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Posted on Friday February 23, 2024

Updated on Friday February 23, 2024

Education Community Work Plan

The Europeana Education Community is one of the Europeana Network Association's specialist communities. Explore their work plan for 2024. You can also join the Europeana Education Community through the Europeana Network Association.

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Executive summary

In 2024, the Europeana Education Community will follow up with its regular activities to strengthen the connection between the cultural heritage and educational sectors, taking into account the continuation of the European Year of Skills, the European elections and the other educational initiatives that will happen all over the year. To get a deeper understanding of the needs of educators in regards to the use of digital cultural heritage, the community will share information and best practices, facilitate collaborations at the intersection of cultural heritage institutions and education, promote the Europeana Initiative at events and engage with new members.

In particular, we will follow up with the organisation of the Upskill/Reskill webinar series and the Low-Code Fest 3. We will also support the European elections with a series of actions to define in the coming months (e.g. via social media promoting the community resources about democracy, European values and citizenship).

Steering Group composition

This Community is governed by a chair, two co-chairs and a manager (from the Europeana Foundation).

  • Altheo Valentini, Founder & CEO at European Grants International Academy, Italy (Chair)

  • Loa Kristjánsdóttir, History Teacher | EuroClio, Iceland (Co-chair)

  • Margherita Sani, Project Manager of the LEM Group at NEMO, Italy (Co-chair)

  • Dr. Ping Kong, Heritage & Education gGmbH, Germany

  • Marco Streefkerk, Information Manager at Anne Frank Museum, Netherlands

  • Dr. Tatyana Oleinik, OpenEduHub |H.S. Skovoroda Kharkiv National Pedagogical University, Ukraine

  • Raul Gomez Hernandez, Graduate Teaching Assistant at Complutense University of Madrid, Spain

  • Georgia Manolopoulou, Museologist,Curator of Public Engagement Ministry of Culture | Archaeological Museum Of Patras, Greece

  • Isabel Crespo, Education Specialist, Europeana Foundation, Netherlands (Community Manager)

Vision statement

This community brings together all those who believe that Europe’s digital cultural heritage has an important role to play in education, and want to work to embed digital cultural data in both formal and non-formal education to foster innovation.

This Community strengthens the connection between cultural heritage and educational sectors to mutual benefit. More specifically, it works towards the following goals:

  • Get a deeper understanding of the needs of educators where it concerns their use of digital cultural heritage;

  • Reach out to cultural heritage professionals working in education to support them in their digital journey;

  • Mainstream the use of digital culture in education through European educational and cultural heritage networks, currently collaborating with us such as EuroClio, ALL DIGITAL, EPALE, NEMO, Una Europa, ESACH, UNIVERSEUM, ICOMOS, ICOM-CECA and ICOM Italy, the Water Museums Global Network and Anne Frank Youth Network.

Its members:

  • Share information and best practices;

  • Jointly work on issues of common interest;

  • Facilitate collaborations at the intersection of cultural heritage and education;

  • Explore collaboration with aggregators and other relevant educational and cultural heritage organizations for national outreach;

  • Promote the initiative in events and engage with new potential members.

*2,689 members (baseline December 2023)

Terms of reference

  • Anyone who is a member of the Europeana Network Association can join the Europeana Education Community.

  • Anyone else can join, but if you want to be eligible as a Steering Group member you need to sign up to the ENA. The Europeana Network Association is free and easy to join.

Main activities in 2024

  1. Upskill/Reskill webinar series: all over the year we will organise webinars around topics relevant for our community and in collaboration with the networks represented by the Steering Group members. Some ideas proposed by the members are Efficient use of Europeana search for HE and Young Professionals with Una Europa, ESACH, UNIVERSEUM and ICOMOS and the organization of a Stories that Move webinar with Anne Frank House during the Europeana Digital Storytelling Festival 2024.

  2. Organise the Low-Code Fest 3 with EGINA. The topic of this year will be Mission Artemis, where the European Space Agency is involved with six other partners and which first endeavor is expected in November 2024. We will promote the use of Europeana APIs to develop an educational online product to foster knowledge about mythology and astronomy but also on inclusion and diversity. We will also look for synergies with HackaLODand the DigiEduHack.

  3. Support the European election campaign (June 2024) with a series of specific actions and in collaboration with the Communicators.

  4. Share best practices and case studies by posting on the community social media channels and writing articles for Europeana Pro.

Communication Channels

Community Pro page

The community page will be updated in a consistent way with the other communities’ pages. It will feature a short community introduction, the current community board as well as the latest news posts related to educational use of digital cultural data.

Progress and Annual reports

  1. Progress report

  2. Annual Report 2023

Community engagement - regular activities

  • Community growth and profiling
    • Identify potential community members within ENA and/or outside the network (e.g. through members’ local communities);

    • Identify and better understand the motivations and needs of the community members;

    • Every year link to at least one major network

  • Outreach
    • Collect and showcase case studies of reuse of digital cultural data in education provided by the community members;

    • Facilitate connections between Europeana and educational players and stakeholders as well as between community members;

    • Invite educational and cultural heritage professionals to workshops and / or webinars to encourage the two groups to learn from and about each other;

    • Collaborate and follow-up with other ENA communities to explore crossover activities or actions in regards to education.

  • Advocacy and awareness raising
    • Advocate for improvement of the cultural heritage data for educational purposes;

    • Present community developments and achievements at the Europeana annual conference and other relevant forums;

    • Support Task Forces and participation in Working Groups.

  • Admin & Operational
    • Regular online meetings with the steering group

    • Moderation of the mailing list and other educational channels

    • Bimonthly report to the MB

    • Annual report and Working plan (at the end of the year)


(Overall: a growing and active community)

  • Gain more understanding of the needs of educators with regard to reuse of digital cultural data;

  • Upscale/rescale the digital skills of educations through the use of existing Europeana tools that can enhance teaching with digital sources in the classroom or the cultural heritage institutions’ online; educational activities (e.g. Europeana Classroom, Teaching with Europeana blog);

  • Support a better awareness of the value of digital cultural data in education - showcase examples on how Europeana can complement existing schoolbook content and curricula (e.g. Historiana);

  • For cultural heritage professionals within the community: advocate internally to make cultural heritage content available for educational purposes (i.e. licensing conditions) and showcase best practices

Performance indicators

  • Community growth: Minimum 5% increase of ENA Education community members

  • Outreach: Organisation of at least one learning event for community members; liaison with a Europe-wide educational network

  • Advocacy: Webinar series for educational professionals upskilling/reskilling during the European Year of Skills 2023-24

  • Admin: Regular SG meetings, periodic reports to the MBs, Annual report and Working Plan


  • Low Code Fest 3 - EUR 2,000

  • A coordination meeting during the Europeana annual conference or a physical MC meeting 2023 - EUR 2,000

  • Mailing list - EUR 70

Previous work plans

Explore and download the Education Community's Work Plans from the previous years.