Khalil Rouhana


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Khalil Rouhana from the European Commission talks on: The EC Digital agenda & official launch of the IMPACT Centre of Competence

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  • As well as : “… A sustainable financing model for Europeana and digitisation of cultural heritage…” Digital internal market & content industries Orphan and out-of-commerce works Update Recommendation on digitisation Public Sector Information and Open Data
  • Clear set of objectives based on Europe 2020 and Innovation Union Societal challenges, industrial leadership, excellence in science base Integrating research and innovation in a seamless programme (FP, CIP, EIT, complementarity with Structural Funds) Simpler funding landscape for research and innovation  ICT and culture part of societal challenges, aiming in the long term for technologies for creativity
  • The CEF proposal makes explicit reference to use the competence centres as provides for generic services for digitisation and digital preservation
  • The competence centres were a concept that was developed together with stakeholders in a series of workshops in 2006 These are the key features of of the competence centres as defined by the stakeholder consultation The requirement to build a competence centre in digitisation and/or digital preservation was included in the FP7 workprogramme 2007-2008 (call 1) in a specific target outcome Three projects were selected in this call addressing the speficic outcome: IMPACT, PRESTOPRIME, 3D-COFORM (see next slide). They all target specific areas of digitisation and digital preservation (historical text, audiovisual archives, 3D material) NB: One of the first flagship projects from FP6 (PLANETS) has already built a competence centre on digital preservation (other than AV material) before the above projects: The Open Planets Foundation (OPF), based in London, Director Bram van den Werf.
  • - Competence centres are mentioned specifically in the recommendation for optimising the digitisation capacity in Europe
  • The competence centres have come together to series of workshops on both conceptualisation and execution of the concept The development of concept and execution is taken up by the core competence centres, eg IMPACT to jointly organise a workshop with JISC in the coming months Our support comes from both guidance to MS (recommendation) and financial support (Eg CEF funds): the competence centres are both explicitly mentioned in both the recommendation and the CEF package.
  • Already nearly 30 years ago Jacques Delors, in his first speech to the European Parliament as Commission President in 1985, saw the importance of cultural industries. This in a situation where technically the EC still had no legal competence to intervene in cultural affairs: the European Commission was thus operating a de facto cultural policy - under the guise of industrial policy - long before the Maastricht Treaty of 1992 gave it the legal right to do so. The quote is still very much actual today regarding digitisation of cultural heritage (at the time it was in the context of Green Paper on Television without Frontiers).
  • IMPACT Final Conference - Khalil Rouhana

