E-ARK Foundation

The E-ARK Foundation is a consortium of partners working with the European Commission as part of the eArchiving Initiative to provide core specifications, software, training and knowledge with the aim to promote the interoperability of digital archives in Europe and to help organisations and people to preserve information for the long term.

Running from 2014 to 2017 and co-funded by the European Commission E-ARK was originally a multinational big data research project that improved the methods and technologies of digital archiving, in order to achieve consistency on a Europe-wide scale.

After the E-ARK project ended, a series of projects were undertaken to first become a Building Block of the Core Services Platform of the European Commission’s Connecting Europe Facility,  and now to establish the eArchiving Common Services Platform (eArchiving CSP) under the European Commission’s Digital Europe programme.