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Towards the 2018-2020 Work Programme: Europe in changing world – Inclusive, Innovative and Reflective Societies. External advice and societal engagement

In preparing the work programme for the Societal Challenge 6 ‘Inclusive, Innovative and Reflective Societies’ of Horizon 2020 for the period 2018-2020, the European Commission is ensuring adequate external advice and societal engagement. This report integrates the inputs provided by EU stakeholders, platforms, projects and activities conducted between September 2015 and May 2016.

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D7.1 Evidence-based policy reports and recommendations

Series of reports containing analysis and recommendations, with a special focus on the role of digital technologies, incorporating foresight studies, visioning work and SWOT analysis and laying the main themes, opportunities and problems for policy-makers working within a context of change.

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European Policy Brief. RICHES Taxonomy of cultural heritage definitions.

This policy brief presents evidence and recommendations emerging from the research undertaken to develop the RICHES Taxonomy of terms, concepts and definitions, which aims to: ensure appropriate academic, professional and technical standards for research are met in identifying, analysing and understanding both existing ways and new models for defining CH and CH practices; develop a common CH language to serve the interests of the wider CH community, including policy-makers, cultural ministries of member states, regional, national and state authorities, public administrations, European institutions and researchers and professionals generally.

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RICHES Taxonomy, the foundation of the project’s research

The advent of digital technologies has brought new creative practices and transformed the Cultural Heritage’s traditional methods of preservation and promotion. As CH institutions and artists are rethinking and remaking themselves, shifting from traditional to renewed practices using new technologies and digital facilities, new meanings associated with terms such as “preservation”, “digital library”, “virtual performance” emerge every day. A variety of definitions of these CH-related concepts are shared and used interchangeably, making difficult the task of research and recognition.

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