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Digitisation of the cultural heritage of minority communities for equity and renewed engagement

The project aims to explore the legal, political, socio-economic and technological factors driving the digitisation of cultural heritage for minority groups.

Posted on Friday August 25, 2023

Updated on Monday November 6, 2023

1 February 2024 to 31 January 2027
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The project will design a new and practical framework that promotes equity, inclusion and diversity in the representation of digital cultural content. The framework will be developed collaboratively with representatives from three minority groups: the Sámi, the Jewish people and the Ladin people. The process will incorporate user-focused techniques including design thinking and legal design. The framework will take into account the legal, political, socio-economic and technological aspects of cultural heritage digitisation.

Project partners will create knowledge-based recommendations for policy and decision-makers. These recommendations will focus on enhancing digitalisation efforts for cultural heritage collections with an emphasis on Improving equity, diversity and inclusion by placing minority groups at the centre of the digitalisation efforts.

The project is funded under the Horizon Europe programme of the European Union.

The project will run for 36 months and is led by Vilnius Gediminas Technical University from Lithuania. The other members of the consortium are:

  • Europeana Foundation, Netherlands

  • Friedrich-Schiller-Universitat Jena, Germany

  • Lapin Yliopisto, Finland

  • Istituto Italiano Di Studi Germanici, Italy

  • Kansallisarkisto, Finland

  • Jewish Heritage Network, Netherlands

  • Istituto Culturale Ladino, Italy

  • Viesoji Istaiga Lietuvos Inovaciju Centras, Lithuania

Associated partners:

  • Network to Promote Linguistic Diversity (NPLD), Belgium

  • Time Machine Organisation, Austria