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on manuscript annotation and manuscript
content presentation.
T
he final discussion, entitled `Current
Demands and Future Supply in
the Field of Digitisation of Cultural and
Scientific Heritage in South-Eastern
Europe', once again raised specific issues.
All participants agreed to continue their
efforts to mobilise the human and materi-
al resources in the region and to exchange
and disseminate scientific information as
well as the results of research. Participation
in joint projects, future events and initiatives
were discussed.
T
he seminar participants enjoyed a rich
cultural programme, which included
an opening concert of old Bulgarian and
Slavonic religious chants at the local church,
Bansko and Melnik sightseeing, visits of
Rozhen and Rila monasteries, and visits to
Gotze Delchev's ethnographic museum and
the 11
th
Century church in Dobursko.
T
he next major regional event will
be the conference of SEEDI (South
Eastern European Digitisation Initiative),
which will take place in August and
September 2005 in Ohrid, Macedonia.
GREECE
Sixteen cultural heritage projects to
be funded under the Operational
Programme for the Information
Society
F
ollowing the priorities of the
Operational Programme for the
Information Society (Hellenic Ministry of
Economy and Finance, Secretariat for the
Information Society: http://www.infoso-
ciety.gr/) for the promotion of the rich
Hellenic Cultural Heritage using new tech-
nologies, sixteen cultural actions totalling
a
8.52M budget have been selected for
funding under Invitation 65 for Culture.
These cultural actions aim to:
create the necessary infrastructure for the
digitisation and scientific documenta-
tion of Hellenic Cultural Heritage, as
well as modern and contemporary cul
tural creations;
make the in situ use of new technologies
in museums and archaeological sites pos-
sible, with the development of public
information kiosks and cultural informa-
tion portals;
promote multilingual electronic publica-
tions pertaining to the Hellenic Cultural
Heritage and the Hellenic language.
T
he new actions, gradually get-
ting under way in Autumn 2004,
involve the following institutions: the
Hellenic Literary and Historical Archive
(http://www.elia.org.gr), the Nicholas
P. Goulandris Foundation and the
Museum of Cycladic Art (http://www.
cycladic-m.gr/), the Foundation of the
Hellenic World (http://www.ime.gr/),
the Institute for Research on Music and
Acoustics (http://www.iema.gr/), the
Holy Metropolis of Thessaloniki (http://
www.imth.gr/), the Goulandris Natural
History Museum (http://www.ekby.
gr/), the National Hellenic Research
Foundation (http://www.eie.gr/), the
Greek Film Archives (http://www.tte.gr/),
the Hellenic Open University (http://
www.eap.gr/), the Lambrakis Research
Foundation (http://www.lrf.gr/), the
Cultural and Educational Technology
Institute (http://www.ceti.gr/), the
University of Patras (http://www.upatras.
gr/), the Benaki Museum (http://www.
benaki.gr/), the Institute of Computer
Science of the Foundation for Research
and Technology Hellas (http://www.ics.
forth.gr/), and the Foundation of Mount
Sina.
During the visit to an 11th Century church in Dobursko, participants in
the seminar were acquainted with Bulgarian folk customs.

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