Project Partners

The project is made up of over 30 partners and associate partners from 23 European countries. The network was established in 2006. The EUscreen Foundation was founded in 2013 to ensure the long-term sustainability of the network.

EUscreen is a substantial network involving European audiovisual and broadcasting archives. EUscreen aligns audiovisual collections held throughout Europe and connects them within the audiovisual domain of Europeana, an online collection of millions of digitised items from European museums, libraries and archives.

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Danmarks Radio, Denmark

dr_logoDR (Danish Broadcasting Corporation) is the oldest and largest electronic media enterprise in Denmark. The corporation was founded in 1925 as a public service organisation. DR is an independent, licence financed public institution. DR has an audiovisual archive, where the estimated holding is 570.000 hours of material. 473.000 hours of radio, 69.000 hours of television and 28.000 hours of film. The archive consist of material dating as far back as 1896.
The materials will be digitalized according to the international standards set by EBU and others, and archived in DRs Media Archive where they will be stored securely and also be available for the DR production department via our fully digital production facilities.
DR has a long tradition for using historical material both in radio shows, television programs and giving access online, which this project will follow. The plan is to make the materials available online for the general public in various ways, and to the Universities through the national science network, a secured online environment owned by the Universities.

Deutsche Welle, Germany

DW_logoFounded in 1953, Deutsche Welle is Germany’s international public service broadcaster. Over the years, DW achieved an excellent reputation as a trusted and reliable source of information by providing high-quality programmes and services in 30 languages to a worldwide audience.
DW’s current content portfolio, which concentrates on up-to-date news and in-depth background analysis, offers truly multimedia and multilingual programming on its three main media channels radio, television and online. DW pursues a multi-platform strategy in response to the substantial changes in the media domain due to media convergence and new media consumption pattern.

Institut National de l’Audiovisuel, France

INA_logoINA’s core activity focuses on collecting, safeguarding, digitising, restoring and making available French radio and television heritage, which amounts to over 70 years of radio and 60 years of television programs. Its collections amount to over 4 millions hours of radio and television and more than one million photos. About 950 persons work in the company. Ina runs a vocational training centre and has launched in October 2007 two Masters degrees in Audiovisual Archiving and Audiovisual Production. Since 1995, Ina has been in charge of the Legal Deposit for TV and radio national broadcasts, 100 TV channels and 20 radio broadcasters are recordede 7/7 around the clock for that purpose. In 2006 a law extended the Legal Deposit to web contents, Ina was designated as responsible for harvesting content from all broadcast related web sites which amount to over 9000 web sites today. Ina provides on line services for professionals (broadcasters and producers) who have direct access to all digitised collections. The online access for the general public was launched in April 2006 with 300 000 programs available on line, mainly for free viewing and possible purchase for personal use.

Instituto Luce Cinecittà, Italy

CinecittaLuce_LogoInstituto Luce Cinecittà is the most important cinema related public company in Italy, born from the merging of Cinecittà Holding with Istituto Luce, an institution established back in 1924 with the primary goal of using cinema to spread culture and knowledge. Cinecittà Luce holds today one of the most important European film and photographic historical archives (, in which are collected and digitally catalogued more than 12.000 newsreels, 9.000 documentaries, 3.000.000 photos, and several other titles, ranging from films, dating back to the origins of cinema, to collections and film clips of 20th century events. This is one of the largest audiovisual footage collections in Europe concerning the history of the twentieth century, and it has also been nominated by UNESCO-Italy for the membership registration in the “Memory of the World” registry.
Luce’s Archive, with a total of more than 4.000 hours of footage and 3 millions photos, has been fully digitized and it is accessible on-line since 1998. Cinecittà Luce has participated in several EU co-funded projects in the IST, eContentplus and ICT-PSP calls, aiming at developing best practices related to digitization and access in the audiovisual domain. Among them, European Chronicles Online (ECHO), Video Active, European Film Gateway, EUscreen and EFG1914.

