Multimedia action groups network


MAGNET - 20559

keywords: multimedia, internet, world wide web (WWW), European multimedia operators


Start Date: 1 December 1995 / Duration: 12 months

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Summary

In the constantly evolving field of multimedia in Europe, both private organisations and public institutions are facing several key problems:

The main objective of MAGNET is to contribute to solving the problems above, by creating an infrastructure which will foster dynamic interaction and the circulation of information horizontally (i.e. at the level of operators) and vertically (i.e. between public institutions and operators).

The ultimate goal is to create a leverage effect throughout Europe, fostering the take-off of the multimedia market across the continent. More specifically, MAGNET will have a multiplier effect on the action of the Multimedia Special Interest Groups (SIGs) taking part in it (namely, Italy, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Norway, Spain, Portugal and France). By and large, and taking into account national peculiarities, the goals of a typical SIG are:

It is clear that these individual objectives can best be achieved through close cooperation among all the European SIGs. Therefore, another objective of the first phase of MAGNET, funded through the present contract, is to promote the MAGNET idea and to attract the participation of European countries which are not yet involved. A very significant role in this respect will be played by the quarterly plenary meetings which will have the goal of bringing together the working parties in order to make the collaboration tighter, and to exchange views and information with as many as possible external, qualified entities (public administrations, other areas of the EC, and other associations working in the same domain).


Contact Point

Raniero Chelli
Secretary General
MMSIG-Italy
V, Nizza, 11
I-00198 Rome
tel +39/ 6 8417060
fax +39/ 6 8417269
E-Mail: rc2.cons@iol.it

Participants

Multimedia Special Interest Group Italy - I - C
Irish Interactive Multimedia Association - IRL - P
Norwegian Computing Centre - N - P
Portuguese Computing Centre - P - P
Asoc. Espanola de Empresa de Tecn. de la Information - E - P
The UK Multimedia Special Interest Group Ltd - UK - P
Multimedia Special Interest Group France - F - P


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MAGNET - 20559, December 1995


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