Europeana is Europe's digital cultural heritage platform, providing online access to a vast store of cultural heritage material from across Europe, aiming to share and promote this heritage so that it can be used and enjoyed by people across the world. It currently provides access to over 58 million digitised items from more than 3500 European libraries, museums, archives and galleries. This huge database represents a great media, thematic and language variety – you can find images, text, audio, video and 3D content on art, archaeology, architecture, maps, films, natural history, fashion and more in over 37 languages. A big part of this content – over 20 million items – is openly licensed and can be freely reused. Europeana can provide multiple perspectives on historical, political, economic, cultural, and human developments across Europe and beyond. Europeana
CARARE is a partner in the Europeana Digital Service Infrastructure https://pro.europeana.eu/project/europeana-dsi-4 which is an initiative of the European Commission and is funded under the Connecting Europe Facility. Currently in phase 4 , the DSI operates the Europeana core service platform. The service is provided by a consortium of 21 partners coordinated by the Europeana Foundation and comprises of aggregators and expert hubs, technology providers amongst others.
4CH started on the 1st January 2021 and will run for three years. The project will set up the methodological, procedural, and organizational framework of a Competence Centre for the conservation of cultural heritage. This centre will work with a network of national, regional, and local Cultural Institutions, providing them with advice, support, and services focused on the preservation and conservation of historical monuments and sites.
Funded by the Digital Europe programme, the project will deliver high-quality 3D content to Europeana and develop re-use scenarios around education, tourism and more. CARARE members the Discovery Programme and University of Jaen are also partners in the project.
The Tech4Heritage project began in January 2023. It is an inclusive Iraqi/European initiative which has received funding from the EC's Creative Europe programme to train people to 3D preservation of the Cultural Heritage in Nassiriyah, Babylon, Baghdad, Mosul and Sulaimaniyeh. CARARE is on of 6 partners in the project, which is lead by The Fact Stories.