Join us for “Crowddreaming: Youth Co-Create Digital Culture” conference

CDDC project consortium invite you to join the online conference “Crowddreaming: Youth Co-Create Digital Culture” on 25 March 2021 at 14:00 – 17:15 (CET).

Crowddreaming: Youth Co-Create Digital Culture (CDDC) is an Erasmus+ project that started in January 2019. The project aims to scale up an Italian good practice in the field of the valorization of digital cultural heritage as a means for inclusive education and the promotion of European values among youngsters. In the last two years, we developed a curriculum and MOOC to train the teachers in schools on how to use the methodology with their students. This results of the CDDC methodology are “digital scenes” by students across Europe and put together in a digital monument – Europa Square.

The online conference aims to present the results of the project. But not only that. The event will offer food for thought with two interesting keynotes from experts in the field of digital cultural heritage and innovation and provide a space for discussion with the representatives of different stakeholders (NGOs, European Commission, European Parliament) on why we need stronger collaboration between cultural heritage and education sectors across Europe.

Finally, you will have the opportunity to explore Europa Square, the pinnacle of our project. It hosts 80 digital scenes created by 80 groups of students under the mentorship of their teachers from Croatia, Greece, Latvia and Italy. The platform showcases the successful scaling up and implementation of the Crowddreaming methodology. Project partners will present the lessons learned and recommendations to educators and policymakers on how to use the methodology as a mean for inclusive education and the promotion of European values among young people.

Programme of the conference

14:00 – 14:15Welcome and Introduction to the conference
Achilles Kameas, Chair of the Board, ALL DIGITAL aisbl
14:15 – 14:45 Keynotes
Cultural heritage and innovation: What does the future bring?
Matevž Straus, ID20
Augmented reality, cultural heritage and education
Gunnar Liestøl, Professor, Dept. of Media & Communication, University of Oslo
14:45 – 15:00Presentation of the CDDC policy recommendations
Borut Cink, CDDC project coordinator, ALL DIGITAL aisbl
15:00 – 16:00Panel debate: Cultural heritage, education and digitalisation: What lies ahead?
– Hannes Heide, Member of the European Parliament
Michael Teutsch, Head of unit for schools and Multilingualism, DG EAC, European Commission
– Marianna Marcucci, Co-Founder, Invasioni Digitali
– Brikena Xhomaqi, Director of Lifelong Learning Platform (LLLP)

Moderator: Altheo Valentini, General Director, EGINA Slrl
16:00 – 16:15Coffee Break
16:15 – 16:45Presentation of the project results and introduction to the Europa Square Platform
Paolo Russo, Secretary General, Stati Generali dell’Innovazione
16:45 – 17:15Europa Square experience
Virtual reality experience of the Europa Square


Hannes Heide

Member of the European Parliament (S&D)

Member of the Committee on Culture and Education

Hannes Heide is an Austrian cultural manager, former mayor of the City of Bad Ischl (European Capital of Culture in 2024) and a Member of the European Parliament since 2019 (S&D). He is a member of the CULT and substitute member of the REGI and CONT Committee. He is also member of the Delegation to the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly. Hannes Heide is co-owner of the Lehártheater in Bad Ischl and President of the Lehár Festival Bad Ischl. He is chairman of the supervisory board of Kulturhauptstadt Bad Ischl – Salzkammergut 2024 (ECOC).

Achilles Kameas

Chair of the Board, ALL DIGITAL

Dr.Eng. Achilles D. Kameas is Professor of Pervasive and Mobile Systems with Hellenic Open University (HOU), Deputy Dean of the HOU School of Science & Technology, Head of DAISSy Research Group, Scientific Coordinator of Research Unit 3 at Computer Technology Institute and Press “Diophantus” and member of the ESCO Group of experts, the CEN PC428 on e-competences and ICT Professionalism, the CEPIS IT Professionalism in Europe, the EADTU Course & Curriculum pool of experts, the ELOT Standardization Committee on Smart Cities and the CEDEFOP Community of VET practitioners (WG on integration of migrants). He has contributed to e-CF 3.0, DigComp 2.1, ESCO on ICT and ISO 37101.

He has participated in more than 45 EU and national R&D projects (coordinated more than 10 of them), published over 150 scientific articles and received more than 2000 citations. For over 25 years, Achilles has been promoting science, STEM education and ICT and digital competences to young people, professionals, policy makers, citizens and vulnerable groups at regional, national and European levels. His current research interests include peer learning platforms and social systems, IoT and mobile computing systems, digital skills, profiling of job roles and flexible learning paths. Learn more.

Gunnar Liestøl

Professor at the Department of Media & Communication at the University of Oslo

Gunnar Liestøl, Professor, Dept. of Media & Communication, University of Oslo

Gunnar Liestøl is Professor at the Dept.of media & Communication, University of Oslo, and has a magster artium degree in General and Comparative Literature and a dr. philos. degree in Media Studies (‘Essays in Rhetorics of Hypermedia Design’). He has developed several hypermedia and augmented reality systems, including the award winning ‘Kon-Tiki interactive’ and ‘Old Narva’. Liestøl has written and edited many books, among them: Liestøl et al. ‘Digital Media Revisited. Theoretical and conceptual innovations in digital domains.’ (The MIT Press 2004). Liestøl have directed the SitsimLab-project since 2006, funded by the EU Interreg program, the Norwegian Research Council, among others. The research and development is focused on the theory & practice of Digital Genre Design in situated and sensory media, in particular mobile augmented reality. Published apps from the project includes: ‘Roman Forum’ (iOS/Android), ‘Phalasarna’ (iOS), ‘Omaha Beach’ (iOS), ‘Old Narva’ (iOS) and more.

