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Crisis, Change and Culture

2020 is not the year we thought it was going to be. A global pandemic has changed our day-to-day lives. The Covid crisis has brought home how connected our lives are across the globe, while the injustices and societal inequalities that exist between them have been thrown into sharp relief. This demands a response from us. Above all, this year has shown us that we need to build more coherent, coordinated and effective approaches to dealing with the challenges facing society, whether it is a short-lived natural disaster, a pandemic, or the ongoing battle to combat climate change.  

This is as true for the cultural heritage sector as it is for our wider society .    

In recent months, culture has shown to be a compelling force: people turned to digital technology and communication to share culture and come together as families, in friendship groups and as communities. As we move through and on from these crises, how can digital culture create meaningful and positive change in our society? 

Now is the time to look critically at the role of cultural heritage, and reimagine it. 

Europeana 2020 builds on that momentum to explore how - together - we can develop an open, knowledgeable and creative society.

Secure your place

It’s free, quick and easy to secure your place. Book via Eventbrite and, when finalised, we will send you a link to sign up to the conference’s digital programme. From there you will be able to pick and choose the sessions that mean the most to you and join hundreds of other cultural heritage professionals from your PC, laptop, mobile phone or tablet as together we explore crisis, change and culture in the digital heritage sector. 

Our first keynote

We're really excited to announce our first keynote speaker, renowned corporate anthropologist and winner of Management Book of the Year Award 2016, Jitske Kramer.

Initiating and leading change in organisations is a critical skill that we all need to master. Jitske Kramer will enlighten us on this subject through her groundbreaking work as an anthropologist. No single organisation, no single group, exists in a vacuum. There are always other groups to work with, to sell things to, to take into account, to compete with. This is a lecture in which we travel to the world to learn how people work with other groups. With anthropological lessons that you can directly apply to your own network and relationships and co-creation associations. The focus is on forming cultures, leadership and decision making.

Confirmed speakers

Previous speakers

Past events

Europeana 2019 - relive it!

Title: Europeana 2019

Creator: Sebastiaan Ter Burg

Date: November 2019

Institution: Europeana Foundation

Country: The Netherlands


Europeana 2019 - relive it!

Created: 11 December 2019

From 27-29 November, 269 cultural heritage and technology professionals from 37 countries met in Lisbon, Portugal, to connect the Europeana Network Association communities. Here are a few highlights and the links you need to revisit and relive the Europeana 2019: Connect Communities conference.

EuropeanaTech 2018 – Gorgeous Data, Glorious Technology: In review


Creator: Sebastiaan ter Burg

Date: 16 May 2018

Institution: Europeana

Country: The Netherlands


EuropeanaTech 2018 – Gorgeous Data, Glorious Technology: In review

Created: 28 May 2018

On May 15-16 nearly 300 innovators and thought leaders from across the world meton the SS Rotterdam for two action-packed days of EuropeanaTech 2018. Those in attendance watched and contributed to 37 presentations, seven panel sessions and a very entertaining and thought-provoking debate.

AGM 2018 in Vienna: Building communities and celebrating 10 years of Europeana in style

Title: Europeana Network Association AGM 2018

Creator: Europeana

Date: 2018

Institution: Europeana Foundation

Country: Netherlands


AGM 2018 in Vienna: Building communities and celebrating 10 years of Europeana in style

Created: 14 December 2018

On 5 December, over 200 members of the Europeana Network Association gathered in Vienna on the occasion of the Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2018, dedicated to building communities and celebrating 10 years of Europeana. We would like to thank all of you who came and made this event such a success!

AGM 2017 in Milan: Network Association's highlights of 2017 and priorities for 2018

Created: 14 December 2017

On 6 December, 200 members of the Europeana Network Association gathered in Milan on the occasion of the AGM 2017, dedicated to the impact culture has on society. We would like to thank all of you who came and made this event a real success!

AGM 2016 - Thank you!

Title: Europeana Network Association ‘AGMers’ in the Latvian National Museum of Art

Creator: Europeana

Institution: Europeana Foundation


AGM 2016 - Thank you!

Created: 15 November 2016

Winter wonderland was waiting for more than 200 members of the Europeana Network Association when we gathered in Riga, Latvia, for the 2016 ‘Show us what you’ve got’ AGM (8-9 November). It was a fabulous opportunity to welcome you all at the National Library of Latvia (LNB).

Sponsor Europeana 2020

If you're interested in how you can partner up with Europeana to deliver a world-class online event, and raise awareness of your organisation, initiative or project amongst hundreds of thought-leaders in the cultural heritage sector, get in touch.


National Library of Portugal
European Open Science Cloud