The Commission recommends the Member States take a number of measures in order to contribute to the further development of Europeana.

More details in the specific provision of the Recommendation, and on the minimum targets on content contribution per Member State, see Annex II.

  • The Europeana Foundation adopted its Data Exchange Agreement (DEA) on 22/09/11 after an intense consultation with the network of content providers and aggregators. The DEA authorises Europeana to release the metadata of the collections it makes available into the public domain using the Creative Commons - CC0 public domain license. The metadata of the content already available through Europeana into the public domain will be released by 10 September.

More information on what the Member States are doing in this aspect of the Recommendation will be available soon.

25 March 2013
Last update: 
9 May 2017
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