Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)

The Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique CNRS (National Centre for Scientific Research) is a government-funded research organization under the administrative authority of the French Ministry for Research. It is one of the most important research organizations in Europe, involved in all fields of knowledge generation. Interdisciplinary programs and actions offer a gateway into new domains of scientific research and enable the CNRS to address the needs of both society and the industry. The CNRS has over 1,100 research units, spread throughout France, that are either independent or in partnership with universities, other research organizations or with the industry.

HiSoMA (Histoire et Sources des Mondes Antiques, History and Sources of the Ancient Worlds), a Joint Research Unit between CNRS, Université Lyon 2, Université Lyon 3, Université de Saint-Etienne and ENS de Lyon, is responsible for the NETCHER project. HiSoMA unites about 80 tenured academics, postdocs, research support staff and administrators from one of its five founding institutions (CNRS), 90 doctoral students and about 40 associated researchers. Current research projects concern the ancient worlds, studied through specialist disciplines of Sciences of Antiquity (such as archaeology, history, literary studies, philology, epigraphy, numismatics, iconography) over a very long period which stretches from the ancient Pharaonic empire to the end of late Antiquity, and within the geographic context of the ancient Mediterranean civilizations.

The Université Lumière Lyon 2 is involved in NETCHER and plays a key role in the educational aspects of the project.


The French School at Athens (EfA) is the first foreign institute established in Greece. Founded in 1846, it is a center of advanced research in humanities whose core mandate is the study of Greece in its Balkan and Mediterranean contexts, from prehistoric time to the present. This mission encompasses the training of a new generation of academics, facilitating early-career researchers’ access to the field and the sources. It supports their integration within a high-level international environment. The EfA ensures NETCHER Scientific Coordination, acting at a governing level and playing a decisive role in high quality and excellence of the project outcomes.


Veronique Chankowski
Full Professor, Director of the French School at Athens
NETCHER Project Scientific Coordinator

Sylvain Dhennin
Permanent Researcher, CNRS (HiSoMA)
NETCHER Ethic Manager

Sabine Fourrier
Senior Researcher, CNRS (HiSoMA)
NETCHER Quality and Risk Coordinator

Alexandre Rabot
Archeological Engineer, Université Lyon 2


Contact: Veronique Chankowski –

The French National Police College

The École Nationale Supérieure de la Police ENSP (French National School for the Police) is under the authority of the General Director of the French police and, thus, under the authority of the Ministry of the Interior. The Academy is mainly in charge of the professional management and leadership training of senior police officers (12,000) and top police managers. It is also involved in international training cooperation (CEPOL/FRONTEX/INTERPOL), partnership-based training (for elected representatives, corporate heads of security …) and in police research and science. To ensure the excellence of its research missions, the ENSP has implemented a Research Centre.

Patrick Laclémence
Director of the Research Center
Professor at the University of Technology of Troyes
Didier Rosselin
Head, Research Department
Police Chief Superintendent


Jérôme Plain
Professor at the University of Technology of Troyes


Contact: Natasha Gesbert –

Capital High Tech

Capital High Tech is an innovation management company for the engineering and the management of innovative and technological projects. In the past 12 years, the company has developed a very strong expertise in the field of platform governance structure & exploitation plan definition, events organisation and collaborative project management. With the ultimate aim to bridge the gap between the different actors of the cultural heritage preservation actors, we offer:

  • Support for consortium management
  • Innovation, IP and data management
  • Support for networking events organisation & animation
  • Awareness rising events organisation & animation
  • Technology roadmap definition.
Florence Ghiron
Capital High Tech founder
NETCHER Innovation and data Manager
Contact: Maxime Guibert –

Università Ca’ Foscari di Venezia (UNIVE)

Founded in 1868, Università Ca’ Foscari di Venezia – UNIVE (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice) is a leading Italian public university in the field of the Humanities, Languages and Literature, Science, Economics and Management. With over 20,000 students and nearly 1,400 staff, UNIVE is organized into 8 Departments, 5 Interdepartmental Schools and 3 Schools, all committed to the education of the next generations of researchers, scientists and academics through collaboration across disciplines, advanced research projects and innovative study programs. Thanks to a strong internationalization policy, its courses (16 Bachelor Degrees, 30 Master’s Degrees, 12 PhD programs and 35 Professional Master courses) and wide portfolio of international programs, attract an ever-increasing number of talented foreign students. Ca’ Foscari has 30 Joint Degrees in collaboration with global major Universities.

