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2 minutes to read Posted on Tuesday August 12, 2014

Updated on Monday November 6, 2023

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Julia Fallon

Community and Partner Engagement Manager , Europeana Foundation

Help shape the new Europeana Network

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It’s time to make Europeana a truly democratic and representative network. We believe that as a Network we need to makes changes so that we can deliver Strategy 2020. Making the changes requires your input.

Last month our vision for Europeana 2020, to transform the world with culture, was published. We also shared the recommendations, prepared by the Europeana Governance Task Force, for changing the way we run things. Some of the Network members responded from their summer deck chairs, but to validate the recommendations a stronger response is important.

So, Europeana Network Members, share your views on the recommendations for change to your Network!

Read the recommendations in full and complete the survey by midnight CEST 24 August.

The recommendations

  • Democratise the governance of the running of Europeana by embedding elections of representatives at each level of governance,
  • Give a much bigger role to the Europeana Network as the democratic, working base of Europeana by changing from 6 network officers into a Members’ Council of 50 elected representatives and delivering direct representation in the Governing Board,
  • Maintain a Governing Board of 15 who are able to react decisively and effectively within required time limits,
  • Ensure the Governing Board is transparent and more directly accountable to the broader membership,
  • Have a mix of stakeholders and expertise in the Governing Board with very clear role definitions in order to fulfill Europeana Strategy 2020.

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