Introduction to EGInA’s and Europeana’s activities in digital preservation and education of cultural heritage

Altheo Valentini, General Manager of EGInA, Co-chair of Europeana Education Community

Altheo Valentini has worked for more than 10 years as a consultant in European projects and he has a solid expertise in the preparation, implementation and coordination of educational projects in the framework of different financing instruments of the European Commission, with a particular focus on social and digital innovation. He is also involved in the implementation of the Youth Guarantee Programme in the Umbria Region, being responsible for the strategic planning of training interventions aimed at enhancing the employability of youth and young adults. He is member of coordinating committee of the national association Stati Generali dell’Innovazione with responsibility for School and Culture, coordinator of the Regional Hub of DiCultHer “Digital Cultural Heritage, Arts and Humanities Schools” and EPALE Ambassador for Italy. From March 2017, he is a member of the Board of All Digital (formerly Telecentre Europe), with responsibility for the promotion of Digital Cultural Heritage among the members.

Email: altheovalentini@egina.eu

Abstract:

Europeana works with thousands of European archives, libraries and museums to share cultural heritage for enjoyment, education and research. Thanks to a multifunctional portal it gives access to millions of books, music, artworks and more – with sophisticated search and filter tools to help users find what they are looking for.

Altheo Valentini has joined the Europeana Network Association in 2016 and since 2020 he is chairing the steering committee of the Educational Community, a vibrant online group of cultural heritage experts and professionals who want to bring this source of knowledge to every learner, educator or educational organisation so that they can experience the pedagogical potential of digital cultural heritage and build new 21st century skills.

This presentation will offer an overview of the different opportunities designed by Europeana for European and non-EU educators and it will focus on case studies and good practices implemented by EGInA, the European Grants International Community.