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Smart Integration of Genetics with Sciences of the Past in Croatia: Minding and Mending the Gap

Objective

This project is an innovative opportunity to mend several gaps in the research capacity in Croatia in Archaeology, Genetics, and other ‘Sciences of the Past’ by twinning a consortium of Croatian researchers (CrEAMA Initiative) with archaeological scientists from the University of Cambridge (UCAM) and the University of Pisa (UP). The project exploits location-specific advantages that arise from two crucial facts. Firstly, there is large number of archaeological sites and remains in Croatia that are relatively understudied. Secondly there is a group of researchers (CrEAMA Initiative) whose research capacity, impact, and grant success at the European level has not realised full potential owing to a relative lack of resources, coordination, and strategic planning. This project will unlock this latent scientific potential by developing multi-inter-trans- disciplinary (MIT disciplinary) expertise. Our ultimate vision is to develop a research group capable of using an MIT disciplinary approach to Sciences of the Past; this will be a powerful force for innovation and will contribute to resolving contemporary issues. This vision will be realised through support from our partners: the UCAM and the UP. Both institutions display success in Archaeology, Genetics and other Sciences of the Past, and have proven track records in applying for and completing EU-funded research projects. The first goal is to establish and integrate the existing MIT disciplinary scientific research community in Croatia. The second goal is to upgrade and intensify scientific research of CrEAMA Initiative by utilising recent methodological achievements in genetics (NGS) and other biological disciplines (GMM). The third goal is to foster integration of the CrEAMA Initiative into ERA. Our last goal is to commercialise and integrate the CrEAMA Initiative research with the needs of society (local community) at the local (Korčula Island), regional (Dalmatia), national, European (web) and global (web) level.

Field of science

  • /humanities/history and archaeology/archaeology
  • /humanities/history and archaeology/history

Call for proposal

H2020-TWINN-2015
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

SVEUCILISTE U ZAGREBU AGRONOMSKI FAKULTET
Address
Svetosimunska Cesta 25
10000 Zagreb
Croatia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 237 945,13

Participants (7)

THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARSOF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 267 487,50
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DI PISA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 157 025
Address
Lungarno Pacinotti 43/44
56126 Pisa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FACULTY OF SCIENCE UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 118 860
Address
Horvatovac 102/A
10000 Zagreb
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HRVATSKA AKADEMIJA ZNANOSTI I UMJETNOSTI
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 111 889,25
Address
Trg Nikole Subica Zrinskog 11
10000 Zagreb
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUT ZA ANTROPOLOGIJU
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 39 878,13
Address
Ljudevita Gaja 32
10000 Zagreb
Activity type
Research Organisations
Croatian Natural History Museum
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 22 096,88
Address
Demetrova 1
10000 Zagreb
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
CENTAR ZA KULTURU VELA LUKA
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 34 550
Address
Ulica 26 Br 2
20270 Vela Luka
Activity type
Research Organisations