In September 2022, the Alliance for Research on Cultural Heritage in Europe project (ARCHE) was launched to promote a holistic approach to cultural heritage research and innovation. ARCHE will be a spearheading coordination network of researchers, innovators, heritage professionals, institutional bodies, and citizens. The objective of ARCHE is to engage all cultural heritage actors in member States / Associated Countries in the co-design of research and innovation strategies and roadmaps that lead to research and innovation initiatives requiring multidisciplinary approaches and skills.

ARCHE has started a consultation process on the Vision and Mission to guide the new Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) for cultural heritage. The process, open to everyone until February 4th, 2024, invites respondents to choose from three options for the Vision and two possibilities for the Mission, and to leave feedback, via this survey link below.

Why is this important?

The SRIA aims at guiding policy coordination across Europe, as well as the priorities for future calls for project proposals within the Alliance, hence it is crucial for it to be as representative as possible and for the consultation process to include all relevant stakeholder categories.

A Vision in an organisational strategy sets out what the world will look like if you achieve the mission that serves your purpose. A Mission in an organisation strategy sets out the inspirational and aspirational outline of the problem it is seeking to solve and how are we going to make that vision a reality.