Gearing up to the Europeana Annual General Meeting
Europeana runs many events throughout the year; some are open to all Network members to attend, such as the successful Leuven plenary in June, while others have a smaller invite list, allowing us to focus closely on specific topics. All of our events are designed to ensure that partners and Network members have the opportunity to get involved in discussions shaping Europeana’s future.
Although we can't invite everyone to every event, I'd like you to know about what's coming up in the last part of 2012, so that you understand what discussions are taking place and how they relate to your own work.
Europeana Annual General Meeting 2011
25-28 September: Europeana Business Plan 2013 Workshops, The Hague, The Netherlands.
These all-day events are designed around the four tracks of the Europeana Strategic Plan: Aggregate, Facilitate, Distribute and Engage. A small group of experts from the partner network will share their ideas and opinions on how to turn strategic issues into concrete actions for 2013. Partner input on next year's Business Plan was also sought at the recent Project Group Meeting in The Hague. Whilst this is an invite-only event, its outcomes will be presented at the Europeana Network Annual General Meeting (AGM) in November, with the final Business Plan due for publication in January 2013.
27 September: Europeana Aggregator Forum, The Hague, The Netherlands.
National and pan-European aggregators (single, cross-domain and those without online portals) will come together to exchange ideas, experiences and best practices. The Forum will air issues related to content, sustainability and partner development and set up recommendations for resolutions. Participants will find out about the Connecting Europe Facility, the deployment of the Europeana Portal API and the Data Quality Campaign, in particular, rights labelling.
30 October: Second European Cultural Commons Strategic Briefing, Limassol, Cyprus.
Selected European national policy-makers will continue discussions on the European Cultural Commons that started earlier this year in Copenhagen. A draft policy paper produced by an expert committee from the Europeana Network will be presented. The aim is to create a set of recommendations for Europe's Cultural Commons for wider discussions at the AGM.
This is part of a series of Europeana events - including Europeana Awareness and Aggregators round tables - running under the Cypriot EU Presidency and alongside the EuroMed 2012 conference from 29 October - 3 November in Limassol.
27 November: Europeana Network Annual General Meeting (AGM), Berlin, Germany.
ALL NETWORK MEMBERS INVITED
This key event for Europeana and its Network is organised in cooperation with Stiftung Preussischer Kulturbesitz and Museum für Naturkunde. Participants will reflect on the work of partners and Europeana during the past year and look ahead to the challenges and opportunities for the coming year. In particular, they will focus on the Europeana Business Plan 2013, Task Forces and the European Cultural Commons concept. After each of these thematic blocks, participants can stand up and share their thoughts in a Soapbox format.
For more information and to register for the AGM, please visit our Eventbrite page.