Enhancing Social Cohesion through Sharing the Cultural Heritage of Forced Migrations
SO-CLOSE is a three-year project created to contribute to social cohesion and fight refugee marginalization or exclusion by facilitating the encounters between similar life stories, through the mediation of innovative digital and artistic tools.
Based on theories of cultural heritage-making, SO-CLOSE will improve social cohesion and promote mutual understanding between refugees and their local communities.
Lund University leads Work Package 4 (WP4): Implementation & Validation
The main goal of WP4 is to implement and validate the digital tools resulting from the work in previous WP's in four distinct locations:
- VDA (Poland)
- Trikeri Island Concentration Camp (Greece)
- MUME de l’Exili (Spain)
- MONTE Marzabotto (Italy)
The specific objectives are:
- To implement and test the digital toolboxes in several locations.
- To document the process of local adaptation, local content co-creation and testing
- To generate co-created content that fills the digital tool "shells" designed in WP3
- To address the on-site problems that might occur and include them in a troubleshooting section of the how-to manual
- To evaluate the quality of the tools and the process
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 870939.