Linked On-going Projects

The REACH social platform aims to collaborate with other projects and initiatives that address questions related to participatory approaches to culture.

In this light, contacts and exchanges have been established with the following projects and initiatives:


ARCHES - Accessible Resources for Cultural Heritage EcoSystems.
ARCHES aims to make art and cultural experience accessible for all, through the development of technological solutions that improve access to culture.

Churches 21- Using the tools of cultural mediation, which have been successfully tried throughout Europe, the project aims to accompany and support local groups of citizens to creatively address the important issues in their lives, and – in collaboration with contemporary artists - to find new forms of expression

CINE see the past, imagine the future.
CINE (Connected Culture and Natural Heritage in a Northern Environment) is a collaborative digital heritage project that aims to transform people’s experiences of outdoor heritage sites through technology, building on the idea of “museums without walls”.

CitizenHeritage-Citizen Science Practices in Cultural Heritage: towards a Sustainable Model in Higher Education
CitizenHeritage takes the citizen science approach to the world of cultural heritage, where the digital realm creates new opportunities to reach out to broader audiences and facilitate community building. The project encourages citizen science in cultural heritage through the application of crowdsourcing and co-creation tools leveraging open digital collections of European heritage. It will deliver a full cycle of citizen science activities that will enable participation and will contribute to higher education and scientific open access outputs. The project will also examine the conditions under which citizen science makes both socially and economically sustainable contributions to both Higher Education and Cultural Heritage institutions.

CultureLabs - An Horizon2020 Research and Innovation project which started in April 2018. The project aims at developing a novel methodology and an ICT-empowered infrastructure towards systematizing and facilitating the organisation and wider deployment of participatory projects through the provision of specialised toolkits that offer stakeholder-appropriate ingredients and recipes for social innovation through cultural heritage.

CultureMoves - CultureMoves is a user-oriented project that aims to develop new digital tools to enable new forms of touristic engagement and educational resources by leveraging the re-use of Europeana content, with a special focus on content related to dance and performing arts.

DANUrB+- The main goal of DANUrB+ goal is to create a comprehensive spatio-cultural network, a “Danube Сultural Promenade” connecting communities along the Danube and unifying them under tourism destination brand.
The main result is increased quality of life and tourism demand in peripheral regions of Danube able to stop shrinkage there. The results are verified by active implementation processes piloted in all regions by local stakeholder cooperatives, creating plans, feasibility studies and projects ready to get funding.

DHRLab - The UNESCO Chair of Digital Cultural Heritage.
The lab is devoted to research on the digitisation, documentation, archiving, preservation, protection and promotion of cultural heritage, tangible and intangible remains of our past.

eHERITAGE - Expanding the Research and Innovation Capacity in Cultural Heritage Virtual Reality Applications.
eHERITAGE project contributes to the spread of knowledge in the fields of history and arts by creating applications for cultural heritage sites.

EMOTIVE - Storyrtelling for cultural heritage.
Emotive is an EU-funded H2020 project that aims to use emotional storytelling to create a new way to experience heritage sites. The goal is to provide professionals with powerful storytelling engines and digital media assets that can be used to create characters and narratives featuring archaeological sites or collections of artefacts with the aim of offering emotionally engaging stories that can be experienced by visitors while they are on a cultural site or remotely.

Europeana Migration - Europeana Thematic Collection
Europeana Migration presents photographs, artworks, documents, sounds, videos and more on the topic of migration to, from and within Europe, gathered from museums, galleries, libraries, audio-visual archives and archives across Europe.

Hyperion - The purpose of Hyperion is to provide tools to improve resilience and sustainable reconstruction of historic areas.
Throught an integrated resilience assessment platform, a guide on the best preparation for dealing with extreme events and climate change will be suggest; this will allow a faster, adapted and efficient response to the sustainable reconstruction of historical areas. These tools will guide the local authorities in their strategies to preserve heritage sites.

I media cities - Innovative e-environments for research on cities and the media
I-Media-Cities is a Horizon 2020 project to share, provide access to, and use cities' digital content, turning it into the lever of novel approaches to multidisciplinary research, to business innovation and to the overall accessibility of the European Cultural Heritage.

ILUCIDARE - promotes heritage as a resource for innovation and international cooperation
ILUCIDARE aims to establish an international network promoting heritage as a resource for innovation and in international cooperation through a diversity of collaborative activities..

Kaleidoscope - The project aims at leveraging photographic content in Europeana depicting the 1950s in Europe, connecting today’s citizens with the post-war generation whose dreams of a better life led to the establishment of the European Union. It will showcase the value of interacting with and reusing cultural material, accessible through Europeana, offering innovative tools for personal user interaction, collections and database management, apps and dissemination/education tools.

