A Facebook-like social platform and a series of smartphone apps are on the way to promote citizens’ active involvement in bringing out their local cultural environment and in safeguarding and enriching the European cultural heritage landscape.
ICCS is coordinating PLUGGY, a brand new 3-year EC project, funded under Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, that aims to develop a suite of smartphone tools that will enable individuals, community groups, industry, museums and countries as a whole to bring out, document and share their cultural heritage online. The PLUGGY tools will be designed to solely focus on a niche area in social media, celebrating Europe’s collective heritage.
Following the official launch of the PLUGGY’s research activities and project’s kick off meeting held in Athens in December, ICCS, together with project’s Greek partners CLIO MUSE and Piraeus Bank Group Cultural Foundation, issued a press release entitled “PLUGGY: an inventive Social Networking site for cultural heritage”, providing an overview of the project’s main features and goals and highlighting its impact towards a greater sharing and access to, Europe’s vast and diverse cultural heritage.
The press release was distributed in trusted media and several press contacts, generating valuable publicity and some very positive news coverage in high Impact news sites, subject portals and blogs specialized in Culture, Technology and Entrepreneurship.
Among others, PLUGGY was featured in the following articles. You could click and have a close look!