Outreach projects at the House of European History are guided by the following principles:
- Audience development: we undertake a mix of outreach activities to enhance public awareness and to increase the number of visitors and users. We also takes into consideration people who are not traditional museum visitors.
- Accessibility: we aim to provide equitable access to resources for audiences regardless of their location, education level, age, ethnicity, physical or intellectual ability or language. Exhibitions, services and programs are developed within an inclusive framework.
- Consultation and research: consultation and research form the basis of outreach initiatives to ensure programs and activities are relevant to identified target audiences or participating communities.
- Leadership: the House of European History plays a leadership role in the building of networks that facilitate partnerships, collaborations and alliances with other institutions and organisations.
Current projects at the House of European History include the Fake For Real Touring Exhibition, European Democracy Sites, and the pan-European partnership with museums on waste: "Throwaway - a history of a modern crisis".