The first report of the inDICEs project on “Policy Analysis of Value Chains for CHIs in the Digital Single Market” is now available.

Within the inDICEs project, the aim is to understand the effects of the digital revolution on modes of cultural and creative production and on their economic and social impact. Especially in the context of the global pandemic of COVID-19  it is an urgent task that can contribute to the rapidly gaining momentum process of digital transformation of the cultural sector. As part of Work Package 3 Change management and policy recommendations, the report written so far is taking a closer look at how value and impact are created on the basis of the digital cultural heritage. Experts were consulted, literature was analysed and case studies analysis was conducted.

The result is a framework, developed on the basis of existing approaches to understanding cultural value chains and the impact of cultural heritage, combined with insight from specific cases of re-using digital cultural resources that were analysed. The need for a new, system-wide representation of the structural interdependencies between the online cultural sector and other sectors of the online ecosystem was noticed, and by its results, the report is aiming to contribute to this new perspective.

In the report, key findings of the analysis, as well as initial recommendations formulated on the basis of our research, were presented. The more extensive work on policy recommendations is still ahead (full recommendations constitute a separate deliverable of inDICEs, which will be finalised in 2022), so the report contains initial directions for the ongoing work on formulating more detailed recommendations to various stakeholders.

The report can be downloaded here.

Cluj Cultural Centre is one of the project partners contributing to the research with data collection and results dissemination.

About inDICEs

The project empowers Cultural and Creative Industries and policymakers to fully understand the social and economic impact of digitization and innovative reuse of cultural assets. The Horizon 2020 funded project will result in tools that can be used to measure and advance the impact of cultural heritage in Europe.

Project Partners

ICCU (IT), KU Leuven (BE), Sound and Vision, Centrum Cyfrowe (PL), Fondazione Bruno Kessler (IT), Platoniq (ES), Europeana Foundation, European Fashion Heritage Association (IT), MICHAEL Culture (BE), Deutscher Museumsbund (DE), webLyzard technology gmbh (AT), Capital High Tech SARL (FR), PIN SOC.CONS. A R.L. (IT),Cluj Cultural Centre (RO).