jun 07

2013 European Culture Forum: call for ideas. Deadline 20 June 2013

If you have an original and inspirational idea you would like to make about culture in front of over 1,200 European cultural stakeholders, this is your chance. The European Commission is looking for talented speakers to take part in the Culture Forum on 4-6 November 2013 in Brussels. You can make any point you like, so long as it is related to culture and Europe.

For more information visit: http://ec.europa.eu/culture/news/20130502-european-culture-forum-2013_en.htm

jun 05

2013 European Culture Forum: call for ideas. Deadline 20 June 2013

If you have an original and inspirational idea you would like to make about culture in front of over 1,200 European cultural stakeholders, this is your chance. The European Commission is looking for talented speakers to take part in the Culture Forum on 4-6 November 2013 in Brussels. You can make any point you like, so long as it is related to culture and Europe.

 

For more information visit http://ec.europa.eu/culture/news/20130502-european-culture-forum-2013_en.htm

nov 29

GOOD NEWS: CULTURAL HERITAGE IS IN HORIZON 2020

 

We transcribe a letter from our Vice-president Cristina Gutiérrez-Cortines to all who work every day for Cultural Heritage Preservation:

 

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

I am delighted to have the opportunity to inform you that, yesterday in the ITRE committee, we have had positive results for the cultural heritage amendments included in the following reports of Horizon 2020:

  • “Proposal for a Council decision establishing the Specific Programme Implementing Horizon 2020 – The Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2014-2020)”,
  • “Proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on Establishment of Horizon 2020 – The Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2014-2020)”
  • “Proposal for a decision of the European Parliament and of the Council on the Strategic Innovation Agenda of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT): the contribution of the EIT to a more innovative Europe”

We have achieved this result due to your active and continuous support through your work, letters and recommendations.

We will continue to strongly support these amendments until the final vote, in December.

Nevertheless, I remind you that the calendar of the plenary and the amount of money applied to social challenges are directly related to the decision of the three European institutions concerning the Multi-annual Financial Framework(MFF).

Please see below the amendments in question.

Once again, I thank you very much for your support.

With my best regards,

 

Prof. Dr. Cristina Gutiérrez-Cortines

MEP

 

 

Horizon 2020

Carvalho report – Specific Programme

CA 6

Proposal for a decision

Annex 1 – point 1 – point 1.2

1.2. Social sciences and humanities

(…)

This includes: understanding the determinants of health and optimising the effectiveness of healthcare systems, support to policies empowering rural, mountainous, insular and remote areas, researching and preserving Europe’s cultural heritage and richness, promoting informed consumer choices, creating an inclusive digital ecosystem based on knowledge and information, robust decision making on energy policy and in ensuring a consumer friendly European electricity and gas grid, supporting evidence based transport policy and foresight, support to climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies, resource efficiency initiatives and measures towards a green, fair and sustainable economy.

 

CA 18

Annex 1 – PART II – INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP

1. LEADERSHIP IN ENABLING AND INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGIES

1.3.        Advanced materials

(…)

1.3.5.     Materials for creative industries

Applying design and the development of converging technologies to create new business opportunities, including the preservation of Europe’s heritage and materials with historical or cultural value. Protecting the cultural heritage: assessment, monitoring and choice of  conservation materials and techniques, with reference to the environment and energy management, use and maintenance, and integration into contemporary and historical urban surroundings and archaeological and cultural contexts.

 

CA 25

PART III – SOCIETAL CHALLENGES

5.           Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and sustainable use of raw materials

5.1.        Fighting and adapting to climate change

5.1.3.     Support mitigation policies

(…)

5.1.3b (new) Cultural heritage

Research strategies, methodologies and tools needed to enable a dynamic and sustainable cultural heritage in Europe in response to climate change. Cultural heritage in its diverse physical forms provides the living context for resilient communities responding to multivariate changes. Research in cultural heritage requires a multidisciplinary approach to improve the understanding of historical material. Activities shall focus on identifying resilience levels via observations, monitoring and modelling as well as provide for a better understanding on how communities perceive and respond to climate change and seismic and volcanic hazards.

 

CA 26

PART III – SOCIETAL CHALLENGES

6.           understanding Europe in a changing world – inclusive, innovative and reflective societies

6.1.        Inclusive societies

(…)

6.1.2a. Addressing European models for social cohesion and well-being

Europe and the Union have developed a specific and rather unique combination of economic progress, social policies aimed at a high level of social cohesion, humanistic shared cultural values embracing democracy and the rule of common law, human rights, the respect and preservation of the diversity of cultural heritage, as well as the promotion of education and science, arts and humanities as fundamental drivers of social and economic progress and wellbeing. This “European Social Model” has somehow contributed to shaping the unity of Europe and its international role.

 

6.2.        Innovative and reflective societies

(…)

6.2.5. Cultural heritage and European identity

The aim is to contribute to an understanding of Europe’s intellectual basis: its history and the many European and non-European influences European diversity and its opportunities should be recognized and considered.

