The Unit’s mission is to support the digital transformation of cultural and education institutions by:
- promoting the digitisation of cultural heritage and its wider access and reuse through new technologies and the further development of Europeana as the European cultural hub;
- fostering the modernisation of education and training systems in an age of rapid technological change;
- supporting policy, research, innovation and the wider take-up of interactive technologies, learning technologies and connectivity to allow European citizens to have a richer experience of cultural and educational content and to allow European business to create value from cultural content.
The Unit coordinates the following Digital Service Infrastructures (“DSIs”) under the Connecting Europe Facility Programme: Europeana, the eArchiving building block and the future EU Student eCard.