Why it exists.
Europeana Foundation is the organisation appointed by the European Commission to develop and run a digital cultural heritage platform for Europe (Europeana Collections).
How it differs from the Europeana Initiative.
Foundation staff are the appointed representatives who execute the practical, funded and organisational work of the Europeana Initiative. In practice, this could be running campaigns for culture, curating image galleries, developing technical frameworks, ingesting data or designing websites.
Foundation staff represent around 20 different nationalities and work mainly in The Hague. Read more about them, their teams and unique roles, on the staff page.