The objective of
MINERVA is to create a network of Member States' Ministries to discuss,
correlate and harmonise activities carried out in digitisation of
cultural and scientific content, for creating an agreed European common
platform, recommendations and guidelines about digitisation, metadata,
long-term accessibility and preservation.
Due to the high level of commitment assured by the involvement of
EU governments, it aims to co-ordinate national programmes, and its
approach is strongly based on the principle of embeddedness in national
It will also establish contacts with other European countries, international
organisations, associations, networks, international and national
projects involved in this sector, with a special focus on actions
carried out in the DigiCult action of IST. The project will organise
an advisory Group, relying on existing actions to identify and integrate
best practices in a pan-European framework, to facilitate the adoption
of the Lund action plan.