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Posted on Tuesday April 21, 2020

Updated on Monday November 6, 2023

Digital Europe Programme 2021-2022 - Data for Cultural Heritage second work strand FAQs

The DIGITAL-2022-CULTURAL-02 call makes an indicative €4 million EUR of funding available for proposals that support the common data space for cultural heritage. On this page, we provide the answers to frequently asked questions about the call.

For more information regarding the application process,we recommend that you take a look at the call text, EC online manual, and Funding & Tender Portal FAQs.

Key Information

How long is the duration of the projects under this call?

The project duration is 24 months. See section 10 of the call text.


Can I address only one objective of the call?

All project proposals must address at least one of the following areas: 1) Enriching the offer of data, tools and services available in the data space; 2) Using existing Artificial Intelligence and machine-learning systems to improve user-engagement and experience; 3)  Reuse of, in particular, 3D digitised cultural heritage assets. For further information, take a look at call text

Should my proposal cover only new content that is not yet available in Europeana?

Content can be new or existing content that will be enriched.

How is high-quality content defined? 

The content to be submitted must comply at least with Tier 2 (for content) and Tier A (for metadata) of the Europeana Publishing Framework and allow free online access to the digitised objects. 

What does it mean for the content to be free for reuse? 

Free for reuse content is available under the licences CC0, CC-BY, CC-BY-SA, and the Public Domain Mark. Find more information regarding the licences here.

Does content have to be aggregated to Europeana through existing aggregation infrastructures'?

It is very important that applicants have a clear understanding of aggregation channels for the content. Europeana doesn’t aggregate content directly but via a strong network of national and domain aggregators. For more information, take a look at the Europeana aggregators across Europe.

Working with Europeana

My proposal envisages integration of its outcomes in the Europeana platform. How can I ensure its success? 

Proposal outcomes are expected to be integrated into the data space for cultural heritage. For more information on the integration, please take a look at the HaDEA Info Day presentation

I’m confused by terms related to Europeana in the call text, where can I find more information? 

Check Europeana Foundation’s detailed glossary of terms or explore our Europeana Pro website. 

Is it possible for Europeana Foundation to be part of our consortium for this call? And if yes, whom should I contact to discuss Europeana involvement?

Yes, it is possible for Europeana Foundation to be a partner in a project proposal. There is no restriction on how many proposals the Europeana Foundation can join. For a partner inquiry, contact Milena Popova, Programme and Business Development Manager at Europeana, at

How long will it take for Europeana Foundation to make a decision regarding a possible participation as a funded partner? 

All proposals will be first discussed internally to ensure that the Europeana Foundation has the capacity and resources to contribute to the project. Depending on the proposal complexity, this process might take up to a week.

General aspects

I have never applied to a Digital Europe Programme -  Data for Cultural Heritage call. Is it possible for me to do so?

Yes, the call is open to applicants who have not yet benefited from Digital Europe Programme or other EU funding.

Is there a requirement for a minimum number of project consortium members?

An eligible consortium for this call must have at least three different applicants based in three different Member States, EEA countries, as well as Turkey, Serbia, Israel, Ukraine and Moldova. See here for more details. 

I’m from the UK, can I participate in this call? 

UK applicants are not eligible to participate under this call. For more information on eligible countries, please refer to section 6 of the call text.

Will projects under this call be 100% funded? 

The EC grant will cover 75% of the requested budget for SMEs and 50% for other types of applicants. The project partners must provide the remainder. For more information, please see the call text. 

Does Europeana participate in the application assessment?

No, Europeana is not involved in the application evaluation and decision making. Find out more information about these processes here.

Is there a contact point in the Digital Europe Programme for the current open call for proposals with whom I could get in touch with directly?

The Digital Europe Programme has limited resources for handling direct enquiries. They encourage applicants to find answers in the call text and the online manual. Enquiries can be sent here