Europeana Impact community

Who we are

We are a community of professionals interested in the impact of the cultural heritage sector on the people who interact with its actions and services. As a group we are eager to discuss the value of impact and the challenges we face when assessing it. We aim to constantly improve our daily work so that it is in line with the needs of our audiences and other relevant stakeholders.

What we do 

We support our members to develop and refine their practice of impact assessment and awareness. We contribute to the ongoing development of impact practitioners and transfer knowledge and share skills, tools and resources around impact. We communicate to our networks, and audiences beyond our Community, the importance and value of impact assessment and the utility of the Impact Toolkit and Playbook.

Why join?

  • Use our community channels to keep informed, expand your network, share best practice and promote your activities with other dedicated professionals from around the world
  • Contribute to our yearly work plan to shape the future of the community activities 
  • Represent and set the agenda at Europeana's annual conference

Activities and resources

Title: Impact Workshop EDCR Glasgow
Creator: Sebastiaan ter Burg
Date: December 2016
Country: The Netherlands


The Impact Playbook, inspiration, practical resources and a community to help develop and refine impact practice.

Impact Community Work Plan 2021
Title: Rote Dächer
Creator: Maximilian Reinitz (Künstler/in)
Date: 1927
Institution: Österreichische Galerie Belvedere
Country: Austria

Impact Community Work Plan 2021

The Europeana Impact Community is one of the Europeana Network Association's six specialist communities. Explore their work plan …

Impact webinars
Title: Ballando in città
Creator: Alice Pasquini
Date: 2013
Institution: Associazione culturale GoTellGo
Country: Italy

Impact webinars

Webinars to support cultural heritage professionals in using the Impact Playbook

Title: Logo inDICEs project
Date: 2020


InDICes ‘Measuring the impact DIgital CulturE’ is a project funded under Horizon 2020 DT Governance call programme.

Meet the Steering Group

The impact community is represented by the Chair, Vice-Chair, Manager and three members of the community

Connect with the Impact Community on LinkedIn

Keep up to date with the latest news, share your projects and initiatives and add your voice to discussions!

Connect now
Title: Europeana Strategy meeting “Migration and culture: how can our past educate our present”
Creator: Sebastiaan ter Burg
Date: 2017-05-24
Institution: Europeana Foundation
Country: Netherlands

Latest News

Highlights from a year of working on impact for cultural heritage
Title: New bone growth within a bioceramic bone substitute
Creator: Karin Hing
Institution: Wellcome Collection
Country: United Kingdom

Highlights from a year of working on impact for cultural heritage

Created: 22 September 2021

Embedding impact at the heart of Europeana’s work on capacity building for digital transformation has been a major focus of our activities over the past year. We share highlights from our work and tools to support your own impact practice! 

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