25-26.02.2020, Lyon - France

NETCHER Forum "Fighting cultural heritage looting and trafficking. Routes for cooperation" will present Year 1 results, first recommendations, research and technology perspectives, debates and routes for cooperation in the matter of fighting cultural heritage looting .

NETCHER is a European project supported by EU under the framework of the Horizon 2020 programme.

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TITLE: NETCHER - NETwork and Social platform for Cultural Heritage Enhancing and Rebuilding

Duration: 2018-2020

Programme: Horizon 2020


The last decades have witnessed a variety of initiatives, promoted by a diverse set of actors engaged in the protection of endangered cultural heritage and in countering illicit trade, aimed at providing methods and approaches to address looting and trafficking. NETCHER seeks to address the complex challenge of harmonizing and bringing together these worthy, but often disconnected initiatives through a participative approach that will result in the setting-up of a structured network (Collaborative Platform) drawing together a broad range of players such as international and umbrella organizations, national authorities and public policy makers, researchers, NGOs as well as public and private organizations.

As a collaborative platform, NETCHER proposes a participative model for the process of research exploring, formulation and implementation of relevant policies and practicesin Europe to serve these ends.


  • Stimulate support, interaction and participation between all cultural heritage preservation stakeholders
  • Help the consortium to gather all stakeholders related to cultural heritage preservation and to fight against illicit trafficking of cultural goods, and make them join the network.
  • Promote the project and its outputs at European and International level, toward general public, specialized communities and policy makers.
  • Create sustainability beyond the termination of the project.
  • Foster cross-fertilization.
  • Enlarge the benefits of the project towards communities and projects other than those of NETCHER.


  • Worldwide state-of-play 
  • thematic workshops
  • Network construction
  • Communities education
  • Routes for international cooperation
  • Dissemination and awareness

PARTNERS: 7 partners from 5 countries

HiSoMA-CNRS laboratory, coordinator, France
Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia and Fondazione Ca’ Foscari, Italy
Deutsches Archäologisches Institut – DAI, Germany
Ecole Nationale Supérieure de la Police – ENSP et Université de Technologie de Troyes, France
Capital High Tech SARL, France
Michael Culture, Belgium
Interarts, Spain





Michael Culture Association | Brussels-Paris-Roma | Tél : +33 (0) 6 31 13 35 74 |

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