Pausanias 2.0: School and Museum networking

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Project title : Pausanias 2.0: School and Museum networking
Project funding: ESPA 2007 - 2013 - ESF
Project areas: Greece
Project code No: Operational Program "Education and Lifelong Learning"- Α.Π. ΕΥΔ ΕΚΔΒΜ 991/20.01.2014
Project duration: 2014-2016
Total project budget: 425,000.00€
Institution ADA: 1012700 Ministry of Culture and Tourism

The act of "Pausanias 2.0: School and Museum networking" is an innovative proposal to develop experiential educational activities and educational material linking school with the location, natural resources, production history, cultural heritage and finally the Museum. Implemented by the Piraeus Bank Group Cultural Foundation and implemented in Museums owned PIOP Museums Network in the following regions: Eastern Macedonia - Thrace (Silk Museum), Thessaly (Brickworks Museum N. & S. Tsalapatas), Peloponnese (Stymphalia Environment Museum, Open-Air Water Power Museum, Museum of the Olive and Greek Olive Oil), North Sea (Industrial Olive Oil Museum). (Περισσότερα:







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Project title: Sustainable management and financing of wetland biodiversity: The case of Lake Stymphalia.
Project acronym
: LIFE-Stymfalia
Project duration: 01 October 2013- 29 September 2017
Project areas: Greece
Project code No: LIFE12 NAT/GR/000275
Project funding: The LIFE-Stymfalia project is 50% co-funded by the European Union’s LIFE+ funding instrument.
Total project budget: € 2,013,290
EC financial contribution: € 1,006,646


Coordinating beneficiary: PiraeusBank 

The aim of the project is the restoration of Lake Stymphalia and its long-term protection and management, through a systematic re-financing process, which will be ensured by the utilization of the reeds’ biomass removed from the wetland and the area’s unexploited biomass from agriculture residues. (for more:





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Project title: Pluggable Social Platform for Heritage Awareness and Participation
Project acronym: Pluggy
Project duration: A 3-year EC Funded project, Start date: 1st December 2016
Project code: This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 726765.
Topic identifier: CULT-COOP-08-2016 “Virtual museums and social platform on European digital heritage, memory, identity and cultural interaction”
Total project budget: € 2.374.43,50


1. Coordinating beneficiary: Institute of Computer and Communication Systems
2. Technical University of Košice
3. University of Malaga
4. Vianet
5. Imperial College London
6. XTeam Software Solutions srls
7. Piraeus Bank Group Cultural Foundation
8. East Slovakian Museum
9. Clio Muse Applications and Developments for Culture

PLUGGY addresses the need of society to be actively involved in cultural heritage activities, not only as an observer but also as a creator and a major influencing factor.

A heritage that is everywhere, and relevant to everyday life is one of the preconditions for genuine sustainability. Currently, there are not adequate ICT tools to support citizens in their everyday activities in shaping cultural heritage and be shaped by it. Existing applications and repositories for heritage dissemination do not really create heritage communities. Social platforms certainly offer potential to build networks, but they have not been exploited yet with regards to cultural heritage promotion and integration in people’s everyday life.

PLUGGY, the Pluggable Social Platform for Heritage Awareness and Participation, aims to bridge this gap by providing the necessary tools to allow users to share their local knowledge and everyday experience with others, together with the contribution of cultural institutions, building extensive networks around a common area interest, connecting the past, the present and the future. (for more:


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