2019
IN.C.L.U.D.E.: Integrated Content and Language via a Unified Digital Environment
IN.C.L.U.D.E.: Integrated Content and Language via a Unified Digital Environment

September 2019 (36 months)

INCLUDE is a 3-year Erasmus+ European project (2019-2022) coordinated by CNR-IRPPS aimed at developing a communal European framework for Content and language integrated learning (CLIL) in secondary school that promotes, besides linguistic and disciplinary competences, also key-competences for lifelong learning suggested by the European Council, with particular reference to the digital, personal and social, citizenship and cultural awareness competences. The concept of “Europeanity”, intended in an inclusive and open way – as a sense of belonging to a European community where linguistic and cultural differences are considered as a resource – is a transversal element that the project aims to value, in order to promote active citizenship and prevent populism, xenophobia and violence.

Among the objectives of the project there is the participative development of an open access, multimedial and interactive online platform usable by teachers to develop and share CLIL scenarios. 120 interdisciplinar scenarios will be developed within the project, 40 of which to be tested in the 5 European partner countries: Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Romania and Spain.

Funded by ERASMUS +

2018
Kaleidoscope: Fifties in Europe Kaleidoscope
Kaleidoscope: Fifties in Europe Kaleidoscope

September 2018 (36 months)

The Action aims at leveraging photographic content from 1950's in Europe, increasing the engagement of citizens with the Europeana content, involving user interaction, crowdsourcing and co-curation of digital content. The Action will implement an intelligent visual similarity search. It will use demonstrator applications web/mobile and augmented reality services in order to improve the end-user experience by supporting discovery and further use of the photographic content in Europeana and combining it with personal experience and own material. It will improve the Europeana database integrating back-end tools to allow users to manipulate photographic collections, then interacting with the source Europeana database to update the existing records with the crowdsourced annotation, contents and addenda. The Action will also develop a community of users for awarenessraising on Europeana content and its potential. Moreover, it will create an educational portal including a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). Lastly, it will yield data that are beneficial to support curation work.The tools that are created and tested under the overarching theme of 50s in Europe will be developed so as to allow their re-use within other thematic frameworks. In particular the outcomes of this Action will be used to enrich the Europeana Photography and Europeana Migration thematic collections with new stories, new and interesting photographic materials, and other compelling resources for the users’ benefit and engagement.The tools developed will be sustained for at least two years after the end of the Action.

Funded under: Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA)/ Connecting Europe Facility (CEF)/ ICT / A2017

DSI4: The Europeana Digital Service Infrastructure
DSI4: The Europeana Digital Service Infrastructure

September 2018 (36 months)

The aims of DSI4 project are the purchase of services to operate, maintain and further develop Europeana, Europe's digital platform for cultural heritage, as a pan-European cultural heritage platform for citizens, cultural heritage institutions, education, research and creative industries. In particular, the scope of DSI4 is implemented to enhance the active use of the Platform by user groups and to expand the number of Cultural Heritage Institutions providing high-quality content and metadata on the platform and ensuring approval across the EU or the initiative.The Europeana Digital Service Infrastructure (DSI) showcases and provides online access to Europe’s cultural and scientific heritage. Europeana DSI-4 is a continuation of the previous Europeana DSI projects (Europeana DSI, DSI-2, DSI-3). Europeana DSI-4 operates the Europeana core service platform from mid-2018 to mid-2020. The Europeana DSI-4 consortium consists of Europeana Foundation as coordinator as well as 23 partners from ten different countries represented by aggregators and expert hubs, developers, experts and organisations with relevant distribution networks. The consortium that operates the Europeana DSI creates access, interoperability, visibility and use of European cultural heritage in our target markets. The Europeana DSI manages data for use in education, research and creative industries as well as engaging European citizens by providing access to Europeana Collections and Europeana thematic collections. Europeana DSI-4 will fulfil Europeana’s 2020 strategy and Business Plans as confirmed by the European Commission's Expert Group on Digital Cultural Heritage and Europeana (DCHE), European Commission and Europeana Network Association.


Funded under: Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Trans-European Telecommunications Networks Work Programme 2014.

