Believing that culture connects Europe in all of its diversity, contributes to growth and can really transform the world underpins the work of Europeana and all her friends. It has been three years since we launched our 2020 Strategy. The technical landscape keeps evolving; user behaviour changes and information isn’t consumed in the same way anymore. Facing these challenges together, the Europeana Network, partners from cultural heritage institutions, Member States, and the Europeana Foundation took a critical look at our current strategy to see how much actually needs revising.
After a yearlong conversation with all stakeholders, from users to MEPs, and curators to creatives, we think our Revised Strategy puts us in the best position to reaffirm our vision for Europeana, and maximise our 2020 impact.
By refocusing our priorities we also need to alter the way we work with each other. We can only achieve these ambitions and ensure their impact by combining and maximising our strength, energy and expertise. There will be organisational changes, as well as platform, product and data adjustments. We need to make cultural heritage count in a changing world, and your input to the Europeana 2020 Strategic Update reboots that journey. With the Business Plan 2017 (to be published on 28 February), and the new content strategy (to be published in March) we can mobilise the cultural community across Europe, maximise the value of our sector and increase the feeling of a shared and diverse Europe through cultural heritage.
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