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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 help cultural heritage professionals grow this understanding, we have developed the Europeana Impact Playbook - a step by step approach to help you design, measure and narrate your impact. On this page you can download Phase one and Phase two of the Playbook, as well as find inspiration, practical resources and a community to develop and refine your impact practice.

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The Europeana Impact Playbook is a step by step approach to help you design, measure and narrate your impact. Phase one and Phase two are ready for you to download! Complete a short form, and we'll send you a download link.


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Title: impact exercise

Creator: Europeana

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Resources for Phase One

Phase one of the Impact Playbook has six stages. They have everything you need to take your organisation through the process of impact assessment design. Below, we introduce the main tools that are used at different stages of the process, which you can download individually as PDFs.

Slide deck

An online slide deck that you can copy and download with all the tools you need in one place.


Open in Google Slides

Title: Europeana Strategy meeting “Migration and culture: how can our past educate our present”

Creator: Sebastiaan ter Burg

Date: 2017-05-24

Institution: Europeana Foundation

Country: Netherlands

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Empathy Map

A collaborative tool that you can use to gain a deeper insight into your stakeholders.


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Title: Empathy map

Institution: Europeana Foundation

Country: Netherlands

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Change pathway

A method for connecting the activities and outputs of an organisation with outcomes experienced by the stakeholder.


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Title: Change pathway

Institution: Europeana Foundation

Country: Netherlands

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Pathway Builder

A way to document the Change Pathway and identify associated measurements.


Open in Google Sheets

Title: Pathway builder

Institution: Europeana Foundation

Country: Netherlands

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Strategic Perspectives

A tool which provides a strategic context for decision-making on what impact is to be measured and why that measurement is needed.


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Title: Strategic Perspectives

Institution: Europeana Foundation

Country: Netherlands

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Value Lens

A tool that enables us to zoom in on a specific type of value attributable to activities.


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Title: Value lens

Institution: Europeana Foundation

Country: Netherlands

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Webinars

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

Impact case studies

Explore case studies from impact assesments we have undertaken and from cultural heritage professionals implementing the Impact Playbook.  


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Title: Europeana Business Plan 2017 Workshop

Creator: Sebastiaan ter Burg

Date: 2016-05-17

Institution: Europeana Foundation

Country: Netherlands

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Impact Community

We contribute towards the ongoing development of the Impact Playbook, advocate the benefits of impact assessment and support our members to develop and refine their practice.


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Title: TuEuropeana workshop: Myślenie Efektami - Klaudyna Schubert 2018 Poland

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News

Digitisation, intellectual property and cultural heritage: an update from the inDICES project

Created: 8 April 2021

The inDICES project is hard at work carrying out research into the impact of digitisation and intellectual property regulations on cultural heritage institutions. Colleagues from the project share the findings of a recent analysis on copyright for cultural heritage institutions in different countries. 

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

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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.

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