#Special Events
Thu.18 / 09:00 - 12:30

“Digitisation in the field of culture and

the Creative Europe Programme”


Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports
Directorate of International Relations and European Union
Greek Film Center
Creative Europe Desk Greece




The Creative Europe Hellenic Office, in collaboration and within the frame of the 13th edition of the Athens Digital Arts Festival, organizes a conference dedicated to the “Digitization in Culture”. The digitization, as a basic need of the Creative Europe programme (with the transnational partners, audience amplification, education and artists’ training, and the new entrepreneurial models in the field of culture) attempts to introduce the artistic creation in the new digital age. More specifically, the European Committee recognizes that the advent of the digital age has a huge impact on cultural creation, the transmission, access and consumption of cultural goods. This development offers important opportunities for growth. In order for the cultural and creative field to be in a position to take advantage of these opportunities, new skills must be implemented from the operators and people involved that will allow them to use new methods of production, delivery and new entrepreneurial models.

As a result of this, the Creative Europe programme supports transnational works of cultural collaboration that will push the experts in the field of culture and creativity to adjust to the digital age and will encourage them to make use of digital technology, from the production to the delivery and consumption.

Proof of these actions is the organizing of workshops that implement the use of new media and technologies, the trial of new delivery channels through digital media, as well as the development of tools for the digitisation of cultural content. In general terms, the works chosen aim to enhance this priority, while applying an innovative approach beyond the simple digitisation of cultural content.

The conference will provide a presentation of good practices regarding the use of digital technologies from private and public greek sectors as well as the chance of networking with representatives from Point of Contact, part of the Creative Europe programme of Cyprus, Spain and Serbia.


09:00 - 09:30



9:30 - 9:50

Greeting from the Minister of Culture and Sports Representation of the European Commission in Greece

9:50 - 10:10

George Kalamantis

Head of the Directorate of International Relations and European Union and Coordinator of the Creative Europe Desk Greece

Ilias Chatzichristodoulou

Founder and Director of ADAF. “The Athens Digital Arts Festival (ADAF) as a partner in LPM 2015-2018 Creative Europe Programme project”

Panos Gkiokas

Marketing and communication manager of Eleusis 2021

Spyros Raptis

Director, Institute for Language and Speech Processing / “Athena” Research and Innovation Centre, “The future begins here, The innovative application of digital media in the arts and culture”

10:10 - 11:00

European Funding Schemes for Digitisation in the field of culture

Eirini Komninou

Head of the European Union Department and Contact Point of the Culture Subprogramme “Digitisation for the cultural and creative sector”

Anna Kasimati

Greek Film Centre and Contact Point of MEDIA Subprogramme “Digitisation for the audiovisual sector”

Agathi Papanoti and Xaris Georgiades

National Documentation Centre, “Searchculture.gr, the National Documentation Centre’s aggregator of digitised cultural content”

Georgia Tzenou

National Documentation Centre, Contact Point of the European Programmes Horizon 2020 & COSME “The funding opportunities of Horizon 2020 and COSME”

Lucas Katsikaris

Co-Founder Bolt Virtual “Immersive Virtual Reality as a digitisation tool in the field of cultural heritage”

11:00 - 12:00

European partnerships with Cyprus, Spain and Serbia

“The cultural sector and cultural organisations active in transnational cooperation in Cyprus, Spain and Serbia”

Andri Hadjiandreou

Creative Europe Desk Cyprus

Carolina Fenoll Espinosa

Creative Europe Desk Spain

Dimitrije Tadic and Milan Djordjevic

Creative Europe Desk Serbia

12.00 - 12.30

Guided tour at the Athens Digital Arts Festival and Networking