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Recovery of cultural heritage through higher education driven open innovation

eCHOIng, a 30-month Erasmus+  KA2 project starting in November  2021.

Background

The coronavirus crisis is seen as an opportunity to revitalize the connection of Higher Education (HE) systems to society and to assume even more energetically their role and responsibilities towards European citizens. What appears as an imperative in the post-pandemic context is to provide resilient and sustainable solutions via innovative methods and practices, such as open innovation(OI) and citizen-science (CS), for societal benefits. The intervention area of the project is the potential of universities to contribute to the recovery of a sector most severely hit, that of the cultural and creative sector (CCS), and specifically to small and medium-sized cultural heritage organizations (CHOs). In order to
do so, HEIs need to be more resilient and extroverted. The overall aim of this project in the post-pandemic era is to help HEIs re-consider their academia-society relationship and become more agile to tackle the crisis of important sectors of socio-economic activity severely hit by the pandemic, as the cultural sector is.

Objective

The eCHOIng project, will increase the capacity, resilience and extroversion of European universities by using open innovation as a means to contribute to the revival of cultural heritage in times of crisis.

Partnership

  • Norwegian university of science and technology Coordinator: Mrs Alexandra Angeletaki.
  • Scuola superiore di studi Universitari e di Perfezionamento Santa Anna, Italy
  • University of Tartu, Estonia
  • Sofia University St Kliment Ohridski, Bulgaria
  • Web2Learn, Greece
  • OSYGY, the network of 15 not-for-profit women associations in 13 islands in the Cyclades, Greece.

Funding

Erasmus+ KA2 project, Higher Education sector. Duration: 30 months.