This expert group provides a forum for cooperation between Member States' bodies and the European Commission in the area of digitisation, online accessibility of cultural material and digital preservation and gives guidance on Europeana’s annual work programmes under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF).

Moreover, the Group provides advice on specific policy issues where such advice is important for the development of Union policies or legislation (Commission Decision of 7/3/2017 setting up the Expert Group on Digital Cultural Heritage and Europeana).

The fourth meeting took place in Luxembourg on 6-7 November 2018. Agenda

Presentations from participants

1. Presentation of consolidated progress report for 2015-2017 – Implementing the EC Recommendation (2011/711/EU) - Anisia Avram DG CNECT/G2

2. Recap of the new governance of Europeana - Krzysztof Nichczynski DG CNECT/G2

3. DCHE and Sub-group: practicalities, tasks and proposed schedule - Anisia Avram DG CNECT/G2

4. Commission Report on the evaluation of Europeana and the way forward -  Rehana Schwinninger-Ladak, Head of Unit, DG CNECT/G2

5. Overview of Europeana under CEF – core services and generic services Krzysztof Nichczynski, DG CNECT/G2

6. Evolution of the Europeana strategy, DSI-4 Implementation plan and Communication and dissemination plan Harry Verwayen, Executive Director, Europeana Foundation

Updates from Council Presidencies

7. Presentation by Martin Ure, Austria Representative

8. Presentation by Dan Matei, Romania Representative

Updates from Member States

9. Flanders vision paper on cultural policy in the digital era Hans van der Linden, Belgium Representative

10. Luxembourg digital strategy for cultural heritage – Marianne Backes, Luxembourg Representative

11. Museum4punkt0 and other ongoing projects in Germany – Monika Hagedorn-Saupe, Germany Representative

12. 3D digitization: preserving threatened cultural heritage – Etienne Tellier, CEO of ICONEM

13. Digital cultural and historical heritage of Plovdiv municipality – Plamen Panov, Ministry of Culture, Bulgaria

14. Conclusions from the first advanced documentation of 3D digital assets task force Marinos Ioannides, Cyprus Representative