On Monday, June 14, 2021, the DAISSy research group of the Hellenic Open University held the Greek online event entitled “Valorization and promotion of Cultural Heritage”, in order to disseminate the results of the Erasmus+ project S.I.L.V.HER – Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Values and Heritage.
The Director of DAISSy group, Professor Achilles Kameas, opened the event with an introductory speech about the research activities of the DAISSy group, which are related to the promotion of Cultural Heritage.
The outcomes of the project SILVHER were presented by Mrs. Vicky Maratou, researcher and project manager with the DAISSy group. The presentation demonstrated the blended learning course of SILVHER and the e-learning platform, as well as some project ideas of the involved students related to the promotion of their local cultural heritage.
The event continued with two invited speeches for specific initiatives on how storytelling can promote the cultural heritage.
Mrs. Artemis Stamatelou, Public Relations Officer at the European Parliament in the Directorate-General for Translation, presented the open platform “My House of European History”, a digital collection of written personal stories, as narrated by people from all over the world. It is a collaborative and multilingual active project, a mosaic of stories related to Europe, from the past and the present. The platform is available to anyone who would like to share a personal story about Europe.
Mrs. Maria Aivalioti, Tour script editor at Clio Muse Tours, presented the European project RePAST, focusing on the success story of the project: Dark pages of the History in an audio tour. The challenge of how people could discover and learn about their History, was addressed through the creation of eight thematic and interactive audio tours related to specific dark events of the contemporary History in each participating country. The company Clio Muse Tours creates thematic digital audio tours for cultural places in Greece and abroad.
The second part of the multiplier event consisted of presentations of other European projects which DAISSy group either coordinates or participates in, and are related to the tangible and intangible Cultural Heritage, the Cultural Heritage management and Tourism.
The audience of the event consisted of students and graduates of study programmes related to Culture and Tourism, researchers and educators. The event was organized online due to the epidemiological data of the country during that period, and it was broadcasted live on the DAISSy YouTube channel.