The CIVIC EPISTEMOLOGIES project is about the participation of citizens in research on cultural heritage and humanities.

ICT are powerful drivers of creativity, but specific technical know-how is still generally lacking in the creative industries sectors. In addition, humanities scholarship is not yet taking full advantage of ICT to engage with wider audiences. New skills are needed to enable the cultural sector to grasp employment and commercial opportunities.

The project aims to develop and validate a Roadmap for the use of e-Infrastructures to support the participation of European citizens in research on cultural heritage and digital humanities. Critically, the Roadmap will offer support for improved social cohesion arising from the sharing of knowledge and understanding of Europe’s citizens common and individual cultures.

The partners are committed to the values of open data, open source and open innovation.

Public Deliverables released by the project


  • Analyze the needs of researchers, citizens, cultural institutions and creative enterprises
  • Develop a new Roadmap based on key findings
  • Validate the Roadmap through one Pilot in Ireland and two case studies in the UK
  • Encourage Research institutions to establish clear protocols for citizen engagement and shared research goals where achievable
  • Ensure widespread impact of the project findings with a strong communication and dissemination plan
  • Establish a durable network of common interest to connect cultural institutions, research bodies, creative industries, e-infrastructures and citizen associations.



Action plan

The project consists of five work-packages:

  • WP1 – Project Management
  • WP2 – Identification of requirements
  • WP3 – Roadmap development
  • WP4 – Pilot and Case Studies
  • WP5 – Dissemination, communication and sustainability

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