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 puts sustainability, inclusivity and beauty at the heart of Europe’s future. It calls for diverse perspectives, citizens and sectors to come together. 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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New Europeana Strategy 2020-2025 imagines a cultural sector powered by digital
Title:
LOUIS VERT - PARIS - LA GRANDE LUNETTE, PLACE DE LA BASTILLE
Creator:
Louis Vert
Date:
1900
Institution:
Parisienne de Photographie
Country:
France

New Europeana Strategy 2020-2025 imagines a cultural sector powered by digital

Created: 3 June 2020

A new strategy for the Europeana Initiative covering the next five years imagines a cultural heritage sector powered by digital and empowered to make that digital change by Europeana. In this series, we look at the strategy and talk to some of the people who will drive it. 

European Commission to launch public consultation on how Member States support digital culture and Europeana
Title:
Aristotle discussing questions of geometry and perspective
Date:
1450-1475
Institution:
National Library of the Netherlands
Country:
The Netherlands
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