“Excellent progress: the project has fully achieved its objectives and goals for the period and has even exceeded expectations)”. So the European Commission (EC) concluded on 19 May, in Bruxelles, its review of the EAGLE project’s activities.
EAGLE (started on 1 April 2013 and lasting until 31 March 2016) is a Best Practice Network with 19 partners. The project aims to provide Europeana with a comprehensive collection of unique historical sources, approximately 80% of the total amount of inscriptions (mainly Ancient Greek and Latin epigraphic sources) in the Mediterranean area.
«The EAGLE consortium is therefore – the EC report writes – to be congratulated on their continuing success and the reviewers recommend that the project continue its work. The groundwork has been laid for the overall success of the project». And goes on: «the preparations have been undertaken to allow the harmonised materials to be ingested into Europeana, but the proof of the effectiveness of this planning will only become apparent as the practical challenges of undertaking the ingestion of the volume of prepared materials are taken on for real […] the consortium needs to ensure that this final period is well used and in particular that close cooperation with Europeana is maintained…»
The project’s conclusion looks really promising! Stay tuned!