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Zachos Polyviou

Coordinator of Digitisation Projects Deputy Ministry of Culture, Republic of Cyprus Cyprus Government

During the last 12 years, I have held the position of Coordinator of Digitization projects at the Cultural Services of the Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture. 

Under this position, I have been a member of Expert Committees on National and European levels. With the cooperation of National experts from Cyprus Cultural Heritage Institutions, we managed to coordinate and successfully implement a variety of projects in the field of Digital Cultural Heritage, which resulted in publishing an important aspect of Cyprus Cultural Heritage of Cyprus in Europeana. 

I currently represent the Deputy Ministry of Culture in the National Committee for Digitization of Cyprus Cultural Heritage as a member of the group of experts in the creation of the Cyprus National Digital Repository for Cultural Heritage infrastructure and also a member of the Expert Group on a common European Data Space for Cultural Heritage.

I currently hold the position of Head of the Unit of Digital Culture and New Technologies at the newly established Deputy Ministry of Culture of Cyprus. 

As part of my duties, I am in charge of the Cyprus National Aggregator, which has a very important role in promoting Cyprus' cultural heritage at a European level by enriching Europeana with digital content.