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The latest news about impact

Read more about what's happening around impact in the cultural heritage sector

How the Impact Playbook is generating new insights into culture - Read our case studies

How the Impact Playbook is generating new insights into culture - Read our case studies

The Europeana Impact Playbook is helping cultural heritage institutions around the world discover and analyse the impact of their activities. We’ve been working with some of them to help develop our work on impact further, and we’ve been talking to others about their experiences with the first phase of the Impact Playbook. Here, we hear from 3 very different projects.

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What the Europeana Impact Playbook taught a city about revitalising an inner city square

SmartSquare, Hamburg - Jens Bley

2018

Germany

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What the Europeana Impact Playbook taught a city about revitalising an inner city square

In our latest Impact case study, we hear from Professor Jens Bley, co-founder of eCultureLab and initiator of SmartSquare, an initiative using digital culture in the revitalisation of an urban square in Hamburg, Germany. Read on to find out more on some of the theoretical questions posed by running an impact assessment with multiple stakeholders.

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Using the Impact Playbook to raise awareness and build confidence with impact

Europeana Impact Playbook Change Pathway - Marco De Niet

2018

Leiden University Libraries

Netherlands

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Using the Impact Playbook to raise awareness and build confidence with impact

Everybody wants to understand the impact of their work better, but for many the process can seem daunting. In this case study, we hear from Leiden University Libraries’ Marco de Niet on their novel approach to an impact workshop.

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How do we know we are making a difference?

Working in the cultural heritage sector is all about working towards making a difference in the people who visit and use our products and services. We believe that we are all better off if we understand how the things we do every day, week and month contribute to bringing about a change in people's lives.

If you are a director or a museum, library or archive, a cultural innovator or someone with an interest in impact in the sector, we want to help you better understand your impact.  Our impact playbook helps you to do this.

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Our impact work is a collaborative effort. We wouldn't have got this far without the contributions of the many cultural heritage professionals and impact professionals we have worked with. If you want to get involved, learn a bit more about impact or share your experiences there are plenty of opportunities for you to do that. 

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Working with cultural heritage professionals and experts across the world, we’ve developed the playbook: a step by step approach to help you identify your impact. On this website you’ll find the Impact Playbook and plenty of resources and examples we have developed to help you better understand your impact.  

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