Presentation of the call
The second JPI CH Joint Call was part of the Heritage Plus Project implementation.
This Heritage Plus call was designed to generate new, research-based knowledge to promote the sustainable use and management of cultural heritage and so to meet societal challenges and contribute to the development of the society. The call aims to fund excellent collaborative, transnational, interdisciplinary, innovative R&D projects focussed mainly on tangible cultural heritage research, while not excluding the interlinked aspects of intangible and digital heritage.
This call was slightly more complex than the previous ones as including two steps of evaluation, pre-proposal phase closed in July 2014, and full-proposals phase closed in February 2015. Pre-proposals were presented in all their general components, whereas second step full proposals had a detailed content regarding the Description of Work, the management structure and the budget. Only applicants who submitted a pre-proposal and passed the selection were invited to the second stage of the Call. Final selected projects were supposed to start by April 2015.
The call included three main research topics to be developed:
- Safeguarding tangible cultural heritage and its associated intangible expressions.
- Sustainable strategies for protecting and managing cultural heritage.
- Use and re-use of all kinds of cultural heritage.