Europeana 2022 Proposal Submission form

We are delighted to announce the launch of our call for proposals for Europeana 2022!

Like the last two years, 70% of the conference programme will be open to professionals working in and around the cultural heritage sector to share expertise, knowledge and experience in varied sessions.

Europeana 2022 will be our first truly hybrid conference, and we hope to welcome cultural heritage professionals from around the world both in person to the KB, National Library of the Netherlands in The Hague, and digitally. We aim to explore how we can collaboratively build a common data Space for Cultural Heritage and raise voices from across the sector to empower digital transformation and explore the role digital cultural heritage plays in today’s and tomorrow’s world. Building on the success of last year’s virtual conference, we are excited to organise a hybrid event to inspire and inform you whether you can join us in the Netherlands or wherever in the world you will be.

We want to open up our conference to new - as well as familiar - voices and topics and give the stage to exciting formats. Therefore we are inviting you to submit your proposals for an interactive and engaging webinar, workshop, session or intervention to be held during Europeana 2022. Sessions could involve delivering training and building capacity, promoting products and services, showcasing exciting research or providing an opportunity for collaboration. All sessions will be 30 minutes long, and can be delivered live, in person or by video, recorded or presented live online. We’re looking for proposals that cover the following themes:

  • Common Data Spaces
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Participation & collaboration
  • Climate Action
  • Storytelling
  • 3D, multilinguality and AI
  • European Year of Youth

Selection committee

Our selection committee is representative of the Europeana Initiative. The committee consists of members of Europeana Foundation, Europeana Members Council, Europeana Aggregators’ Forum, members of our six communities, from our New Professionals Task Force and Diversity and Inclusion working group.

Selection criteria

Our selection criteria is designed to enable a broad and diverse selection. In order to open up the conference to new voices, we want to facilitate a more inclusive and equitable call, and on the submission form applicants have the opportunity to tell us how we can support your proposal if it is selected. The submissions will go through the initial selection process without this information being seen, and the final decision will be made by the programme committee.

The selection process will begin when the call for proposals opens. We will review proposals in order of submission.

The selection committee might contact you, before or after the first notice, with a request to merge or combine your proposal with another proposal. This will only be done if there is overlap between the proposals.

The proposals will be reviewed on the following:

  • To what extent does the proposal make it clear what outcomes the participants should be able to get out of the session?
  • To what extent does the proposal speak to, involve, or collaborate with one or more of the conference target audiences?
  • To what extent does the proposal offer something interesting, useful, innovative, or important to the event?
  • To what extent do the topics proposed represent diversity in the themes?

Once the proposal is submitted you will receive a confirmation email - make sure you check your spam folder if you don't have this message in your primary inbox.

If the proposal has been accepted for the final selection, you can expect to receive a first notice mid June 2022.
If the proposal has been selected you will receive a final notice and further guidance mid July 2022.

For the proposals that have not been accepted you will receive brief feedback on the decision.

Data Protection Statement

We keep your personal information confidential. The Europeana Foundation will collect the personal data provided by you and will keep it for the purpose of this event. Your data will not be shared with third parties. You can find out more about your rights and choices and how we use your information in our Privacy Policy.

For other inquiries related to the conference, please do not hesitate to contact the events team at

We ask to follow our Inclusive Engagement Guidelines, more information about them can be found this Europeana Pro news article.

This Call for Papers closed on 2022-06-13 11:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).