Digital Agenda Commissioner believes in ARROW

Addressing the ARROW conference in Brussels on 10 March, Digital Agenda Commissioner Neelie Kroes reiterated her belief and commitment to the ARROW project, which she described as “leading the way in showing how larger groups of stakeholders can work together to form a new digital future.” She also expressed high ambitions for ARROW, which she said had “huge potential”as well as giving her views on EC legislation on Orphan Works:
The Conference, which was well received by an audience of around 70, included a demonstration by head of project, Piero Attanasio, and presentations from Bruno Racine of the Bibliotheque National de France (BNF) and Dr Elisabeth Niggemann of Europeana.  It presented the results of the ARROW project to date and IFRRO CEO, Olav Stokkmo outlined the challenges for the future, which will be taken up in the follow-up project ARROW+.  An ARROW press release was issued and the European Commission released the text of Commissioner Kroes’ speech.