Projects using MINT


Europeana Sounds (2014-2017)

The Europeana Sounds is Europeana’s 'missing' fifth domain aggregator, joining APEX (Archives), EUscreen (television), the Europeana Film Gateway (film) and TEL (libraries). It will increase the opportunities for access to and creative re-use of Europeana's audio and audio-related content and will build a sustainable best practice network of stakeholders in the content value chain to aggregate, enrich and share a critical mass of audio that meets the needs of public audiences, the creative industries (notably publishers) and researchers. The consortium of 24 partners from 12 countries will:

  • Double the number of audio items accessible through Europeana to over 1 million and improve geographical and thematic coverage by aggregating items with widespread popular appeal such as contemporary and classical music, traditional and folk music, the natural world, oral memory, and languages and dialects.
  • Add meaningful contextual knowledge and medium-specific metadata to 2 million items in Europeana's audio and audio-related collections, developing techniques for cross-media and cross-collection linking. *Develop and validate audience-specific sound channels and a distributed crowdsourcing infrastructure for end-users that will improve Europeana's search facility, navigation and user experience. These can then be used for other communities and other media.
  • Engage music publishers and rights-holders in efforts to make more material accessible online through Europeana by resolving domain constraints and lack of access to commercially unviable (i.e. out-of-commerce) content.
    These outcomes will be achieved through a network of leading sound archives working with specialists in audiovisual technology, rights issues and software development. The network will expand to include other content-providers and mainstream distribution platforms (Historypin, Spotify, Soundcloud) to ensure widest possible availability of their content.

Europeana Space (2014-2017)

Europeana Space:Spaces of possibility for the creative re-use of Europeana’s content, is a 3 years european co-funded project with 29 partners. The objective of Europeana Space is to increase and enhance the creative industries’ use of Europeana by delivering a range of resources to support their engagement. The use of Europeana by the creative industries is still limited by factors including issues around the IPR status of content and the need for business models demonstrating the potential for exploitation of available content. In addressing these problems Europeana Space brings together high-level key expertise from the European creative industries, technology-based enterprises, the cultural heritage sector and higher education.

AMBROSIA (2014-2016)

AMBROSIA: Europeana Food and Drink is a Best Practice Network under 'Objective 2.1 Europeana and creativity b) Promoting the use of Europeana by creative industries' of the ICT Policy Support Programme.
The objective of AMBROSIA is to promote the wider re-use of the digital cultural resources available through Europeana by the Creative Industries to boost creativity and business development across Europe.

AMBROSIA will achieve its objective by delivering 4 connected ‘tracks’ of activity:

  • In the ‘Content Track’, we will discover, prepare, license and upload to Europeana 50,000-70,000 unique high-quality digital assets & their associated metadata;
  • In the ‘Public Engagement Track’, we will engage the public, retailers and distributors in campaigns, piloting and crowd activities to encourage them to share and make use of food and drink-related content;
  • In the ‘Creative Applications track’, we will work with Creative Industry partners to develop a suite of 9 innovative creative and commercial applications, deliver 3 Open Innovation Challenges and extend the Europeana Open Labs network;
  • In the ‘Learning Track’, we will develop and share new knowledge, understanding and guidance on successful public/private partnerships focussed on digital cultural content

AthenaPlus (2013-2015)

AthenaPlus is a CIP best practice network started in March 2013 and ending in August 2015. The consortium is composed by 40 partners from 21 Member States countries.

The principal objectives of the AthenaPlus project are to:

  • Contribute more than 3.6 millions metadata records to Europeana, from both the public and private sectors, focusing mainly on museums content, with key cultural stakeholders (ministries and responsible government agencies, libraries, archives, leading research centres, SMEs).
  • Improve search, retrieval and re-use of Europeana’s content, bettering multilingual terminology management, SKOS export and publication tool/API for Content Providers;
  • Experiment with enriched metadata their re-use adapted for users with different needs (tourists, schools, scholars) by means of tools that support the development of virtual exhibitions, tourist and didactic applications, to be integrated into Europeana repositories and the repositories of national aggregators or individual Content Providers.

EUscreenXL (2013-2015)

EUscreenXL is a three-year project that aggregates a comprehensive body of professional audiovisual content and makes it accessible through Europeana and the EUscreenXL portal. The project consortium consists of 22 leading audiovisual archives, excellent media scholars, skilled technical service providers and the EBU. The partnership has established alliances with key stakeholders as the Europeana Foundation, FIAT/IFTA. EUscreenXL represents a considerable segment of Europe’s creative industries and has a particular strong link to the public service broadcasting community.

LoCloud (2013-2015)

LoCloud (Local content in a Europeana cloud) aims to build on the achievements of CARARE in establishing a repository-based aggregator for Archaeological and Architectural heritage and of Europeana Local in its work with local institutions and their regional and national aggregators, which resulted in the contribution to date of well over 5 million items to Europeana.

The main goals of LoCloud are:

  • to continue to ease the task of enabling heritage organisations in making their contents accessible via Europeana, by using cloud technologies
  • to facilitate aggregation of digital content from small and medium cultural institutions, to be made available to Europeana;
  • to enable smaller institutions such as house-museums to contribute their content to Europeana;
  • to explore the potential of cloud computing for aggregation, enrichment and re-use, with a special focus on geographic location.

