Europeana supporting the cultural heritage sector
Europeana works hard to raise issues that are important to the cultural heritage sector with Europe’s key policymakers. We want them to understand the challenges and needs of the sector and to make decisions that support its development. Events organised as part of Member States’ Presidency programmes give us a platform to do just that.
This cooperation supports our outreach to Member States and provides opportunities to meet with high-level policymakers from European ministries of culture, representatives of the European Commission and the DCHE Expert Group, as well as experts in the topic at hand.
The topics of Europeana’s Presidency events reflect both the sector’s priorities and those of the Presidency itself. In the past, they have covered topics such as copyright, national infrastructures, culture and education, and multilingualism. Through Europeana’s events, we have the opportunity to ensure that culture is at the heart of policy-making - whatever lens the Presidency is looking through.
Europeana and Portugal host two-day capacity-building event
In collaboration with the Portuguese Ministry of Culture and the National Library, Europeana is running a two-day online event on 3-4 June 2021, with a focus that couldn’t be any closer to our hearts: exploring digital capacity building in the cultural heritage sector and putting cultural heritage in the spotlight as part of Europe's recovery.
Our event programme focuses on what digital transformation and capacity building really mean, the importance of building capacity and a vision for common approaches towards it. Through keynote speeches by Graça Fonseca, Minister of Culture of Portugal and European Commission’s Yvo Volman and Rehana Schwinninger-Ladak, talks from other experts, shared examples, discussions and workshops, we’ll explore opportunities and challenges, a common approach to transformation and how Member States can support their cultural organisations.
Parts of the event are invite-only, aimed at cultural policymakers from EU Member States, but all other sessions are open to all and you can register now.
Explore the draft programme and speakers and take part in a rich interactive experience, digging deep into ideas, inspiring each other in new directions and taking home some valuable insights. Follow #EU2021PT and @2021PortugalEU on Twitter.