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Europeana Sport

The thematic project that aims to increase the amount of high-quality content and metadata accessible on sports in Europeana.

The thematic project that aims to increase the amount of high-quality content and metadata accessible on sports in Europeana.

Athletics: Netherlands versus Romania in Groningen. 80m hurdles women Mieke Sterk (winner 11.1 sec.), Enescu, Ria van Slooten, and Bufanu. Source: Eric Koch / Anefo, Nationaal Archief.

The Europeana Sport is a project that aims to deliver almost 24,000 new digital objects relating to sporting heritage and improve more than 5,000 objects already available on  Europeana

As a theme, sport intersects with other topics such as cultural diversity, discrimination, social exclusion and poverty, gender equality, youth empowerment, migration and more. Europeana Sport will generate rich user experience and high audience engagement by curating a series of 30 editorials highlighting sporting heritage collections and telling stories of sport in Europe.  In turn, the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision will provide audiovisual resources to the project around the sports theme, coming from the Dutch newsreels collection Open Images. 200 objects from this collection will be selected and added based on the editorial/curatorial requirements. 

Moreover, the project will hold a series of events that aim to engage European citizens with their sporting heritage and raise awareness of the Europeana Initiative, for instance holding a series of collection day events inviting the public to share their stories and memories related to sport. 

Europeana Sport is co-financed by the Connecting Europe Facility of the European Union.

Project partners

ICCU (IT), National Archives of Hungary (HU), Europeana Foundation (NL), Michael Culture (BE), Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (NL), Ajuntament de Girona - Centre de Recerca i Difusió de la Imatge  - (ES), Biblioteca Județeană Octavian Goga Cluj – Octavian Goga Cluj County Library (RO), National Library of Scotland (UK), EPIC Ireland CHQ DAC (IRE).