Posted on Monday September 25, 2017

User oriented projects for Europeana

Generic services 2

Linked to Europeana’s European Union funding under CEF (Connecting Europe Facility), the European Commission has published a public call for Generic services to create tools for cultural heritage end-users and reusers.

We would very much like the Europeana Network and other colleagues to take advantage of the new funding, and would love to support good ideas that help users access the rich material held in our cultural heritage institutions.

More specifically, the project call asks for projects that:

  1. provide tools for end users to highlight, share or enrich material accessible through Europeana, such as tools to list personal favourites, share discoveries on social media, upload personal memorabilia or enrich descriptions;

  2. produce concrete examples of re-use of the material accessible through Europeana in other sectors, such as in research, education, creative industries or tourism.

The first category would be tools that function on Europeana Collections or on our thematic collections. The second would develop applications that make use of Europeana’s data using our APIs. The funding rate for this call is very attractive with 75% of costs funded by the Commission.

The tools, products or services funded under this call may be external (e.g. stand-alone applications or integrated into national infrastructures or thematic aggregators) or integrated into Europeana.

Are you considering applying for this call? At Europeana, we are willing to assist you in creating a good project proposal, helping you with ideas and finding suitable project partners. The deadline for submission (to the European Commission) is 28 November 2017.

We are looking forward to hearing your ideas!

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