Marianna Marcucci

Co-Founder Invasioni Digitali

Digital Media Curator, Marketing & Innovation Travel and Culture. Vice-Chair ALL Italy, “Peace Through Art” Ambassador

An avid listener, Marianna Marcucci believes that change can only come from exchanging ideas and opinions. Always striving to find unexplored connections between people to create new communities, Marianna focuses on helping them develop projects linked to the world of culture and tourism while seeking fresh opportunities for communication.

Over the past years, she has concentrated on the possibilities offered by the web linked to the travel, art and culture industries. In this context, she co-founded “Invasioni Digitali” (Digital Invasions), a bottom-up initiative created in Italy in 2013. Invasioni Digitali aims to promote the value of and engagement with local cultural heritage. Its goal is to disseminate knowledge highlighting local beauty and history by using the power of internet and social media. The claim of the 2017 edition is “Culture without borders”. Marianna believes that as never before it is necessary to focus our attention on the differences that make us the individuals we are.

Matevž Straus

Co-founder of ID20 Institute, institute for heritage innovations

Heritage+ Lead at Arctur

Matevž Straus is a Heritage+ Lead at High Performance Computing company Arctur Ltd. and a co-founder of ID20 Institute, institute for heritage innovations. Matevž holds a M.Sc. degree from Urban Studies and M.A. degree from Market Communication and has been working at the crossroad of cultural heritage, social innovation, youth policies and urban strategies for the past 10 years, has led several award-winning projects on innovating heritage and is the initiator of HeritageLab, a 2018 winner of EU Social Innovation Competition.

Michael Teutsch

Head of Unit “Schools and multilingualism” in the European Commission’s Directorate General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture.

The unit is a policy and programme unit contributing to the building of a European Education Area. Michael deals with (1) policy cooperation in the areas of schools and multilingualism on topics such as key competences development and equity in education, teachers’ professional development, education for environmental sustainability, language learning, or quality early childhood education and care; (2) with the European flagship programme Erasmus+ in the areas of schools, vocational education and training, and adult learning; and (3) the digital education platforms eTwinning/eTwinning Plus, the European School Education Gateway, and the European adult learning platform EPALE. He joined the Commission in 2001, to work on labour mobility issues in DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion. Before that, he had worked in the German Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs and in research projects in Germany and Italy on the European structural funds, and on transport and environment policy.

Altheo Valentini

General Director, European Grants International Academy Srl

Chair – Education community at Europeana Education Community

Altheo Valentini holds M.A. in “Publishing, media and journalism” from the University of Urbino Carlo Bo. He has been working for more than 15 years as a project manager in the framework of various financing instruments of the European Commission, with a particular focus on digital and social innovation, for which he has founded the European Grants International Academy Srl, a training agency in the VET and Adult education sector and a consultancy company in European projects design and implementation.

Sociologist and communicator, Altheo deeply believes in transformative social change! For this reason, in 2016, after having being captured by the magic world of hackathons, he launched the first Social Hackathon Umbria, a 48-hour digital marathon for the co-creation of innovative solutions aimed at solving different societal challenges. Besides seating in the technical committee of the Italian National Coalition for Digital Skills and Jobs (Repubblica Digitale), he is a member of national associations and networks in the field of innovation (General States of Innovation, SGI) and digital cultural heritage (DiCultHer) and he is part of the board of some international organizations, including: ALL DIGITAL for the promotion of digital skills, EAQOM for the quality in international mobility projects for training purposes, and the Europeana Education Community.

You can find his blogposts and news on adult education on EPALE, the Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe.

Brikena Xhomaqi

Director, Lifelong Learning Platform (LLLP)

Co-chair of the European Economic and Social Committee Liaison Group of Civil Society

Brikena Xhomaqi is the current Director of the Lifelong Learning Platform – European Civil Society for Education (former EUCIS-LLL) and Co-chair of the European Economic and Social Committee Liaison Group of Civil Society.The LLL Platform represents over 40 European wide civil society networks in the field of education from early childhood to adult education, including formal, non-formal and informal learning providers and learners.

She is a member of the Civil Society Europe Steering Committee since 2017 and the Advisory Board member of Association Hub Belgium. She is the former Head of Office of the European Students’ Union (ESU) and Director of the Erasmus Student Network (ESN). She was active in civil society from early ages as an elected representative of different school and university student bodies.

In 2010 she joined the civil society at European level initially as elected representative of the European Students’ Union in charge of social affairs, later on, she specialised on student mobility issues in particular inclusiveness of mobility programmes but also issues related to social inclusion and labour market integration of young people as well as their participation .