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People move from one country or continent to another for many reasons, and the pace of migration is speeding up. An EU-funded project looked at how museums can reflect the impact of these flows in today's interconnected, multicultural world.
Published: 16 March 2018
What are health, illness and healing? An EU-funded project focusing on indigenous communities in Ecuador is exploring traditional perceptions and the ways in which other cultures affect them. New insights could help inform the design of policies to support migrant or marginalised populations from traditional backgrounds.
Published: 15 March 2018
EU-funded researchers are developing art-based methods of promoting reflection and dialogue on contentious aspects of Europe's cultural heritage. Transmission of these methods aims to increase inclusiveness and foster convivial relations, thereby helping to shape European imagination.
Published: 14 March 2018
How does the past inform the lives of children and young people? A global team of EU-funded researchers is examining this issue by assessing how stories from classical antiquity impact on popular culture and society. The projects results and outputs will provide valuable resources for scholars and teachers.
Published: 13 March 2018
The extent to which national museums take into account competing social and political tensions could have an impact on social cohesion, say EU-funded researchers. These findings reinforce the importance of culture in achieving social harmony and helping countries move on from difficult times in their past.
Published: 8 March 2018
An EU-funded project has brought museums, galleries and cultural decision-makers closer to citizens, encouraged the digitalisation of archives, and promoted public participation in cultural discussions.
Published: 7 March 2018
Inspiring events, books, exchanges and a widely aired documentary are just some of the successes reported by EU-funded researchers exploring cultural narratives and artistic expression in periods of societal crisis.
Published: 5 March 2018
Published: 19 January 2018
An EU-funded research team has studied the impacts of economics, social cohesion, technology as well as geopolitical and environmental issues on secure and sustainable energy supplies in Europe. They developed a pioneering citizen manifesto for energy governance and the transition to reliable, renewable sources.
Published: 6 December 2017
Rapid diagnosis is vital for controlling outbreaks of the deadly Ebola virus. Currently this can only be done in complex laboratories and samples from infected patients are dangerous to handle and transport. Faced with this challenge, an EU and industry-funded project is developing fast, local tests to spot infection quickly and safely, helping to contain its spread and saving lives in the process.
Published: 1 December 2017