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Europioneer

Are you a Europioneer?

Are you a technical entrepreneur? If so, you could win the title of ‘Europioneer’ in a new series of awards. The European Commission presents Europioneers, an initiative to celebrate Europe’s finest technology entrepreneurs. Supported by The Next Web, this prestigious technology award will be handed out to Europe’s Tech Entrepreneur of the Year. The awards […]

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Estonia: Rein Lang

Article by Rein Lang, Minister of Culture: This ethnographic drawing from the Estonian National Museum’s collection depicts a Khanty girl wearing traditional dress. Silvia Anslang’s watercolour sketch carefully highlights the colour combinations, decorative ornaments, and material nuances of the Khanty national costume that vary in different regions, signifying people’s ethnic identity. In addition to enchanting visual […]

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Luxembourg: Octavie Modert

Article by Octavie Modert,  Minister for Culture: The digitisation and making available online through Europeana of a maximum of documents, artworks and other cultural objects held by European cultural institutions is a wonderful vehicle for the promotion of the cultural heritage and intellectual and artistic creation of the member states of the European Union. In […]

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Denmark: Uffe Elbæk

Arti­cle by Uffe Elbæk, Culture Minister of Denmark: At first look, this seems to be an unremarkable image. Three men in front of a brick wall, quite ordinary, except perhaps for their very fine and well-groomed moustaches. But just behind this façade, the image tells of epoch-turning events in European history. The three men are in […]

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Cyprus: Giorgos Demosthenous

Arti­cle by Giorgos Demosthenous, Min­is­ter of Education and Culture: Cultural heritage can be items of a historical nature or items of present day creation. From all items in Europeana I choose to present this video that combines both elements by showing the process of the digital imprint of this remarkable monument, the church of Panagia Phorbiotissa, better […]

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Lithuania: Arūnas Gelūnas

Arti­cle by Arūnas Gelūnas, Minister of Culture: One of the greatest contributions of old Lithuania to European and World science and culture is the work of Kazimieras Semenavičius ‘Artis Magnae Artilleriae‘. In his book printed in Amsterdam in 1650, the Lithuanian scientist was the first person in the world to have described and drawn a multi-stage […]

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Event Summary: Culture for Digital Innovation

What do iconic football boots and the digital economy have in common? Europeana – Europe’s digital library, archive and museum showcasing more than 23 million objects. A unique event in Brussels, 9 May, highlighted how the rich and diverse cultural heritage that you can explore online at Europeana can drive innovation and economic growth and what […]

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Hungary: Géza Szőcs

Article by Géza Szőcs, Minister of State for Culture: We have no knowledge of any equestrian statue on public display, or indeed, any statue at all which was completed by Leonardo during his lifetime. The well-known, small scale statuettes, like those proudly displayed in the Metropolitan, or London’s Jeanneret collection, may have served as studies […]

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