Workers Underground: an impact assessment

Workers Underground is a film and case study that explores the social & cultural impact of our long running service: Europeana 1914-1918.

If you wish to know more about undertaking an impact assessment in the cultural heritage sector, this is a good place to start. On this page you can watch the film and download the case study.

In the case study we present the preparation and research that was undertaken for the first application of the Europeana Impact Framework. It explores the processes and tools that were developed to collect and analyse data, as well as the creation of the film itself.

The film narrates the research we undertook on the impact of Europeana 1914-1918. Developed with our partners Whalebone & Greenstone, it marks a different approach to presenting research on impact.

We hope this study supports others in our Network who struggle with the same issues related to impact and impact assessment. We welcome your feedback, your comments and your own experiences. We invite you to join us as we continue to build our understanding of this complex subject.

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