Cultural Heritage (CH) may represent one of the decisive factors for the standard of living and the quality of life for different communities, it may contribute to the prevention of cultural globalization, it may support the cultural diversity and it also may positively influence the economic development.
The protection of the CH represents a major concern for decision-makers, local communities and European citizens. At European Union level, the year 2018 has been declared The European Year of Cultural Heritage. At the same time, Romania faces a very important historical celebration: The Centenary of the Great Union from 1918.
The RO-CHER project proposes a multi-disciplinary innovative methodology that integrates high level scientific knowledge for safeguarding the cultural heritage and targets the development of synergetic scientific activities in the framework of the four complementary component projects. The specific results indicators are represented by: new jobs in research (seven open positions), patent requests (six applications at consortium level); results validation and knowledge transfer to the commercial entities; design and development of the services offer and the research infrastructure; mutual access of partners at equipment and technology; institutional capacity building through internships/training sessions and working visits; joint research, development and innovation programme, correlated with the development strategy of each partner that will lead to the creation of a knowledge cluster that will successfully secure national and international funding.