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2 minutes to read Posted on Friday April 23, 2021

Updated on Monday November 6, 2023

portrait of Beth Daley

Beth Daley

Editorial Adviser , Europeana Foundation

Europeana highlights - January-March 2021

Every quarter we bring you a round-up of what's been going on across the Europeana Initiative. Highlights from January to March 2021 include great opportunities for participation, a fascinating editorial theme about Artificial Intelligence, celebrations of the public domain and strategic steps on the road to supporting the cultural heritage sector in its digital transformation. 

An open yellow flower, representing spring - Adonis vernalis or 'Pheasant's eye'
Adonis vernalis L. Ranunculaceae. Pheasant's eye, the golden flowered spring (or vernal) Adonis
Dr Henry Oakeley
Wellcome Collection
United Kingdom

Opportunities for participation

With a new year came new ways to participate - there were opportunities to take our MOOC for education, enter the EuropeanaTech Artificial Intelligence challenge or submit a proposal for funding for a research video!

Building blocks for digital transformation

The Europeana Initiative's mission is to empower the cultural heritage sector in its digital transformation. But what is digital transformation? We shared the definition you helped us shape. Also - discover what motivates the Europeana Foundation in its new business plan, and meet the newly established Diversity and Inclusivity team. 

Focus on Artificial Intelligence

With lowered barriers to access and the development of new practices for Artificial Intelligence (AI), AI-related activities and opportunities in the cultural heritage sector are increasing. A series of articles on Europeana Pro explored many aspects of AI and digital culture.

Bringing digital culture to all

A new year always starts with a celebration of creativity and all things public domain with Public Domain Day. We shared some public domain favourites, celebrated the winners of the 'Reinventing Beethoven' competition and explored how open digital culture and Wikipedia can be used to light up minds in education.

Top reads this season

A selection of the most-read Europeana Pro News items from January to March 2021.


Our extensive digital programming continues with many webinars available to watch again on Europeana Pro, including a series on the stages of the Europeana Impact Playbook. Whichever step of the impact journey you’re on, there’s a webinar to help!