DARIAH-EU met with the Joint Programming Initiative on Cultural Heritage (JPI CH) and representatives from other research infrastructures and research projects.
DARIAH-EU met with the Joint Programming Initiative on Cultural Heritage (JPI CH) and representatives from other research infrastructures and research projects: Parthenos, Hiperion CH, E-RIHS.
The meeting took place in Brussels at the KIK-IRPA headquarters. It was promoted by the JPI CH, with the aim of deepening the knowledge about existing infrastructures in the field of Cultural Heritage, and fostering exchange and future synergies. The four infrastructures and projects are all very active in the European research area. They participate in a number of transnational projects and cover a wide range of fields within the large and various Cultural Heritage sector.
Iperion CH is a consortium that connects researchers and fosters a trans-disciplinary culture with focus on restoration and conservation of Cultural Heritage; Parthenos is a project that supports a more efficient approach to research in the domain of cultural heritage, digital humanities, linguistics, history and archaeology; E-RIHS, a proposal submitted to the ESFRI 2016 Roadmap that will be launched on the 10th March, aims at establishing a sustainable distributed research infrastructure for the new cross-disciplinary domain of Heritage Science, which encompasses cultural and natural heritage and archaeology.
JPI CH: “sharing information is essential”
JPI CH stated: “A recurring communication with share of information between the JPI CH and these projects and consortiums is essential and needs to be considered among the working tasks of next months. The meeting offered the opportunity to present to each others, describe the activities, the ongoing and foreseen projects, the scope and specific objectives. On that occasion, all representatives shared the interest in reinforcing the synergies, not least by outlining future joint initiatives that might bring added value to both parties”.
JPI Cultural Heritage
The main objective of JPI CH is to promote the safeguarding of cultural heritage in its broader meaning including tangible, intangible and digital assets. The strong relationship between cultural heritage, technological innovation and economic development allows for further considerations within the European framework of challenges and competitiveness. Social and regional cohesion, cultural and educational challenges are crucial aspects of the European Union development, and a number of economic, social and cultural instabilities are currently undermining local heritage, in a non homogeneous way, posing critical questions for the future.
Joint Programming in the European Union
“Joint Programming” is an instrument introduced by the European Commission in July 2008 as the core of the 10 Joint Programming Initiatives (JPIs) aimed at implementing the European Research Area (ERA). The concept intends to tackle a few current challenges that cannot be solved solely on the national level and allows Member States and Associated Countries to deal with critical issues through a joint transnational approach.