Osterreichische Rundfunk, Austria

ORF_logoThe Austrian Broadcasting Corporation (ORF) is Austria’s largest media provider, operating four national television and nine regional radio channels, as well as a comprehensive range of websites. ORF is formally a foundation under public law and as such must fulfil a number of duties and mandates laid down in the ORF Act. Being a public service radio and television company, ORF is not profit-oriented, and invests all revenue – half of which comes from radio and TV licence fees, the rest from advertising and other income – directly into the programmes and services it provides to its ORF audiences. The ORF’s main headquarters and studios are located in Vienna, and the company also operates regional studios in all nine Federal Provinces and maintains a worldwide network of correspondents who contribute to its varied range of programmes in all three media.
The ORF’s websites post the country’s most coveted online news, also providing in-depth background information and a comprehensive set of services. Moreover, the „ORF-TVthek“ features a 7-day catchup of most television formats, allowing viewers to watch the programmes they missed online. The TV Archive of ORF holds over 2.3 million items of film and video material (~ 1,200,000 hours) ranging from shots of the late emperor Franz Joseph to yesterday’s breaking news. Documentation and Archives also runs a specialized audio-archive for TV-purposes (M&E) (~ 1M hours) More than 80 documentalists, archivists, editors, historians, sound-engineers, system-developers and administrative staff work in the TV archives, handling and annotating a daily material increase of about 45 hours, including digitisation and making it available for browsing purposes to all producing departments within ORF.

Radio-Télévision Belge de la Communauté Française, Belgium

ImprimerRadio Télévision Belge de la Communauté FrançaiseRTBF or is the national broadcasting organization of the government of the French-speaking southern part of Belgium, the counterpart to the Dutch-speaking VRT in the northern part of the country.
RTBF Radio was launched in 1930 and Television started in 1953. RTBF now operates three television channels, La Une, La Deux, La Trois, along with a number of radio channels, La Première, RTBF International, VivaCité, Musiq3, Classic 21 and PureFM. From 2008 onwards, the digital deployment of the RTBF has led the company to new activities and the creation of its “New Media” department.
With its rich and diversified offer, RTBF is responding to the needs of the entire French community, representing over 4 million men and women living in Brussels and Wallonia, focusing on information, education and entertainment. Its archives (over 200 000 hours of sound and image programmes) reflect the life of the country, its history and mentalities, covering over 50 years of television and 75 years of radio.

Audiovisual Technologies Informatics and Telecommunications, Belgium

ATiT_logoATiT is an audiovisual and information technologies company specialising in the integration of Information and Communications Technologies in the Educational and Cultural sectors. Based in Belgium where it is registered as a bvba since 1999, ATiT operates with a small full-time staff and a network of associates in different parts of Europe. ATiT staff offer independent project management, technology integration and consultancy services to a variety of clients, partners, companies and agencies like the European Commission and the European Space Agency as well as global clients like the World Bank.
Staff and Associates are available for consultancy in the field of project specification, systems integration, technology implementation, dissemination, development and evaluation. ATiT has been instrumental in launching the annual MEDEA Awards and currently provide the secretarial support services to these annual awards, which encourage innovation and good practice in the use of media (audio, video, graphics and animation) in education. They also manage the annual Media & learning conference in partnership with the Flemish Ministry of Education and Training.

University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg

logo uni LuxFounded in 2003, the University of Luxembourg is the first and only university of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Multilingual, international and research-oriented, it is also a modern institution with a personal atmosphere.Generally, the University offers bilingual degrees (French/English – French/German), some trilingual degrees as well as degrees taught entirely in English. As such, the University represents and fosters the multicultural environment in a multilingual country.

Lietuvos Centrinis Valstybės Archyvas, Lithuania

Lithuanian Central State Archive logoLietuvos Centrinis Valstybės Archyvas – the Lithuanian Central State Archive, is the biggest one within the state archival service. It comes under jurisdiction of the Office of the Chief Archivist of Lithuania. The main mission of its activity is collecting and safeguarding of paper based and audiovisual documents to future generations, providing permanent public access to its collections. The Department of Image and Sound Documents at the Lithuanian Central State Archive was founded in 1955. Since 1965 until 2002 it was an independent archive, and since 2002 the archive was reorganized, being integrated into the Lithuanian Central State Archive again.
Lithuanian Central State Archive has been a member of the International Federation of Television Archives (FIAT/IFTA) since 2004. The Audiovisual complex consists of film, sound, video recordings and photo documents. The division of Image and Sound is the main repository of cinema heritage in Lithuania and holds a total of 8.662 titles. Beside Lithuanian chronicles from 1920-1940, the chronicles of the Second World years, diverse Lithuanian newsreels and sketches from the post-war period, Lithuanian feature films, documentaries of independent film studios and individual creators, starting from 1991 there are more than 2500 units 16 mm silent sketches from Lithuanian TV from 1960-1992 and 45 units 35 mm TV made sound documentaries from 1961 – 1964.
Sound and Video documents department holds more than 20 000 sound documents from 1907 – 2009 – magnetic tapes, vinyl and shellac discs. One of the most interesting parts of the sound documents are records from Lithuanian emigrants’ radio in abroad. Archive holds Lithuanian radio records from over the World – From the USA till Tasmania. Records widely and comprehensively reflect cultural, social, political life of the Lithuanian Diaspora in abroad, their wills, ambitions and efforts in support to Lithuania in its struggle for independence restoration. The oldest and the biggest Lithuanian emigrants’ radio in abroad is radio from Chicago (USA) “Margutis”. The first broadcast of the radio was on 11 of April in 1932. “Margutis” radio continues its activities in nowadays. Archive holds records from 1953 till 1996 in amount of more than 2200 recorded magnetic tapes.

