On Monday, June 14th of 2021, the DAISSy research group of the Hellenic Open University organized the Greek online event entitled “Valorization and promotion of Cultural Heritage”, in order to disseminate the results of the European project S.I.L.V.HER.
In the first part of the multiplier event, were presented the objectives as well as the blended training SILVHER course designed and delivered for University students of Italy, Porugal and Turkey. The platform for the online part of SILVHER course was developed by the DAISSy – HOU (Greek partner).
In the first part, we had the honor to have two invited speakers. Ms. Artemis Stamatelou, Public Relations Officer at the European Parliament in the Directorate-General for Translation, presented the structure and objectives of the Citizens’ Language Directorate and then the open platform “My House of European History”, which contains a digital collection of written personal stories, memories and testimonies on any subject, as narrated by people from all over the world.
Ms. Maria Aivalioti, Tour script editor at Clio Muse Tours, presented the European project RePAST, focusing on the product and success story of the project: “Dark” pages of history in an audio tour. The company Clio Muse Tours creates thematic digital audio tours for places of culture in Greece and abroad.
The second part of the multiplier event, included presenations in particular of European projects on Tangible and Intangible Cultural heritage, CH management and Tourism, which HOU either coordinates or participates as partner. Namely, were presented by DAISSy – HOU researchers, the EUHeritage project and online course, the NICHE project as well as ROMAN ROUTES project and online course.
More specifically, Mrs. Panagiota Polymeropoulou, Researcher at DAISSy Research Group of HOU presented the content and objectives of the European project DELTA and specifically the content of the blended course of DELTA entitled “Digital Excavation”. The blended course is provided and is running during this period through the e-learning platform, developed by the DAISSy – HOU. The course is targeting at elevating the digital skills of students of Archaeology through four main modules: M1. Digital Tools for Archaeological Practice/Excavation; M2. Documentation in situ and after excavation; M3. Digital Preservation of cultural heritage monuments and artifacts (3D representation and reconstruction); M4. Open-Air Museums and Experimental Archaeology (presentation and interpretation of research results and knowledge to wide public). Also, Panagiota presented the outline and content of e-learning platform, developed by the DAISSy – HOU.
The event attended students and graduates of study programs related to Culture and Tourism, researchers and educators. The event was organized online due to the epidemiological data of the country during this period, attracting more than 35 participants, while it was also significantly promoted on social media. Also, the event was broadcasted live on the DAISSy YouTube channel with over 90 views.