ENCC is currently a partner of CoHERE, a European cooperation project co-financed by the Horizon 2020 EU research programme .
The CoHERE project seeks to identify, understand and valorise European heritages, engaging with their socio-political and cultural significance and their potential for developing communitarian identities. CoHERE addresses an intensifying EU Crisis through a study of relations between identities and representations and performances of history. It explores the ways in which heritages can be used for division and isolation, or to find common ground and ‘encourage modern visions and uses of its past.’ The research covers a carefully selected range of European territories and realities comparatively and in depth; it focuses on heritage practices in official and non-official spheres and engages with various cultural forms, from the living arts to museum displays, food culture, education, protest, commemorations and online/digital practice, among others.
The multidisciplinary project includes museum, heritage and memory studies, cultural history, education, musicology, ethnology, political science, archaeology, ethnolinguistics and digital interaction design. The consortium comprises 12 partners from 9 countries, including universities, an SME, two museums and a cultural network (ENCC). The research covers diverse European territories and realities comparatively and in depth. The project started in April 2016 and will last 36 months.