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Europeana Generic Services Projects Meeting, 29-30 October 2018, The Hague, Europeana Network Association and its communities

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Europeana Generic Services Projects Meeting, 29-30 October 2018, The Hague, Europeana Network Association and its communities

  1. 1. Europeana Network Association and its communities | 30 October 2018
  2. 2. Europeana Network Association ➔ dedicated community of 2,000+ experts united by a shared mission to expand and improve access to Europe's digital cultural heritage ➔ aiming to create a ‘network of networks’ by harnessing the power of our members and bringing their collective knowledge and know-how into play ➔ mobilising the cultural community across Europe to help uphold our shared values through positive action and forward motion Europeana Network Association Approach: “We are the community that shapes Europeana. We believe in creative collaboration and teamwork. We are committed to making, sharing, promoting and repurposing Europe’s digital cultural heritage.” Europe’s online cultural movement
  3. 3. The Europeana Network Association helps ensure the long-term sustainability of Europeana through increasing of its public awareness and use. In 2015, the Europeana Network was transformed into the Europeana Network Association - a democratic and transparent body that represents the interests of its members who work with or contribute to Europeana, and support the Europeana values and Commons principles. Europeana Network Association is governed according to the rules embedded in its Statutes and Bylaws. Every year at an Annual General Assembly, Network members elect its governing body of 36 active representatives, the Members Council. The Members Council then appoints six members to form the Association Management Board, who sit on the Europeana Foundation Governing Board and represent the Network Association in Europeana Foundation’s executive decision making. Relationship with Europeana ecosystem
  4. 4. Title here CC BY-SA Governance Structure of Europeana and the Network
  5. 5. Title here CC BY-SA Governance Structure of Europeana and the Network
  6. 6. ● Meet colleagues from the cultural sector, develop new projects together at annual conferences, meetings, workshops etc. ● Influence how the Europeana initiative is run, contribute to Europeana Strategy and help shape Europeana Business Plan ● Share views and collaborate in funded Task Forces and Working Groups ● Take part in yearly Members Council elections ● Participate in the Annual General Meeting (AGM) at which Network members discuss matters of mutual interest and make decisions about the future of the Network Title here CC BY-SA Benefits of being a Network Association member
  7. 7. Existing Europeana resources + Network of around 2000 professionals = Communities of interest ➔ Creating space where ENA members come to work together to cultivate and share knowledge, expertise and best practices around a specific topic or area of common interest. Title here CC BY-SA What more can we offer to our members?
  8. 8. EuropeanaTech Europeana Copyright Europeana Impact Europeana Research Europeana Education Europeana Communicators Group Title here CC BY-SA Launching six ENA Communities
  9. 9. Title here CC BY-SA Launching six ENA Communities
  10. 10. What do we offer? ● Active involvement and collaboration ○ Opportunities for ENA members to actively collaborate on the local, national, and domain level via virtual and physical meetings ● Group Representation ○ Representation of professionals on international level ○ Sense of belonging and ownership ● Information and consultation ○ Newsletter & blogs - relevant developments related to the topic and Europeana ○ Access to resources, training material, workshops, events etc.
  11. 11. Community members ● Communities are intended for and dedicated to the ENA members with interest in specific topic ● Every member playing a vital role ● No membership limit per community ● No limit to the number of communities → they can grow based on internal or external initiatives and develop their own methodology and work plans depending on their character, needs, and type of audience
  12. 12. The Steering Group: ● representative body, composed of Community Manager and Community Chair and Co- chair(s) ● can additionally have up to two ENA members who express interest in taking on an active role in the community leadership. Community Manager (organisational role) - performs tasks related to the ENA and community governance and maintenance Community Chair and Co-chair(s) (representative role) - Members Council member responsible for mobilizing and leading the community members, appointed by recommendation and approval of the Community Manager and the Members Council. The Steering Group: ● responsible for effective communication flow between the community, the Management Board and the Members Council ● ensures that relevant subjects are discussed, consulted and approved by the community. ● defines the issues of importance, drives the community agenda, works on documents, and steers the community communication channels. Title here CC BY-SA Community leadership
  13. 13. Every community has: ● Dedicated page on Europeana Pro ○ Regularly curated reading and training materials ○ Latest blogs and recommendations ○ Newsletters, calls to action ○ Information on community task forces and working groups ○ Sign-up pages ● Communications channels and platforms ○ Mailing list ○ LinkedIn ○ Twitter ○ ... ● Individual organizational logic and flexible rules on communication and work flows Title here CC BY-SA Communication and workflow
  14. 14. ➔ formally belong to the ENA communities, depending on their focus and topic of interest. ➔ should either come from the communities and focus on specific community- related needs, or address needs of the network at large ➔ proposals and work progress are overseen by the community Steering Group and formally approved by the Management Board based on available budget. Community budget Every community is assigned a basic budget of €5000 Euros to be used in a flexible manner for community activities, primarily Task Forces. The budget spending is overseen by and regularly reported to the Management Board, which ensures that the available money is distributed and used fairly. Title here CC BY-SA Task Forces and Working Groups within communities
  15. 15. Title here CC BY-SA Check out the community pages join them! EuropeanaTech Europeana Copyright Europeana Impact Europeana Research Europeana Education Europeana Communicators Group
  16. 16. 21 October 2015
  17. 17. Members Council Europeana Tech Europeana IMPACT Europeana Copyright Europeana Education Europeana Research Europeana Communicatio ns Group TF Copy right WG Steering Group: community manager + community chair Steering Group: community manager + community chair Steering Group: community manager + community chair Steering Group: community manager + community chair Steering Group: community manager + community chair Data Quality Committee WG TF TF TF TF Steering Group: community manager + community chair Title here CC BY-SA

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