Institute of Information Theories and Applications FOI ITHEA
MINERVA is a project funded by the European Commission IST Programme within the 5th Framework
Programme. It created a network of EU Ministries and other agencies in charge of cultural policies and
programmes, which is open to enlargement to new countries and new sectors of the civil society. The network
discusses, correlates and harmonises the activities carried out in the field of digitisation of cultural and scientific
heritage, aiming at creating a common European platform made up of agreed recommendations, guidelines,
standards. The network acts also to foster collaboration between European Commission and Member States, to
ensure awareness of European policies at national level, to exchange good practice, to coordinate national
programmes in order to embed in national digitisation activities the technical results achieved by the network.
Some main outcomes of the activities are presented.