01.07.2022. – 30.06.2026.
The project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme.
IN SITU is a four-year project that combines research and experimental actions to advance the innovation-related practices, capacities, and potential of cultural and creative industries (CCIs) based in non-urban areas of the EU countries.
The IN SITU project goals focus on advancing knowledge of the forms, processes, and governance of innovation involving CCIs located in six non-urban areas of Europe (test sites - IN SITU Labs) and advancing the ability of nonurban CCIs to act as drivers of innovation, competitiveness, and sustainability for the locales in which they are located.
A core of the IN SITU project is the interlink between research and practice through these place-based IN SITU Labs: creative collaborative incubators – hubs for new projects, training, and networking initiatives.
The six IN SITU Labs are located in non-urban areas in countries located on the “periphery” of Europe and encompassing countries in both the south and north of Europe - Šibenik-Knin County in Croatia, the Azores archipelago of the mid-Atlantic Ocean in Portugal, Western coastal periphery in Ireland, West Region in Iceland, West Coast and Baltic Sea archipelago in Finland and Valmiera county in Latvia.
Participatory methodologies and place-based approaches inform the research to be conducted through the Labs.
Specific objectives of the project:
The IN SITU project consortium comprises 13 partners from 12 countries, consisting of 11 research institutions, a European-wide CCI network, and a national cultural foundation:
Project website: https://insituculture.eu
project coordinator at the Latvian Academy of Culture Ilona Asare, tel.+371 26011102, Ilona.Asare@lka.edu.lv