News

No Research without a Dialogue with the Public

EXARC has been part of several Horizon 2020 project ideas. Where H2020 is mainly a research and innovation programme of the EU, it has a clear element in it to ensure the engagement of European citizens. The current proposal for the follow-up programme, Horizon Europe, does NOT have this. We therefore urge the European Parliament to make important changes in the proposal for Horizon Europe and the inclusion of science engagement (citizen’s engagement and a bottom-up approach) in its communication approach. In addition, the new Horizon Europe programme draft does not, contrary to the current Horizon 2020 programme, have a Science for and with Society (SwafS) specific strand...

CRAFTER: Europe funds Bronze Age Potters

Reviving Europe’s Bronze Age and traditional pottery-making in a new cooperation project A cooperation project led by the Friends Association of the Archaeological Site of La Bastida (ASBA), from Totana, Spain, will be funded with 104.760,52 euros by the EACEA (Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency), on behalf of the European Commission. The project is called Crafting Europe in the Bronze Age and Today, CRAFTER for short, and will draw inspiration from Europe’s Bronze Age pottery to help revive modern-day artisanship....

EXARC in Slovenia

In June 2018, EXARC visited Slovenia as a part of a conference by the name “Interpretation and promotion of archaeological heritage. Theory, Practice, Opportunities.” Funding came from the Interreg Danube Transnational Program, “Iron-Age Danube”.  On June 13, about 40 participants had gathered in the House of the European Union in Ljubljana. These included archaeologists and museologists but also people from municipalities, interested to move things in their areas. EXARC director Paardekooper gave the keynote lecture, explaining about the interpretation of cultural heritage - from theory to practice and back...