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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.

Read details here

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! After the successful launch and conclusion of our first two challenges this past spring, 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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The Europeana Foundation is the operator of the Europeana service, including the search portal at Europeana.eu 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.

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