REACH-CULTURE

Project official site

www.reach-culture.eu/

PROMOTER's role

Promoter is Task leader for establish an effective framework and mechanisms for spreading awareness of project activities and outcomes. 

It draws out knowledge and best practice and disseminates it to its target users, employing a range of different methods.
The implementation of the project's Communication and Dissemination Plan is realised by the creation of an online portal and a project's website which will be keep costantly updated with news, initiatives and data collected.

 

 

Project profile

REACH project aims to Re-design access to Cultural Heritage, gaining a wider participation in preservation, (re)use and management of European culture.

In the context of radical social changes taking place at global levels, Europe faces a serious challenge: the need for its citizens to live together in peace and mutual respect and to value and enjoy the diversity of cultures, which they bring to their respective societies. The REACH project is based on the proposition that CH plays an important role in contributing to social integration in Europe, and that a fuller and more detailed picture of the range, type and impact of research and participatory research methodologies, current and future, associated with these subjects will further enhance their potential for social good.
So the overall focus of the project is on questions concerning the participatory governance of CH, with the aim to derive from this debate a proposal for a resilient European CH.

The three-year REACH project will establish a Social Platform as a sustainable space for meeting, discussion and collaboration by a wide-ranging network of development bodies, tourism, education, creative industries, cultural heritage professionals, academic experts, arts practitioners, professionals in archives and galleries, associations and interest groups representative of non-professionals and local societies, and policy-makers – all those with a stake in research in the field of culture and CH.

The REACH Social Platform’s activities will have a twofold scope:

  • Support: to map and provide analysis of research results achieved in previous programmes, to identify current and emerging research trends, and to offer authoritative new knowledge of the CH field to the European Commission and policy makers;
  •  Coordination: to offer benefits to its participants, expanding knowledge of complementary research domains, and of new participatory research methodologies, generating opportunities for cooperation, offering pathways to wider user engagement with research outputs.

This social platform is a long-term collaborative enterprise; it is intended that it will continue to function well beyond the end of the project. REACH will deliver a range of concrete outcomes to be used beyond the EC funding period.

4 pilots will be developed in different European countries each with the aim to validate and improve the models of participation elaborated demonstrating in practice the advantages and possible difficulties that may arise:

Minority Heritage: Hungary and Czech Republic
Institutional Heritage: Germany and central Europe
Rural Heritage: Spain and Carpathian regions
Small Towns Heritage: Czech Republic and central Italy

In parallel with the physical events, REACH project involves the realization of the open-heritage.eu online portal; it will be a primary instrument to channel all the information about REACH initiative towards its audiences, recruit new members and facilitate the process of interaction and debate

 
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