Digital Cultural heritage NETwork – ERA-NET supporting cooperation for research infrastructure in the digital cultural heritage field

Basic Information


The main objective of the DC-NET project is to develop and to strengthen the co-ordination among the European countries of public research programmes in the sector of the digital cultural heritage. The project will contribute to the integration of the research capacities of the participant member states, will identify their communalities and will valorise existing programmes and projects in order to initiate the deployment of a wide and comprehensive European e-Infrastructure that will increase the research capacities of the digital cultural heritage community.The DC-NET project will contribute to the coordination of coordinate the research priorities of accessing of e-Infrastructures by the Ministries of Culture, their Agencies and other cultural bodies (museums, libraries, archives, audiovisual, archaeological sites, etc.) across Europe in the area of the eInfrastructures targeted to the digital cultural heritage. Eight governments and agencies will agree a set of common priorities for digital cultural heritage research and will work with e-Infrastructures providers to identify how best to carry out this research using the National Research and Education Networks. The project will coordinate the manner in which cultural actors can and should engage with national and European e-Infrastructures to generate innovative services, tools and data sets to support the multidisciplinary research of multidisciplinary communities. A programme of seminars, workshops, meetings and conferences will involve all the relevant stakeholders. A plan of joint activities for e-Infrastructure-enabled research in the sector of digital cultural heritage will be generated and the joint activities will be initiated.

Main research priorities of the network

e-Infrastructure for digital cultural heritage Multilingualism Metadata standards 2D and 3D GIS Automatic extraction of knowledge Usability Artificial intelligence Digital repositories and digital preservation Innovative services and technologies for the access and fruition of digital objects Semantic search technologies Digital ecosystems of the cultural heritage New professional profiles and related curricula Interoperability IPR

Research fields covered by the network

  • Information and communication technologies
  • Socio-economics sciences and humanities

Target Groups

  • Public Research Organisations (PROs)
  • Private and Semi-private Research and Technology Organisations (RTOs)
  • SME (Small and Medium Enterprises)
  • Large Corporations

Joint Calls

No joint call activities found.