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What is RECHARGE?
RECHARGE stands for Resilient European Cultural Heritage As Resource for Growth and Engagement. Keywords that together synthesise the aim of the project itself: to reinvigorate community participation as added economic value for cultural heritage institutions across Europe.
Funded within the European Union's HORIZON Europe programme (under agreement no. 101061233), the key funding programme for research and innovation within the EU, RECHARGE supports cultural heritage institutions in diversifying their funding through a replicable and sustainable participatory business model, to acquire the necessary tools for its future developments, both in the digital realm and onsite.
RECHARGE builds on new and existing communities, networks and relationships related to cultural heritage institutions, to engage them in participatory management through cultural heritage Living Labs. These labs, developed collaboratively and open to professionals and the public, aim at testing and devising innovative ways to harness resources, to ensure the development of sustainable future business models, focused on the creation and integration of value within each institution and in the sector at large.
Participation is central in every aspect of RECHARGE: from financing to planning and management, from communication and public engagement to sustainability and the future of the project itself.