    1. 1. EU policy for digitisation of cultural rersources Khalil Rouhana Director, European Commission Directorate-General for Information Society and Media IMPACT final conference 24-25 October 2011 The British Library - London
    2. 2. Cultural heritage and the DAE <ul><li>Digitisation of cultural heritage </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A sustainable financing model for Europeana </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Orphan and out-of-commerce works </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Legal framework </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Update Recommendation on digitisation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In preparation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Public Sector Information and Open Data </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cultural resources as a PSI </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. The work of the Comité des Sages “Bringing Europe’s Cultural Heritage Online” <ul><li>Stresses the economic aspects next to the cultural aspects </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Access’ is the central concept </li></ul><ul><li>Digitisation as a moral obligation </li></ul><ul><li>Europeana central in the strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Private funds (PPP) for digitisation are necessary, under openness and transparency condition </li></ul>
    4. 4. Bringing Culture Online: the bottle necks <ul><li>Funding challenge : more digitisation is necessary at Member State level </li></ul><ul><li>Legal challenge: adaptation of the legal framework to bring in-c opyright material online </li></ul>
    5. 5. Forthcoming: update of the Commission Recommendation to Member States <ul><li>2006: Commission Recommendation on the digitisation and online accessibility of cultural material and digital preservation </li></ul><ul><li>2011: Update of the Recommendation: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Support to Europeana </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Role of PPPs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Principles on openness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Importance of Public Domain </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Bringing also in-copyright works into Europeana </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Cultural material as part of an Open Data strategy <ul><li>Aim: widest possible access to and re-use of cultural material for creativity </li></ul><ul><li>Both for non-commercial and commercial purposes </li></ul><ul><li>Review of the Directive on the re-use of public sector information </li></ul><ul><li>Importance of open metadata </li></ul>
    7. 7. Our ambitions for Europeana <ul><li>Access for all </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Enriching and diversifying collections & users experience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Target of more than 30 Million objects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(already 19 million in 2011) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>A hub for the creative industries </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Inspire creation of content and new online services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facilitate economic activity based on digitised cultural resources. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A platform also for in-copyright material </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Full respect of the underlying intellectual property rights </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Cultural resources and digitisation in ICT in FP7 <ul><li>Call 9 (DL is 17 April, 2012): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital preservation and cultural heritage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Addressing digitisation challenges </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Total budget 70 M€ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Including R&D projects and CSAs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>WP 2013 Orientation in preparation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Could include ICT for creativity, Preservation, </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Cultural resources and digitisation in - CIP ICT PSP, 2012-2013 <ul><li>Orientations on digital content, open data & creativity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Content in Europeana / experiment new technological solutions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Extend operations on re-use / links to creative industries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open Data (GI, OA, PSI, CH) - continue the competition experiments </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. Funding opportunities 2014-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework <ul><li>Horizon 2020 - a significant increase to Research and Innovation funding </li></ul><ul><li>Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>cross-border infrastructures in energy, transport and ICT to strengthen the internal market </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. Horizon 2020 proposal <ul><li>Multiannual Financial Framework (2014-2020) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Commission proposal adopted on 29 June 2011 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Proposed amount for Horizon 2020: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>€ 80 billion bringing R&I togther </li></ul></ul><ul><li>46% increase compared to current period (2007-13) </li></ul><ul><li>R&I increases to 8.5% of overall EU budget </li></ul><ul><li>Detailed proposal in November </li></ul>
    12. 12. <ul><li>Horizon 2020 – proposed objectives and structure </li></ul><ul><li>Creating Industrial Leadership and Competitive Frameworks </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ICT </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nanotech., Materials, Manuf. and Processing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Biotechnology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Space </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Access to risk finance </li></ul><ul><li>Innovation in SMEs </li></ul><ul><li>Excellence in the Science Base </li></ul><ul><li>Frontier research (ERC) </li></ul><ul><li>Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) </li></ul><ul><li>Skills and career development (Marie Curie) </li></ul><ul><li>Research infrastructures </li></ul>Shared objectives and principles Common rules, toolkit of funding schemes Europe 2020 priorities European Research Area Simplified access International cooperation Dissemination & knowledge tranfer <ul><li>Tackling Societal Challenges </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Health, demographic change and wellbeing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Food security and the bio-based economy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Secure, clean and efficient energy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Smart, green and integrated transport </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supply of raw materials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resource efficiency and climate action </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inclusive, innovative and secure societies </li></ul></ul>Draft
    13. 13. Connecting Europe Facility CEF 2014-2020 <ul><li>Commission proposal to promote the completion of : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Energy priority corridors €9.1 billion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transport core network €21.7 billion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Broadband and key digital services €9.2 billion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>High speend Internet </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>9 European Digital Infrastructures, </li></ul></ul></ul>
    14. 14. Connecting Europe Facility CEF: Key digital services <ul><li>Access to digital resources of European heritage: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>make available large collections of European cultural resources in digital form </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Foster their re-use by third parties </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Core platform: Europeana </li></ul><ul><li>Generic services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Includes competence centres on digitisation and preservation of digital cultural heritage </li></ul></ul>
    15. 15. Competence centres: - Our vision for coordinated effort in digitisation in Europe <ul><li>Support for the ‘best of breed’ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Generate equal access to excellence from anywhere </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>While avoiding redundancy </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Improve digitisation capacity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>quality, coherence, efficiency, widespread accessibility </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Provide services of guaranteed quality </li></ul><ul><ul><li>directly or brokerage access </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Leveraging effect </li></ul><ul><ul><li>link EU added value and national initiatives </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Facilitate training and spreading knowledge, </li></ul><ul><li> Lasting structuring effect! </li></ul>
    16. 16. Competence centres addressing the challenges for digitisation in Member States <ul><li>Organisation of digitisation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Clear overviews and targets, avoid overlaps </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Optimisation of capacity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pooling of digitisation efforts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>equipment and expertise, cross-border collaboration </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Support in access to funding </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PPPs, Structural Funds… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CEF, aggregation in Europeana and digitisation? </li></ul></ul>
    17. 17. Challenges for Competence centres <ul><li>Sustainability </li></ul><ul><ul><li>transition from the project innovation to brokerage of services and expertise </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Types of services, clients, funding, business plans </li></ul><ul><ul><li>EU provides both guidance (recommendation) and financial support (eg FP7, CIP and CEF) </li></ul></ul>
    18. 18. <ul><li>In summary: </li></ul><ul><li>Continued support to digitisation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Platform, competence, innovation and creativity </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Openness for access and re-use </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Creative industries </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Improving framework conditions for digitisation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>online access & digital preservation of cultural material </li></ul></ul>DAE: “Every European digital!”
    19. 19. <ul><li>“ The culture industry will tomorrow be one of the biggest industries, a creator of wealth and jobs. We have to build a powerful European culture industry that will enable us to be in control of both the medium and its content, maintaining our standards of civilization, and encouraging the creative people amongst us.” </li></ul><ul><li>Jacques Delors </li></ul><ul><li>Inaugural speech at the European Parliament 1985 </li></ul>