ABOUT EUscreen portal

The EUscreen portal gives public access to thousands of items of film and television clips in nineteen different languages. It brings together clips and programmes about politics, fashion, music, lifestyle, cooking, culture and more from the early 20th century to the present day. The EUscreen portal enables educators, researchers and media professionals to find audiovisual content from across Europe. It provides a platform to delve into history and explore television programmes that focus on the everyday experience.

What is EUscreen?

The EUscreen portal was built by a consortium of European audiovisual archives. Support came through two projects funded by the European Commission: the EUscreen project ran from 2009 - 2012. Its successor, EUscreenXL, began in 2013 and runs until 2016 under the CIP ICT-PSP support programme.
The main objective of the project is to aggregate a comprehensive amount of professional audiovisual content. A selection of archive materials not available elsewhere is made public through the EUscreen portal.
Besides developing the portal, EUscreenXL acts as the pan-European aggregator in the audiovisual domain for Europeana, bringing together major European broadcasters and actively reaching out to audiovisual archives. As the audiovisual content aggregator for Europeana, the materials in EUscreen are connected to an online collection of millions of digitized items from European museums, libraries and archives.

For more info, please visit the Frequently Asked Questions section on our project blog. The EUscreenXL blog is an information hub for anyone interested in the audiovisual world. To receive information about goings-on in the audiovisual sector and catch up on the project’s development, you can follow any of our social channels or subscribe to the monthly newsletter.

Consortium
The network brings together 30 partners from 21 EU member states. The network was established in 2006. The EUscreen Foundation was founded in 2013 to ensure the long-term sustainability of the network.

EUscreenXL is a substantial network involving European audiovisual and broadcasting archives.
The project partners are important contributors to the field of audiovisual archives, research and software technology. As a partner, you will:
  • gain more visibility and traffic to your content sites
  • gain an access to an outstanding technological know-how
  • benefit from working in a wide network of broadcasters and audiovisual archives
  • contribute to a meaningful European project for educational and cultural heritage purposes

If your organisation wishes to become part of the EUscreen network please contact the project co-ordinator:

Prof. dr. Eggo Müller
Project co-ordinator
E.Mueller@uu.nl
Utrecht University


View list of partners
Content Selection Policy
EUscreenXL operates a content selection policy and a metadata aggregation strategy based on a twofold approach:

1) EUscreen partners use the selection policy to provide high quality content with contextualised information to euscreen.eu. EUscreenXL thus creates a collection of high quality content that is significant to European history and identity.

2) EUscreenXL’s aggregation approach gives comprehensive access to audiovisual content that is available online from participating providers. EUscreenXL will provide links to 1 million audiovisual items through Europeana, Europe's digital library, museum and archive.

Combining the two strategies of metadata aggregation and selection in its twin track approach, EuscreenXL generates access to content that allows for topical search, while at the same time providing innovative insights into European audiovisual culture.

Blog
The project is also about providing news and information about events in the audiovisual sector. The EUscreenXL blog (blog.euscreen.eu) is an information hub for audiovisual archive professionals, academics and the public at large interested in the audiovisual world. To receive information about the audiovisual sector follow our blog or subscribe the monthly newsletter.

Contact
If you have feedback about the portal, you can contact us by e-mail or through our feedback platform.

The EUscreen network brings together 30 partners from 21 EU member states. The EUscreen Foundation was founded in 2013 to ensure its long-term sustainability. EUscreenXL is a substantial network involving European audiovisual and broadcasting archives. The project partners are important contributors to the field of audiovisual archives, research and software technology.

View list of partners

EUscreen is always willing to cooperate with institutions, networks and projects that operate in the field of audiovisual heritage.

As a partner, you can:
  • gain more visibility and traffic to your online materials;
  • gain access to technological know-how;
  • benefit from working with a wide network of broadcasters and audiovisual archives;
  • contribute to a meaningful European project for educational and cultural heritage purposes.
If your organisation wishes to become part of the EUscreen network please contact the project co-ordinator:

Prof. dr. Eggo Müller
Project co-ordinator
E.Mueller@uu.nl
Utrecht University

Johan Oomen, MA
Technical director
Joomen@beeldengeluid.nl
Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision