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2 minutes to read Posted on Friday May 30, 2014

Updated on Thursday July 27, 2017

Europeana Strategy 2020, Network & Sustainability

What is under consideration in this paper is the long- term sustainability of Europeana: due to severe cuts in the CEF budget, guidelines demand funded initiatives to ‘become self-sustainable’ after only a couple of years of funding.

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In practice, this means the CEF acts as ‘seed capital’ and that Europeana needs to develop significant alternative income streams within a couple of years while remaining true to our mission to enable heritage institutions to make their holdings openly available for re-use. This shift requires us to innovate our business model significantly from an entirely centrally funded EU initiative to a more entrepreneurial and service-centred operation that is firmly embedded in and supported by the Europeana Network.