Advocacy

Collections from over 3,500 European cultural heritage institutions are represented on the Europeana website, and together they make digital cultural heritage available for education, research, creation and recreation. 

But the landscape is not yet equal nor sufficiently supported so that all cultural heritage institutions and all audiences have the same opportunities to contribute to and benefit from a Europe driven by digital culture. At Europeana, we want to use our trusted and visible position within the sector to advocate for changes to policy, legislation and practices that support the cultural heritage sector and place digital culture at the heart of Europe’s future. We do this on behalf of our partners, the Europeana Network Association, the Europeana Aggregators’ Forum and our audiences.  

Activities

We engage in advocacy activity at a European level - on critical topics such as the public domain, copyright and discussions on the role culture plays in the future of Europe and the digital public space. 

New European Bauhaus
Title:
Dessau. Bauhaus (1926, Walter Gropius). Werkstättenbau von Süden
Creator:
Walther, Bernd (Herstellung) (Fotograf)
Date:
1977
Institution:
Deutsche Fotothek
Country:
Germany

New European Bauhaus

New European Bauhaus wants to put sustainability, inclusivity and beauty at the heart of Europe’s future. It calls for diverse perspectives, citizens and sectors to come together - design, art and culture with modern science and technology to make that happen. Digital cultural heritage already makes that connection - our sector can play a key role in shaping this initiative. Explore more and get involved.

Opportunities offered by digital technologies for the cultural heritage sector
Title:
Childcare Prevention is better than cure, 1917 US Red Cross
Creator:
Alice Dick Dumas
Institution:
Wellcome Collection
Country:
United Kingdom

Opportunities offered by digital technologies for the cultural heritage sector

This joint position paper from Europeana Foundation, Europeana Network Association and Europeana Aggregator Forum supports the consultation of the European Commission and underlines elements critical to executing the Europeana Strategy 2020-2025 and to realising the potential of digital cultural heritage for the recovery of Europe.  

Consultation on a 'Declaration of Digital Principles'
Title:
JR 01 scientific computer
Institution:
Deventer Musea
Country:
The Netherlands

Consultation on a 'Declaration of Digital Principles'

This position paper from the Europeana Initiative supports the consultation of the European Commission on the principles that should underpin Europe’s digital landscape and underlines elements we believe are critical to realising the potential of digital cultural heritage for Europe’s future. 

Our copyright priorities throughout 2020-2025
Title:
Grup de noies i nenes
Creator:
Desconegut
Date:
1890/1920
Institution:
Ajuntament de Girona
Country:
Spain

Our copyright priorities throughout 2020-2025

Europeana’s strategy for 2020-2025 imagines a cultural heritage sector powered by digital and a Europe powered by culture. We have identified what this means for copyright, and brought our plans together into a strategy for copyright 2020-2025.

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Talking climate change at the Europeana Foundation: a ‘green’ team and community action
Title:
Climate icon
Creator:
Carlos Marcelino
Date:
2021
Institution:
Europeana Foundation
Country:
The Netherlands

Talking climate change at the Europeana Foundation: a ‘green’ team and community action

Created: 17 November 2021

The Europeana Foundation’s Business Plan 2021, ‘Towards a digital public space for cultural heritage’, highlights five themes that run through all aspects of our work. Shadi Ardalan and Patrick Ehlert talk about the Europeana Foundation’s environmental responsibility.

What principles should guide Europe’s digital future?
Title:
JR 01 scientific computer
Creator:
Jouets rationnels
Institution:
Deventer Musea

What principles should guide Europe’s digital future?

Created: 25 August 2021

The European Commission is now consulting on the digital principles that will serve as the foundation of Europe’s digital environment - it believes that the rights and values it promotes offline should also be reflected online. What considerations should be taken into account? Read Europeana’s response and submit your own before 2 September 2021.

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