On 18 February 2008, the online European database ADAM (Advanced Data Archive and Management System) went live, for the first time providing LEONARDO DA VINCI project promoters in all participating states with a contemporary platform on which to present their projects and products to relevant specialist bodies and to interested members of the general public. As well as offering benefits to project promoters seeking to disseminate their results, however, ADAM is also of interest to other groups of users, such as applicants searching for a partner in another participating country or individual persons wishing to take part in a mobility project.
ADAM represents a further development of a German-Austrian Project and Product Database established in 2002 and providing an overview of all German-language LEONARDO DA VINCI pilot and mobility projects from its Web domain: www.leonardodavinci-projekte.org.
This development led to the establishment of a joint venture by the Austrian National Agency for Lifelong Learning and the German National Agency Education for Europe to take on responsibility for lead management of the further development of the database, using the experience they had gained as a basis. The new European Projects and Products Portal ADAM was developed in conjunction with 21 further National Agencies as well as with the support of the European Commission.