Cyprus University of Technology (CUT): Final Event of the European Erasmus+ project “The GLAMers”

The UNESCO Chair in Digital Cultural Heritage and the European Remembrance project (H2020 ERA CHAIR) of the Cyprus University of Technology (CUT) are organising the final event of the European Erasmus+ project “The GLAMers”, which will take place at the Poseidonia Beach Hotel, in Limassol , on Monday 13/02/2023 and time 10:30-17:00.

The opening of the international conference will be prefaced by the Honorable Deputy Minister of Culture, Mr. Yiannis Toumazis.

Greetings will be addressed by:

  • The Rector of CUT, Professor Panagiotis Zafiris
  • The honorable Mayor of Limassol, Mr. Nicos Nicolaides
  • The President of ICOMOS Cyprus, Mr. Chrysanthos Pissarides
  • Themis Christofidou, Director General of the Directorate General for Education, Youth, Sports and Culture of the European Commission (DG EAC) and
  • The Vice President of the Coordinating Council of Limassol Cultural Organisations, Mr. Cleitos Paisanos

The Conference will be attended by scientists from all over Europe, who through their presentations will present their work on digital technologies in Culture, digitisation and the relationship between the applications of new technologies in Museums, Libraries, Galleries, Archives and the active youth participation in culture.

Brief description of the Project:

The COVID-19 crisis has affected a wide range of human activities, including the cultural and creative sector in Europe. Through the pandemic, the importance of digital transformation and the significant gap that exists in dealing with the pandemic between cultural institutions (galleries, libraries, archives, museums, known by the acronym GLAM: Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums) have been highlighted.

During the pandemic many young people participated in digital actions organized by cultural institutions. In this way it is demonstrated that young citizens can play an active role in co-shaping a new relationship between cultural institutions and the public.

The goals of “The GLAMers” project are:

  • To provide a collection of good practices regarding youth participation as a means for the recovery of cultural institutions during the pandemic
  • To offer advice and training opportunities to support cultural operators in their digital transformation through youth participation
  • To enable cultural institutions to implement and then evaluate digital activities involving young people
  • To map social changes in relation to attitudes, beliefs and behaviors among cultural actors and young people in relation to cultural and political values ​​for the betterment of society.

The European project runs from March 2021-February 2023.

The partners come from all over Europe and form a wide range of complementary profiles: a university (Cyprus University of Technology), an NGO aimed at youth communities (Citizens in Power, Cyprus), a small and medium-sized enterprise for open and social learning (Web2Learn , Greece), a national museum (Museum of Arts and Crafts, Croatia) and a pan-European network of cultural institutions (Michael Culture Association). The consortium of partners has been created to ensure a presence in different geographical areas of Europe.

The conference will be hybrid and will be held in English.

Participation in the conference is free.

Click HERE to see the detailed conference programme.

After the work of the conference, a Press Conference will be held at 17:00.

Source: The Cyprus University of Technology I News (