Coordinated by Coventry University with participation of important international partners, the three-year REACH project will establish a Social Platform as a sustainable space for meeting, discussion and collaboration by a wide-ranging network of professionals, institutions, researchers, arts practitioners, associations, and interest groups representative of non-professionals with a stake in research and practice in the field of culture and cultural heritage (CH).
Photoconsortium is looking at this project with interest as photography is a key element to foster citizens engagement with (digital) cultural heritage, and the association will be happy to participate to the REACH Social Platform.
The REACH Social Platform’s activities will have a twofold scope:
₋ Support: to map and provide analysis of research results achieved in previous programmes, to identify current and emerging research trends, and to offer authoritative new knowledge of the CH field to the European Commission and policy-makers
₋ Coordination: to offer benefits to its participants, expanding knowledge of complementary research and practice domains, and of new methodologies, generating opportunities for cooperation, offering pathways to wider user-engagement with research and practitioner outputs.
The REACH Social Platform will create tools and instruments to trigger the debate on how participatory approaches can contribute to develop a common horizon of understanding and trigger social innovation processes.
More info about REACH: http://reach-culture.eu/