SoPHIA is funded by the European Union under the Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme, and is implemented, over 2020 and 2021, by Universitá degli Studi Roma 3 – UNIROMA3 (Lead partner), in collaboration with Interarts, Stichting European Museum Academy – EMA, Denken und Handeln in Kultur und Bildung – EDUCULT, National Technical University of Athens – NTUA, Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design & Technology – IADT, and IRMO.
The overall objective of the project is to promote collective reflection within the cultural and political sector in Europe on the impact and quality of interventions in European historical environment and cultural heritage sites at urban level in order to promote a holistic impact assessment model, indicators and standards. With the term holistic it understands that the economic, social, environmental and cultural dimensions necessary to any intervention on heritage must be addressed comprehensively. For this purpose, the social platform will bring together research communities, practitioners, public and private stakeholders as well as policy makers at local, national and international levels.
IRMO is responsible for coordinating WP3 (Recommendations and agenda setting), and is involved in research activities across all work packages. The goal is to synthetize the findings against the results of the analyses performed and drafting recommendations for both practitioners and policy makers for the future of good quality interventions in cultural heritage. The analysis and policy papers will focus on European heritage, aiming to propose models and standards that can potentially be applied internationally.
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