EU consultation about digital technologies for the cultural heritage sector

The European Commission has launched a public consultation to evaluate and possibly revise its main policy instrument to support the digital transformation of the cultural heritage sector.

In this day and age, digitisation of cultural heritage can help in conservating, renovating, studying and promoting European cultural assets. Digitised cultural heritage items made available online are also valuable resources for education, entertainment o further re-use.

These are the reasons why the European Commission is evaluating Recommendation of 27 October 2011 on the digitisation and online accessibility of cultural material and digital preservation in order to make sure it still responds to the needs and challenges of the cultural heritage sector. The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the sector’s traditional way of working, making the digital transformation of cultural heritage institutions more relevant than ever.

The Commission is seeking for views on the importance of digitisation and digital transformation in the cultural heritage sector and ways of supporting such processes. The consultation aims at collecting the views of Member State competent authorities, national and regional cultural heritage institutions, international and umbrella organisations and networks, the Europeana ecosystem of organisations and professionals, technology stakeholders such as companies, SMEs/entrepreneurs, research organisations, academia and citizens.

Click here to take part in the consultation

The consultation lasts till the 14th September 2020 at 23:59 CET.


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