JPI Cultural Heritage

JPI Cultural Heritage (The Joint Programming Initiative on Cultural Heritage and Global Change: a new challenge for Europe) is an initiative conducted by JHEP (Joint Heritage European Programme), whose aim is to structure and support this JPI to implement the action programme for the area of research on cultural heritage in a changing world. In order to further this policy, it launches calls for proposals under funding schemes which will provide selected excellent and innovative networking and/or collaborative research projects with financial resources necessary to carry out the research. In 2012 the NCN joined JPI Cultural Heritage and participated in the preparation of the pilot call for proposals on Cultural Heritage.

Since 2013 Polish participation in the programme has been managed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.

Calls for proposals:

Increasing understanding of cultural values, valuation, interpretation, ethics and identity around all forms of cultural heritage (tangible, intangible and digital heritage) (closed)

Protection of cultural heritage in the face of global change is becoming a major concern for decision-makers, stakeholders and citizens in Europe. Research into strategies, methodologies and tools is needed to safeguard cultural heritage against continuous decay.

Research team: composed of research teams from at least 3 countries participating in the call

Countries participating in the call:

Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Slovenia

Project duration: up to 3 years

NCN budget for the call: € 150 000


Application deadline: 5th of April 2013

Final results: August 2013              

Call documents:

National eligibility criteria

Guidelines for applicants

Project Template

Polish project awarded within the call:

Values and valuation as key factors in protection, conservation and contemporary use of heritage – a collaborative research of European cultural heritage

Principal Investigator: prof. Bogusław Szmygin

Host Institution: Lublin University of Technology

Partners: Vilnius Academy of Arts, Polytechnic of Milan, University of Macerata, Altravia s.r.l.