What is the Action Programme for Cultural Heritage?
The JPI on Cultural Heritage and Global Change (JPICH) is now entering implementation phase. To date, a Strategic Research Agenda has been prepared and elaborated - this will be publicly available in the near future - and a first Joint Pilot Call for Research Proposals has been launched - the final funding decisions for proposals received under this call are currently being prepared.
However, Joint Programming is about more than Joint Calls. In its broadest sense, Joint Programming is about pooling national resources to tackle common societal challenges - in this case the future of cultural heritage resources in an era of rapid global change - more effectively and more efficiently. To this end, the JPICH is now seeking to identify specific topics and/or projects where tansnational collaboration would be of benefit to all parties involved. These projects will form part of an Action Programme for Cultural Heritage, which will act as a roadmap for translating the aims and objectives set out in the Strategic Research Agenda into concrete, measurable results.
The member countries and organisations of the JPICH are currently being asked to submit suitable topics and projects for inclusion in the Action Programme. For many countries this will be acheived by re-convening the National Consultation Panels on Cultural Heritage and Global Change that were set up in order to feed into the Strategic Research Agenda.
The relevant documents are attached below.