When large parts of Europe went into lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, events had to start to work very differently. In this post, Europeana Foundation Events Manager, Gina van der Linden, reflects on this shift from physical to digital events, and shares her learnings from the past few months.
The European Commission is now consulting on the opportunities offered to the cultural heritage sector by digital technologies. The results of this consultation will help shape related policy, priorities and funding at national and EU level for years to come. Your voice is critical.
At its meeting in May 2020, the Europeana Aggregators Forum approved various changes to its governance structure, agreed to set up its own task forces and working groups, and welcomed a closer alignment with the Europeana Network Association.
In our ‘Professionals in Focus’ series, we speak to our Members Councillors about their roles, working lives and plans for their time on the Council. This month, Pilar Irala-Hortal, Director of the Archivo Fotográfico Jalón Ángel, discusses her work in the archive and enthusiasm for bringing photographic heritage to wider audiences.
A new strategy for the Europeana Initiative covering the next five years imagines a cultural heritage sector powered by digital and empowered to make that digital change by Europeana. In this series, we look at the strategy and talk to some of the people who will drive it. Today, we look at the third and final priority of the strategy - build capacity.