MNEMOSYNE - The European Research Area (ERA) Chair on Digital Cultural Heritage.
Mnemosyne is a project for a single-stage Coordination and Support Action submitted under WIDESPREAD-03-2017 – ERA Chairs.

Multaka Project - Museum as Meeting Point – Refugees as Guides in Berlin Museums.
A collaboration between the Museum für Islamische Kunst, the Vorderasiatisches Museum, the Skulpturensammlung and Museum für Byzantinische Kunst and the Deutsches Historisches Museum.

Net4Society - Net4Society is the international network of National Contact Points for Socio-Economic Sciences and the Humanities (SSH); it is composed of National Contact Points for the Societal Challenge 6 "Europe in a changing world: inclusive, innovative and reflective societies" - a programme part of Horizon 2020 that is to a large extent driven by SSH research aspects. Net4Society actively supports networking in the SSH research community and offers help in every respect of Horizon 2020 consultation. It includes the European and International National Contact Points of 60 countries.

PLUGGY EU Project - The new social platform to enable people to bring out and share their heritage online.
PLUGGY provides a social platform and a series of pluggable applications that aim at facilitating a continuing process of creating, modifying and safeguarding heritage where European citizens will be consumers, creators and maintainers of cultural activities.

RECONNECTING WITH YOUR CULTURE - Draw your Heritage is promoted by EdA International Research Centre with forum UNESCO University and Heritage. The project is aimed at primary and secondary schools around the world and dedicated to the young generation from 5 years old to 17 years old. The children, assisted by their teachers, are invited to make an exploratory journey within the cultural heritage of their country and to draw and tell their experience of knowledge in contact with the historical, artistic, and cultural heritage.

Rock - Cultural Heritage leading urban futures
ROCK is a Horizon 2020 project to develop an innovative, collaborative and circular systemic approach for regeneration and adaptive reuse of historic city centres.

Roma Online Visual Tool
Roma Online Visual Tool is a web-platform that includes the visual representations of the Roma minority of the modern Romanian territories as they appear in the Europeana collection in the 19th and 20th centuries.
The research project on which it is based, has investigated the ways in which the stereotypical, repetitive representations of the Roma help explain the current underprivileged situation of this community in Europe and in Romania in particular.

RUINS - Project objective is to give "the second life" to the medieval ruins through modern management and attributing contemporary, socially useful functions, while preserving the historical value of these sites. The project aims to develop and disseminate transnational guidelines and integrated model of contemporary use, modern management and protection of medieval ruins in Central Europe.

RURITAGE -Heritage for Rural Regeneration.
RURITAGE strives to enable rural regeneration through cultural and natural heritage. Rural areas in Europe embody unique examples of cultural and natural heritage, which not only need to be safeguarded but also recognized as drivers for sustainable development.

SoPHIA - Social Platform for Holistic Impact Heritage Assessment
SoPHIA aims to promote collective reflection within the cultural and political sector in Europe on the impact assessment and quality of interventions in European historical environment and cultural heritage at urban level.

Take Part - Research network on cultural participation
TAKE PART is a network of researchers and professionals engaged in the investigation of contemporary forms of cultural participation.

The Nomad Creative Projects - Platform connecting international creative projects from all creative fields to all audiences
The Nomad Creative Projects is a leading travel resource where destination inspiration is combined with social, economical, political and cultural reporting. The vision of The Nomad Creative Projects is to promote and offer a platform on which each artists and projects can present itself to all audiences.

TRACES - Transmitting Contentious Cultural Heritages with the Arts: From Intervention to Co-Production
TRACES is a Horizon 2020 project focused on the role of contentious heritage in contemporary Europe. The Project deploys innovative research practices based on an artistic/ethnographic approach and involves a multi-disciplinary team; it analyses challenges, opportunities and practices inherent in transmitting difficult pasts and heritages.

UNCHARTED - Understanding, Capturing and Fostering the Societal Value of Culture.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovationprogramme under grant agreement No 870793.
The project aims to bring a contribute for the understanding and management of the multiple values of culture and to develop tools and guidelines for the reorientation of cultural policy in a consequently pluralistic sense.

Virtual Multimodal Museum (ViMM) - High-visibility and participative Coordination and Support Action (CSA), funded under the EU Horizon 2020 programme (CULT-COOP-8-2016). ViMM brings together Europe and the world’s leading public and private sector organisations working on Virtual Museums and in the wider sector of Digital Cultural Heritage, to support high quality policy development, decision making and the use of technical advances.