Our Projects

Current and past Europeana related projects, including documentation and outcomes.

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    Europeana Sounds

    1 February 2014 to: 31 January 2017

    Europeana Sounds is building a sustainable best practice network of stakeholders to aggregate, enrich and share a critical mass of audio material and increase the opportunities for creative re-use of Europeana's audio and audio-related content.

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    Europeana DSI

    1 April 2015 to: 31 May 2016

    As a Digital Service Infrastructure, Europeana will continue to connect the online collections of Europe’s cultural heritage institutions. Europeana DSI is funded by the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Trans-European Telecommunications Networks Work Programme 2014.

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    Europeana Cloud

    1 February 2013 to: 1 February 2016

    Europeana Cloud will change the way that data is sent to Europeana, and will give researchers new tools to enrich and use that data.

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    Europeana Creative

    1 February 2013 to: 31 July 2015

    Europeana Creative is a European project which enables and promotes greater re-use of cultural heritage resources by creative industries.

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    1 February 2011 to: 31 January 2014

    In ENUMERATE, we create a reliable baseline of statistical data about digitization, digital preservation and online access to cultural heritage in Europe.

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    Europeana V3.0

    1 June 2014 to: 29 May 2015

    Europeana v3.0 is a project under the ICT PSP Work Programme with the aim to provide the majority of the funding required for the continued functioning and development of the Europeana central services and the Europeana Network.

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    Europeana Awareness

    1 January 2012 to: 31 December 2014

    Europeana Awareness was a Best Practice Network to publicise Europeana at a political level, promote its use by the general public, develop new partnerships and further encourage cultural institutions to provide content

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    Europeana Fashion

    1 March 2012 to: 27 February 2015

    Europeana Fashion will provide to Europeana the most outstanding and rich materials about the history of European fashion, include more than 700.000 fashion-related digital objects, ranging from historical dresses to accessories, photographs, posters, drawings, sketches, videos, and fashion catalogues.

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    Europeana Food and Drink

    1 January 2014 to: 31 August 2016

    Europeana Food and Drink focusing on the subject of Europe’s food and drink culture promotes the wider re-use of the digital cultural resources available through Europeana by the Creative Industries to boost creativity and business development across Europe. 

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    1 January 2013 to: 31 December 2014

    Presto4U identified useful results of research into digital audiovisual preservation and raised awareness and improved the adoption of these both by technology and service providers as well as media owners.

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    30 June 2013 to: 30 September 2014

    PRELIDA organised in-depth discussions among the Digital Preservation and Linked Data communities to identify Linked Data characteristics that require novel preservation solutions, and to develop road maps for addressing the new challenges.

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    1 January 2012 to: 30 June 2017

    Develop solutions to enrich collections using Internet enabled reliable, scalable and cost effective collaborative content curation and to improve accessibility through advanced personalised content recommendation and search functionalities.

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    1 January 2013 to: 30 June 2015

    Apps for Europe is a support network that provides tools to transform ideas for data based apps into viable businesses. 

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    1 March 2011 to: 28 February 2014

    European natural history museums and botanical gardens hold a large amount of multimedia data in their collections, such as specimen images, movies, and animal sound files, all with a reference to an observation or collection event in nature. As a result of Europe's colonial history, these specimens have been collected from every corner of the world over a period of more than three centuries.

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    Natural Europe

    1 October 2010 to: 30 September 2013

    In an era where natural history and environmental education inadequacy in formal and informal contexts is becoming an increasingly challenging issue, harvesting the potential of European digital libraries appears as a very attractive option.

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    Linked Heritage

    1 April 2011 to: 30 September 2013

    Linked Heritage has 3 main objectives: To contribute large quantities of new content to Europeana; to demonstrate enhancement of quality of content; and to enable improved search, retrieval and use of Europeana content.

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    EU Heritage Tour

    1 September 2013 to: 29 August 2014

    THE EUHeritageTOUR project aims at contributing to the differentiation of the European tourism offer by developing a Transnational Product focused on the UNESCO Cultural Heritage sites across Europe.

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    Europeana 1989

    1 January 2012 to: 31 December 2014

    Europeana 1989 is pan-European project concerning the political and social changes in Central and Eastern Europe in the year 1989; commonly known as the fall of the Iron Curtain.