ANTIKLEIA: Development of technologies and methods for cultural inventory data interoperability
ANTIKLEIA: Development of technologies and methods for cultural inventory data interoperability

July 2018 (36 months)

The project  ANTIKLEIA aims to carry out applied research on semantic interoperability (automatic metadata modeling, use of thesauri terms and ontologies), methods of big data analysis (analysis and extraction of useful data from unstructured data and organs), human-computer interaction methodologies (personalized navigation and search services, data presentation, gaming). In addition, it aims to develop infrastructure services (databases and indexing, APIs) for the retrieval and management of cultural content and metadata, as well as the development of an online platform for navigation, search, presentation and creative reuse of digital content, content sharing and collaboration with other users, as well as launching online crowdfunding campaigns. Part of the project will also be a cultural web space builder that will provide the above services at a personalized level. These services are mainly aimed to provide cultural and tourism services (museums, local government etc.) but also end users. and conducting market research (target customer profile study, competitive analysis and developing a business plan (product promotion strategy, pricing strategy, etc.) for the financial exploitation of project results.


Funded under: Operational Programme Competitiveness, Entrepreneurship and Innovation 2014-2020 (EPAnEK)

Culture Labs: Recipes for social innovation
Culture Labs: Recipes for social innovation

April 2018 (36 months)

The proposal’s central concept is CultureLabs, an open and evolving ICT-empowered infrastructure which comprises a rich variety of resources including guidelines, methodologies, digital tools, existing community engagement projects, as well as novel ideas and approaches that can facilitate social innovation in culture. The infrastructure is addressed to both institutional stakeholders and community members to make use of existing shared, and in many cases commonly created, resources, according to their missions and needs. Different resources, the “ingredients”, can be combined in various ways to form a “recipe” that describes how to carry out a participatory project to address the needs of a specific target audience. The primary focus will be on approaches that build positive awareness about communities’ own heritage and memories, and engage their members as bearers and producers of culture. CultureLabs’ case studies focus on different immigrants communities (e.g. refugees, second generation immigrants, female immigrants etc). CultureLabs toolkits and infrastructure are reusable and extensible, and its ingredients can be easily combined and adjusted to meet the needs of different stakeholders and target groups. At least 20 concrete recipes will be designed through the collaboration between different stakeholders, including museums, civil organisations, and policy makers. Four of these recipes will be implemented and evaluated as pilots in three different countries. Research outcomes and the empirical evidence gained from the project’s activities, including the recipes’ design and implementation, will be consolidated into general-purpose methodological guidelines and best practices that can be adopted by any stakeholder who wishes to organise participatory approaches to CH with a social impact.


Funded under: H2020-EU.3.6.2.2.and H2020-EU.3.6.3.

CrowdHeritage: Crowd Heritage
CrowdHeritage: Crowd Heritage

April 2018 (36 months)

The project aims at improving the quality of Europeana’s digital content by developing a standalone online platform for enriching metadata of selected cultural items.Users will be able to add annotations, depending on the type of content, missing metadata, and validate existing annotations in a user-friendly way. The enriched metadata descriptions will affect the searchability and usability of the digital content available and improve user experience.
The platform will mobilise and engage different user communities to enrich and validate selected cultural heritage metadata, while raising awareness about cultural heritage assets. It will offer cultural heritage institutions and aggregators the possibility to design and launch ad-hoc crowdsourcing campaigns for metadata quality improvement with gamification elements and measurable results.

It will be used and tested by the three partners (Michael Culture, French Ministry of Culture, and the Europeana Fashion International Association) in six campaigns, targeting different audiences on four themes: Fashion, Music, European cities and Sports. The standalone online platform will connect to the Europeana Core service platform through interaction with the Europeana Application Programming Interface (API), the Annotations API, and the Entity API.

Funded by CEF program

ECoWeB: Assessing and Enhancing Emotional Competence for Well-Being  in the Young: A principled, evidence-based, mobile-health approach to prevent mental disorders and promote mental well-being
ECoWeB: Assessing and Enhancing Emotional Competence for Well-Being in the Young: A principled, evidence-based, mobile-health approach to prevent mental disorders and promote mental well-being

January 2018 (36 months)

