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Posted on Wednesday July 17, 2019

Draft Programme Europeana 2019

Please note that the programme is subject to change - we will be adding to and refining it throughout the summer so visit our event page to find out more about Europeana 2019 and book your tickets.

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EuropeanaTech 2018 - Sebastiaan ter Burg


Europeana Foundation


Please note that the programme is subject to change - we’ll be adding to and refining it throughout the summer.

The National Library of Portugal, Lisbon

Wednesday - 27 November 2019



Pre-meetings - 10:00 - 15:30 / Coffee break at 11:45 and lunch at 13:30

10:00 - 10:15



GIFT moderated by Anders Sundnes Løvlie - IT- University of Copenhagen

At GIFT @ Europeana 2019, you will have the opportunity to be among the first lucky few to test out the tools that have been designed in the GIFT project. The technology is open source, therefore free to use and adapt to your needs.

Attend GIFT @ Europeana 2019 and find out how you can give your visitors the tools to engage more, make it personal, create shared experiences through play, tell their own stories and turn their experiences into digital gifts.

Room 1

IIIF Workshop moderated by Glen Robson - IIIF Technical Coordinator

The International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) and EuropeanaTech will hold an outreach event for a wide range of participants and interested parties, including digital image repository managers, content curators, software developers, scholars, and administrators at libraries, museums, cultural heritage institutions, software firms, and other organisations working with digital images and audio/visual materials.

Attendees will learn about the purpose and benefits of IIIF for web-based image delivery, including demonstrations of the optimised functionality that IIIF provides. A specific afternoon session in collaboration with the 3D Content in Europeana Task Force will look at how IIIF and Europeana can move forward with regards to presenting 3D content online.

Room 2

Historiana workshop moderated by Steven Stegers - EUROCLIO

Explore different ways cultural heritage institutions and museum educators can use digitised sources in history education. This EUROCLIO workshop will present peer-reviewed eLearning Activities developed by history educators using Europeana sources, and explain both the reasoning and research theory underpinning them. There will be a focus on how you can easily adapt these to create your own eLearning Activities to suit a variety of collections.

Could your institution integrate its collections into educational activities? Would you be willing to collaborate with others on this? We'll close the session with a brainstorm on these questions.

Room 3

3D Task Force seminar moderated by Kate Fernie - 2Culture Associates

3D digitisation of cultural heritage has become more common in recent years and organisations are increasingly looking for ways of using 3D data, and for ways of integrating with other file types in Europeana Collections.

This one-day workshop will bring together a panel from members of the 3D Content in Europeana Task Force to discuss recent work and to talk about standards, formats and platforms that support 3D data. This workshop will provide an opportunity to share results, exchange knowledge about state-of-the-art opportunities for collaboration and discuss the next steps for using 3D more effectively in the digital cultural heritage sector.

Note: 14:30 - 15:15: Joint session IIIF & 3D Task Force seminar in Room 1


EOSC moderated by Sara de Giorgio - Central Institute for the Union Catalogue of Italian Libraries and Bibliographic Information

This workshop will introduce the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC), discuss the opportunities its creation offers the cultural heritage sector and provide an overview of the infrastructures behind its development.

It will address the challenges and opportunities that the establishment of EOSC is posing to cultural heritage institutions. Since cultural heritage is a primary source for research in Social Sciences and Humanities, it will offer food for thought about the positioning of cultural heritage institutions within this ecosystem by:

- presenting best practices already put in place for data or services sharing
- discussing specific solutions for digital cultural heritage in compliance with the FAIR principles
- inviting the audience to identify and plan activities for gathering requirements from the cultural heritage sector as a potential stakeholder in EOSC.

15:00 - 16:00


15:00 - 15:45

Tour of the Library #1


Start of Europeana 2019

16:00 - 17:00

Europeana Network Association General Assembly - ENA Management Board

17:00 - 17:45

Keynote: Frédéric Kaplan - Professor in Digital Humanities at EPFL


Drinks & Nibbles

Thursday - 28 November 2019



08:00 - 09:00


09:00 - 09:10

Welcome: Director National Library of Portugal, Maria Inês Cordeiro

09:10 - 09:20

Welcome: Representative Ministry of Culture Portugal (TBC)

09:20 - 09:40

Welcome: European Commission, Rehana Schwinninger-Ladak (TBC)

09:40 - 10:15

Welcome: Europeana Foundation Executive Director, Harry Verwayen

10:15 - 10:30

Welcome & Introduction to the conference programme by the ENA chair, Marco de Niet - Leiden University Library

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee Break

Parallel sessions 11:00 - 12:30


The Europeana Innovation Agenda highlights (1 of 2) moderated by Ina Blümel - German National Library of Science and Technology

Room 1

Shaping the future of education with cultural heritage - moderated by Fred Truyen - Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

Do you know how to build 21st-century skills like critical thinking and media literacy with digital cultural heritage? Are you a cultural heritage professional interested in how your collections can be used in innovative ways by educators?
This panel session will showcase how Europeana, together with leaders in innovative learning (European Schoolnet, EUROCLIO), is mainstreaming the use of digital cultural heritage in education and its impact among students. We’ll discuss key issues including the importance of high-quality source material, where to find training tools and ready-to-use resources for educators, how to ensure community involvement and how collaborations between cultural heritage institutions and educators can promote the use of collections in European classrooms.

