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22 junio 2020Brussels

The European Commission launches a public consultation on digital access to European Cultural Heritage

The Commission has opened a public consultation on the opportunities offered by digital technologies for the cultural heritage sector. Stakeholders and all interested people are invited to provide feedback on the Commission Recommendation of 27 October 2011 on the digitalisation and online accessibility of cultural material and digital preservation.

The aim is to propose a more appropriate policy instrument to support the digital transformation of cultural heritage. The need for virtually accessible cultural heritage and the advantages of having these digital tools in place have been recently highlighted by the coronavirus pandemic and the physical distancing measures taken across the Member States. The consultation seeks feedback from citizens, public administrations, cultural heritage institutions, international organisations and networks, companies, research organisations, and academia. It will run from 22 June 2020 until 14 September 2020 and the views gathered will feed into the possible revision of the 2011 Recommendation.

The public consultation on the Digital for Cultural Heritage can be accessed here.