From 2020 onwards and with a focus in summer 2021, the Europeana Sport season explores how sport shapes our sense of self and our sense of Europe, through a variety of remarkable cultural heritage objects that showcase the geographic and cultural diversity of Europe.

In partnership with museums, galleries, libraries and archives across Europe, Europeana invites you to share your story about what sport means to you. It’s an integral part of our cultural heritage.

Europeana Sport Season

In the same way that previous campaigns such as Europeana 1914-1918, Europeana Migration and Europe at Work gathered personal stories from the public, Europeana Sport will gather stories of our personal sporting activities and achievements and bring it together with archive material from various institutions across Europe in a dedicated collection on the Europeana website

Through collection day events and online participation, we will invite people to share their stories, memories and ideas about their individual and our collective sporting heritage. Read more about Europeana sport events and online activities.

Europeana Sport editorials (blogs, galleries, exhibitions) will illustrate the story of our sporting heritage from various striking cultural heritage objects that showcase the diverse geographic and cultural melange of Europe.

Hosting a collection campaign online

The season presents a wonderful opportunity for you to engage with and expand your audience by getting involved.

Europeana Sport’s collaborative approach helps you to engage with existing and new audiences, highlighting the impact of sport and sporting heritage on the communities, societies and people of Europe. By getting involved, you can empower the digital transformation of your institution. 

We invite Europeana’s network of cultural heritage partners to be part of our season and help bring our shared story to life. There are a number of ways to take part:

  • Help us identify content on Europeana or provide new content to Europeana that demonstrates our sporting heritage

  • Share sport heritage stories by writing a blog for the Europeana website

  • Encourage your audiences to share their stories of sporting heritage through online campaigns

  • Pioneer new ways to engage audiences digitally - we’d love to hear your ideas

  • Spread the word about this season to your networks and audiences

How Europeana can help with your Collection campaign:

  • We'll provide an online tool for capturing data

  • We'll give you marketing material templates 

  • We'll give you access to our user-generated story contribution platform

  • We'll help provide visibility for your collections / organisation

  • You'll be connected to our network of 3,500 cultural heritage institutions



Engaging the public with Europeana Sport events
Title: Europeana Sports collection day at the Amsterdam Olympic Stadium
Creator: Sebastiaan ter Burg
Institution: Europeana Foundation
Country: Netherlands

Engaging the public with Europeana Sport events

Created: 25 November 2021

Since April 2021, the Europeana Sport project has held 13 events inviting the public across Europe to share their stories, memories and memorabilia relating to sport. We spoke with project partners to hear about their experience of engagement from the public and reflections on running in-person events during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Celebrating Olympic Day with new sports heritage on Europeana

Created: 23 June 2021

With 23 June marking Olympic Day, the Netherlands Institute of Sound and Vision share work they have been doing to make new sporting heritage available through Europeana and encourage audiences to engage with their sports heritage.