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Enhancing Social Cohesion through Sharing the Cultural Heritage of Forced Migrations

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 870939

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2020

  • End date

    31 December 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.6.3.1.

H2020-EU.3.6.3.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 040 282,97

  • EU contribution

    € 3 040 282,97

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA

Spain

Objective

The ambition of the project is to contribute to social cohesion and fight refugee marginalization or exclusion by facilitating the encounters between similar life stories, through the mediation of innovative digital and artistic tools. Based on theories of cultural heritage-making, exposing the commonalities of past and present experiences, listening to the target groups’ needs and through the development of a methodology template of co-creative design of replicable digital tools and cultural products, SO-CLOSE will improve social cohesion and promote mutual understanding between refugees and their local communities.
The resulting data and methodology will be used to develop several digital applications, for which purpose we have in our consortium strong technological partners with experience in this field. Working at the intersection of history, sociology, cultural studies, art and computer science, SO-CLOSE will design educational and cultural tools like interactive cookbooks, interactive documentaries based on immersive video recording, AI-powered Chatbots, interactive exhibitions based on personal memories and storytelling or an online platform, named Memory Center, built as a content aggregator and services platform.
SO-CLOSE development will be implemented in four different pilot locations, selected due to their similarities with the present and for the actual existence of memory and intangible cultural heritage:

- VDA, Krakow (Poland)
- Trikeri Island Concentration Camp (Greece)
- MUME de l’Exili (Spain)
- MONTE Marzabotto (Italy

Planned Memory Center interactive platform with its embedded repository of multimedia content and advances services, will be a global instrument transforming old-fashioned museums in Living Labs through designing new cultural experiences based on the cultural heritage of refugees addressing to generate social awareness.

Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA

Address

Calle Campus Universitario Sn Cerdanyola V
08290 Cerdanyola Del Valles

Spain

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 569 870,47

Participants (8)

LUNDS UNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 362 225

STOWARZYSZENIE WILLA DECJUSZA

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 218 125

FONDAZIONE SCUOLA DI PACE DI MONTE SOLE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 258 562,50

CONSORCI DEL MUSEU MEMORIAL DE L'EXILI

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 215 000

ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 246 562,50

ENGINEERING - INGEGNERIA INFORMATICA SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 415 625

TEMPESTA MEDIA SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 480 312,50

ELLINIKO FOROUM PROSFIGON

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 274 000

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 870939

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2020

  • End date

    31 December 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.6.3.1.

H2020-EU.3.6.3.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 040 282,97

  • EU contribution

    € 3 040 282,97

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA

Spain