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CHRAF Sintesi della relazione

Project ID: 44208
Finanziato nell'ambito di: FP6-POLICIES
Paese: Spain

Final Report Summary - CHRAF (Priorities and strategies to support Cultural Heritage Research Activities within ECTP and future FP7 activities)

The Focus Area of Cultural Heritage (FACH), within the European Construction Technology Platform (ECTP) was launched in October 2004 with the aim of establishing a vision for 2030, a Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) and an Action Plan for developing and integrating it into the ECTP and to provide inputs to the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) and future European research programmes. The challenge of FACH is to promote the research in new sustainable and preventive strategies, concepts, methodologies and techniques for conservation and restoration of the cultural heritage in order to improve the quality of life of citizens and the attractiveness of Europe.

Project objectives

The CHRAF project aims to support cultural heritage research activities through a series of different coordination strategies. The main objectives include:
(i) the promotion and stimulation of information exchange in relation to cultural heritage research activities;
(ii) the identification of priorities and development of strategies as inputs to ECTP and its SRA;
(iii) the support of the organisation and coordination of the Focus Area of Cultural Heritage (FACH), with respect to other FACH related focus areas;
(iv) the promotion of the dissemination, transfer, exploitation, assessment and/or board take-up of past and present programme results, emphasising public participation with stakeholders, SME's and end-users;
(v) the contribution to strategic objectives, notably regarding the European Research Area (ERA);
(vi) the preparation of future community RTD activities and strategies for inclusion and consultation of stakeholders and SME's.

Methodology

The project was developed in four main lines: the first line was related to the cultural heritage research priorities and strategies for the integration in ECTP and FP7. In the second line, the organisation and coordination of FACH and its working groups in relation to the other ECTP focus areas and advisory groups was performed. In the third line, the exchange of information and dissemination of results of the projects related to cultural heritage research of the Fifth and Sixth Framework Programme (FP5 and FP6) were the main activities. Finally, in the fourth work line, the awareness, dissemination and exploitation issues of the FACH were developed.

Results

The main project results include three versions of SRA together with its implementation plans. The FACH secretariat was settled and a project website and a leaflet designed. An analysis on the impact of the Fifth and Sixth Framework Programme on cultural heritage related projects was performed and some recommendations on future activities given. A leaflet for SME's was also designed and distributed within the SME members of ECTP. Project exploitation and dissemination plans were defined. The coordination activities with other focus areas, European Technology Platforms and other forum were performed. Finally, the participation and the preparation of dissemination activities such as the 8th European Commission Conference on Cultural Heritage in Ljubljana on 10-12 November 2008 must be mentioned.

Objectives

FACH is one of the seven Focus areas (FAs) of ECTP. So far, a first version of the FACH SRA has been launched in December 2005 and integrated into the ECTP and its SRA through the ECTP Support group (SG). An Action Plan for its sound integration into the ECTP and Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) has started in this period.

The overall objective of CHRAF is to support the FACH activities regarding cultural heritage research, its dissemination, coordination and integration into the ECTP and FP7.

Partial objectives are:

1) to help identify priorities and develop strategies regarding cultural heritage;
Research as input to the ECTP and its SRA as well as to future FP7 activities in this field, by delivering:
- three updated and upgraded FACH's SRA
- three updated and upgraded versions of FACH's SRA implemented within the ECTP
- synthesis of clear research priorities recommendations for FACH's SRA implementation in FP7 work programme for 2007, 2008 and 2009.
This goal is achieved in WP1.

2) to support the organisation and coordination of the FACH of the ECTP and its working groups in relation to the other ECTP FAs and its working groups, by means of:
- a secretariat for the FACH, set up and to make recommendations for future structure of the FACH within the ECTP and relations with other fora and European platforms cultural heritage related
- definition and deployment of a methodology for FACH's WGs coordination with other WGs from other ECTP FAs
- three updated versions of coordination activities and results along the project life.
WP2 is dealing with the organisation and coordination of the FACH of the ECTP and its working groups in relation to other ECTP FAs.

3) To promote and stimulate the exchange of information and dissemination of results of FP5-FP6 projects in cultural heritage research, by:
- mapping FP5-FP6 projects and information exchange activities
- assessment of results regarding technologies and impacts of FP5 and FP6 projects including recommendations for further exploitation
- international conference for dissemination on FP5-FP6 projects in cultural heritage

WP3: 'Exchange of information and dissemination of results of FP5-FP6 projects in cultural heritage research' deals with the achievement of this goal.

4) To disseminate and exploit CHRAF project results by delivering:
- a website of the project set up, included on the ECTP website
- a dissemination plan
- an exploitation plan
- an international conference for dissemination (same as FP5 and FP6 projects)
- participation in two events organised outside CHRAF.
These activities are performed in WP4 of this project.

All project objectives have been reached during the project development. The main objectives achieved were the following:

WP1: Cultural heritage research priorities and strategies for integration in the ECTP and FP7.
- Three updated and upgraded FACH's SRA along the project life
- three updated and upgraded versions of FACH's SRA implemented within the ECTP
- synthesis of clear research priorities recommendations for FACH's SRA implementation in FP7 work programme for 2008, 2009 and 2010.

WP2: Organisation and coordination of the FACH of the ECTP and its WG in relation of the other ECTP FA and Advisory Groups.
- A secretariat for the FACH, set up and to make recommendations for future structure of the FACH within the ECTP and relations with other fora and European platforms
- definition and deployment of a methodology for FACH's WGs coordination with other WGs from other ECTP FAs and other initiatives
- three updated versions of coordination activities and results along the project life.

WP3: Exchange of information and dissemination of results of FP5-FP6 project in cultural heritage research.
- Mapping FP5-FP6 projects in cultural heritage and information exchange activities
- assessment socioeconomic, policy, environment and other impacts of FP5-FP6 projects in cultural heritafe including recommendations for further exploitation
- preparation of a proposal for the organisation of an international European Commission supported conference for dissemination on FP5-FP6 projects in cultural heriatge (together with CHRESP project, in Ljubljana on 10-12 November 2008 )

WP4: Awareness, dissemination and exploitation.
- A website of the project set up, included on the ECTP website
- preparation of a proposal for an international conference for dissemination (same as FP5 and FP6 projects)
- participation in several events organised inside and outside CHRAF
- preparation, translation and dissemination of FACH and SME's leaflet
- elaboration of exploitation and dissemination plans.

Informazioni correlate

Contatto

Isabel Ana RODRIGUEZ-MARIBONA, (Head of RTD in Cultural Heritage)
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