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2 minutes to read Posted on Friday November 27, 2020

Updated on Monday November 6, 2023

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Gina van der Linden

Senior Event Manager , Europeana Foundation

Catch up with Europeana 2020

Europeana 2020: Crisis, Change and Culture was held over three action packed days, with over 70 speakers covering 50+ sessions and over 900 cultural heritage professionals joining from across the globe. Read on for a recap of Europeana 2020 and to find out how to rewatch the sessions.

Europeana 2020 Crisis, Change and Culture, 11 - 13 November, Online
Europeana 2020
Europeana Foundation

First things first: we’d like to thank everyone who made Europeana 2020 such a success, from those of you who took up the challenge and created interesting, inspiring and challenging sessions to those of you who gave up your time and expertise to attend and take part. We estimate over 900 people attended and we would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to you all.

Following on from our capacity building work, Europeana 2020 was designed to look at three specific areas - digital divides, agency for change and collaboration. Over three days we hosted nearly 50 sessions looking at these from a variety of perspectives.

Bridging digital divides

On Wednesday 11 November together we explored digital divides and ways to bridge them.  Sessions explored themes as diverse as web accessibility, crowdsourcing, digital literacy, Open Access, 3D and building bridges between migrant and host communities through digital cultural heritage, amongst others.

Agency for change

On Thursday 12 November sessions explored agency for change, with topics covering storytelling, impact, creative responses to COVID-19 and a CALM approach to digital skills development.

Collaboration is key

On Friday 13 November, sessions looked at collaboration in all its facets with sessions on human-centred approaches to AI, Wikipedia and OpenGLAM in schools, using social media to build communities and best practices from across GLAM on climate policies.

Rewatch the keynotes and panel sessions

In addition to all of our fantastic community-led sessions, our keynotes explored change through policy, human, GLAM and technological lenses, and we brought together experts from the field to discuss these in more depth and to answer your questions. A selection of the keynotes are available to rewatch.

Relive Europeana 2020

We’ve uploaded the parallel sessions to our Youtube, and these are now available for you to view, alongside the other webinars aimed at professionals in the cultural heritage field that we have produced this year. For each session you can find some information about what the session covered, who the expert speakers are, view any related presentations and of course re-watch the sessions themselves.

You can also still explore the #DigitalAperitivo social event which took place on the second day of Europeana 2020. This online event, organised by the Europeana Communicators Community, encouraged participants to come together and share the culture they love on social media, in multiple languages! Over the event itself 599 tweets using the hashtag were shared, while over 839 tweets and 130 instagram posts were shared in total.

Complete our post-event survey

We will be sending out a post-event survey by email to everyone who booked a Europeana 2020 ticket. Just like you, we like to learn and develop our work, and we're issuing this survey so we can hear from participants on a range of topics, to help us better understand the impact of the sessions, and keep developing and refining how we deliver a great annual conference. Your feedback is really important to us, so keep an eye out for it.

Join us for Europeana 2021

We’re very excited to announce that Europeana 2021 will take place between 8-12 November 2021, so please mark that date in your diaries. We don’t yet know what form Europeana 2021 will take, but to be the first to hear news about it, complete the short form below.