Digital cultural heritage in education | 2022-2023 academic year

A painting of three children at the sea.

In the 2022-2023 school year, the Europeana Initiative and European Schoolnet (EUN) brought digital cultural heritage into the professional practice of hundreds of formal and non-formal educators. They empowered educators with new knowledge and skills, highlighted the educational value of digital cultural content and facilitated open schooling by connecting cultural heritage institutions and schools. Discover the work and access the resources created.

For the very first time, Europeana Education Ambassadors conducted national training courses at local and national levels to train colleagues on the use and reuse of Europeana’s resources.

The Europeana Education Competition 2023 invited all formal and non-formal educators to find innovative ways of using arts and digital science heritage shared through in their educational activities.

As a result of the National Training Courses and the Europeana Education Competition 2023, about 180 new Stories of Implementation were collected.

Besides, European Schoolnet, with the Europeana Foundation’s support, organised the Europeana workshop in the Future Classroom Lab on 30 June – 1 July 2023. Forty educators – the winners of the Europeana Education Competition 2023 and the Europeana Ambassadors – met at European Schoolnet premises to share their experiences, inspire and be inspired.

The Digital Education with Cultural Heritage MOOC was launched on 27 February and it tackled the educational potential of digital cultural heritage and prepared educators to implement it using digital technologies. The MOOC run in two languages: English and Romanian.

A summary presentation was created to summarise all the different activities and outputs of the 2022-2023 academic year.

Finally, during the Europeana workshop, two new videos were produced. These videos talk about the application of Europeana’s APIs in education, and the necessity to build key competences with Europeana to tackle the challenges and opportunities involved in the use of AI in education.

More than 2,500 primary and secondary school teachers, museum educators, and other cultural heritage professionals participated in the activities organised by the Europeana Initiative and European Schoolnet, impacting more than 21,000 students. The Europeana Foundation and European Schoolnet would like to thank everyone involved in the production of these resources.

Find out more on the Europeana Pro website.

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