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This call aims to support and increase the offer of 3D and XR content in the common European data space for cultural heritage.
This action will continue the deployment of an operational data space for cultural heritage. The objective is to make more high-quality content available, particularly in 3D, foster reuse of digitised cultural resources and provide more opportunities for the community to offer enriched services, thanks to the use of advanced technologies.
It will build on the work launched under the previous WP, which consists of two work strands. The first work strand is the deployment of the data space for cultural heritage through procurement, of which the objective is to set up and run the data space, building on the existing Europeana digital service infrastructure platform and, in so far as possible, the smart cloud-to-edge middleware platform Simpl. Its continuation may be addressed under actions in 2024. The second work strand consists of grants supporting cultural heritage institutions in making use of technologies and linking up to the data space. It focuses on seizing the opportunities of advanced technologies for increasing the quality, sustainability, use and reuse of the data, as well as building digital capacity in the cultural sector by collaborating with existing and relevant European, national and regional initiatives and platforms.
Complementarity will be sought with the new European Collaborative Cloud for Cultural Heritage to be developed under the Horizon Europe programme and the EIT Culture and Creativity, by establishing links to actions of these initiatives as appropriate. Additional complementarities may be sought with the actions in the new Work Plan for Culture 2023-2026. Synergies with the New European Bauhaus initiative are also encouraged.
The awarded projects will increase the offer of 3D and extended reality (XR) content in the common European data space for cultural heritage and will help advance the digital transformation of the cultural heritage institutions, as well as the reuse of such content in other domains, such us tourism or education.
Cultural heritage organisations, 3D and XR technology providers, academic and research partners, stakeholders in creative sectors, education, tourism, interested in re-use.
Simple Grants — 50% funding rate
Indicative budget: EUR 1,000,000
For this call topic, multi-beneficiary applications are mandatory and specific conditions for the consortium composition apply. Proposals must be submitted by:
In order to be eligible, the applicants (beneficiaries and affiliated entities) must:
+ be legal entities (public or private bodies)
+ be established in one of the eligible countries, i.e.: