Cultural Heritage Joint Programming Initiative

2014 EPA National Information Day on Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 5

Summary: 2014 EPA National Information Day on Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 5: Presentation from Eimear O'Connell (Heritage Council)

Published: 2014


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Joint Programming is a bottom-up process whereby Member States agree, in partnership and voluntarily, on common visions and Strategic Research Agendas (SRA) to address major societal challenges. This includes the pooling of national research efforts in order to make better use of Europe’s public R&D resources.

The Joint Programming Initiative on Cultural Heritage and Global Change (JPICH) was launched in 2011 in order to address the particular challenges posed to Europe’s cultural heritage assets in an era of rapid social, economic, environmental and technological change.

The JPICH published its Strategic Research Agenda in February 2014. This Strategic Research Agenda, the first of its kind for European heritage, is the result of an extensive consultation and development process that saw national consultation panels convened in 16 European member states (Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and UK) in order to provide feedback on what they saw as heritage research priorities both nationally and internationally.

To date, the JPICH has launched two transnational calls for research proposals, and is currently finalising an Action Programme that will identify concrete tasks and collaborative projects aimed at implementing the priorities contained in the SRA.