Every year during the Northern summer holidays, approximately 1,000 members of the Wikimedia community – the worldwide group of volunteers and professionals behind projects including Wikipedia and Wikidata – gather for their annual event: Wikimania. This year’s event, hosted in Stockholm, had as its theme the relationship of open-access information to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The event's program was chaired for the second year running by Europeana’s own Wikimedia liaison Liam Wyatt, in a voluntary capacity. Today he fills us in on this year’s gathering.
The Digital Europe Programme is a new funding programme from the European Union which will shape and support the digital transformation of Europe’s society and economy. Europeana will be co-financed by this programme from 2022. Take the EU's survey on the priorities of the programme now and show them that support and ambition for digital cultural heritage is vital.
During the 2018-2019 academic year, more than 2,000 teachers around Europe have been creating learning scenarios with digital cultural heritage and testing them with their students. In this brochure, we present some of the most relevant facts and figures reached by this community.
In collaboration with European Schoolnet, Europeana has produced a short publication addressed to Ministries of Education and other stakeholders in the domain. The aim is to introduce Europeana's activities and educational offer to promote the use of digital cultural heritage in learning environments.
After a first successful edition last year, we are happy to announce the rerun of the Europeana in your classroom MOOC, which aims to build upon teachers’ knowledge of European cultural heritage and introduce them to new concepts such as project-based learning or STEAM.