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    Europeana 1914-1918

    1 January 2012 to: 31 December 2014

    The project is collecting memorabilia and stories from the period of the Great War (1914-1918).

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    1 September 2009 to: 31 August 2011

    The aim of the MIMO project was to create a single access point to digital content and information on the collections of musical instruments held in European museums.

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    1 February 2013 to: 18 April 2017

    meSch has the goal of designing, developing and deploying tools for the creation of tangible interactive experiences that connect the physical dimension of museums and exhibitions with relevant digital cross-media information in novel ways.

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    1 July 2013 to: 30 June 2016

    FORWARD will create a EU wide system to assess the rights status for all types of audiovisual works, including orphans.

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    Partage Plus

    1 March 2012 to: 28 February 2014

    Partage Plus digitised over 76 thousand pieces of content for ingestion into Europeana.

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    1 February 2012 to: 30 January 2015

    3D-ICONS proposes to digitise a series of architectural and archaeological masterpieces of world and European cultural significance and provide 3D models and related digital content to Europeana, with the aim of contributing to the critical mass of highly engaging content available to users.

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    5 January 2009 to: 30 December 2011

    APEnet contributed digital images of documents and its associated descriptions to Europeana, enabling users to explore not only archival materials but also related holdings in Europe's museums and galleries, film-archives, libraries and audio-visual organisations.

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    1 January 2011 to: 31 December 2013

    PATHS created a system that acts as an interactive, personalised tour guide through existing digital library collections.

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    1 January 2009 to: 29 June 2012

    PrestoPRIME researched and developed practical solutions for the long-term preservation of digital media objects, programmes and collections, and found ways to increase access by integrating the media archives with European on-line digital libraries in a digital preservation framework.

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    1 June 2008 to: 31 May 2011

    EuropeanaLocal made close to 5 million digital items from regional and local museums, libraries, archives and audio-visual institutions accessible through Europeana and other service providers

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    1 February 2012 to: 30 January 2015

    EuropeanaPhotography is a digitisation project playing a key role in ensuring that digital content related to ancient photography is accessible in Europeana. 

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    1 May 2009 to: 29 April 2011

    EuropeanaTravel digitised some 4,000 maps, 16,000 images and 20,000 texts related to the theme of tourism and travel. 

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    1 May 2010 to: 30 April 2014

    HOPE improved access to the vast amount of highly significant but scattered digital collections on 19th- and 20th-century European social history.

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    Judaica Europeana

    1 January 2010 to: 30 December 2011

    Judaica Europeana partners digitised and uploaded to Europeana 3.7 million items, including 3,611,000 pages from books, newspapers and archives; 62,000 photographs, postcards and museum objects; 23,000 sound files of music and oral history; 2,000 moving image files.

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    1 March 2013 to: 29 February 2016

    LoCloud explors the potential of cloud computing services for small and medium museums wishing to provide content to Europeana.

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    2 May 2009 to: 31 October 2011

    EuropeanaConnect delivered technical key components for an improved and user-friendly Europeana of the future. It has made Europeana more multilingual by giving users the possibility to search in more than one language and to have texts automatically translated.

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    1 June 2010 to: 31 May 2013

    The thinkMOTION project as part of Europeana led to the world's largest, free access digital library of content in the field of motion systems, which is essential for all technical domains.

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    1 March 2012 to: 30 September 2015

    APEx contributes to the development of a coherent digital infrastructure which opens up the portal to our common cultural heritage of archives, equally accessible for citizens, researchers, businesses and governments alike.

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    Europeana V2.0

    1 October 2011 to: 30 May 2014

    Europeana v2.0 was a project under the ICT PSP Work Programme with the aim to provide the majority of the funding required to ensure the continued running and development of Europeana.

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    Europeana V1.0

    1 February 2009 to: 29 July 2011

    Europeana V1.0 was a Thematic Network that brought content-holders – libraries, museums, archives and audio-visual collections – together with universities, ministries and heritage strategy bodies.

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    Europeana Space

    1 February 2014 to: 31 January 2017

    The ultimate aim of the Europeana Space project is to create new opportunities for employment and economic growth within the creative industries sector based on Europe’s rich digital cultural resources. 

