Cultural heritage and identities of Europe’s future (CHIEF)

Aston University is the lead partner on this €4.6m project recently funded under the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme. Through an interdisciplinary and multi-methods approach, the project explores youth participation in the creation and reproduction of cultural knowledge in formal and informal forums, and aims to build an effective dialogue between different stakeholders in order to facilitate a future of Europe based on more inclusive notions of heritage and identity. The four-year project involves academic, heritage sector and civil society partners in nine countries within and outside the EU (Austria, Croatia, Georgia, India, Latvia, Slovakia, Spain, Turkey, UK). The Aston team comprises CCISC Migration, Ethnicity and Nation cluster members Dr Anton Popov (Project Leader), Dr Demelza Jones, Dr Ebru Soytemel and Dr Katherine Tonkiss, along with CCISC Co-Director Dr Gary Fooks