Funded projects
Partners involved
8,7 M €

Call Facts

Opening date: 4th March 2014
Closing date: 28th April 2014
Contact: Contact: see Guidelines for applicants

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.

Funding institutions & partners

Belgian Federal Science Policy (BELSPO)
Research Promotion Foundation (RPF)
The Danish Council for Independent Research
Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR), Ministère de la culture et de la communication
The Israel Ministry of Environmental Protection
Ministerio dell'Istruzione, dell'Università e della Ricerca (MIUR), Ministerio per i Beni e le Attività Culturali e Turismo (MiBACT)
Research Council of Lituania (RCL)
Netherlands Orgnisation for Scientific Research (NWO), Dutch Heritage Agency
The Research Council of Norway (RCN)
Ministry of Culture and National Heritage
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT)
Ministry of National Education
El Ministerio de Economía y Empresa (MINECO)
Swedish National Heritage Board
Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)