Neelie KROES
Vice-President of the European Commission

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Europeana – a digital breeding ground for innovation

Today Europeana kicks off an event in the Netherlands – to gather together material relating to the period 1914-18.

Bringing Europe's cultural treasures to a new generation

Imagine you have gold in a vault but you forgot where the key is.  In times of crisis, there are not many treasures that Europe can use to boost growth and prosperity. There is one treasure we have however in Europe, for which we need a new digital key: our cultural heritage – the many millions of historical artefacts and works of art which sit in Europe's museums, galleries, and libraries - which is unparalleled across the world.
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