Raidió Teilifís Éireann, Ireland

RTÉ_logoRTÉ is Ireland’s National Public Service Broadcaster, a non profit-making organisation owned by the Irish people. RTÉ is Ireland’s cross-media leader, providing comprehensive and costeffective free-to-air television, radio and online services, which are of the highest quality and impartiality, in accordance with RTÉ’s statutory obligations.
As Ireland’s Public Service Broadcaster, RTÉ has been producing and curating broadcast materials for eight decades. The RTÉ Libraries and Archives collections consist of radio and television programmes, still images, production files, scripts, music scores and manuscripts. Collectively the RTÉ Archives encompass the history and culture of Public Service Broadcasting in Ireland from the advent of radio in 1926 through to the arrival of the first television service in 1962. These collections offer a unique and important record of Irish life and continue to be augmented every day. The RTÉ Archives also contain archive objects that pre-date the Broadcasting era, acquired via donors and other sources. Archive programming content is widely used in all of RTÉ’s broadcast output, schedules and platforms. Output from a special Archive production unit, set up in 2003, involves high-end restoration and digital re-mastering of archive programmes from film and video-tape for re-broadcast, as well as providing the basis for new programming using archive content.

Radiotelevizija Slovenija, Slovenia

Radio_Televizija_Slovenija_logoRadiotelevizija Slovenija or RTV Slovenija (RTV Slovenia) is the national public broadcasting organization of Slovenia. It is based in Ljubljana, with regional broadcasting centres in Koper and Maribor and correspondents around Slovenia, Europe and the World. It was established on October 28, 1928 as Radio Ljubljana, and launched a television service in 1958. RTV Slovenija’s national radio services operate under the name Radio Slovenija, while the television division carries the name Televizija Slovenija or TV Slovenija. Sometimes, the names are Anglicised to Radio Slovenia and TV Slovenia, respectively.
It is the only network in Slovenia with both radio and television stations. The law also requires it to air radio and television services for both indigenous minorities, which is done with the help of the regional broadcasting centres. Recently, RTV Slovenia has been increasingly active online, especially after a new multimedia portal has been introduced in 2002. The portal includes regular news updates, broadcast archives and live transmissions of most services, both radio and television, online.

Kungliga Biblioteket, Sweden

Kungl_Biblioteket_logoThe National Library of Sweden has been collecting virtually everything printed in Sweden or in Swedish since 1661 – and since the late 1970s all audiovisual content on the Swedish market. Most of the latter public service material has been digitized; some three million media files are accessible through the Swedish Media Database. The National Library is also a humanities research library that purchases scholarly literature in several languages. The library coordinate services and programs for all research libraries in Sweden and administer and develop LIBRIS, the national library catalog system. The National Library of Sweden is a state agency with a staff of some 350 people; offices are in Stockholm.

