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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! 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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Europeana 1989 project launched in Hungary

The 25th anniversary of the revolutionary events that significantly reshaped the image of Europe will be observed this year. All Hungarians are invited to share their experiences, stories, photographs and memorabilia of the fall of the Iron Curtain and contribute to project ‘Europeana 1989'. 

Europeana 1989 launched in Germany

Europeana 1989 project launched in Germany

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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.

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

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