On 9 April 2019, during the Digital Day 2019, 24 European countries signed a Declaration of cooperation on advancing digitisation of cultural heritage. They committed to work more closely together to better use state-of-the-art digital technologies in addressing risks that Europe’s rich cultural heritage is facing, enhancing its use and visibility, improving citizen engagement, and supporting spillovers in other sectors.
The declaration is structured in three main pillars of action:
- A pan-European initiative for 3D digitisation of cultural heritage artefacts, monuments and sites;
- Re-use of digitised cultural resources to foster citizen engagement, innovative use and spill-overs in other sectors;
- Enhancing cross-sector and cross-border cooperation and capacity building in the sector of digitised cultural heritage.
The text of the Declaration can be consulted at this page.