Open Call with SSH Aspects in Joint Programming Initiative on Cultural Heritage (JPI CH)

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Published on: 29/06/2023

The Joint Programming Initiative on Cultural Heritage (JPI CH) launches a transnational call on "Climate & Cultural Heritage (CCH): Collaborative Research to Address Urgent Challenges" with deadline for full proposals on 8 September 2023at 20:00 UTC.


08 September 2023 at 20:00 UTC: deadline for full proposals


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Short Call Abstract:

The Call aims to support transdisciplinary and convergent research approaches on cultural heritage and climate change, to foster collaboration among the research community across several regions, and to contribute to knowledge advances and policy change at the global level.

The call will address three complimentary themes:

  1. The Impact of Climate Change on Cultural Heritage

This call aims to fund innovative research projects that use transdisciplinary approaches involving cultural heritage and climate research communities, that combine quantitative and qualitative methods, that study different geographical zones, and that consider cultural heritage embedded in its socio-environmental context at a broad scale in order to evaluate impacts on cultural heritage whether they are material, ecological, societal, historical, etc. Co-designed and co-produced research, addressing the pressing needs of decision-makers and cultural heritage managers, will also help to foster the science-policy-society interface and accelerate the uptake of research outcomes and implementation of solutions.

  1. Cultural Heritage as a Resource for Climate Mitigation and Adaptation

Cultural heritage is both a primary resource in the negotiation of societal transformations, climate change impacts and trajectories for sustainable development, and an archive of previous successes and past resiliencies. Cultural heritage represents a selection of historical actions, processes and knowledge constituting examples of adaptive practices, including traditional and nature-based practices. Thus, heritage-based knowledge has the potential to contribute to a deeper understanding of climate change and the effects of climate change on societies in different chronological, spatial and cultural contexts.

  1. Sustainable Solutions for Heritage

Sustainable solutions for heritage facing climate change need to embrace contexts, meanings and importance of heritage to diverse communities, present and future. Stressing the need for multivocality, local or national narratives are challenged by global and local heritage movements. It is from these contexts that climate change solutions for heritage must emerge to be truly sustainable.


SSH aspects (keywords/disciplines):

Disciplines may include, but are not limited to Humanities, Arts, History etc.


Specific participation requirements (optional):

  • Consortia must be transnational and transdisciplinary
  • Each Consortium must involve: three or more research partners (PIs, including one LPI), representing at least three different countries, which request financial support from at least three Funding Organizations
  • Proposals must be submitted by a Consortium of minimum three Principal Investigators (PIs) from three different countries, which involves at least one Societal Partner (SP).The researcher may be involved in a maximum of two proposals as PI3 and cannot be involved in more than one proposal as LPI


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Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, The Kingdom of the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Switzerland, Turkiye, United Kingdom