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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

Understanding Europeana’s impact - introducing our impact assessment reports

Title: Collage of mixed fruits and vegetables, MRI

Creator: Alexandr Khrapichev, University of Oxford

Institution: Wellcome Collection

Country: United Kingdom


Understanding Europeana’s impact - introducing our impact assessment reports

Created: 24 February 2021

We are delighted to share the first in a series of impact assessments we have conducted using and testing the Europeana Impact Playbook. The reports, carried out between 2019 - 2020, are the result of an intensive year of looking into the impact of Europeana’s work to support the digital transformation of the heritage sector. Explore the findings.

Understanding the impact of digital cultural heritage in digital transformation - join our webinar series

Understanding the impact of digital cultural heritage in digital transformation - join our webinar series

Created: 24 September 2020

We are excited to launch an upcoming series of webinars to support professionals in using the Europeana Impact playbook, supporting you to better plan, measure and understand the impact that digital cultural heritage creates.