4CH 2


DURATION: January 2021 - December 2023

PROGRAMME:  Horizon 2020


The project aims to set up the methodological, procedural, and organizational framework of a Competence Centre able to seamlessly work with a network of national, regional, and local Cultural Institutions, providing them with advice, support, and services focused on the preservation and conservation of historical monuments and sites.

The key objectives are to:

  • Establish the methodological framework for the Competence Centre focusing on advanced digitization for preservation and conservation of Monuments and Sites;
  • To design and implement a Platform for the Competence Centre to support the collaboration among European CH Institutions;
  • Increase and enhance the digitization of Cultural Heritage to support conservation;
  • Develop best practices to make full use of CH data for the benefit of the Cultural Heritage sector and in other domains;
  •  Define the operational, financial and legal conditions for the creation of the Competence Centre for its future sustainability.


  • The Competence Centre will promote a holistic and multidisciplinary approach to the conservation of CH and facilitate coordination between Heritage Agencies and CH Institutions across Europe and ongoing European initiatives.
  • By building an effective partnership, 4CH enable the take up and transfer of research project results by the cultural heritage sector.
  • Services and tools to enable preservation and conservation using the latest, most effective technologies will be provided.

Partners:  19 partners from 14 countries

Coordinator: Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN) - Italy

Discover the project's website by clicking here!

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News about the project

4CH for Ukraine

March 2022

The 4CH initiative, titled SUM – Save the Ukraine Monuments,aims to duplicate all the digital documents locally available on safe servers in the EU, to preserve them and return them to the legitimate owners when peace will be re-established. On 3 March the network was operational,and the first transfers could start. Security system and a robust  uploading procedure were in place. INFN (Italian National Institute of Nuclear Physics), the 4CH coordinating institution, set up the necessary storage system, paralleled by a similar one in Poland  at the Poznan Supercomputing Center and by analogous provisions at the University of Luxembourg.

More on SUM here!

Discover 4CH's advisory board

The project Advisory Board is a consultative body formed by high-level experts representing cultural institutions, heritage agencies and ministries, international organizations, professional associations or having special expertise on key technologies. It advises the project, provides feedback on its products, and liaises it with the civil society and the heritage community, serving as ambassadors of the  project. The Advisory Board members are invited to join since project start.  It is convened jointly with project management meetings. It will self-organize its activity with administrative support from the project.

Watch the video on the advisory board here!

Discover 4CH's videos!

  • In September 2021, two videos about the 4CH project were released, about "the aims of the project? - What is a Competence Centre?" and "Why a European Competence Centre for Cultural Heritage?"
  • In November 2021, partners released another video answering the question "Who will benefit 4CH"?

Discover them on the 4CH Vimeo channel and stay tuned for the next short videos!

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4CH is a Horizon 2020 project funded by the European Commission under Grant Agreement n.101004468 – 4CH. The views and opinions expressed in this website are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Commission.



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