WEAVE – Widen European Access to cultural communities Via Europeana

A new project co-financed by the European Union under the CEF Connecting Europe Facility Programme, focused on tangible and intangible heritage of cultural communities.

Website: https://weave-culture.eu/


Project duration: 1 April 2021 – 30 September 2022

What this project is about

weave-logo-tempWEAVE contributes to preserving for future generations the richness of the European identity and its cultural plurality. In particular, the project aggregated over 5,000 new high-quality records to Europeana related to the rich and invaluable cultural heritage of minority cultural communities, and showcase these collections in a set of engaging editorials and a virtual exhibition. The project carried out capacity building activities to develop a closer connection between cultural heritage institutions (CHIs), minority cultural communities and Europeana. weave kick-off

Additionally, WEAVE developed a set of open and reusable tools which employed a mix of AI, machine learning, natural language processing, big data analysis and innovative interface engineering. The toolkit allowed the management of annotations, semi-automatic recognition of specific gestures and movements and visualisation of performances and 3D models.

Finally, it has offered training, capacity building and guidelines with a focus on proper handling of immaterial cultural heritage and working with vulnerable and marginalised communities.


  • IN2 Digital Innovations GmbH – Germany (coordinator)
  • European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture e.V. – Germany
  • PHOTOCONSORTIUM – International Consortium for Photographic Heritage – Italy
  • Coventry University – United Kingdom
  • CRDI – Ajuntament De Girona – Centre De Recerca I Difusió De La Imatge – Spain
  • PédeXumbo – Associação para a Promoção da Musica e da Dança – Portugal
  • TOPFOTO – Topham Partners LLP – United Kingdom
  • ARCTUR d.o.o. – Slovenia
  • Universidade NOVA de Lisboa – Portugal
  • Think Code Ltd. – Cyprus
  • Katholieke Universiteit Leuven- Belgium
  • Stichting Europeana – The Netherlands


WEAVE is co-financed by the Connecting Europe Facility Programme of the European Union, under GA n. INEA/CEF/ICT/A2020/2288018

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