Sharing Heritage, Enhancing Cohesion

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Sharing Heritage, Enhancing Cohesion

Greek Forum of Refugees in participation with 8 partners will be working on a three – year Horizon 2020 project “Enhancing Social Cohesion through Sharing the Cultural Heritage of Forced Migrations” which will be referred to as SO – CLOSE.

The mission of this project is to contribute to social cohesion and to 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, exposing the commonalities of past and present experiences, listening to the target groups’ needs and through the development of a methodology template of co-creative design of replicable digital tools and cultural products, SO-CLOSE will improve social cohesion and promote mutual understanding between refugees and their local communities.

Make sure that you all visit the website of the project!

SO-CLOSE’ project is the result of a collaboration of 9 academic, cultural and technological institutions:


The Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona UAB


Lund University

Villa Decius Assotiation

The Peace School Foundation of Monte Sole

The Exile Memorial Museum Consortium

The Centre for Research and Technology-Hellas CERTH

ENGINEERING Ingegneria Informatica

La Tempesta

The Greek Forum of Refugees 



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


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