Stories connect people. We think cultural heritage does too. At Europeana, digital storytelling matters to us and our partners. Our blogs and exhibitions tell stories about history and culture with the amazing collections on the Europeana website. Want to tell your story? Here’s how to get involved.
Our stories combine engaging text with the rich variety of images and audiovisual content to be found on the Europeana website. We have two key formats:
Blogs – short pieces that illuminate a topic, usually 400-800 words
Exhibitions – longer, multi-chapter narratives, usually more than 1200 words
Send your pitch (no more than 300 words) to firstname.lastname@example.org, and include an outline of what the story will cover, why it’s suitable for the Europeana website, and what format it will take. We welcome and publish stories written in any of the 24 official languages of the European Union, but please send us your pitch in English.
Are you from an underrepresented community, or are you writing about topics that surface unheard voices from minoritised or oppressed groups and/or cultures? You might be eligible for an editorial grant through our grants programme. Please contact email@example.com for more information on our editorial grants.
While we will give all pitches due consideration, we cannot guarantee that your idea will be published. The lead times on our content varies, but a typical timeline from pitch to publication is around 1-2 months. Only pitch something if you can produce the proposed content within this time frame.
Please note that all editorial content on Europeana is published under a Creative Commons CC BY-SA licence. For full details on formats and tone of voice, please see our editorial guidelines, available as Google Slides below.
Last but not least, did you know you can create your own Europeana galleries? Just sign up for a Europeana account and get started right away.