VAST partner Marco Berni, Museo Galileo – Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza, presented the paper Advanced Digitization for the Promotion of the Moral Values Underlying the European Union in the EVA 2021 Florence (Electronic Imaging & the Visual Arts), which was held online on 14 June 2021.

The paper was created by the Museo Galileo – Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza team which consists of Marco Berni, Natacha Fabbri, Elena Fani, Carmen Gagliardi and Sofia Sasopoulou and focuses on the VAST project that will contribute to the promotion of the moral values that the European Union shares with its members from the beginning of its history along with its cultural heritage, using advanced digitisation, based on three distinct time periods of the past. Also the Museo Galileo will combine a storytelling platform with crowdsourcing, facilitating the platform’s users to create their stories and re-use the provided contents, disseminating these moral values.


The first VAST research survey was conducted in the beginning of June around the past of values in Ancient Drama, one of the VAST pilots.


The audience was consisted of both specialised and general public and the quantitative method that is used is a questionnaire that was created by the partner National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and more specifically by Emeritus Professor Theodore Grammatas and his team.

The registered participants, 105 in total, were invited to watch online the Greek Tragedy Seven Against Thebes by Aeschylus, directed by Cezaris Graužinis, a production staged by the National Theatre of Northern Greece and subsequently to fill in the questionnaire.

The survey aims to identify, capture and study the values ​​of European culture (e.g. freedom, democracy, human dignity, human rights, etc.) as they were formed across time from Ancient Greece until today. Additionally, the survey seeks to highlight the way in which these values ​​shaped modern European culture, to detect, identify and study how these values ​​are perceived by specialised and the general public through relevant programmes and to create a relevant data repository that will be available to the research community for further research.