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Ministry of Culture and Europeana are saving Croatia's Forgotten WW1 Family Stories

Croatian citizens encouraged to bring their personal stories to collection days in five different cities and contribute to unique online archive Europeana 1914-1918 

Saving Forgotten WW1 Family Stories

Do you have a box hidden deep in the attic or under the bed that holds your great grandfather's diaries from 1914-1918? His army medals? Or a photo with a special story behind it? If so, it could be part of a unique European WW1 project, shared worldwide to commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of the war.

Europeana WW1 roadshow in Vienna

This year sees the 100th anniversary of the start of World War One. To mark this event, the crowdsourcing project Europeana 1914-1918 is collecting private memorabilia throughout Europe and making it all available in a public digital archive. Now the project is coming to Austria.

Read the press release in German.

Commemoration ceremony of UN with film material from EFG1914

The Deutsches Filminstitut, coordinator of the European film digitisation project about the First World War, EFG1914, and its European partners welcome the appreciation of their work by the United Nations

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Collection and digitisation of World War One memorabilia and stories from Greece

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War One. And today Greece launches its participation in Europeana 1914-1918, a unique online European WW1 project to collect, digitise and share worldwide personal and family memorabilia and stories of the conflict.

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Europeana Creative second Open Innovative Challenges launched

Europeana Creative is once again looking for creative developers, designers, start-ups and other entrepreneurs to re-use Europe's digitised cultural heritage from Europeana in innovative and creative ways! We are pleased to announce the launch of the next two challenges in ‘Tourism' and ‘Social Networks', which are NOW OPEN!

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Welcome to Europeana Professional, where librarians, curators and archivists share digital expertise.

By Milena Popova, Senior marketing specialist at Europeana Europeana and our partner project Apps4Europe invite developers, startups and companies that use open data to join the project’s
By Anna van den Broek, content marketing specialist at Europeana A page from: Llibres d'entrades de malalts. 1647-1648. Biblioteca de Catalunya , Public Domain.
By Valentine Charles and Cécile Devarenne, Europeana Foundation The Getty Research Institute announced last March the release of their Art and Architecture Thesaurus (AAT) as Linked Open
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The Europeana Foundation is the operator of the Europeana service, including the search portal at and related data services such as the Europeana Application Programming Interface (API) and the Linked Open Data pilot. The Foundation is governed by an Executive Committee and Board, and employs full-time and part-time staff.

The Europeana Network is an open, expert forum comprising content holders and aggregators along with providers of technical, legal and strategic knowledge.

Our services are under constant development by content and technology projects, collectively referred to as the Europeana project group.

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