Funded projects
Partners involved
2,7 M €

Call Facts

Opening date: 10th January 2013
Closing date: 5th April 2013
Organisation in charge of the call: The central coordinating body for the Joint Pilot Call is Ministeroper i Beni e le Attività Culturali (MiBAC)

Presentation of the call

The strategic objectives of the JPI-JHEP Joint Pilot Call for Proposals (JPCP) were:

  • to pilot a jointly-organized call, establishing common processes and assessment criteria;
  • to enable researchers in different countries to build effective collaborative networks on common transnational research topics in cultural heritage.

The Pilot Call was addressed to universities, research organizations, enterprises from 14 JPI CH Countries and excellent research projects on cultural heritage involving a minimum of 3 partners from 3 different countries.

After a national eligibility evaluation process and a detailed common scientific evaluation, 10 Projects were selected for funding.


Research topics for the proposals were about:

  • Methods, tools and modelling for understanding damage and decay mechanisms on tangible heritage (including buildings, sites and landscapes).

  • Materials, technologies and procedures for the conservation of tangible cultural heritage.

  • Use and re-use of buildings and landscapes, including the relationship between changes in use and public policy, including costs and added value.

  • Increasing understanding of cultural values, valuation, interpretation, ethics and identity.

Funding institutions & partners

Belgian Federal Science Policy (BELSPO), Research Foundation –Flanders (FWO)
Research Promotion Foundation (RPF)
Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation (DASTI)
Ministère de la culture et de la communication (MCC), SG/SCPCI/ Département de la recherche, de l’enseignement supérieur et de la technologie (DREST)
Heritage Council (HCI)
Ministero dell’Istruzione, dell’Università e della Ricerca (MIUR), Ministeroper i Beni e le Attività Culturali (MiBAC)
Research Council of Lithuania (RCL)
NWO Humanities Department Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research
Research Council of Norway (RCN)
NarodoweCentrum Nauki (NCN)
Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport (MESCS)
Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (MINECO)
Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)