A new Europeana Generic Services project

Europeana Sport, a new project funded by the European Commission and coordinated by the Central Institute for the Union Catalogue of Italian Libraries and Bibliographic Information, aims to increase the amount of high-quality content and metadata on the theme of sport in Europeana. The project will hold a series of events that aim to engage European citizens with their sporting heritage and raise awareness of the Europeana Initiative. AEDEKA participates in the project as a consultant of the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Tourism (MIBACT) to support the Project Coordinator in the management of the project, and in particular in the creation of the editorials and in the development of the sustainability plan.

Sport has the potential to attract a large audience and it is naturally linked to several topics of high social and educational value, such as cultural diversity, integration, social exclusion, gender equality, youth empowerment, and more. Besides collecting high quality content from several cultural institutions, the project also aims to generate new content and new stories involving European citizens in their local communities, through the organisation of co-creation sessions and participatory events.

Photo provided by Europeana under the CC BY license. Title: A kék szoba. Creator: Szekeres Emil, Rippl-Rónai Megyei Hatókörű Városi Múzeum – Kaposvár (HU).

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