Cultural Heritage and Global Change: A New Challenge for Europe
Protection of cultural heritage in the face of global change is thus becoming a major concern for decision-makers, stakeholders and citizens in Europe. Research into strategies, methodologies and tools is needed to safeguard cultural heritage against continuous decay. Before irreversible damage is done, concerted actions, based on sound science, are needed to protect, strengthen and adapt Europe's unique cultural patrimony.
The main objective of JPI on Cultural Heritage addresses the strong relationships that link cultural heritage, conservation, technological innovation and economic development within the dynamic framework of the challenges and competitiveness in an enlarged European Union and its efforts are striving to generate an in-depth, shared understanding of issues with the view of providing an improved knowledge base for policies in the fields concerned most important aspects as migration and integration, quality of life and global interdependence.
The JPICH Digital Heritage Call is the first of a series of 4 joint transnational calls within the context of the JPI Cultural Heritage. The call was formally published on 24 April 2017. Of the 34 proposals submitted to the call, 11 were recommended for funding. Because of the limited amount of funding not all interesting and valuable applications could be supported. As a result, 8 transnational research projects in the JPI Cultural Heritage programme will receive funding (around EUR 4 000 000 in total), and start in 2018. More information about the call and the funded projects can be found on the
"CHeriScape integrates different scientific disciplines, leading to innovative partnerships"; Interview with Dr Bas Pedroli. He is one of the partners in “Cultural Heritage in Landscape” (CHeriScape), a landscape-focussed international network funded as part of the transnational pilot call of the European Joint Programming Initiative on Cultural Heritage.