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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 the Europeana Foundation yearly conference

Activities and resources


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

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Title: Impact Workshop EDCR Glasgow

Creator: Sebastiaan ter Burg

Date: December 2016

Country: The Netherlands


Impact Community Work Plan 2021

The Europeana Impact Community is one of the Europeana Network Association's six specialist communities. Explore their work plan for 2021.

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Title: Rote Dächer

Creator: Maximilian Reinitz (Künstler/in)

Date: 1927

Institution: Österreichische Galerie Belvedere

Country: Austria


Impact Lite

This Task Force aims to make it easier to turn observers of impact assessments into practitioners.

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

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Title: Logo inDICEs project

Date: 2020


Impact webinars

Webinars to support cultural heritage professionals in using the Impact Playbook

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Title: Ballando in città

Creator: Alice Pasquini

Date: 2013

Institution: Associazione culturale GoTellGo

Country: Italy


Meet the Steering Group

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

Latest News

IFLA manual brings together storytelling, impact and advocacy for Sustainable Development Goals

Title: Generation Code at the European Parliament

Date: 2017

Institution: Public Libraries 2030


IFLA manual brings together storytelling, impact and advocacy for Sustainable Development Goals

Created: 15 June 2021

One of the examples that Europeana's Task Force on Europeana as a ‘powerful platform for storytelling’ came across during its research was a Digital Storytelling Manual from IFLA - the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions. Task Force member Cristina Roiu talks to Kristīne Pabērza Ramiresa, Member Engagement Officer for IFLA about the manual.

Measuring the multidimensional impacts of digital heritage

Measuring the multidimensional impacts of digital heritage

Created: 1 June 2021

Building on methodologies developed in the Europeana Impact Playbook, Shalen Fu’s PhD research investigates how to best assess the impact of digital heritage and focuses on digital museum resources in China. She shares her findings, what it means for our understanding of the impact of digital cultural heritage, and in particular, what European institutions can do next.