The SoPHIA– Social Platform for Holistic Heritage Impact assessment project aims to develop a holistic impact assessment model of interventions on cultural heritage. The consortium of SoPHIA, project, in which IRMO participates as partner in research activities, has recently established collaboration agreements with partners on two current European projects dealing with the similar issues: REACH (November 2017 – December 2020) and ForHeritage (March 2020 – February 2022)
Both, SoPHIA and the project REACH– Re-designing Access to Cultural Heritage for a wider participation in preservation, (re-)use and management of European cultureare funded by the EU Horizon 2020. The REACH project is led by Coventry University in the United Kingdom. SoPHIA and REACH commit to collaborate in terms of communicating and disseminating outputs and results of both projects.
ForHeritage – Excellence in heritage management in central Europe is a project in which IRMO also participates among eight partners from four countries (Croatia, Italy, Poland and Slovenia). ForHeritage capitalizes on knowledge from previous Interreg and Horizon2020 projects that tested integrated approaches for the effective management of cultural heritage, namely on participatory governance, financial instruments and schemes, public-private partnership approaches, capacity building, transferability of experiences and impact assessment. SoPHIA representative was invited to speak and contribute its approach on cultural heritage impact assessment at the webinar held on 14 October 2020.
All news about the SoPHIA project are available on the website and collaborative platform: https://sophiaplatform.eu/en