The Cultural Heritage Sector is key in the advancement of the Cultural and Creative Industries in Europe. Not only does it provide access to vast amounts of reusable content, but it can also be seen as an R&D lab of the cultural and creative ecosystem, contributing both to economic advancement and to society at large. However, researchers and policy-makers are struggling to fully understand the crucial role that the Cultural Heritage sector can play in the digitisation processes linked to the cultural and creative ecosystem in Europe.
inDICEs aims to empower policy-makers & decision-makers in the Cultural and Creative Industries to fully understand the social and economic impact of digitisation in their sectors and address the need for innovative (re)use of cultural assets.
By tracking policies in an open observatory and establishing policy priorities for a successful digital transformation and future governance of cultural and creative content ecosystems, inDICEs is working to provide tools to measure and advance the impact of digital cultural heritage in Europe.
As a result, policy-makers will have a solid framework to assess the value of cultural heritage and an open observatory to keep track of the advancement of its impact. For their own part, Cultural Heritage Institutions will be able to make strategic decisions that will allow them to increase their positive contributions to the CCI and society.
inDICEs is a project funded by the EC in the H2020 programme that brings together internationally renowned research groups in the domains of Cultural Economics, IP Law and Digital Humanities, representatives from the CCI, social innovators and platform developers with a substantial outreach capacity.