The role of cultural heritage in socio-economic development and preservation of democratic values
Organised by University of Rijeka
In partnership with:
Ministry of Science and Education of the Republic of Croatia and the European Commission as part of the Croatian Presidency of the Council of the European Union
Date and Venue:
March 11-13, 2020, Opatija
The overall mission of the HERItage conference is to strongly (re)affirm the role of SSH indeveloping a knowledge-based learning society in Europe,as well as in building regional innovation ecosystemsthat rely primarily on innovation in education and research, culture and social welfare. R&I in SSH should remain a civilian programmethat maximises the societal benefits ae well as the quality of living and the working conditions. We strongly believe that such a mission will increase the societal acceptance and relevance of the R&I activities pursued under Horizon Europe.
The overall mission of the HERItage international conference is to explore a priority setting agenda on European research and innovation (R&I) related to cultural heritage, which will contribute to regional innovation ecosystems that rely on education, scientific and technological research, and culture. Such a mission may further help defining the overall framework and the societal acceptance of the R&I agenda pursued under Horizon Europe.
The main objective of the conference is to promote a debate with policymakers and stakeholders on the impact of cultural heritage in socio-economic development, the preservation of democratic values, sustainability and future jobs.
The conference will gather participants from all around Europe from academia, governmental organizations, industry, SMEs and users of research results. Also, policymakers, local authorities, artists and a broad range of actors revolving around the City of Rijeka‘s role as the 2020 European Capital of Culture activities are to be involved in the conference.
The aim is to present research results and develop substantial discussions on the topics of Cultural Heritage and the future of research and development in SSH in a rapidly changing world characterised by digitization, mobility, brain circulation, inequalities and technological advancement, and their repercussions.
The conference will respond to one of the global challenges for Horizon Europe programme Cluster 2 Culture, Creativity and Inclusive Society, Promoting Cultural Heritage. It will open a window to discussion on the pan-European cultural heritage initiatives and R&I partnerships in cultural heritage, relying on the synergistic and collaborative efforts of the Joint Programming Initiative Cultural Heritage and Global Change and its perspective ties to digitisation and computing facilities via the Time Machine H2020 FET flagship.
The conference will support and promote the thorough development of Open Science in European research area.
The role of universities in promoting and preserving cultural heritage: education, research and social responsibility
The role of scientific research in strengthening the preservation of industrial heritage
Challenges and opportunities of digital transformations: the role of digital tools in preserving and developing cultural heritage
1) Public policies: cultural heritage and democratic values
2) Cooperation and innovation: cultural heritage and social transformation
we invite papers focused on (but not limited to) the following questions focused on cultural heritage:
Opening of the web interface for paper and poster submissions
Submission deadline for papers and posters
Deadline for the registration of participants
Pre-conference PhD workshop
The HERItage conference
The University of Rijeka is committed to preserving the environment which includes cutting down on unnecessary paper and plastics with engaging in new technologies and re-using materials. This will ultimately lead to better understating of what a clear and green future will look like.
In accordance with that, the HERItage conference will be a nearly paper-free event with no printing of the conference booklet and book of abstracts. Both will be available online and through easily accessible QR codes. The materials that will be in printed format, such as the final conference program, will be made from recycled paper.
Moreover, no plastic bottles and plastic cups will be used during the conference . You can also do your part as we wish to recycle the conference accreditations. Please remember to leave your accreditation at the Info desk before leaving the conference. In this way, we want to show that the issue of a sustainable and environmentally friendly society is something we deeply care about.