Lead partner: Roman-Germanic Commission German Archaeological Institute (DE)
Artform: Cultural Heritage
Year funded: 2009
Funding strand: Strand 1.1 Multi - Annual Cooperation Measures
Community grant: €2,500,000
National University of Ireland, Dublin (IE), The Discovery Programme Ltd (IE), Adam Mickiewicz University (PL), Archaeological Institute, Belgrade (RS), CIMEC – Institutul De Memorie Culturala (RO), Cyprus Research and Educational Foundation (CY), Directorate of the Museums of Baranya County (HU), English Heritage (UK), Fornleifastofnun Íslands (IS), Foundation for Research & Technology, Hellas (GR), Holstebro Museum (DK), In Flanders Fields Museum VZW (BE), In Flanders Fields Museum VZW (BE), Instituto de Estudos Galegos Padre Sarmiento (CSIC) (ES), Klaipeda University, (LT) Laboratory of Ancient Topography and Photogrammetry (IT), Landesamt für Denkmalpflege Regierungspräsidium Stuttgart (DE), Royal Commission on the Ancient-Historical Monuments Scotland (UK), Scientific Research Centre - Slovenian Academy Science and Art (SI), The Archaeological Institute of the Slovak Academy of Sciences (SK), The Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research (NO), Universiteit Leiden (NL), University of Exeter (UK), University of Foggia (IT), University of Glasgow (UK), University of Siena (IT), Univerza v Ljubljani (SI)
The ultimate aim of the ArchaeoLandscapes network is the use throughout Europe of aerial survey and ‘remote sensing’ to promote understanding, conservation and public enjoyment of the shared landscape and archaeological heritage of the countries of the European Union.
The project represents the culmination of a growing European cooperation from the mid-1990s onwards. It will bring that process to a sustainable and self-supporting future as the long-term legacy of this and earlier EU-assisted initiatives.
The central theme of concerted action and cooperation will be stressed through annual meetings of the whole of the membership and the project's Management Board, to agree policy, review progress and plan new initiatives. Much of the project's work, however, will be undertaken through specialist ‘focus-groups’ and carefully structured ‘work-packs’ setting out operational programmes and timetables for
each of the project's eight key objectives or ‘Actions’.
Dialogue with target groups in the community will focus on multilingual and interactive web-based presentation. Use will also be made of leaflets, booklets and more substantial publications to engage both with ordinary citizens and with specialists in various aspects of heritageexploration, management and presentation.
The project's long-term legacy will be better appreciation of the landscape and archaeological heritage of Europe, closer contact between heritage professionals and the general public, more effective conservation of the shared cultural heritage, the international sharing of skills and employment opportunities, better public and professional education, the wider use of archive resources and modern survey techniques, and higher professional standards in landscape exploration and conservation.
Testimonial from Irish partner
This project has enabled us to carry out activities which were not a priority within the national frameworks and policy. In addition the ability to carry out this project at the European level allows us to have a large and diverse audience who have 'bought' into the project and are therefore an ideal audience/community to develop solutions for. The project also allows for increased networking and promotion of the Discovery Programme's additional activities across the European region.