Posted on Monday December 28, 2015

About our Network Association

A strong and democratic community dedicated to good practice in the world of digital cultural heritage.

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Elco van Staveren, Denkschets, CC BY-SA

Who we are

The Europeana Network Association is an active community of over 2,000 individuals that shape Europeana.

We believe in creative collaboration and teamwork. We are committed to making, sharing, promoting and repurposing Europe’s digital cultural heritage. To achieve this we:

  • use our individual expertise to encourage innovation and foster cross-border and cross-domain collaboration between people from cultural heritage, creative, technology, education and research areas;
  • develop, validate and implement the standards and frameworks that improve access and discovery;
  • participate in Europeana governance and strategy;
  • promote Europeana’s activities within professional networks.

What we stand for

We believe that everyone deserves access to cultural heritage, and that creators and institutions should always receive the correct credit when that heritage is displayed and used.

Our philosophy is based on the European Cultural Commons. We want our members to be engaged and active - that's how we become a powerful movement.

What we do

How we work

Every year at an Annual General Assembly, Europeana Network Association members elect a governing body of 36 representatives to form the Members Council.

Together with the Europeana Foundation and its Governing Board, the Members Council decides how Europeana will promote and support digital cultural heritage and what its yearly business plan should include. The Members Council also supervises the Network's special interest communities,  Working Groups and Task Forces, which are set up to support the development of the business plan and address ongoing activities and challenges affecting the Association members, and the digital heritage field.

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