Europeana Sport

Europeana Sport highlighted the rich heritage of sport across Europe. The project published new and improved digitised collections on Europeana, organised a series of engagement events across Europe and curated editorial on Europeana through digital storytelling focused on the histories of sport in Europe.  

Posted on Thursday September 24, 2020

Updated on Thursday July 14, 2022

1 October 2020 to 30 April 2022
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Two people on skis
Kvinne og mann på ski i snødekt landskap
Lund, Solveig
Norsk Folkemuseum

The project increased the amount of high-quality content and metadata accessible under the Sport collection on Europeana. The project delivered around 28,000 new digital objects relating to sporting heritage and improved more than 5,000 objects already available on Europeana. 

The project held a series of collection day events both in-person and online, inviting the public to share their stories and memories related to sport. These were held in France, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Romania, Spain and the United Kingdom. From these events, more than 340 user-generated stories were published on Europeana. Moreover, the events raised awareness of Europeana among the general public, encouraging the use of our collections across Europe. 

The project published more than 60 editorials on Europeana, including 35 blogs, one exhibition and eight galleries. These can be found on a dedicated sport feature page on the Europeana website.

This project was a Europeana Generic Service project, co-financed by the Connecting Europe Facility of the European Union.

Project Partners

ICCU (Istituto Centrale per il Catalogo Unico delle biblioteche italiane e per le informazioni bibliografiche) - Italy (project coordinator) 

National Archives of Hungary  - Hungary 

Europeana Foundation - Netherlands

Michael Culture - Belgium 

Netherlands Institute for Sound & Vision - Netherlands

Ajuntament de Girona - Centre de Recerca i Difusió de la Imatge  - Spain

Biblioteca Județeană Octavian Goga Cluj – Octavian Goga Cluj County Library - Romania

National Library of Scotland - United Kingdom 

EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum - Ireland