Presidenza italiana EU 2014

Italian Semester of Presidency of the European Union


The reuse of digital cultural content in education, tourism and leisure: an opportunity for cultural institutions and creative industries, an investment for the future

in cooperation with AthenaPlus

Roma, 2 October 2014, Biblioteca nazionale centrale
Viale Castro Pretorio 105, Conference Hall

Simultaneous translation Italian-English


This event, organized by ICCU, is included in the official program of the Italian Presidency and is organized in collaboration with the European Commission, the Europeana Foundation and the European project AthenaPlus, the European network of good practices coordinated by ICCU.

The Italian Presidency represents a strategic opportunity to propose a workplan shared at European level on the topic of reuse and exploitation of digital cultural heritage. The Ministry recognizes the transversal value of culture, seeks to promote collaboration between the different areas - competitiveness, culture, tourism, research - in collaboration with the responsible European institutions, in particular the Commission with its flagship initiative Europeana.

The Conference will provide a space for debate and exchange of ideas in order to plot strategies for the development of digital cultural heritage as a driver of the education and tourism sectors.The Conference will host two sessions and a round table: the first session will focus on the reuse and discoverability of the digital cultural heritage, the second session will illustrate good practices in the fields of  education, edutainment and tourism, the round table will see the participation of several representatives of Institutions involved in European projects and creative industries who will discuss on the topics of the Conference.