Televisió de Catalunya, Spain

TV_Catalunya_logoTV3, Televisió de Catalunya is the public television broadcaster of Catalonia, Spain, founded in 1983. It is part of the state-owned Catalan Corporation of Audiovisual Media (CCMA) that includes television, radio and internet media. Televisió de Catalunya’s mission is to offer all the citizens of Catalonia quality and efficient public service broadcasting, committed to ethical and democratic principles while promoting the Catalan language and culture. Efficiency will be foremost in the management of this production and broadcasting service, while striving for maximum public acceptance.
One of Televisió de Catalunya’s main objectives is to help consolidate and expand the use of the Catalan language, culture and identity, and disseminate knowledge of Catalan culture abroad, while reflecting the diversity of contemporary society. It seeks quality and innovation and strongly differentiates its output from that of other networks. At the same time, it does everything to ensure that its programs reach as many viewers as possible. Over the years, the network has won widespread international recognition for the quality of its programs. Today, Televisió de Catalunya produces and broadcasts a main generalist channel, TV3, and four different thematic channels (324, 33, Super3, Esport3), all in Catalan language. It is Catalonia’s main communication medium and the TV network that is most watched by the country’s citizens.
Televisió de Catalunya holds the most important audiovisual archive in the country. Right from the start, Documentation Department was founded with the mission of preserving its productions, both as company assets and as a cultural heritage, and managing the archive to provide a competent and effective service to internal and external users. Televisio de Catalunya has been one of the pioneer broadcasters in adapting a MAM digital system. The implementation of an in house developed digital system, DIGITION, started in 2003. Since then, the system has been extended to all production areas and has been upgraded to meet different user’s needs or to be adapted to broadcasting and technical developments. Now the system is fully operating for production, broadcasting and archiving, and is one of the company assets. In 2006 started the process for digitizing the old archive holdings, the videotapes archive, which holds about 250,00 videotapes in different formats. It has been now digitized about 50 % of archive tapes. The digital archive holds today more than 170,000 hours of digital video, approximately 100,000 hours of digital born material and 70,000 hours of digitized old video tapes. The digital archive is widely used within the company, and this use has increased in the last few years. The latest statistics show that an average of more than 500 clips per day were retrieved from the digital archive, for different purposes: transmission, re-use, web publication, footage sales. As a result an average of about 75 hours were downloaded from the digital archive each day, that is, more than 27,000 hours a year.

Narodowy Instytut Audiowizualny, Poland

ninaThe National Audiovisual Institute is a modern cultural institution created on April 1, 2009 with the renaming Polish Audiovisual Publishers (in existence since 2005). The National Audiovisual Institute (NInA) is a digitization centre that coordinates the governmental programs of preservation, extension and publication of digital cultural heritage. NInA is also a producer and co-producer of important cultural events. The activity abroad and in Poland involves audiovisual co-productions as well as participation in conferences and networks or hosting events in the fields of new media education, digitization, archiving, dissemination of audiovisual content and web culture. NInA is involved in the large spectrum of activities, from publishing (documentaries, animations, music and theater performances) recording major performing arts in Poland, publishing cultural periodicals, hosting artistic and professional events, to coordinating national governmental funding for digitization. Moreover, the Institute produces, organizes, and co-organizes significant cultural events and is designated as the national coordinator of the Cultural Programme of the Polish EU Presidency 2011 in the frame of which responsible for organizing the key project : European Culture Congress held in Wrocław 8-11 September 2011.

Televiziunea Română, Romania

TVR_logoMultimedia Archive, part of the Romanian Public Television, is quite unique; being the only television archive existed in Romania since 1956. Our Collections are composed by television productions, around 148,660 hours. We also own an appreciated content of photographic and sound documents. But the most important is that our archive is the unquestionable witness of the Romanian daily live for more than 5 decades, and so all the remarkable historical events are immortalized in our archive. Multimedia Archive has just starting to open her gates for the educational use and for her large public, the number of our users is growing year by year. In 2007 we had around 500 requests for archive images, both professionals and educational purpose (80 % more than last year). We also sustain about 40% from daily production of the Romanian Television.
Multimedia Archive is member of international organizations FIAT/IFTA since 1994.

Česká Televize, Czech Republic

CzechTV-logoČeská televize (Czech television) is the public television broadcaster in the Czech Republic. Television in Czechoslovakia started to take its first steps before World War II. However, before visible results could be achieved, all activities were interrupted by the war. Research continued after the war. The first trial television broadcast was shown in 1948 at the MEVRO International Radio Exhibition in Prague. Its successor Czech Television was established as of January 1, 1992, based on the Czech Television Act (Act No. 483/1991 Coll.) as a television service for the citizens of the Czech Republic. On January 1, 1993, a new concept of channels broadcast by Czech Television was introduced, which were renamed to CT1 (formerly CTV), CT2 (formerly F1), and CT3 (formerly OK3). On February 3, 1994, Czech Television freed one of the nationwide broadcast channels in accordance with the law; starting February 4, 1994 Czech Television was left with two channels – CT1 and CT2.
New channels (news channel ČT24 and sports channel ČT4 Sport) were added in 2005 and 2006 because of planned digital terrestrial broadcasting. ČT24 went on air on May 2, 2005 and ČT4 Sport on February 10, 2006.

