2nd International Conference
DC-Me 2: Digital Challenges for Museum Experts

Supported by the Erasmus+ project Mu.SA: Museum Sector Alliance

Electra Metropolis Hotel, Athens, Greece

25 November 2016, Athens
General Secretariat of Research & Technology


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The DAISSy Research Group of the Hellenic Open University (http://daissy.eap.gr), in collaboration with the Hellenic National Committee of the International Council of Museums ( http://network.icom.museum/icom-greece/ ), is organizing for the second consecutive year the International Conference entitled “DC-Me 2: Digital Challenges for Museum Experts”, on Friday 25th November 2016 at the Electra Metropolis Hotel, 15 Mitropoleos street, Athens.

The Conference is supported by the project “Mu.SA: Museum Sector Alliance”, which was approved recently in the European Framework of Erasmus+ / Sector Skills Alliances. The HOU is the coordinating partner of the project, in which participate 11 more partners from Greece, Italy, Portugal and Belgium.

The project involves researching and recording the digital skills and competences of the museum professionals, profiling the new occupational roles and developing the corresponding professional development training programs. The aim is the provision of high quality training programmes in digital skills and e-competences to the personnel of European museums and the Culture sector in general.

In the conference sessions, the emerging needs regarding digital and transferable competences of the Museum professionals will be recorded, due to the constant evolution of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and the increasing adoption of ICT technology by the Museums and other cultural organizations. Speakers from Greece and the project countries will present the cultural Agenda of Europe through the European strategies for a Cultural and Creative Europe, the emerging occupational profiles in the Museum sector and contemporary case studies of training culture professionals in digital and transferable competences. During the round tables included in the last session, conference participants will have the opportunity to actively contribute to the conference topics and discussions.

The conference is addressed to cultural heritage institutions and professionals in the Culture sector (staff, managers, board members, and policy-makers), vocational educational and training organizations (VET), students, social partners and everyone interested from the ICT and Culture sectors and industry.

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Free Entrance

The attendance of the Conference is free.

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Participants will be awarded a certificate of attendance.


Official language of the conference is English. No translation services will be provided.

Programme & Speakers


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Salutation - Opening the Conference
Session 1
  • Robert Manchin, President / Acting Secretary General, Culture Action Europe, Belgium
  • Romina Surace, Senior Researcher, Symbola - Foundation for Italian Qualities, Italy
  • Christina Makrygianni, Eurotraining, Hellas
  • Dr. Achilles D. Kameas, Associate Professor at Hellenic Open University, Director of DAISSy research group, Coordinator of Mu.SA project, Hellenic Open University, Hellas
Session 2
  • Panagiota Polymeropoulou, Researcher, Hellenic Open University, Hellas
  • Ana Fernambuco, Project Manager, Mapa das Ideias, Portugal
  • Inês Câmara, Project Manager, Mapa das Ideias, Portugal
  • Dr. Alexandra Bounia , Associate Professor at University of the Aegean, Chair of the Hellenic Committee of ICOM, ICOM GR, Hellas
  • Margherita Sani , Project Manager, Istituto per I Beni Artistici Culturali e Naturali della Regione Emilia Romagna IBACN, Italy
  • Dr. Nikolaos Georgiadis , Scientific Advisor, National Organisation for the Certification of Qualifications and Vocational Guidance EOPPEP, Hellas
Session 3


For more information about the Conference you can contact the Mu.SA Project Leader, Dr. Achilles Kameas, Associate Professor kameas [at] eap.gr, or the Organizing Committee at: info [at] daissy.eap.gr.