Impact

Working in the cultural heritage sector is all about making a difference to the people who visit and use our products and services. We believe that we are all better off if we understand how the things we do contribute to bringing about change. 

To support cultural heritage professionals to grow this understanding of the impact of their work and activities, we have developed the Europeana Impact Framework, which includes the Europeana Impact Playbook, resources, information and documentation to build capacity and knowledge. Explore and use them below!

Download the four-phased impact playbook

The Europeana Impact Playbook is a step by step approach to help cultural heritage professionals design, measure and narrate their impact. Download the four phases of the Playbook, and explore accompanying resources from each phase to support your impact practice.


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Tools and knowledge

Access information and research on the impact of the Europeana Initiative through our documentation and case studies.

How to use Outcome Harvesting to investigate your impact
Title:
Detail from Vas cu flori
Date:
1930-1940
Institution:
National Heritage Institute, Bucharest
Country:
Romania

How to use Outcome Harvesting to investigate your impact

In 2020, Europeana piloted the use of Outcome Harvesting in our impact work, an evaluation method increasingly applied in the development sector. Here we share what we learned about the methodology, how we used it and how it could be useful to cultural heritage impact practitioners. 

Our impact word of the year: embedding
Title:
Detail from Landscape with a Chair
Creator:
Galanda, Mikuláš
Date:
1929/1930
Institution:
Slovak national gallery
Country:
Slovakia

Our impact word of the year: embedding

For a decade, Europeana has been working to standardise an approach that we - and others - could adopt to better understand the impact of digital cultural heritage. We look at the progress we have made towards this goal over the last year.

How impact assessment helps us to understand the value of built cultural heritage
Title:
Monastère fortifié de l'Ile Saint-Honorat, Abbaye de Lérins, Cannes (Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur)
Creator:
Jerome Kelagopian
Institution:
© Fondation du patrimoine

How impact assessment helps us to understand the value of built cultural heritage

We interview Ana Aziza, Project Manager, Fondation du patrimoine (France), who shares how an economic impact assessment completed by the Fondation provided insights into the value of the work they do and cultural heritage in France.

Network and communities

Join our vibrant Impact Community to engage, collaborate and transfer knowledge with peers and experts working on impact in the cultural heritage sector.

Events

Register for upcoming events which support cultural heritage professionals to gain new skills and knowledge.

Webinars

Watch our webinars to learn more about our approach to the Playbook and refine your impact practice.

News

Keep up to date with the latest news, policies and good practice around impact and cultural heritage.

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
Title:
Light effects
Creator:
Paul Griggs
Institution:
Wellcome Collection
Country:
United Kingdom

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.

Explore terms used in the Europeana Impact Framework in our glossary.

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