Consortium


The Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) (National Centre for Scientific Research) is a government-funded research organization under the administrative authority of French Ministry in charge of research. As the largest fundamental research organization in Europe, CNRS is involved in all fields of knowledge. Interdisciplinary programs and actions offer a gateway into new domains of scientific investigation and enable CNRS to address the needs of society and industry. CNRS is organized in more than 1100 research units spread throughout France. These units are either intramural or in partnership with universities, other research organizations, or industry.


The research will be conducted at HiSoMA (Histoire et Sources des Mondes Antiques, History and Sources of the Ancient Worlds), a Joint Research Unit between CNRS, Université Lyon 2, Université Lyon 3, Université de Saint-Etienne and ENS de Lyon.
It unites about 80 tenured academics, postdocs, research support staff and administrators from one of its five founding institutions (CNRS,), 90 doctoral students and about 40 associated researchers. Current research projects concern the ancient worlds, studied through specialist disciplines of Sciences of Antiquity (such as archaeology, history, literary studies, philology, epigraphy, numismatics, iconography) over a very long period which stretches from the ancient Pharaonic empire to the end of late Antiquity, and within a coherent geographic context that corresponds basically to the civilizations of the ancient Mediterranean.


The French National Police College (École Nationale Supérieure de la Police – ENSP) is placed under the authority of the General Director of the French police, and thus under the authority of the Ministry of the Interior. The Academy is mainly in charge of professional training for senior police officers (12,000) and top police managers, in management and leadership. It is also involved in international training cooperation (CEPOL/FRONTEX/INTERPOL), partnership-based training (for elected representatives, chief security of corporations…) and in police research and science. To ensure the excellence of its research missions, the ENSP has implemented a Research Centre, which is dedicated to the deposit and management of research projects.


Capital High Tech is an innovation management company for the engineering and the management of innovative and technological projects. In the past 12 years, the company has developed a very strong expertise in the field of platform governance structure & exploitation plan definition, events organisation and collaborative project management.
With the ultimate aim to bridge the gap between the different actors of the cultural heritage preservation actors, we offer:
– Support for consortium management
– Innovation, IP and data management
– Support for networking events organisation & animation
– Awareness rising events organisation & animation
– Technology roadmap definition.


Founded in 1868, Università Ca’ Foscari di Venezia (UNIVE) – Ca’ Foscari University of Venice is a leading Italian public university in Humanities, Languages and Literature, Science, Economics and Management.
With more than 20,000 students and nearly 1,400 staff, UNIVE is organised into 8 Departments, 5 Interdepartmental Schools and 3 Schools, committed to developing the next generations of researchers, scientists and academics through collaboration across disciplines, advanced research projects and innovative study programs. Thanks to a strong internationalisation policy, Ca’ Foscari courses (16 Bachelor Degree programmes, 30 Master Degree programmes, 12 PhD programmes and 35 Professional Master Programmes), together with a wide portfolio of international programmes attract an ever-increasing number of talented foreign students. Ca’ Foscari is also seat of almost 30 Joint Degrees held in collaboration with global major Universities.


Interarts (Fundació Interarts per a la cooperació cultural internacional) is a private agency with international projection that:
• contributes to human development through culture,
• supports the design of cultural policies,
• promotes knowledge and information in the field of culture,
• advocates for the role of culture in public governance
• networks at European and international levels.
Interarts was founded in 1995. From its headquarters in Barcelona, INTERARTS carries out its international activity through and with an extensive network of partner organizations and professionals. We have offices in Lima, Peru and Pristina, Kosovo. INTERARTS operates in full and open competition systems. We design proposals that we submit to calls for proposals or tenders, by both public and private entities. INTERARTS does not receive operating support from either private or public funds. We are not-for-profit and define ourselves, equally, as a non-governmental organization and/or a civil society organization.


Michael Culture Association (MCA) is a not-for-profit organisation (Aisbl) created in 2007.MCA is the only European trans sectorial network for Cultural Heritage (http://www.michael-culture.eu). Devoted to European cultural heritage valorisation, MCA gathers members and experts from over 150 cultural institutions private and public – museums , libraries, Achieves, Research centers – ministries of culture from Europe, from 22 countries from EU and beyond, of which many represent cultural operators at national level. It aims at:
• Promoting and valorising European cultural heritage by its digitization and dissemination to a European and worldwide audience,
• Enhancing the network of European professionals working on digital cultural heritage, through the actions towards its network including the MINERVA Network.
Its activities are:
• Support and development of the transmission and exchange of information, particularly via publications, conferences and events;
• Research and training on related subjects;
• Networking and participation in European and international projects.
• Developing the use of DCH in Culture and Heritage, Education, Tourism areas.
• Management and development of the Michael European Internet Services portal;
• Management of Museum-Hub.


The Deutsches Archäologisches Institut (DAI) is a Research Institute of outstanding international status with a long-standing tradition that conducts manifold activities around the world. Originally founded in 1829 as Istituto di corrispondenza archeologica, the DAI is today a Federal Office within the responsibility of the German Foreign Office. It plays an important role as an instrument in the cultural, educational and foreign policy of the Foreign Office.
The DAI has some 350 employees in 20 offices, including the head office, the Eurasia and Orient departments in Berlin, three further sections in Germany (Bonn, Frankfurt and Munich), and a number of offices abroad (including Athens, Rome, Madrid, Lisbon, Istanbul, Cairo, Jerusalem, Amman, Teheran and Bejing. The offices in Baghdad, Damascus and Sanaa are closed at present). The core competences of the DAI are archaeological and culture historical research, as well as related fields including the natural sciences. Traditionally its main area of research is the Mediterranean and the Near East, but for several decades has been conducting projects worldwide.