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    Europeana Regia

    1 January 2010 to: 29 June 2012

    Europeana Regia was a collaborative project that created a European corpus of digitised, mostly illuminated manuscripts.

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    Europeana Newspapers

    1 February 2012 to: 31 March 2015

    A group of 17 European partner institutions have joined forces in the "Europeana Newspapers" project to provide more than 18 million newspaper pages to Europeana. 

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    Europeana Libraries

    1 January 2011 to: 31 December 2012

    Europeana Libraries brought the digital collections of 19 of Europe's leading research libraries to Europeana and The European Library. 

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    Europeana Inside

    1 April 2012 to: 30 September 2014

    Eurpeana Inside supported the Digital Agenda for Europe by achieving a lasting transformation in the quantity, scope and usability of the content available to Europeana from European cultural institutions by reducing or removing the operational, legal, technical and financial barriers to participation.

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    Europeana Collections 1914-1918

    1 May 2011 to: 30 April 2014

    Europeana Collections 1914-1918 created the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War - a substantial digital collection of material from national library collections of ten libraries in eight countries that found themselves on different sides of the historic conflict.

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    1 May 2010 to: 31 October 2012

    EURO-Photo has digitised at least 150,000 photographs from 10 major European news agencies. 

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    1 March 2013 to: 29 February 2016

    EUscreenXL is a three-year project that aggregates a comprehensive body of professional audiovisual content and makes it accessible through Europeana and the EUscreenXL portal. 

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    1 October 2009 to: 28 September 2012

    With the support of FIAT/IFTA, the European Broadcasting Union and the Europeana Foundation, the EUscreen Best Practice Network provided access to a highly interoperable digitised collection of television material.

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    15 February 2012 to: 14 February 2014

    EFG1914 was a digitisation project focused on films and non-film material from and related to World War I.

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    1 September 2008 to: 31 August 2011

    The European Film Gateway (EFG) unlocked the richness of Europe's film archives for Europeana users and cinema lovers all over the world.

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    1 July 2010 to: 28 June 2013

    ECLAP is the new online archive for all performing arts in Europe.

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    1 April 2013 to: 31 March 2016

    EAGLE will provide a single user-friendly portal to the inscriptions of the Ancient World, a massive resource for both the curious and for the scholarly.

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    1 January 2011 to: 30 January 2015

    ‘Digitising Contemporary Art' (DCA) was a digitisation project for contemporary art, i.e. art made after 1945.

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    1 February 2012 to: 30 January 2015

    DM2E aims to technically enable as many content providers as possible to integrate their content into Europeana and to stimulate the creation of new tools and services for re-use of Europeana data in the Digital Humanities.

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    1 November 2012 to: 30 April 2015

    Daguerreobase develops a common reflection and best practice in the collection and dissemination of information on daguerreotypes in European collections, thus creating a knowledge base designed by and for all of those interested in Europe's divers cultural heritage.

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    1 February 2010 to: 31 January 2013

    CARARE enabled 2D and 3D content for heritage places to be brought together in Europeana, creating new functionality for users.

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    1 May 2009 to: 30 April 2012

    BHL-Europe developed a multilingual portal (www.bhl-europe.eu), which provides unprecedented access to more than 25 million pages of biodiversity literature. 

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    1 November 2008 to: 29 April 2011

    ATHENA brought together relevant stakeholders and content owners from museums and other cultural institutions all over Europe to evaluate and integrate specific tools, based on a common agreed set of standards and guidelines to create harmonised access to their content.

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    1 April 2010 to: 30 March 2012

    ASSETS improved the usability of Europeana by developing, implementing and deploying software services focused on search, browsing and interfaces. 

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    1 March 2013 to: 31 August 2015

    AthenaPlus builds on the successful experience developed by the previous ATHENA project – where LIDO and MINT, the Ingestion Server and Mapping Tool, widely used across the Europeana's ecosystem of projects, were developed - in order to further advance the effective infrastructure and tools to support museums and other cultural institutions in making available digital content through Europeana.

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    ARROW Plus

    1 April 2011 to: 30 September 2013

    ARROW Plus built on and further implemented the ARROW system, which it  refined after the piloting phase in Germany, France, Spain and United Kingdom.

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    1 September 2008 to: 2 November 2011

    ARROW made digital content in Europe more accessible, usable and exploitable.