Cluster 2


Culture, Creativity & Inclusive Society

Cluster 2 will focus on the EU goals and priorities on enhancing democratic governance and citizens participation, on the safeguarding and promotion of cultural heritage and respond to and shape multifaceted social, economic, technological and cultural transformations.

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About this programme

The challenges of cluster 2 are interconnected to each other and have been chosen because they respond to the most pressing social, political, economic and cultural concerns and expectations of the European citizens.

Cluster 2 will address the EU priorities and will enable decision makers to meet challenges, adopt new paradigms, and policies for change in a context of fast paced transformations, transitions and international interconnectedness.

The 2021-2022 Work Programme will mainly focus on three key challenges or destinations:

  • Destination 1 (Innovative Research on Democracy and Governance): actions under destination 1 will reinvigorate democratic governance and improve trust in democratic institutions. They will help to safeguard fundamental rights to empower active and inclusive citizenship.
  • Destination 2 (Innovative Research on the European Cultural Heritage and the Cultural and Creative Industries): activities under this destination will promote better access and engagement with cultural heritage and improve its protection, enhancement and restoration. Research and innovation will support sustainable growth and job creation through the cultural and creative industries and contribute to integrate them into the European industrial policy as drivers for innovation and competitiveness.
  • Destination 3 (Innovative Research on Social and Economic Transformations): actions in destination 3 will help to tackle social, economic and political inequalities, support human capital development and contribute to a comprehensive European strategy for inclusive growth.

 

Furthermore, cluster 2 will also use the multidisciplinary expertise of social sciences and humanities in order to better understand the fundamental contemporary transformations of society, economy, politics and culture.

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Testimony

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Luciad - Geospatial software for mission-critical operations

Founded in 1999, Luciad serves clients in Europe, Asia and the Americas. Though it recently was acquired by Hexagon Geospatial, they kept an agile SME mindset. Thousands of end users work directly with Luciad’s geospatial applications, and major systems integrators (think Airbus Defense and Space, Lufthansa Systems, NATO, Thales…) incorporate its software in their own products.

NCP Flanders went to Leuven to interview Frederic Houbie, the Research Projects Manager at Luciad, about how he sees Horizon 2020. Luciad is a partner in the MARISA project, which is a collaborative RIA project submitted to an ICT call topic

 

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