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: www.pluggy-project.eu)


General information

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