Date: 6 March 2017

Venue: Department of Information Engineering, Via Gradenigo 6/A, Padova (Italy)


The European network of projects in the cultural heritage sector was established in the framework of the RICHES project with the aim of:

  • ​Reflecting on the impact that cultural heritage projects are delivering, in order to identify opportunities to improve the effectiveness of their results.
  • ​Sharing knowledge about targeted communities, in order to discover similarities in approaches, gaps and omissions to be served jointly, framework conditions that help to determine the success or otherwise of project outcomes.
  • ​Identifying synergies and the potential for collaboration among projects.

The idea is to establish a periodic concertation event, where projects can meet, discuss, exchange ideas and concretely plan joint activities/projects, and where new projects can join the network.

The fourth networking session for EC projects, organised in cooperation with the Department of Information Engineering of the University of Padua, aims to make a plan and to define joint recommendations to be plugged into the programme of the European Year of Cultural Heritage in 2018.

The event is co-located with the Innovation Workshop which will be organised on 7 March 2017 by the PREFORMA project.


Download here the presentations of the session.


  • ​14:30-16:00 Presentation of the participating projects
  • ​16:00-16:30 Coffee break
  • ​16:30-18:00 Open discussion on the organisation of the CH Conference in 2018 and how to support it:
  • Possibility to set up a COST Action, whose deadline is in September of every year.
  • Presentation of the new REACH proposal to set up a social platform for the management, preservation, use and reuse of cultural heritage. If the proposal will be funded, it can represent an excellent opportunity to ensure the sustainability of the network of projects that has been established.
  • Plans to include the CH Conference in the Programme of the EU Presidency.


Check out here the list of projects and initiatives which already confirmed their participation.


The networking session will be held at the Department of Information Engineering, Via Gradenigo 6/A, Padua (Italy) – building DEI/A – room Aula Magna (first floor).

You can find here a map showing the precise location of the venue and a list of hotel suggestions with the contact details for booking.

More information how to reach the venue can be found here.