European Research and Innovation Days is the European Commission’s annual flagship Research and Innovation event, bringing together policymakers, researchers, entrepreneurs and the public to debate and shape the future of research and innovation in Europe and beyond. The event took place between 28-29 September 2022 and offered a few interesting sessions about Research and Innovation (R&I) towards cultural and creative sectors which we would like to highlight towards our Time Machine community. Below you can find the descriptions and recordings of two sessions tackling topics of interest to our Time Machine initiative.
Unlocking the power of culture and creativity for the EU
This session looks at how cultural policy action has been guided by the priorities defined in the Commission’s European Agendas for Culture, the European Framework for Action on Cultural Heritage, the Joint Communication ‘Towards an EU strategy for international cultural relations’ and the multiannual Council Work Plans for Culture. Cultural and creative sectors and industries (CCSIs) were identified as one of the 14 industrial ecosystems in the 2020 New Industrial Strategy.
With the cultural and creative sectors and industries gaining importance in the EU context, funding has been increased for culture and creativity within different EU programmes for the period 2021-2027, in particular Creative Europe and Horizon Europe. The newly adopted KIC (Knowledge and Innovation Community) ‘Culture & Creativity’, the cultural components of the national plans for recovery and resilience and the EU Pact for Skills highlight the increased importance of culture and creativity as a topic.
- Viviane Hoffmann (Deputy Director-General, Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture | European Commission)
- Catherine Magnant (Deputy to the Director and Head of Unit Cultural Policy | European Commission)
- Jari-Pekka Kaleva (Managing Director | European Games Developer Federation – EGDF)
A European Collaborative Cloud for Cultural Heritage
This session looks at the many challenges and opportunities faced by European museums and other cultural heritage institutions in connection to the digital transition. The discussion will look deeper into the challenges linked to cultural goods and artefacts, challenges in co-creation with other cultural institutions and stakeholders, and about performing R&I on joint cultural treasures.
Bringing together experts and stakeholders, the workshop explores these challenges and the digital needs of museums and other cultural heritage institutions, and discusses how the European Collaborative Cloud for Cultural Heritage (ECCCH) will provide solutions. An expert presents the report on the ECCCH, while stakeholders from museums of all sizes elaborate on the importance of the ECCCH for European cultural heritage, fulfilling needs otherwise not met.
- Peter Plassmeyer (Director of the Mathematisch-Physikalischer Salon | Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden)
- Olga Wysocka (Director | Warsaw Culture Observatory)
- Adeline Joffres (Head of International relations, in charge of the development of Huma-Num consortia | CNRS, Huma-Num)
- Julia Pagel (Secretary General | NEMO Network of European Museum Organisations)
- Marco Berni (Coordinator of European and special projects | Museo Galileo – Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza)
- Judith McCarthy (Curator | Donegal County Museum)