On 29th of September 2021, an online seminar with the title “CUBES – Innovating Cultural Heritage” was organized by GRIPEN Europe. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, the event took place virtually through ZOOM platform. Its goal was to familiarize stakeholders with the major aims and objectives of CUBES project and to actively engage and motivate the participants to use the outputs of the project, with a main focus on the online platform.
The seminar was open for all those that had registered beforehand. Among the 19 participants there were students, researchers, instructors, academics, members and representatives of cultural organizations. Besides these, GRIPEN invited a keynote speaker: Dr Efi Ntrouva (Panteion University of Athens). In her talk “The use of Digital Technologies and Media in the cultural sector”, it was highlighted that media play a crucial role in educating and making individuals, communities, and society more conscious about sustainable development.
Afterwards, the deliverables of the CUBES project were briefly presented and discussed demonstrating the absolute need of creating and disseminating know-how regarding the sustainable administration of cultural resources. The CUBES digital platform was the reference point for the rest outputs. Participants prompted to use it for their personal and professional development and to act as potential promoters and multipliers. More specifically, XENIOS POLIS, a partner organization from Greece,conducted the presentation of the five CUBES Intellectual Outputs (IOs):
The end of the seminar was dedicated to the general discussion. For this purpose, GRIPEN planned an interactive activity for the participants, using an online tool. During the discussion, participants shared their experiences in the field of cultural management and highlighted the complexity of the project, its openness to anyone interested, as well as the usage of open-source tools.