Europeana is an integrated portal facilitating access to European cultural digital objects in numerous and various types of institutions via national aggregators. Europeana'goal is to enable citizens across Europe to access this valuable material in ways unimaginable before; through a well designed portal but also at places where they are already active, such as social networks. The re-use of this material in turn will will foster a true dialogue and create new value through mash-ups and companies able to create new business out of the aggregation of this material, such as semantic operators. The EBUCore has been mapped to the Europeana Semantic Elements (ESE, a Dublin Core based metadata set). The Europeana Data Model (EDM) reuses a significant number of properties from EBUCore RDF.




The EUscreen Best Practice Network aims at achieving a highly interoperable digitised collection of television material. Building on EBU Core and open web standards EUscreen has developed a portal to access the audiovisual collections of Europe themselves and with Europeana in particular. EUScreen delivers metadata to Europeana in the form of Linked Open Data using the RDF representation of EBUCore.

EBU members: BBC, DR, DW, ORF, RAI, RTBF, RTE, RTSlovenia, TVP, TVR, VRT, CzechTV,

National Archives: HNAA (Greece), INA (France), Beeld and Geluid (The Netherlands), Memoriav (Switzerland).

As technology provider, EBU has brought the EBUCore metadata specification, which is used to aggregate, store and exchange metadata, including RDF linked data,  within the project and with Europeana.  

The project was closed in 2016.




NoTube is a FP7 European research project exploring the future of television in the ubiquitous internet. The project partners use egtaMETA (EBU Tech 3340 co-published by EBU and egta) as metadata format to describe advertisments. One of NoTube’s use case scenario focused on personalized advertising in conjunction with a personalised TV Programme Guide. TV-Anytime, as an internationally agreed and accepted metadata schema in the TV consumer domain has also been identified to meet the requirements of the NoTube use cases in combination with egatMeta. Participating EBU members: BBC, IRT. The project is completed. egtaMETA has been implemented by  NoTube where it was used as the standard metadata specification for advertisements. This metadata is then mapped to TV-Anytime to realize the project’s use case related to personalised advertising. The NoTube project was closed in 2013.




TOSCA-MP is a project on automatic metadata extraction in file/service based production. It contributes to the EBU-AMWA FIMS project on service definition for service oriented architectures. Participating EBU members: RAI and IRT. EBU coordinates the dissemination and standardisation activities. For more information, please visit the project website: The Tosca-MP project was closed in 2014 but related activities are continued in the MIM-SCAIE project.