Nederlands Instituut voor Beeld en Geluid, The Netherlands

Beeld_Geluid R RGBThe Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision maintains and provides access to 70 per cent of the Dutch audio-visual heritage, comprising approximately 700,000 hours of television, radio, music and film, making Sound and Vision one of the largest audiovisual archives in Europe. Sound and Vision combines the highest professional standards concerning the release and storage of material, with easy access for its users, by using state of the art systems for asset management and storage. Sound and Vision is the business archive of the national broadcasting corporations as well as a cultural heritage institute. It has brought thousands of hours of archive footage on-line for educational use and also operates a facility for the general public, the Media Experience, which is visited by 200,000 people annually. In 2007, the seven-year Images for the Future programme was launched. The project, funded with a budget of €154 million from the FES Fund, will realise the digitisation of the Netherlands’ audiovisual memory in a process whereby Sound and Vision will conserve and digitise 17,500 hours of film, 124,000 hours of audio, 137.000 hours of video and 1.2 million photos. This material will be made available for (broadcast) professionals, education and the general public.

Noterik, The Netherlands

Noterik_logoNoterik is a SME company, based in Amsterdam the Netherlands, which provides specialized media asset management and publishing software services in the field of WebTV. We are engaged in R&D and commercial WebTV services in the area of cultural heritage, e-learning, publishing, broadcasting and customized media workflow.
The software of Noterik is used for managing and publishing large audiovisual archives which are used by European broadcasters and archive institutes. Corporate publishers such as Kluwer and leading training institute such as Schouten en Nelissen use our WebTV services to stream line video publishing on their website and e-learning platforms. One of the world largest maritime laboratory institutes, Marin, uses our software to streamline media workflow, transcoding and publishing of video recordings. In 2005 Noterik won the UN World Summit Award in the category for E-Government for providing advanced interactive webcasts in support of transparency in politics. In 2002 Noterik won the Telework Aspect Prize for novel e-learning applications.
Noterik is engaged in a number of international R&D projects, including FP7 LinkedTV and EUscreen eContentplus programs.

European Broadcasting Union, Switzerland

EBU logo 2012Founded in 1950 , the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) counts 75 active members, from 56 countries in and around Europe, plus 45 associate members around the world. The EBU Headquarters are in Geneva, Switzerland. The EBU is also represented in different countries through its offices in Beijing, Brussels, London, Madrid, Moscow, Singapore and Washington. The EBU represents its Members on European Union audiovisual policy matters of concern to the audiovisual sector. The EBU also works closely with the UN, UNESCO and the World Broadcasting Unions (WBU)on media policy.
In 1950 Europe’s public service broadcasters embarked on an adventure. They decided to invest in the future, in a new technology – television. Today, the EBU plays a leading role in bringing Europe into the future, at the forefront of research and development of new media. The EBU has worked to help develop many new radio and TV systems: radio data system (RDS), digital audio broadcasting (DAB), digital video broadcasting (DVB), high-definition TV (HDTV), TV-Anytime (TVA), NewsML (IPTC), production metadata in the SOA FIMS project, and the W3C Media Annotation ontology . The organisation promotes open technical standards and interoperability for the benefit of broadcasters and consumers, and explores the opportunities presented by new technologies. The EBU studies digital technology for production and transmission and advice members on appropriate solutions.

Nemzeti Audiovizuális Archivum, Hungary

nava_english_logoNemzeti Audiovizuális Archivum of Hungary constitutes the legal deposit archive of the Hungarian national broadcasters since 2006. It collects and digitally stores, catalogues the programs of the national terrestrial televisions and radios, produced in Hungary. (5 television and 3 radio channels).
NAVA provides online access to its collection within the framework regulated by law especially for educational and research purposes, so NAVA documents will be available at libraries and public collections providing public service. More than 1100 NAVA-points around whole Hungary take the possibility to have online access to this its audiovisual collection.
In total NAVA dispose of 503.000 television program records, 135.000 radio program records. More than 1.000.000 public key frames supports the advanced search in the archive.
IT infrastructure can serve about 1000 simultaneous metadata queries, 100 independent browser quality, and 10 independent broadcast quality media streams.

Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary

ELTE_logoEötvös Loránd University, founded in 1635, is the oldest and largest university in Hungary, situated in Budapest. Today it has 8 faculties and more then 30.000 students.

National Technical University of Athens, Greece

NTUAThe Image, Video and Intelligent Multimedia Systems Lab (IVML, www.image.ntua,gr) was established in 1988, in the School of Computer and Electrical Engineering of NTUA. The members of the Lab (which are about 35, including research scientists, researchers, Ph.D students, programmers, and supporting staff) are active members of the research community having published more than 100 journal and 200 international conference contributions. Prof. S. Kollias and Dr. G. Stamou have co-edited a book on “Multimedia and Semantic Web”, published by Wiley in June 2005. IVML has organised ICANN-2006, SAMT-2006, on semantic multimedia analysis, WIAMIS-2007 & CBMI-2009 on content based multimedia analysis. IVML has been involved in about a hundred European R&D projects.
IVML participates in the design and implementation of intelligent semantic analysis and retrieval of multimedia content, following the MPEG (4,7,21) and Semantic Web standards. IVML has participated in the FP6 IP ACEMEDIA, NoE MUSCLE, NoE Knowledge-Web, NoE K-Space, IP Mesh, IP X-Media, STREP Boemie, IP We-Know-It IP. IVML has been a key technological member in the Digital Libraries and particularly in the EUROPEANA developments. S. Kollias has been a member of the EC ‘Interoperability Group’ on Digital Libraries in 2007, and a member of the Member States Expert Group on Digital Libraries (2007-). He has organised the Workshop on “Semantic Interoperability in the European Digital Library” in the European Semantic Web Conference, 2008. IVML has participated in the ICT E-Culture Imagination project, on knowledge-based access to historical content, in Videoactive & EU_Screen projects, in Michael Plus, in Minerva-ec & EDLNet NoE. IVML participated in the Europeana v1.0 Network, Europeana Connect, ATHENA, Judaica, Carare, E-CLAP, Linked Heritage, DCA, dealing with content analysis and interoperability issues in EUROPEANA. In this framework they have developed the MINT tool for metadata interoperability that is being used by EUROPEANA and has been selected as one of six beta sprints by the evolving Digital Public Library of America.
NTUA is also participating in standardizing organization and activities. In particular, NTUA participates in the Media Annotations Working Group of W3C. One of the main issues of this task force is semantic interoperability in different metadata schemas. Also, NTUA are participating in the RuleML initiative, which aims at defining shared rules in the semantic web. Finally, NTUA is one of the key parties in designing the architecture of Europeana.

Royal Holloway University of London, United Kingdom

RHUL_logoRoyal Holloway is a University of London college with a world-class reputation for developing original research. Royal Holloway’s Media Arts Department consists of 21 teaching and research staff and a technical team of 6. The department has almost 500 students, including 20 doctoral candidates. The department has very close links with archives and broadcasters and extensive experience of online archive access projects. Professor John Ellis is currently Chair of the British Universities Film and Video Council (BUFVC) and is on the steering committee for Chronicle, a joint project between BBC, JISC and BUFVC which presents politically sensitive BBC archival material to academic users and invites their annotations. Previously he was on the steering committee for Newsfilm Online, creating online access to 6,000 hours of television news content.
The department has also hosted an academic consultation on the television preservation policy of the BFI National Archive and also played a key role in research and development activity between BBC New Media, the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the wider academic community. The Department has particular research expertise in television history, and several members of staff who have had and continue to have careers in the television industry. Royal Holloway Media Arts was responsible for the development of the content selection policy for the EU funded Video Active and EUscreen projects. The Department also participates in the organisation of several research networks including the European Television History Network, the Southern Broadcasting History Group, and the University of London Screen Studies Consortium.

