First calls for Horizon Europe’s Cluster 2 published, including calls on cultural heritage

Image: European Commission
Image: European Commission

On 24 June, the European Commission has published the first calls for Horizon Europe’s Cluster 2: Culture, Creativity and Inclusive Societies. The deadline for applying is 7 October.

Horizon Europe is the EU’s key funding programme for research and innovation with a budget of €95.5 billion. Cluster 2 aims to strengthen European democratic values, including rule of law and fundamental rights, safeguarding our cultural heritage, and promoting socio-economic transformations that contribute to inclusion and growth.

The Work Programme for Cluster 2 has been published on 16 June. There are many calls on cultural heritage, including:

  • Preserving and enhancing cultural heritage with advanced digital technologies;
  • Green technologies and materials for cultural heritage;
  • New ways of participatory management and sustainable financing of museums and other cultural institutions;
  • Effects of climate change and natural hazards on cultural heritage and remediation;
  • Protection of artefacts and cultural goods from anthropogenic threats;
  • Traditional crafts for the future: a new approach;
  • Europe’s cultural heritage and arts – promoting our values at home and abroad;
  • The New European Bauhaus – shaping a greener and fairer way of life in creative and inclusive societies through architecture, design and arts