EU related projects

INDICATE has established factual cooperation frameworks with the following European projects:


ATHENA aggregates museum content and promotes standards for museum digitisation and metadata. It is setting up a network of national representatives to raise awareness of standards, develop technical architecture and provide tools to support content providers. ATHENA will function as an aggregator bringing museum content into Europeana. Coordinated by the Italian Ministry of Culture, ATHENA is a Best Practice Network that began in November 2008.


The CHAIN project aims to coordinate and leverage the efforts made over the past 6 years to extend the European e-Infrastructure (and particularly Grid) operational and organisational principles to a number of regions in the world. CHAIN uses their results with a vision of a harmonised and optimised interaction model for e-Infrastructure and specifically Grid interfaces between Europe and the rest of the world. The project will elaborate a strategy and define the instruments in order to ensure coordination and interoperation of the European Grid Infrastructure with those emerging in other regions of the world (Asia, Mediterranean, Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa).


DC-NET - Digital Cultural heritage NETwork is an ERA-NET (European Research Area Network) project, financed by the European Commission under the e-Infrastructure - Capacities Programme of the FP7. The main aim is to develop and to strengthen the co-ordination of the public research programmes among the European countries, in the sector of the digital cultural heritage. This scope will be pursued by the participating Ministries of Culture by endorsing a Joint Plan of Activities, to be initiated already during the project time-frame, through a wide and intensive programme of seminars, workshops, meetings and Presidential conferences dedicated to the encounter of the digital cultural heritage sector with the technological research and the e-Infrastructure providers in Europe.


D4Science (Data Infrastructures Ecosystem for Science) is a production e-Infrastructure able to support several heterogeneous virtual organizations. D4Science-II is an European e-Infrastructure project, co-funded by the European Commission's Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development. It constitutes a continuation of the DILIGENT and D4Science projects.


The EPIKH project aims to "connect", through the adoption and use of Grid training infrastructures, along with that of e-Infrastructures, research & development and innovation with education in order to increase the number of users and scientific applications of these platforms.


The work already done in the EUMEDGRID project has led to a pilot Grid Infrastructure which covers almost all the Mediterranean Area. EUMEDGRID-Support will start from there and make a further step to push towards a larger production quality e-Infrastructure and the adoption of more sustainable organisational models for the provision of services.


NET-HERITAGE European Network on Research Programme Applied to the Protection of Tangible Cultural Heritage aims to coordinate national RTD programmes of European countries and support European programmes in research applied to the protection of tangible cultural heritage.
NET-HERITAGE is a partnership of ministries, funding agencies and national RTD authorities from 14 European countries (Italy, Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Greece, Island, Latvia, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, United Kingdom).