Aalto University/TAIK, Finland

aalto_twitterThe School of Arts, Design and Architecture is one of the six schools of the Aalto University. Aalto University was established in 2010, and is a merger of three Finnish highly regarded universities with centuries of experience in research and education: The Helsinki School of Economics, Helsinki University of Technology and The University of Art and Design Helsinki. With its nearly 13 000 full-time undergraduate and doctoral students and 5000 employees, Aalto opens up new possibilities for strong multi-disciplinary education and research.
The School of Arts, Design and Architecture is focused on providing education and pursuing research in the fields of design, media, architecture, motion picture, art education and art. The Department of Media is one of the five departments of the school with an academic community of approximately 500 students and 80 staff members. The department has three units, which conduct research and provide education across a broad range of subjects and themes: Media Lab, Graphic Design and Photography. The Media Lab is the leading department of its kind in Finland focusing on digital design and new media. The mission of the Media Lab is to explore, discover and comprehend the new digital technology and its impact in society; to find and exploit the possibilities it opens to communication, interaction, education and expression and to evaluate, understand and deal with the challenges it poses to design and creative production.

Utrecht University, The Netherlands

UU_LogoResearch carried out at Utrecht University spans almost every academic field, enabling it to rapidly address new developments in academia and society. As a result, the University is at the forefront of many inter-disciplinary advances. Most of Utrecht University’s research is carried out within research schools and institutes. The University also works closely with other universities, institutes, government organisations and interest groups, and enters into strategic alliances with the business community. Research is carried out in an international context, and the University coordinates a number of European networks and research projects and facilities in the fields of bimolecular chemistry, language and speech technology, and climate research.
Utrecht University established an EU Liaison Office which co-ordinates all European projects. It has built a large expertise in running EC funded research projects a.o a Socrates Thematic Network ATHENA, FP7 cooperation Media & Citizenship, FP7 Infrastructures Clarin, eContentPlus VideoActive and EUscreen, ERC Starting and Advanced Grant, Life Long Learning projects like NIFLAR and various Marie Curie projects.
Utrecht University’s Department of Media and Culture Studies has a special interest in emerging media, comparative media research, and the relationship among media, culture and society in a global context from both historical and theoretical perspectives. It engages in Digital Humanities and offers students a thorough grounding in the theoretical and historical approaches to media and their impact on citizenship, cultural identity, new forms of (popular) representation, entertainment, and cultural participation.
The excellence of the University’s research is reflected in its results in international university league tables and recent research assessments. In the recently published list of the world’s best universities by the Shanghai Jiao Tong University for Higher Education, Utrecht University was ranked no. 48 in the world, no. 12 in Europe and no. 1 in the Netherlands. In the Times Higher Education Ranking Utrecht University was ranked no. 68, no. 1 of the Universities in the Netherlands. Additionally Utrecht University is no. 53 worldwide in de Taiwan-ranking, published by the Higher Education Evaluation & Acreditation Council (HEEFCE).

British Universities Film & Video Council, United Kingdom

BUFVC_logoThe British Universities Film & Video Council (BUFVC) is a representative body, which promotes the production, study and use of moving image, sound and related media in higher education and research. It was founded in 1948 as the British Universities Film Council and became the British Universities Film & Video Council in 1983. The Council is supported by members’ subscriptions and receives part funding via the Jisc (

Screen Archive South East, United Kingdom

sase-logoScreen Archive South East (SASE) was established in 1992 at the University of Brighton. It is a public sector regional screen archive that serves the South East of England and its mission is to collect, preserve, digitise, research, document and promote screen heritage (magic lantern, film, video, digital media) made in this region and develop and maintain its public collection for the benefit of individuals, scholars and communities. SASE was first committed to the care and preservation of the moving image as found on film and video. Its gradual transformation from a film & video archive into a screen archive has enabled it to expand its collecting remit so that it now embraces over two centuries of screen history from the magic lantern of the 1800s to the new screen culture of the 21st century.
The collection now consists of magic lantern slides, film, videotape, digital formats and associated hardware and documentation. There are over 10,000 films and some 10,000 lantern slides as well as a significant collection of apparatus and related artifacts. It includes corporate documentaries, promotional material produced for seaside resorts and the military and work made by cine clubs, independent film-makers and families. These records capture many varied aspects of life, work and creativity from across the 20th century and therefore serves as a rich and invaluable historical resource. SASE is fully engaged in advancing the teaching, learning and research culture of the University of Brighton and developing the use and understanding of the collection through a range of access and educational activities with higher education, broadcasters, local authorities, schools, record offices, museums, libraries, societies, businesses and communities.

