AcademiegebouwThe Video Active consortium gathered on September 27-29 for the kick-off. Over thirty representatives from the participating organisations were present in Utrecht, the Netherlands.

Prof. Dr. Sonja de Leeuw (project co-ordinator, Utrecht University) and Prof. Dr. W.H. Gispen (rector magnificus Utrecht University) gave welcome speeches on Wednesday. The project was further intoduced by the project co-ordinator and by each of the work package leaders. All participants contributed to generating ideas on relevant issues such as content selection, intellectual poperty rights, user requirements, technological features and dissemination and exploitation. Also, during the kick-off meeting content providers presented clips from their archives.

Pictured: the Video Active project members. Click to enlage.

Video Active project members