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Posted on Friday May 24, 2024

Updated on Tuesday July 16, 2024

Europeana Aggregators’ Forum outreach event June 2024

This event, organised by the Europeana Aggregators’ Forum, explored what happens once data has been published on and how institutions can support its reuse.

Stacks of paper in straw with green overlay, Europeana Aggregators' Forum logo and text Outreach Event; 20 June 2024 Online.
Servizio fotografico Villa Lagarina
Monti, Paolo
Fondazione Biblioteca Europea di Informazione e Cultura (BEIC)

The common European data space for cultural heritage will support Europe’s cultural sector in its digital transformation and promote the creation, use, and reuse of content in related areas. These could include cultural and creative sectors and tourism, as well as education and scientific research, but also other sectors and their data spaces. Aggregators play a key role in providing entry points into the data space, and their active involvement is crucial for a smooth transition from digital service infrastructure to data space.

In this context, the Europeana Aggregators’ Forum organised its fifth outreach event taking place online on 20 June from 9:45 to 16:00 CEST in English. This event was open to all, and particularly welcomed users and re-users, as well as stakeholders from the European Commission and cultural heritage institutions, to join. 

This event focused on everything that happens once data has been published on and showcased how users and reusers can engage with the data, and how aggregators support different re-use scenarios during data preparation and processing.

It was an opportunity to learn from aggregators about the process of publishing aggregated data for reuse, and hear from cultural heritage professionals, researchers and others who use content from in a professional context how they work with the digital collections they find online. It was a chance to grasp the operational aspects when it comes to presenting data from hundreds of cultural heritage institutions in one platform and facilitating and improving its discoverability and usability.

In addition to presentations and panel discussions in the morning, this outreach event included an afternoon workshop organised by the DE-BIAS data space supporting project. DE-BIAS promotes a more inclusive and respectful approach to describing cultural heritage and is developing an AI-powered tool to automatically detect and contextualise harmful and offensive language. Participants to this workshop were introduced to the tool and the vocabulary that it runs on.


  • 9.45 - Welcome & introduction by the Europeana Aggregators’ Forum

  • 10.00 - Welcome by the Europeana Initiative

  • 10.15 - Introduction

  • 10.30 - Demonstration: Creating galleries

  • 10.45 - Panel 1

  • 11.20 - Coffee break

  • 11.30 - Presentation: Twin It!

  • 11.40 - Panel 2

  • 12.15 - Conclusions

  • 12.30 - Lunch break

  • 14.00h - DE-BIAS training event