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:

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

Learn more about SO-CLOSE in this introductory video. Various subtitles are available in the settings.


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 870939.


Duration: January 1, 2020 - December 31, 2022
EU Contribution: € 3 040 282,97
Anamaria Dutceac Segesten

WP4 Leader 

Eleonora Narvselius


Lili Nottrott

Research Project Assistant


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Publication Series

Volume 1 Forced displacements: A European History by Javier Rodrigo and Miguel Alonso (2021)