Rádio e Televisão, Portugal

Rtp_logoRTP – Rádio e Televisão de Portugal,S.A. is the Portuguese Public Service Broadcaster for radio and television. The institution has the heritage of more than 50 years of public service, with radio broadcasting starting in the 1930´s and the first television broadcast in 1957. Currently RTP produces and broadcasts 8 different television channels, apart from 7 radio channels, serving a wide array of audiences both in Portugal and abroad.
RTP’s audiovisual archive spanning more than 50 years of Portugal’s history, is a very important asset for in house production and broadcasting, as well as, a major tool for the study of political and social history, reflected in the very large number of general information and screening requests the Archive provides yearly, both to the general public and to universities and research institutes. Recently, the company went through a global technological renewal and digitalization of production and broadcast chains, in order to operate on “tape less” mode. The digital archive system (DAM) is the core element of this new platform.
RTP´s Archive has been participating in several National and European projects, in partnership with various research institutes and other television archives, such as, INA, BBC or RAI. These activities covered many areas regarding the world of archives such as Digital Asset Management or video and audio digital restoration.
The company is a full member of several international organisations, among which UER/EBU, FIAT/IFTA (International Federation of Television Archives) and IASA, (International Association of sound and Audiovisual Archives). RTP’s Archive Department has had an active role within these organisations, especially in the annual FIAT World Conference.

Queen’s University Belfast, United Kingdom

top-logoQueen’s University Belfast is one of the leading UK Universities and a member of the Russell group of research-intensive Universities. The department of Creative Arts includes researchers engaged in all aspects of digital moving image and sound research. The newly founded Institute for Collaborative Research in the Humanities draws together research from the Schools of Creative Arts, English, History and Anthropology, and Modern Languages as well as offering links to a range of local industrial partners including BBC Northern Ireland and NI Screen. QUB brings relevant expertise in focus group work, user testing, exhibition development, project review and dissemination and will contribute to the EUscreenXL project in these areas.

Hellenic Public Broadcasting Audiovisual Archive, Greece

hprt_logoThe Hellenic Public Broadcasting Audiovisual Archive (HPRT ARCHIVE) has the richest and most important collection of broadcast audiovisual content in Greece, having material of unique value. Near 80% of the total Greek a/v content is to be found in the archive. The audiovisual archives of the collection are considered to be the most valuable for the recent history and culture of Greece. The Hellenic Public Broadcasting Audiovisual Archive not only has valuable TV & radio broadcasts but also photographs, documents and music sheets. In numbers, there are 136,500 hours of film and video, 85,000 hours of radio recordings, 350,000 photographs, 82,000 vinyl records (33 and 45 rpm), 14,000 music works in manuscript music sheets, as well as 1,500,000 pages of periodicals and text documents. Up to now, more than 20,000 items have been digitized through EU-funded projects, and, at the same time, restoration and digitization activities continue on an everyday basis using our own resources.

The Music Library of Greece of the Friends of Music Society, Greece

mlg_logoThe Music Library of Greece is located in the Athens Concert Hall and it was created under an initiative of the Friends of Music Society (FMS). Their vision was that the Library would act as a pool of information for music and the arts, capable of supporting a full program of research and education. The Library opened to the public in February 1997, and since then has functioned as an important center of study. The Library’s collection up to 135.000 titles, has a principle focus on western European music alongside all types of Greek music (ancient, Byzantine, traditional, and contemporary). The Greek Music Archive was created in order to fulfill the requirement for an official body specializing in the collection, processing and documentation of all material relevant to Greek music, with the eventual goal of creating a center for the preservation and study of this material. The collection contains rare documents, manuscripts, archives and both current and historical publications, all related to ancient, Byzantine, traditional and contemporary Greek music. The archives of Greek composers and artists constitute a particularly significant part of this collection.

Associate Partners

British Broadcasting Corporation, United Kingdom

Memoriav, Switzerland

Nasjonalbiblioteket, Norway

Kansallinen audiovisuaalinen instituutti, Finland

Radiotelevisione Svizzera di Lingua Italiana, Italy

Radiotelevisione italiana S.p.A., Italy

University of Malta, Malta

Corporación de Radio y Televisión Española, Spain

International Federation of Television Archives, Austria

Europeana Foundation, The Netherlands

University of Groningen, The Netherlands

Institute for Communication and Media, Germany

The Media Archive for Central England, United Kingdom

London’s Screen Archives, United Kingdom

East Anglia Film Archive, United Kingdom

The National Archives of Latvia, Latvia


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