Consortium is composed by national press agencies that act in the project as content providers, except for Expert System, which is a technical partner. All agencies carry out similar activities aimed at providing national and international news, 24 hours a day, seven days a week and 365 days a year. News is distributed in the form of dispatches (text), photos, audio and video (only pictures for Scanpix). All aspects of life and current affairs are covered: politics and economics, finance and social affairs, sports, culture and personalities.

The national press agencies are active in the business to business segment, as well as the private segment. Against the background of a rapidly and constantly changing information technology, all national press agencies have started to develop digital services, such as digital news papers, online photo services and other ICT developments which are not as obvious to the end user of the news. These are ICT solutions in logistics, data editing, printing, communication and virtually all other business aspects.

Moreover, news agencies have developed high technical skills in order to manage their ordinary services. They will support and work in synergy with the technical partner. Other stakeholders in the value-chain are the users of Europeana and the EURO-Photo pilot service.They will be involved during the project through Pilots users groups and in the sustainability phase.

  • ANSA - Agenzia Nazionale Stampa Associata (Italy) – Co-ordinator
  • ANP (Algemeen Nederlands Persbureau) Foundation (The Netherlands)
  • Belga (Belgium)
  • Dpa - Deutsche Presse-Agentur - (Germany)
  • AGENCIA EFE (Spain)
  • EPA – European Pressphoto Agency (Germany)
  • EXPERT SYSTEM (Italy)
  • LUSA - Agencia de Noticias de Portugal (Portugal)
  • MTI - Magyar Tavirati Iroda reszvenytarsasag (Hungary)
  • PAP - Polska Agencja Prasowa SA (Poland)
  • Scanpix (Denmark)

Project coordinator

ANSA - Agenzia Nazionale Stampa Associata (Italy)
Mr. Maurizio Lunetta
maurizio.lunetta@ansa.it