Joint Heritage European Programme 2

JHEP2 – “Support to the implementation of the Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) of the Joint Programming Initiative on Cultural Heritage and Global Change (JPI CH)” is a new 4 year-project within the Horizon 2020 framework involving 16 JPI Cultural Heritage Partners. It started in January 2016 and will run until 2019.

“Joint Programming” is a concept introduced by the European Commission in July 2008 as the core of the 10 Joint Programming Initiatives (JPIs) aimed at implementing the European Research Area (ERA). The concept intends to tackle a few current challenges that cannot be solved solely on the national level and allows Member States to deal with critical issues through a joint transnational approach.

The new JHEP2 intends to support the implementation of the Strategic Research Agenda following the recommendations of the Biennial Report 2014. JHEP2 follows two previous projects: JHEP already closed, and Heritage Plus which is still ongoing until 2018.

Its main objectives are:

  • Develop effective and efficient governance of the alignment of the national research and innovation programmes

This objective will be achieved in WP1 by: i) providing an overview of national research programmes and activities relevant to Cultural Heritage with reference to the SRA priorities, ii) identifying best practices on alignment, organization, policy initiatives as well as policy instruments; iii) actively promoting the implementation of alignment of the national research programmes and activities relevant to Cultural Heritage among all Participants.

  • Reinforce common activities on cultural heritage

This objective will be achieved in WP2 through the setting up of a coherent set of joint activities combining the research priorities of SRA, the enabling framework, and the recommendations of the Horizon 2020 Expert Group on Cultural Heritage.

  • Apply quantitative and qualitative Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for monitoring and assessing the JPICH alignment process

This objective will be achieved in WP3 by: i) applying adequate indicators identified in the first CSA JHEP methodology, in order to monitor JPI CH research activities within the alignment process (i.e. networking, calls, mobility, infrastructures, etc.); ii) identifying and applying additional key performance indicators (KPIs) to monitor the alignment of national research programmes as it evolves.

 

For further information, please visit the website:

http://www.jpi-culturalheritage.eu/