A new project funded by the European Union through the Horizon 2020 research and innovation program has recently started and Cluj Cultural Centre is one of the partners, in a consortium of 13 other organizations throughout Europe.

The objective of the inDICEs project is to help decision makers from the cultural and creative industries (CCIs) to fully understand the social and economic impact of digitization in their sectors in order to meet the need for innovative (re) use of cultural goods.

Cluj Cultural Centre contributes to the inDICEs project by collecting data and analysis and developing guides based on the research conclusions. Also, Cluj Cultural Centre contributes to the co-design of the online Observatory – an integrated online platform for researchers, the general public and representatives of cultural institutions. Cluj Cultural Centre has a key role in connecting with the artistic and creative communities and in facilitating their involvement in the project activities.

As a result of the InDICEs project, policymakers will have a solid framework for assessing the impact of cultural heritage and a tool to track the impact of cultural heritage in Europe. In turn, cultural and heritage organizations will be able to take strategic decisions in their work, especially regarding the digitisation of heritage. InDICEs brings together internationally renowned research groups in the field of cultural economics, intellectual property law and digital sciences, representatives of the cultural sector, non-governmental organizations, social innovators and platform developers.

The project consortium consists of: ICCU – Istituto Centrale per il Catalogo Unico (Italy), Katholieke Universiteit Leuven / Letteren (Belgium), Stichting Nederlands Voeld Beeld en Geluid Institute (Netherlands), Fundacja Centrum Cyfrowe (Poland), Bruno Kessler Foundation (Italy), Platoniq Sistema Cultural (Spain), Stichting Amsterdam European Mobility (Netherlands), European Fashion Heritage Association (Italy), Michael Culture (Belgium), Deutscher Museumsbund eV (Germany), web technologyLyzard (Austria), Capital High Tech Sarl ( France), PIN – Polo Universitario Città di Prato (Italy) and Cluj Cultural Centre.

The project will run between January 1, 2020 and December 31, 2022 and the total financing of the project is 2 999 062.50 euros, of which 83 750 euros will be allocated to the activities of Cluj Cultural Centre.