ECHASE Demonstrator Theme

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The theme for the eCHASE demonstrator, as defined by Alexander Hecht from ORF:

"I strongly believe that a common content strategy will make the future eChase portal very appealing. As we have discussed in Vienna, the new EC countries and every topic linked to the enlargement of the EC is very welcomed by the Commission nowadays.

Therefore I propose to present content on the eChase website that can be summed up under the titel "Wandering Borders". This can refer to the fall of communism in 1989/90, the enlargement of the EU in 2004 and the discussions about future member states as Bulgaria, Romania or Turkey. However, the title also refers to borders in our heads that we all have to overcome in a new and united Europe.

The ORF can offer a broad mix of audiovisual/ moving image material re the named topics. We do hold a large collections of mainly rushes which have been shot in Eastern countries and Ex-Yugoslavia in the late 1980ies and early 1990ies. This material can be included in the ORF TV archive's long term perservation activities and so made ready for digitisation.

Furthermore the documentation of life and changes in Austria's neighbouring countries has always been in the focus of ORF TV production and thus material about the current enlargement process in the EU is also available."