On the 11th and 12th November 2021, the DELTA consortium participated in person, in the fifth transnational meeting of the project in Matera, Italy, hosted by the Department of European and Mediterranean Cultures: Architecture, Environment, Cultural Heritage (DiCEM), University of Basilicata.
It was a marvelous moment meeting again with our colleagues, after the longtime of pandemic which restricted any travelling or group gathering!
The DELTA project - Digital Excavation through Learning and Training in Archaeology, is funded under the program Erasmus + / KA2 / Strategic Partnerships for Higher Education. The project is coordinated by the DAISSy research group of the Hellenic Open University (EAP). The project is implemented by a consortium of four partners - Universities from three countries (Greece, Italy and Czech Republic).
The meeting started with an overview of the project and its progress by Achilles Kameas, Head of the DAISSy Research Group, Hellenic Open University. After the implementation of the blended course entitled “Digital Excavation”, HOU, the Intellectual Output II leader, presented the results, main points of piloting the blended courses (IO2/A3) and the Certificates awarded through the online platform to successful learners. The programme, activities and the evaluation of the Intensive Study Programme (ISP) were presented by the Intellectual Output I leader, National Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece. The ISP was a 5 days (11-15 October 2021) training programme for students of Archaeology from Greece – Italy and Czech Republic, with the collaboration of all partners, in a joint excavation at Plasi, Marathon.
Masaryk University presented the progress of the DELTA Teaching Handbook (IO1/A3) and the outline of the Policy recommendations document (IO1/A5).
The first day of the meeting ended with an open discussion among all partners who discussed on the possible adaptations and upgrade of all five (5) Modules as well as the subject of translations.
The second day of the meeting included equally important presentations, regarding the pending issues of the DELTA like communication, dissemination policy for the more effective dissemination of the project results and deliverables. The fifth meeting closed with the presentation of the time –plan, financial & administrative issues and the exploitation of the project results of DELTA (HOU).