March 15, 2023 | 10 - 12.30 am | Online
The European Collaborative Cloud for Cultural Heritage will be a one-of-a-kind digital infrastructure that will enable unparalleled transdisciplinary and large-scale collaboration between cultural heritage professionals across the EU through cutting-edge digital tools. With an envisaged budget of €110 million until 2025 from Horizon Europe dedicated to support its development and establishment, the Cloud will foster cooperation and co-creation among cultural, creative and technology sectors and will help safeguard European cultural treasures through a digital infrastructure. Commissioner Mariya Gabriel addressed the need for Europe's rich cultural heritage to enter a new digital dimension at the launch event of the European Collaborative Cloud for Cultural Heritage, stressing how this project can make European cultural heritage a world leader in deploying digital technologies to create value to the benefits of all citizens.
All professionals in the field of Cultural Heritage who wish to be involved in this effort are invited to participate the event.
Engage on 15 March in the discussion on how EU research and innovation can help Cultural Heritage organisations become successful players in the digital realm!
Mariya Gabriel, EU Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture Education and Youth, will open the event. The goal of this event is to start building a community of practice around the ‘European Collaborative Cloud for Cultural Heritage’ where peers help each other enter the ‘new world’ that the digital transition is opening up. In the first part, the event will demonstrate the tangible benefits of the Cultural Heritage Cloud. In the second part, participants will be able to discuss their views and propose solutions on specific issues, including on capacity building, the opportunities for digital collaboration as well as on commercial opportunities for the sector.
The ‘European Collaborative Cloud for Cultural Heritage’ is a European Commission’s initiative that will help safeguard European cultural treasures and ensure that our rich cultural heritage continues to thrive in the digital age. The Cultural Heritage Cloud will foster cooperation and co-creation among cultural, creative and technology sectors. Moreover, it will bring tangible benefits in the day-to-day work of all cultural heritage professionals and museums, including the smaller, rural and remote ones. This event is a direct response to the findings of a stakeholder’s survey that took place between September and November 2022, where stakeholders indicated the need for clear information on the benefits of a Cultural Heritage Cloud.