The European Commission is set to launch a study on the discoverability of diverse European cultural content in the digital environment.
The study aims to understand the availability and accessibility of cultural content online and how content prioritisation practices, algorithm recommendations, and curation strategies influence the exposure to cultural and linguistic diversity.
Special emphasis will be placed on the music and book sectors, recognising their significance in preserving and promoting diverse cultural expressions. Other cultural and creative sectors, apart from the audiovisual, may be considered too.
Protecting and promoting exposure to cultural and linguistic diversity online
The internet offers an unprecedented amount of cultural content. However, mere availability does not guarantee exposure. By investigating the impact of these practices, the Commission seeks to identify possible avenues for action at the appropriate level to help protect and promote exposure to cultural and linguistic diversity online.
The study is poised to influence future policies to safeguard Europe's rich cultural heritage and ensure wider access to diverse cultural content in the digital age.
Contractors interested in applying to this call should submit their tender to the European Commission.
Deadline: 16 October 2023 17.00 Central European Time.
The duration of the study should not exceed 18 months.
This action aligns with the EU Work Plan for culture 2023-2026.