Critical Heritage Europe (CHEurope)



Call: H2020-MSCA-ITN-2016
Funding scheme: MSCA-ITN-ETN
Proposal number: 722416
Proposal acronym: CHEurope
Duration (months): 48
Proposal title: Critical Heritage Studies and the Future of Europe_Towards an integrated, interdisciplinary and transnational
training model in cultural heritage research and management
N. Proposer name Country Total Cost % Grant
Requested %
1 GOETEBORGS UNIVERSITET SE 790,978 20.45% 790,978 20.45%
2 UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON UK 819,864 21.20% 819,864 21.20%
3 UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM NL 510,749 13.21% 510,749 13.21%
4 INSTITUTO UNIVERSITARIO DE LISBOA PT 238,356 6.16% 238,356 6.16%
INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS ES 743,619 19.23% 743,619 19.23%
6 UNIVERSITEIT HASSELT BE 250,560 6.48% 250,560 6.48%
7 UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT NL 255,374 6.60% 255,374 6.60%
DELLA REGIONE EMILIA ROMAGNA IT 258,061 6.67% 258,061 6.67%
Total: 3,867,561 3,867,561
CHEurope focuses on developing a new integrated theoretical and methodological framework to enhance the academic and professional training
and open future job opportunities in cultural heritage preservation, management and promotion. Heritage has commonly been perceived through
its contingent relationship to other areas, preventing it to be considered as a ‘legitimate’ scientific discipline. Moreover, research and practice in
this field are still too often seen as separate dimensions. Thus, there is an increasing need to address these diverging trends in the expanding
heritage industry with a critical approach that situates cultural heritage in its social, economic and political frameworks, as well as in professional
practice. Bringing together a network of key European academic and non-academic organisations, the project will explore the processes by which
heritage is ‘assembled’ through practice-based research in partner institutions that connect students to their future job markets and publics. Our
aim is to inform more conventional aspects of cultural heritage designation, care and management with a strong focus on present and future
consumers. We propose an advanced learning strategy based on the emerging field of Critical Heritage Studies, which combines theoretical and
instrumental knowledge at a transnational and interdisciplinary level, in a series of research seminars, summer schools and secondments. The
program is based on themes where cultural heritage is undergoing profound change, such as Heritage Futures, Curating the City, Digital Heritage,
Heritage and Wellbeing and Management and Citizen Participation. In so doing, this research will have a direct impact on future heritage policies
and be linked explicitly to new modes of training. These will enable future practitioners to facilitate a more democratic and informed dialogue
between and across various heritage industries and their users, promoting entrepreneurship and innovation in this field.

Score: 5.00 (Threshold: 0/5.00 , Weight: 50.00%)
Quality, innovative aspects and credibility of the research programme (including inter/multidisciplinary, intersectoral and, where
appropriate, gender aspects)
Quality and innovative aspects of the training programme (including transferable skills, inter/multidisciplinary, intersectoral and,
where appropriate, gender aspects)
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Quality of the supervision (including mandatory joint supervision for EID and EJD projects)
Quality of the proposed interaction between the participating organisations
+The main goal and concept of the proposal is very relevant, ambitious and timely.
+ The advanced research programme has a very relevant approach and a professionally prepared description and so is the state-of-the-art in
the emerging research field of interdisciplinary critical heritage studies.
+ This proposal is an innovative model for interdisciplinary integration and a strong generator of ideas in the area of heritage studies, because
it creates new knowledge, promotes new critical methods that consider heritage practices holistically, transnationally and in a comparative
+ The proposal presents a very strong and credible research and training programme, with evident inter-sectorial aspects.
+ The proposal provides a very good description of the methodology, which gives credibility to the achievement of the proposed objectives.
+The training programme is very innovative, precisely elaborated and well balanced in its interdisciplinary scope and strong inter-sectorial
+The structure of the training programme is very well described and will enhance the transfer of skills, including local, scientific and
interdisciplinary skills covering media, communication, ethics and IT.
+The ESRs individual research projects are very well defined and integrated considering the aimed training objectives.
+ All beneficiaries and partners are actively involved in joint activities and there is a good balance of interaction between the academic and
non-academic sector in the training programme.
+Network-wide training events are convincingly planned, e.g. with regard to collaboration of different academic and non-academic
+Secondments are carefully planned at different organizations in different countries and convincingly designed.
+The supervision scheme is very well and clearly articulated and provides an evidence for outstanding capacity and tools for implementation,
monitoring and communication.
+ The consortium will take advantage of already existing collaborations between the partners. Synergies and strong ties will enhance previous
successful cooperation.
Overall comments
The proposal presents an excellent, strong multidisciplinary, and credible research and training plan, with evident inter-sectoral aspects. The
proposed project is very innovative and highly beneficial to consolidating a solid scientific and technical background to ESRs.


eventMarie Curie ITN project under the Horizon 2020 MSCA-ITN-ETN 2016 call (48 months, 3.9m EUR)
Period1 Sep 2016 → 1 Sep 2020


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