Panel: Steven Stegers - EUROCLIO, Evita Tasiopoulou - European Schoolnet, Marco Neves - Europeana Ambassador Teacher

Room 2

Introduction to impact workshop moderated by Dafydd Tudur - The National Library of Wales and Maja Drabczyk - National Film Archive/Audiovisual Institute Poland



12:30 - 14:00


14:00 - 14:15

Introduction of the afternoon programme by Stephan Bartholmei - German Digital Library

14:15 - 15:00

Panel 'We transform the world with culture' moderated by Harry Verwayen - Europeana Foundation

Parallel sessions 15:00 - 16:30


The Europeana Innovation Agenda highlights (2 of 2) moderated by Gregory Markus - Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision

Room 1

Multilingual access and machine translation moderated by Andy Neale - Technical director Europeana Foundation

Are your digital services open to a global audience? Could richer multilingual support attract new users?
Multilingualism and linguistic diversity have always been part of the reality of the European Union. This session will share key learnings and outputs from the recent Finnish Presidency event on multilinguality for digital cultural heritage. Looking at multilingual metadata, content translation and user interactions, you will explore the opportunities and benefits of multilingualism in digital cultural heritage, and pathways to solving the problems associated with them.

Speaker: Antoine Isaac, Europeana Foundation

Room 2

Music to my ears: making rights understandable moderated by Juozas Markauskas - Dizi



16:30 - 17:00

Coffee Break

17:00 - 18:00


18:00 - 18:15

Unsung Hero award ceremony

18:15 - 18:30

Wrap-up & Closure of the day by Sara Di Giorgio - Central Institute for the Union Catalogue of Italian Libraries and Bibliographic Information

18:30 - 19:15

Tour of the Library #2 (Podcast - "Innovation")

19:15- 22:00


Friday - 29 November 2019



08:30 - 09:00

Welcome and Coffee

09:00 - 09:05

Introduction of the morning programme by Georgia Angelaki - National Documentation Centre

09:05 - 09:50

Keynote: Marleen Stikker - De Waag Society

09:50 - 10:00

Europeana Aggregator Forum - Marco Rendina - European Fashion Heritage Association

Parallel sessions 10:00- 12:00 (11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break)


Promoting cultural heritage with digital invasion - moderated by Altheo Valentini-Egina - European Grants International Academy

Do you want to learn how to use digital tools to tell stories collectively? Are you an educator looking for active and informal ways to engage students with cultural heritage material?
Then join us for a Europeana 2019 digital invasion - the cultural heritage experience in which people armed with smartphones, cameras and video cameras come together to create both a physical and social media cultural moment! This session will introduce the concept of a digital invasion and how it can be used to connect a range of audiences with culture. Then come with us as we perform our own digital invasion in Lisbon.

Speaker: Marianna Marcucci - Invasioni Digitali

Room 1

How to implement the FAIR principles in digital culture moderated by Sara Di Giorgio - Central Institute for the Union Catalogue of Italian Libraries and Bibliographic Information

Do you work with FAIR - the set of guiding principles to make data Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable? How do you deal with the tech issues that the implementation of FAIR principles poses to your organisation? Did you know that FAIR will be really valuable if your institution decides to join the European Open Science Cloud?

In this session, you will discuss practical issues related to FAIR implementation across the cultural heritage and research sectors. Saskia Scheltjens, head of Research Services at the Rijksmuseum, will talk about the implementation of FAIR data principles in a large art historical museum. Drawing on his experience leading a working group on FAIR within the Research Data Alliance, Makx Dekkers will discuss crucial aspects of evaluating the ‘FAIRness’ of your data. A panel discussion will follow and we look forward to hearing your voice there!

Speakers: Saskia Scheltjens - Rijksmuseum & Makx Dekkers - International Project and Information Management

Room 2

Achieving inclusivity & diversity in the Europeana Network moderated by Kilian Downing - The National Archives of Ireland 



12:00 - 13:00


13:00 - 13:05

Introduction of the afternoon programme by Fred Truyen - Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

Parallel sessions 13:05 - 14:35


Opportunities for digital cultural heritage and the public domain, under the EU Copyright Rules moderated by Paul Keller

Room 1

EuropeanaTech Unconference moderated by Clemens Neudecker - Berlin State Library

Room 2

Communicating the value of digital culture to stakeholders moderated by Susan Hazan - The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Do you engage with high-level stakeholders? Are you confident you understand what they need to know and how that relates to, and can help you promote your organisation’s objectives and the value of cultural heritage?

To inform their decision-making, stakeholders in the cultural heritage sector need information about the value and impact of the sector’s activities. In this session, you’ll look at how to translate the value of your activities into communications that are relevant to and support your stakeholders’ agendas. Build your confidence in engaging with stakeholders by joining in a practical workshop, focusing on using clear statements and evidence to communicate coherently.



14:35 - 15:20

Closing Keynote: (TBC)

15:20 - 15:30

Wrap-up & Closure by Erwin Verbruggen - Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision


End of the Event