We all have stories to tell about our working lives. Whatever you do, did, or want to do in future, our working lives are fascinating and reveal so much about Europe’s rich and shared history.

Your story is part of Europe’s rich and shared history, and now it can be recorded for the future, and made freely available for anyone to discover and use for education, research, inspiration and pleasure.


Your story could be about...

  • · Your first job or your current job
  • · How your job is part of your identity - Is your job who you are?
  • · How you feel about your work
  • · How your work has influenced your life
  • · How your job has changed over the years, under the influence of new tools and techniques
  • · A typical day in your job
  • · A day that was significant
  • · Something about your job that nobody would know.

Collection days

In 2019 and 2020, Europeana, along with museums, galleries, libraries and archives across Europe  held a series of collection days events where we invite people to share their stories, memories and memorabilia about working lives and industrial heritage.


If you have any questions or need assistance, please email [email protected]

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