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Social Platform on Cultural Heritage and European Identities

Objective

Through a comprehensive perspective that includes the most relevant social and political connections, the project aims to address the proposed topic from a double standpoint, namely, an analytical as well as a public policy perspective. We start from the idea that since the second half of the last century culture has experienced a profound mutation, through which its position and role in the social dynamics have been transformed. Whereas it was previously confined to a purely superstructural position, it now constitutes an essential basis of today’s society. In the context of cultural digitization and globalization the entire cultural ecosystem has changed, which has radically altered - and at the same time, intensified - the relationship between cultural identity, cultural heritage and cultural expression. This transformation has occurred both at the level of the professional cultural sector as well as in society as a whole. The new challenges and the new potential of culture, where these three pillars - cultural identity, cultural heritage and cultural expression - intertwine, will be considered in the work of the platform along three axes:

1. Cultural memory
2. Cultural inclusion
3. Cultural creativity

These are designed to research debates relating to heritage in the institutions and practices of cultural memory; how the focus on diversity and inclusion impacts on the practices of memory institutions, including on stakeholders and networks; what this reconfiguration contributes to new or post-national oriented narratives about identity and European values; and how heritage, cultural diversity and creativity relate in the context of huge cultural transformations such as the ones represented by digitization and cultural globalization.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/globalization
  • /social sciences/political science/political policy/public policy

Call for proposal

H2020-REFLECTIVE-SOCIETY-2014
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA
Address
Gran Via De Les Corts Catalanes 585
08007 Barcelona
Spain
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 224 425

Participants (6)

THE UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 146 500
Address
Sussex House Falmer
BN1 9RH Brighton
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KOZEP-EUROPAI EGYETEM
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 81 250
Address
Nador Utca 9
1051 Budapest
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 87 988
Address
University Avenue
G12 8QQ Glasgow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 162 480
Address
Via Dei Roccettini 9
50014 Fiesole
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE PARIS I PANTHEON-SORBONNE
France
EU contribution
€ 128 503
Address
Place Du Pantheon 12
75231 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FUNDACIO INTERARTS PER A LA COOPERACIO CULTURAL INTERNACIONAL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 167 500
Address
Calle Mallorca 272 9A Planta
08037 Barcelona
Activity type
Other