How to overcome the fragmentation in Cultural Heritage research and funding in the context of Horizon Europe?

Date: 
Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 14:00 to 18:00

Representing COST Action ARKWORK at How to overcome the fragmentation in Cultural Heritage research and funding in the context of Horizon Europe? workshop at the EUROMED 2018 conference.

COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) is an EU-funded programme that enables researchers to set up their interdisciplinary research networks in Europe and beyond. It is a unique means for them to jointly develop their own ideas and new initiatives across all fields in science and technology. COST has been contributing to closing the gap between science, policy makers and society throughout Europe and beyond. 

In the COST-dedicated workshop, participants from COST Actions will debate on the following topics: 

  • Fight against fragmentation of activities and dispersion of resources.

Given the high interdisciplinary nature of the domain, the need for a better structured dialogue and a common understanding between communities is clearly a main priority. The difficult collaboration between scientists in Humanities and IT specialists is an opportunity and not an enemy and requires the main actors in the field to develop a new culture of sharing, to re-design their skills and profiles and to open up to co-creation. 

Linking research with needs of society and citizens: Culture is more and more seen as the new cement for redefining European identity and integration. Investigating cultural heritage and promoting discoveries in combination with new technologies, contribute to a better understanding of our common past in order to valorise, conserve, protect and preserve the European heritage.

The dissemination of knowledge to the general public is another critical challenge, including how citizens can be actively involved in promoting, contributing and exploiting cultural heritage around them. This topic becomes therefore innovative by connecting research for the benefit of the broad society: protect and preserve cultural heritage for future generations. 

Participating Actions:

Archaeology and Archaeological Information in the Digital Society shows how the digitization of archaeological information, tools and workflows, and their interplay with both old and new non-digital practices throughout the archaeological information process, affect the outcomes of archaeological work, and in the end, our general understanding of the human past.

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Taking Health Information Behaviour into Account: implications of a neglected element for success- ful implementation of consumer health technologies on older adults (HIBA) is an Academy of Finland funded research project at Åbo Akademi University.

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Sheds new light on the potential of extra-academic knowledge-making as a contribution in formations of knowledge throughout society, explores extra-academic knowledge as a useful resource in academy, policy development, evidence based practices, and innovation, and focuses on the informational dimensions, stemming from and grounded in an informationscience perspective, which provides the means to address practical information-related issues throughout knowledge-making processes.

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