Calls for Proposals: Horizon 2020 Funding Programme
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The application window for Horizon 2020 funding programme will close on 14 March 2019. Two funding strands are of special interest to the museum sector.

1.Collaborative approaches to cultural heritage for social cohesion
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“While a key mission of the cultural heritage sector is to provide inclusive access, some socio-cultural groups are still not sufficiently integrated in cultural heritage experiences. The challenge is to improve the design of cultural experiences by enhancing participatory and collaborative approaches and by fostering mutual cultural understanding and resilient strategies.”

2.The societal value of culture and the impact of cultural policies in Europe
 
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“Culture has been an important element of public policy for social, cultural and political cohesion and inclusion throughout European history, and its potential could be significantly enhanced. Although it is often seen today from the angle of economic value added, culture generates additional societal value in terms of well-being and by promoting identity and belonging, inclusiveness, tolerance and cohesion. Culture is also a source of creativity and innovation. The challenge is to develop new perspectives and improved methodologies for capturing the wider societal value of culture, including but also beyond its economic impact.“