EU Sibling projects

Odeuropa: Negotiating Olfactory and Sensory Experiences in Cultural Heritage Practice and Research (1/1/2021-31/12/2023) Odeuropa will apply state-of-the-art AI techniques to text and image datasets that span four centuries of European history. It will identify the vocabularies, spaces, events, practices, and emotions associated with smells and smelling. The project will curate this multi-modal information, following semantic web standards, and store the enriched data in a "European Olfactory Knowledge Graph" (EOKG). Odeuropa’s main goal is to show that smells and smelling are important and viable means for consolidating and promoting Europe’s tangible and intangible cultural heritage.
Mingei: Representation and Preservation of Heritage Crafts (1/1/2018-31/5/2022) Mingei will explore the possibilities of representing and making accessible both tangible and intangible aspects of craft as cultural heritage. Heritage Crafts (HCs) involve craft artefacts, materials, and tools and encompass craftsmanship as a form of Intangible Cultural Heritage. Mingei will provide means to establish HC representations based on digital assets, semantics, existing literature and repositories, as well as, mature digitisation and representation technologies. These representations will capture and preserve tangible and intangible dimensions of HCs.
Polifonia: a digital harmoniser for musical heritage knowledge (1/1/2021-30/4/2024) Polifonia implements a digital ecosystem for European Musical Heritage: music objects along with relevant related knowledge about their cultural and historical context, expressed in different languages and styles, and across centuries. The ecosystem will include methods, tools, guidelines, experiences, and creative designs, openly shared according to F.A.I.R. principles. The aim is to provoke a paradigm shift in musical heritage preservation, management, studying, interaction, and exploitation.
Visual History of the Holocaust: Rethinking Curation in the Digital Age (1/1/2019-31/12/2022) VHH is an innovation action that focuses on the digital curation and preservation of film records relating to the discovery of Nazi concentration camps and other atrocity sites. VHH combines state-of-the-art concepts and practices from information science, museum pedagogy and digital storytelling to design a new approach for the engagement with a significant aspect of European audio-visual heritage. Building on the advanced digitisation of a relevant selection of films, VHH will develop new methods in digital curation and apply sophisticated technologies to the analysis and time-based annotation of these historical materials.
InTavia: In/Tangible European Heritage - Visual Analysis, Curation and Communication (1/12/2020-31/10/2023) The InTaVia project will draw together multiple national databases of intangible assets, such as biographical data about historical persons, and databases of tangible cultural objects. Its overall aim is to develop an information portal for the integration, visual analysis, and visual communication of these assets. It will also develop new means of visually supported data creation, curation, and storytelling. Thereby, the riches of European culture will become more accessible - for experts and the public alike.

EU related projects

Uncharted: Understanding, Capturing and Fostering the Societal Value of Culture (1/2/2020-31/1/2024) UNCHARTED project, focusing on the valuation practices developed by different actors involved in the cultural sector, will identify Europe’s plurality of cultural values attached to specific cultural products, productions, services, activities and sites. Three areas in the value dynamics of culture are distinguished: the field of cultural participation, the field of cultural production and heritage and the field of cultural administration. The project aims to structure the study of the different aspects involved in this evaluative dynamic: the emergence of values, the configuration of a value order and the political impulse of values.
pop AI project A European Positive Sum Approach towards AI tools in support of Law Enforcement and safeguarding privacy and fundamental rights (1/10/2021-30/9/2023) pop AI aims at fostering trust in the application of AI and AI-enable mechanisms in the security domain, by increasing awareness, social engagement and gathering knowledge and expertise from multiple sectors (e.g. academic and non-academic actors). This approach will offer a unified European view across LEAs (Law Enforcement Agencies), while encouraging the creation of an ecosystem that could provide the structural architecture of a sustainable and inclusive European AI hub for Law Enforcement.