European collections, including digital ones, in libraries, archives, museums, galleries and other public institutions have a wealth of rich, untapped documentation and objects for study. These cultural heritage resources represent the history of individual Member States but also the collective heritage of a European Union that has emerged through time. Such materials should be made accessible through new and innovative technologies and integrated information services to researchers and citizens to enable a look to the future through the archive of the past and to contribute to the European participative intelligence. Accessibility and preservation of cultural heritage in these forms is needed for the vitality of the living engagements within and across European cultures by also considering the importance of cultural heritage as strong economic driver in a post-industrial economy and its contribution to sustainable economic growth.

 

Horizon 2020

Riera Madurell report – Proposal for a regulation

 

Compromise amendment 57

ANNEX I – Part III – point 5

 

 

5. Climate action, resource efficiency and raw materials 5. Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and sustainable use of raw materials;
5.1. Specific objectives 5.1. Specific objectives
The average temperature of the Earth’s surface has increased by about 0.8°C over the past 100 years and is projected to increase by between 1.8 to 4°C by the end of the 21st century (relative to the 1980-199929 average). The likely impacts on natural and human systems associated with these changes will challenge the planet and its ability to adapt, as well as threatening future economic development and the well being of humanity. The average temperature of the Earth’s surface has increased by about 0.8°C over the past 100 years and is projected to increase by between 1.8 to 4°C by the end of the 21st century (relative to the 1980-199929 average). The likely impacts on natural and human systems associated with these changes will challenge the planet and its ability to adapt, as well as threatening future economic development and the well being of humanity. (1609) The consequences of climate change and pollution, in combination with growing urbanisation, mass tourism, human negligence and the over-exploitation of resources are endangering the fragile cultural fabric of the communities which embody Europe’s ..

 

Marisa Matias: Draft report on:

 

Strategic Innovation Agenda of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT): the contribution of the EIT to a more innovative Europe

 

Amendment  215

Cristina Gutiérrez-Cortines, Alejo Vidal-Quadras, Maria Da Graça Carvalho, Salvatore Tatarella

Proposal for a decision

Annex – Factsheet 6 – part 1 – paragraph 1

Text proposed by the Commission Amendment
The theme of smart, green and integrated transport has been identified as one of the major societal challenges which will be addressed within the framework of Horizon 2020. The 2011 Transport White Paper further reinforces the importance of taking action in this domain during the next decade. Urban mobility is a particularly challenging task. It addresses a number of topics such as transport (including new mobility concepts, transport organisation, logistics, transport systems safety and security), environmental issues (reduction of greenhouse gases, air pollution and noise) urban planning (new concepts for bringing work and living closer together), and has an important impact both at the economic and social levels (new business creation, employment, social inclusion, housing and location strategies). The overarching aim is to improve the quality of life of European citizens who – in increasing numbers – live in large urban conglomerations where much of Europe’s economic performance is generated.13 The theme of smart, green and integrated transport has been identified as one of the major societal challenges which will be addressed within the framework of Horizon 2020. The 2011 Transport White Paper further reinforces the importance of taking action in this domain during the next decade. Urban mobility is a particularly challenging task. It should be addressed through a truly integrated and holistic approach, taking explicitly into account the interaction with the other topics in a spatial context. It addresses a number of topics such as transport (including new mobility concepts, transport organisation, logistics, transport systems safety and security), environmental issues (reduction of greenhouse gases, air pollution and noise) urban planning, urban and natural landscape (new concepts for bringing work and living closer together), cultural heritage and has an important impact both at the economic and social levels (new business creation, employment, social inclusion, housing and location strategies). The overarching aim is to improve the quality of life of European citizens who – in increasing numbers – live in large urban conglomerations where much of Europe’s economic performance is generated.13

 

 

Amendment  218

Cristina Gutiérrez-Cortines, Alejo Vidal-Quadras, Maria Da Graça Carvalho, Salvatore Tatarella

Proposal for a decision

Annex – Factsheet 6 – part 2 – paragraph 2

Text proposed by the Commission Amendment
As already outlined above, the theme is highly relevant from a societal and public policy point of view. It also is highly relevant from a socio-economic perspective since it involves important economic sectors in GDP and employment terms, such as the automotive or the construction sectors. Urban mobility is, in addition, linked with environmental protection strategies and fully embedded in policies of social inclusion, location, housing and urban design. As already outlined above, the theme is highly relevant from a societal and public policy point of view. It also is highly relevant from a socio-economic perspective since it involves important economic sectors in GDP and employment terms, such as the automotive or the construction sectors. Urban mobility is, in addition, linked with environmental protection strategies and fully embedded in policies of social inclusion, location, housing, urban design and revitalization of historical centres.

 

 

 

 

sep 11

Bienvenidos a la nueva web de Ars Civilis Heritage

Estamos preparando nuestra nueva web.