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NEM Documents - Overview

In the scope of its wide activities, the NEM Initiative has published a number of various documents as result of joint work of all its members and is contineously working on creation of further relevant publications. The purpose of the NEM documents is versatile covering various areas and considering a number of diverse topics and related particular issues. In general, the NEM documents can be into following three main groups:

  • Strategic documents
  • Promotional material
  • Formal documents

Strategic documents as main publications of the NEM Initiative cover all issues relevant to the goals of the NEM Initiative, evolving from interests of its members in respect to definition of a common NEM mission and related priorities, and address a large variety of the relevant topics from different perspectives and scopes, such as:

  • Technological and business
  • Societal, policy, and regulatory
  • Sustainable economic growth
  • Global (world-wide) environment

Furthermore, besides its strategic documents the NEM Initiative regularly issues newsletters and other promotional publications, in order to ensure wide awarenes about NEM, activities across its community, interesting related events, and achieved results. Finally, NEM Initiative also defines basic rules for its operation, decision making, creation of its governance bodies, election of NEM officers and further representatives, procedures for creation of NEM documents and publications, etc., which are summarised within so-called NEM formal documents.

Strategic NEM Documents

New NEM Mission

The New NEM Mission document describes orientation of the NEM European Technology Platform in the scope of Horizon 2020 programme.

The NEM Initiative is one of the recognized European Technology Platforms of Horizon 2020 programme, aiming at building sustainable European leadership in content, media, and the creative industries. With the launch of the Horizon 2020, a renewed NEM Initiative, for the time being called “New NEM”, will pursue its objective to promote an innovative European approach to convergent Media, Content and Creativity towards a Future Media Internet that will enhance the lives of European citizens through a richer media experience.

The New NEM Mission document can be downloaded here.

NEM Vision

Intention of NEM Vision documents is to present the vision statement of the Networked and Electronic Media (NEM) Initiative, which includes the key challenges that the NEM sector will have to face in the long-term. The description of the NEM picture today and the vision from industry for the future is based on the input from stakeholders of the NEM field, including broadcasters, telecom operators, manufacturers of professional equipment, and manufacturers of consumer electronics, academia, and standardisation bodies. Current version of the vision document presents the long-term statement of the NEM Initiative and expected developments in the NEM area for the time-period 2010 – 2020.

NEM Vision document is created by the NEM Steering Board, which appoints a respective editorial group, in consultation with NEM members.

NEM Strategic Research Agenda (SRA)

NEM Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) highlights European industry’s views on the research priorities that are required in the next few years so that Europe can truly become a worldwide champion in all domains related to “Networked and Electronic Media”, representing a basis for the reflections that are being investigated by all NEM European Technology Platform stakeholders.

NEM SRA is created from valuable contributions received from NEM members, which are compiled in a document by an editorial group appointed by the NEM Steering Board. All regular SRA document versions are approved by NEM General Assembly, where all NEM members are represented.

NEM Position Papers

NEM position papers are documents giving the NEM Initiative view on any subject related to the networked electronic media area. The NEM position papers typically include: letters of advice to the Commission, formal opinions submitted to the Commissioner, submissions to regulatory bodies, or any other formal statement of this nature, as well as further views of the NEM community on various technological, societal, and policy issues related to NEM.