ENA is an organic community of digital cultural heritage
enthusiasts, professionals, volunteers, students, and creatives.
A ‘network of networks’.
Focus on questions related to access to digital cultural heritage in Europe
• Organize communities of professionals working on digital access to cultural heritage in Europe
• Provide feedback to Europeana Foundation and serve as an "early warning system" for the EF
• Ensure that sector professionals have a say in the governance of Europeana
• Share knowledge among organisations and individuals working in this field
• Contribute to developing shared standards for Digital Cultural Heritage
Turning the ENA Aspiration
and Approach into action
Let the MC work in smaller, more agile subgroups,
reflecting the special interests and expertise of
Let councillors take more responsibility for
managing communities (with aid from the Office)
and engaging the wider Network.
Allocate budget more flexibly to communities in
order to support their agency.
Each has a dedicated page on Europeana PRO. Terms of
Reference are being revised.
Community chair, co-chair and manager
Progress in 2018
Decision to revive the ENA around special groups of interest.
MC research how to foster vibrant communities.
Formation of MC-driven subgroups.
Analysis of existing Europeana communities and how to merge
them with ENA’s areas of special interest.
New agile budget allocation to communities.
Terms of reference for community governance.
Netherlands, Public Domain
1660 - 1625, Rijksmuseum
Arrival of a Portuguese ship