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The objective of Europeana Space is to increase and enhance the creative industries’ use of Europeana and other online collections of digital cultural content, by delivering a range of resources to support their engagement.  The use of digital cultural heritage 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.

Europeana Space has created 3 Spaces, the Technical, Content and Innovation Spaces: physical and virtual environments to enable the creative re-use of cultural content. They contain online guidelines and tools; a Portal for creative reuse of digital cultural content; a platform for IPR management; Hackathons and Workshops to inspire and support content providers, technology partners, creators and industry bodies to develop new content-based services and applications; and incubation/mentoring by business experts to stimulate and support creative entrepreneurship. 6 themed Pilots present innovative models of content use in fields of TV, photography, dance, games, publishing and cultural heritage, and 5 Demonstrators  show best practice for educational purposes.

Europeana Space addresses all sectors of the creative industries, from content providers to producers, exhibitors, artists and makers of cultural/creative content, publishers, broadcasters, telecoms and distributors of digital content. Its impact on the long run will be significantly increased use of digital cultural resources and new opportunities for employment and economic growth within the creative industries, through continuing development of innovative applications and services based on Europe’s rich digital cultural resources.

WP1 Project management LEADER: COVUNI with the support of PROMOTER as Technical Coordinator
WP2 Technical Space: Infrastructure and tools for content access, use and storage LEADER: NTUA with cooperation of iMinds and NISV
WP3 Content Space: Rights management for creative exploitation of Europeana content LEADERS: UNEXE + PACKED with cooperation of COVUNI
WP4 Europeana Space Scenarios: development of Pilots in the 6 thematic areas LEADERS: iMINDS + PROMOTER with cooperation of the Pilots Coordinators
WP5 Innovation Space: Valorisation and exploitation in the Creative Industries LEADERS: NISV + KU LEUVEN with cooperation of UNIVE, WAAG, CULTURELABEL, COVUNI and PACKED
WP6 Communication, dissemination and sustainability LEADER: PROMOTER with cooperation of COVUNI, KU Leuven, UNIVE and SPK