Although there are effective mental well-being promotion and mental disorder prevention interventions for young people, there is a need for more robust evidence on resilience factors, for more effective interventions, and for approaches that can be scalable and accessible at a population level. To tackle these challenges and move beyond the state-of-the-art, ECoWeB uniquely integrates three multidisciplinary approaches: (a) For the first time to our knowledge, we will systematically use an established theoretical model of normal emotional functioning (Emotional Competence Process) to guide the identification and targeting of mechanisms robustly implicated in well-being and psychopathology in young people; (b) A personalized medicine approach: systematic assessment of personal Emotional Competence (EC) profiles is used to select targeted interventions to promote well-being: (c) Mobile application delivery to target scalability, accessibility and acceptability in young people. Our aim is to improve mental health promotion by developing, evaluating, and disseminating a comprehensive mobile app to assess deficits in three major components of EC (production, regulation, knowledge) and to selectively augment pertinent EC abilities in adolescents and young adults. It is hypothesized that the targeted interventions, based on state-of-the-art assessment, will efficiently increase resilience toward adversity, promote mental well-being, and act as primary prevention for mental disorders. The EC intervention will be tested in cohort multiple randomized trials with young people from many European countries against a usual care control and an established, non-personalized socio-emotional learning digital intervention. Building directly from a fundamental understanding of emotion in combination with a personalized approach and leading edge digital technology is a novel and innovative approach, with potential to deliver a breakthrough in effective prevention of mental disorder.


Funded under: H2020-EU.3.1.2. - Preventing disease RIA - Research and Innovation action - SC1-2017-Two-Stage-RTD SC1-PM-07-2017 - Promoting mental health and well-being in the young 
 

2017
APOLLONIS: National Infrastructure for Digital Humanities and Sciences and for Linguistic Research and Innovation
APOLLONIS: National Infrastructure for Digital Humanities and Sciences and for Linguistic Research and Innovation

February 2017 (38 months)

Apollonis is the national infrastructure that supports and promotes digital humanities and arts, and linguistic technology and innovation in Greece. It is part of Action "Strengthening Research and Innovation Infrastructure" and is funded by the Operational Program "Competitiveness, Entrepreneurship and Innovation" under the NSRF 2014-2020, with the co-financing of Greece and the European Union (European Regional Development Fund). APOLLONIS was created by the partnership of the National Language Technology Network clarin: el and the DARIAH-GR / DYAS National Digital Infrastructure Network for Humanities, which are components of the respective European CLARIN and DARIAH infrastructures. This phase of infrastructure development includes actions to further develop and consolidate the services of the two components, within an interoperability and mutual support framework, while Greece's participation in the respective European infrastructures continues. 

iREAD: Infrastructure and integrated tools for personalized learning of reading skill
iREAD: Infrastructure and integrated tools for personalized learning of reading skill

February 2017 (48 months)

iRead is a 4-year (2017-2020) project that aims to develop personalised learning technologies to support reading skills. This software combines a diverse set of personalised learning applications and teaching tools for formative assessment. We focus on primary school children across Europe, learning to read and learning english as a foreign language including children with dyslexia who are at risk of exclusion from their education. The project is funded by the EU H2020 and comprises 15 partners from across industry and education in 8 European countries. Our work is organised into three strands: innovation, design and evaluation, with different expected outcomes and stakeholders.

CORTEX: Core monitoring techniques and experimental validation and demonstration
CORTEX: Core monitoring techniques and experimental validation and demonstration

September 2017 (48 months)

CORTEX aims to develop innovative core monitoring technique that allows detecting anomalies in nuclear reactors, such as excessive vibrations of core internals, flow blockage, coolant inlet perturbations, etc. The technique will be mainly based on using the inherent fluctuations in neutron flux recorded by in-core and ex-core instrumentation, from which the anomalies will be differentiated depending on their type, location and characteristics. The method is non-intrusive and does not require any external perturbation of the system.

The project will result in a deepened understanding of the physical processes involved. This will allow utilities to detect operational problems at a very early stage and to take the proper actions before such issues have any adverse effect on plant safety and reliability. With an ageing fleet of nuclear reactors utilising more challenging fuel assembly designs, core loadings, and operating more often in load-follow, new operational problems have been observed during the last decade and will become more frequent in the future. Through the detection and characterisation of anomalies, the availability of nuclear-generated electricity will be further improved. The outputs of CORTEX will contribute to reducing the CO2 footprint and impact on the environment, and to a higher availability of cheap base-load electricity to consumers. Implementing this technique in the existing fleet of reactors will have a major impact, and can also be applied to future reactor types and designs.

 

Funded under  : Euratom Research and Training Programme 2014-2018