Europeana Creative (2013-2015)

Europeana Creative is a European Commission funded project with the aims of supporting and promoting the re-use of cultural resources available via Europeana by realising a set of concrete objectives:

  • establish the Europeana Open Labs Network
  • the new Europeana Content Re-use Framework will extend the Europeana Licensing Framework
  • implement the infrastructure and essential transformation services needed to successfully support re-use
  • create five pilot applications in thematic areas

3D-ICONS (2012-2015)

3D-ICONS (3D Digitisation of Icons of European Architectural and Archaeological Heritage) is a pilot project funded under the European Commission’s ICT Policy Support Programme designed to:

  • establish a complete pipeline for the production of 3D replicas of archaeological monuments and historic buildings which covers all technical, legal and organisational aspects
  • create 3D models and a range of other materials (images, texts and videos) of a series of internationally important monuments and buildings; and
  • contribute content to Europeana using the CARARE aggregation service.

DM2E (2012-2015)

DM2E (Digitised Manuscripts to Europeana) is a European Commission funded project with two primary aims:

  • To enable as many content providers as possible to get their data into Europeana
  • To stimulate the creation of new tools and services for re-use of Europeana data in the Digital Humanities


Europeana Fashion is a best practice network co-funded under the CIP ICT-PSP program and composed of 22 partners from 12 European countries, which represent the leading European institutions and collections in the fashion domain. The consortium will aggregate and provide Europeana with outstanding and rich material about the history of European fashion, including more than 700.000 fashion-related digital objects, ranging from historical dresses to accessories, photographs, posters, drawings, sketches, videos, and fashion catalogues.


Europeana Photography (European ancient photographic vintage repositories of digitized pictures of historical quality) is a EU-funded project to create a partnership with prestigious photographic collections from archives, public libraries and museums in order to conserve and make accessible online 100 years of photography, from the first example of images from Fox Talbot and Daguerre to the beginning of the Second World War.


Europeana Awareness is a Best Practice Network, led by the Europeana Foundation, designed to:

  • publicise Europeana to users, policy makers, politicians and cultural heritage organisations in every Member State
  • promote its use by a broad public for a variety of purposes including recreation and hobbies, research, learning, genealogy and tourism
  • with 4 key sectors which are currently underexploited by Europeana
  • put in place new distribution channels for Europeana content
  • urther encourage cultural institutions to continue to provide content

PARTAGE PLUS (2012-2014)

Starting in March 2012 and lasting for 24 months, Partage Plus will digitise Art Nouveau objects, artworks, posters and buildings to create more than 75,000 items - including 2,000 3D models, of content for access through Europeana.
The project will create an access point to information (through the project website) and digital content (through Europeana) on the European cultural heritage of the Art Nouveau period. Furthermore, Partage Plus will provide a means and a structure for the digitisation of content from different domains and different countries and making it available to users of Europeana. It will also use existing Art Nouveau in Europeana and encourage others with relevant collections to do the same.



Linked Heritage is a 30 month EU project, started on 1st April 2011.
The main goals are to contribute large quantities of new content to Europeana, from both the public and private sectors; to demonstrate enhancement of quality of content, in terms of metadata richness, re-use potential and uniqueness; to demonstrate enable improved search, retrieval and use of Europeana content.
The consortium includes representatives of all the key stakeholder groups from 20 EU countries, together
with Israel and Russia. These include ministries and responsible government agencies, content providers and
aggregators, leading research centres, publishers and SMEs.


European Commission and the DCA consortium, comprising 25 partners from 10 EU member states and the 2 associated countries, Croatia and Iceland, have officially launched the project Digitising Contemporary Art (DCA) initiating a significant increase in the presence of contemporary art in Europeana, the single access point to Europe’s cultural heritage. Over 30 months 21 museums and art institutions will digitise approximately 27,000 contemporary artworks and 2,000 contextual documents, making them available through the Europeana portal. DCA project aims to create high-quality digital reproductions and assure the long-term preservation of and online access to such reproductions and their data.

ECLAP (2010-2013)

ECLAP's main objective is to bring together Europe's most relevant performing arts content, content never before accessible via the Internet, coming from major institutions; performing art material coming from theatre, dance, music, cinema and film, …: representing performances, lessons, master classes, teaching material, etc., in the forms of videos, audio, documents, images, animations, playlists, annotations, interactive content, etc.; available through ECLAP portal and published on Europeana

CARARE (2010-2013)

CARARE brings together heritage agencies and organisations, archaeological museums and research institutions and specialist digital archives from all over Europe to establish a service that will make digital content for Europe's unique archaeological monuments and historic sites interoperable with Europeana. It aims to add the 3D and Virtual Reality content to Europeana.

INDICATE (2010-2012)

INDICATE (International Network for a Digital Cultural Heritage e-Infrastructure) is an European Union FP7 project which aims to establish a network of common interest made up of experts and researchers in the field of e-infrastructures and digital cultural heritage at Euro Mediterranean level.
MINT develops a pilot for cloud enabled metadata storage, enrichment and semantic search

JUDAICA (2010-2011)

Judaica Europeana works to identify content documenting the Jewish presence and heritage in the cities of Europe. It will digitise 10,500 photos, 1,500 postcards and 7,150 recordings as well as several million pages from books, newspapers, archives and press clippings. The digitised content will be available at

EUScreen (2009-2012)

The EUscreen project aims to promote the use of television content to explore Europe's rich and diverse cultural history. It will create access to over 30,000 items of programme content and information, and by developing a number of interactive functionalities and dynamic links with Europeana it will prove valuable to the widest range of cultural, educational and recreational users.

ATHENA (2009-2011)

ATHENA is bringing together relevant stakeholders and content owners from museums and other cultural institutions all over Europe and evaluate and integrate specific tools, based on a common agreed set of standards and guidelines to create harmonised access to their content. The instance of mint for ATHENA can be found here

See also Image, Video and Multimedia Systems Lab (IVML) R&D projects


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