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Important Legal Notice

eContent is a market oriented programme which aims to support the production, use and distribution of European digital content and to promote linguistic and cultural diversity on the global networks.

Digital content players in Europe of all sizes, i.e. Content creators and owners in private and public sectors; Packagers and designers; Language and customisation players; Publishers and distributors; Net services companies; Rights trading actors; Capital market players; Experts and market enablers.

The programme supports: Innovative and viable content projects involving multinational and cross-sector partnerships; Accompanying measures addressing best practice, concertation, awareness and dissemination; Market studies for visions, insight, challenges and opportunities.


The eContent Programme which covered the period 2001-2004, is now closed.

It was followed by the eContentplus programme (2005-2008). Its objective was to make digital content in Europe more accessible, useable and exploitable.

From 2009, such measures are continued under the Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) Policy Support Programme ("ICT PSP") , one of three specific programmes implemented through Decision No. 1639/2006/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 October 2006 establishing a Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (2007-2013) ("CIP") , OJ L310, 9.11.2006, p. 15.

You will find background information on the themes "Digital Libraries" and "Public Sector Information" on the eContentplus programme website .

For specific information about ICT PSP and open calls, please consult .

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