Arianna Traviglia
Coordinator, Center for the Cultural Heritage
Technology, ITT
Fabio Pittarello
Assistant Professor, Ca’Foscari University of Venice


Lucio Milano
Full Professor. Ca’Foscari University of Venice
Cristina Tonghini
Associate Professor, Ca’Foscari University of Venice


Claudio Silversti
Assistant Professor, Ca’Foscari Uniersity of Venice


Contact: Elena Grandi –


Interarts (Fundació Interarts per a la cooperació cultural internacional) is a private agency with international projection that:

  • Contributes to human development through culture,
  • Supports the design of cultural policies,
  • Promotes knowledge and information in the field of culture,
  • Advocates for the role of culture in public governance
  • Networks at European and international levels.

Interarts was founded in 1995. From its headquarters in Barcelona, INTERARTS carries out its international activity through and with an extensive network of partner organizations and professionals. We have offices in Lima, Peru and Pristina, Kosovo. INTERARTS operates in full and open competition systems. We design proposals that we submit to calls for proposals or tenders, by both public and private entities. INTERARTS does not receive operating support from either private or public funds. We are not-for-profit and define ourselves, equally, as a non-governmental organization and/or a civil society organization.

Mercedes Giovinazzo
Director, Interarts
Antonio Gucciardo
General Manager, Interarts
NETCHER Dissemination &
Exploitation Manager


Viviana Pabón Díaz-Granados
Communication officer, Interarts

Valérie Weerts
Financial officer, Interarts

Contact: Interarts –

Michael Culture Association

Michael Culture Association (MCA) is a not-for-profit organisation c

founded in 2007 and the only European trans-sectorial network for cultural heritage. Devoted to the valorization of European cultural heritage, MCA gathers members and experts from over 150 private and public cultural institutions – museums, libraries, archives and research centers, ministries of culture from 22 European countries and beyond, of which many represent cultural operators at national level. It aims at:

  • Promoting and valorising European cultural heritage by its digitization and dissemination to a European and worldwide audience
  • Enhancing the network of European professionals working on digital cultural heritage, through the actions towards its network including the MINERVA Network.
    Its activities are:

    • Support and development of the transmission and exchange of information, particularly via publications, conferences and events;
    • Research and training on related subjects;
    • Networking and participation in European and international projects
    • Developing the use of DCH in Culture and Heritage, Education, Tourism areas.
    • Management and development of the Michael European Internet Services portal;
    • Management of Museum-Hub.

Corinne Szteinsznaider
Coordinator & Senior project Manager, MCA

Pier Giacomo Sola
Treasurer, MCA


Contact: Corine Szteinsznaider –

Deutsches Archäologisches Institut (DAI)

The Deutsches Archäologisches Institut (DAI) is a Research Institute of outstanding international status with a long-standing tradition that conducts manifold activities around the world. Originally founded in 1829 as Istituto di corrispondenza archeologica, the DAI is today a Federal Office within the responsibility of the German Foreign Office. It plays an important role as an instrument in the cultural, educational and foreign policy of the Foreign Office.

The DAI has some 350 employees in 20 offices, including the head office, the Eurasia and Orient departments in Berlin, three further sections in Germany (Bonn, Frankfurt and Munich), and a number of offices abroad (including Athens, Rome, Madrid, Lisbon, Istanbul, Cairo, Jerusalem, Amman, Teheran and Bejing. The offices in Baghdad, Damascus and Sanaa are closed at present). The core competences of the DAI are archaeological and culture historical research, as well as related fields including the natural sciences. Traditionally its main area of research is the Mediterranean and the Near East, but for several decades it has conducted projects worldwide.

Philipp von Rummel
General Secretary, Deutsches Archäologisches Institut

David Wigg-Wolf
Senior Researcher, Römisch-Germanische Kommission
Deutsches Archäologisches Institut


Contact: Michaela Reinfeld –