When the Europeana Newspapers project finishes assembling 18 million pages of digitised newspaper content, it will send this wealth of cultural heritage material to Europeana.
Through Europeana and the broader ecosystem of Europeana services, anyone will be able to search European newspapers from the 17th to 20th Century, in 20 different languages.
Unfortunately, the existence of Europeana as a source of discovery and inspiration for Europe’s newspapers and European culture as a whole is now under threat. This is because of a proposed 90% budget cut to the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), which funds Europeana.
Europeana and its related projects currently cost €30 million a year. The proposed new budget for the CEF is €1 billion. Competition for this funding comes from health, justice and safer internet programmes. If Europeana loses its funding, the hard work already put in to build Europeana into an innovative and unique resource will be lost.
Read the leaflet (below) to learn more about how you can support Europeana and share your cause by tweeting with the #AllezCulture hashtag.