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Europeana Research Community

Who we are

We are a community of professionals interested in cultural heritage, both as a subject and a source for research. We believe that digital collections and digital tools are a means to foster innovation and we advocate for the principles of Open Science, mostly in the Humanities sector. Our community members work at cultural or research institutions, universities and infrastructures, ministries and local governments, or the private sector.   

What we do

The Europeana Research Community supports its members to gain insights into researchers’ needs and to meet them where they concern the use of digital cultural heritage. We share knowledge and experiences, promote digital literacy and explore the potential of Citizen Science. We participate in international projects. We commit to take actions that can have an impact on policy and connect the cultural heritage and research sectors.

Why join?

  • Benefit from our community channels to keep informed, build up your professional network and promote your activities

  • Raise your international profile by connecting with peers at Europeana events or in relevant research contexts 

  • Build collaborations and partnerships in the form of projects, task forces and working groups

Activities and resources

De astronoom
Abraham Delfos, after Johannes Vermeer


Funding, resources and a community to bring together digital cultural heritage, academia and research.

Community video series

Research Community video series: Odeuropa
How to smell a painting

Research Community video series: Odeuropa

This video - supported by the Europeana Research Community - explores Odeuropa, a European initiative which uses artificial intelligence (AI) to investigate the importance of scents and smelling in cultural heritage. 

Meet the Steering Group

Latest News

Tougher times for funding proposals

Tougher times for funding proposals

Created: 14 May 2015

One of the earlier cross-disciplinary calls in the EU’s H2020 programme was for the Virtual Research Environment call (eInfra-9)

The deadline for proposals was earlier this year. According to the EU website, over 90 proposals were received. Given that 40m Euros was available, and that proposals were supposed to request between 2 and 8 million Euros, this means that around 8 proposals will get funding.

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