EVA Moscow

«EVA» Conferences (www.evarussia.ru) were held in Moscow since 1998 upon the agreement with the European Commission and at the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation. Up to 2010 the initiator and the main organiser of the annual «EVA Moscow» Conferences was the Centre on the Problems of Informatisation in the sphere of Culture (PIC Centre).

The objectives of the Conferences were:

- establishing connections and cooperation between Russia, post-Soviet States and the European Union;
- broadening of international cooperation in the area of culture, ICT, science and education;
- integration of Russia into the European and the world cultural environment;
- presentation of programmes and projects in ICT for cultural, scientific and historic heritage.

In 1998 – 2004, «EVA Moscow» was held at the State Tretyakov Gallery. The Conferences were hosted by the Margarita Rudomino All-Russia State Library for Foreign Literature in 2005 - 2009 and by the Russian State Library in 2011 - 2013.

«EVA Moscow» was one of few conferences, integrating experts working in quite different branches of culture and technology. Every year the interest to the conference enlarged the number of participants: representatives of federal and regional governmental organisations, specialists of museums, libraries, archives, scientific and research institutions, universities, cultural high schools, - step by step expanding borders of professional cooperation and geography of participants.

Moscow «EVA» Conferences through these years became one of the most attended and influential events in the area of culture and technologies in Russia. The total number of participants of «EVA Moscow» from 1998 to 2009 was about 7000 people. Representatives of all regions of Russia, official representatives of the European Commission, foreign delegates from the European Union and the Commonwealth of Independent States participated in the work of the Conferences and affiliated exhibitions. About 1500 papers were presented at plenary meetings, sections, workshops and published in Russian and English. In 1998 – 2009,   the Conference was accompanied by the exhibition «Multimedia in culture, art and education» and other events. 

Since 2000, «EVA Moscow» was held in close cooperation with the Russian Committee of the UNESCO «Information for All» Programme and under the aegis of the UNESCO Office in Moscow.

In 2010 and 2014, «EVA Moscow» was not organised.

Taking into account the importance, the relevance and the demand of «EVA» Conferences by the professional community, considering the necessity of keeping the tradition of its annual meetings we support the organisation «EVA 2015 Saint Petersburg» (evaspb.ifmo.ru) and hope it will be held at a high professional level.

Head of «EVA Moscow»
Organising Committee


Leonid Kuybyshev

Head of «EVA Moscow»
Programme Committee


Nadezhda Brakker