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Zsolnay Cultural Quarter in Pécs, Hungary, created during the European Capital of Culture project in Pécs, Hungary in 2010. Now one of the main sites impacting the city’s attractiveness and brand (Photo: Rosino, cc by-nc-sa 2.0)
Cultural Heritage Counts for Europe: final report

“Cultural Heritage Counts for Europe: Towards a European Index for Cultural Heritage” is a two-year project funded by the EU Culture Programme (2007-2013). Recently concluded, the project aimed to raise greater awareness on the multiple benefits of cultural heritage and present policy recommendations for tapping into heritage’s full potential. The Cultural Heritage Counts for Europe project has resulted in a nearly 300 page report that provides compelling evidence of the value of cultural heritage and its impact on Europe’s economy, culture, society and the environment. Continue reading


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Co-creation interview series…..the second!

The RICHES team began an interview series, conducted by Waag Society, in which they ask several museums and team members from the project about their perspectives on co-creation within the heritage sector. Merel van der Vaart, PhD candidate at the Amsterdam School for Heritage and Memory studies shares her vision. Continue reading


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Released the RICHES Taxonomy policy brief

This policy brief presents evidence and recommendations emerging from the research undertaken to develop the RICHES “Taxonomy of terms, concepts and definitions”, aimed at ensuring appropriate standard for research in the CH sector and at developing a common CH language to serve the interests of the wider CH community. Continue reading


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RICHES’ policy briefs in the e-Library of the EC

“RICHES Taxonomy of cultural heritage definitions”. “Digital Copyright Framework. The move from analogue to digital and new forms of IPR”. These the titles of the two policy briefs produced by the RICHES project and recently published in the e-Library of the European Commission. The RICHES papers are intended as practical resources to provide support and advice to decision-makers at all levels. Other policy papers are in the works…stay tuned! Continue reading


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RICHES for achieving impact through SSH

Unit B6 “Reflective Societies” of DG Research & Innovation of the European Commission (EC) is currently working with the project IMPACT-EV on a report aimed at evaluating the social, political and scientific impacts of SSH research from a SSH perspective, in order to illustrate the relevance and importance of SSH research in our societies. RICHES recently gave its contribution to the survey by delivering to the EC and the IMPACT-EV consortium a review of its scientific and research activities. Continue reading


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RICHES policy brief on IPR just released

This policy brief offers a way of thinking about copyright that is designed to reflect the changes wrought in and on the cultural heritage sector by digitisation and can be used as an impetus for change in law and in practice. It is mainly for European policy-makers but also cultural heritage institutions are interested in this policy brief because of the significant roles they have in the changing cultural heritage landscape within Europe. Continue reading


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RICHES at International Conference on Communities and Technologies in Limerick

On 28 June 2015 Amalia Sabiescu from Coventry University will present the paper Online Maker Communities: Craft and Engagement with Cultural Heritage during the workshop Cultural Heritage Communities: Technologies and Challenges, at the 7th International Conference on Communities and Technologies, held in … Continue reading


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Food as European cultural heritage

On 18 June 2015, the countryside of Valdera (Pisa, Italy) was seat of an interesting international meeting, focussed on the role of food as element of the European cultural heritage (CH) and aimed at discussing how the changes within our society may have an impact on the wine & food traditions of a territory. Results of this workshop, held in the framework of the RICHES project, will merge into a public document, constituting the base of a policy brief addressed towards the European Commission. Continue reading


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Co-creation interview series. The first one is online!

The RICHES team just started an interview series in which they ask several museums and team members of the project about their vision on co-creation within the heritage sector. Continue reading


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Fiscal and Economic Aspects of Europe’s Book Consumption

Working paper by Karol J. Borowiecki and Trilce Navarrete. One of the available tools in cultural policy at the national level includes the reduction of VAT rates for cultural goods and services. An improved understanding of the reduced cultural taxes will allow to effectively employ this policy in order to support consumption of, among others, the fast growing digital heritage markets, such as the e-books market. A reduction in VAT rates can stimulate household consumption and consequently should be designed in conjunction with a national cultural policy. Continue reading