Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), is the Coordinator of the GreenHeritage project. It is a public research organization in Italy. CNR has the duty to carry out, promote, spread, transfer and improve research activities in the main sectors of knowledge growth and of its applications for the scientific, technological, economic and social development of the Country.

CNR Institutes involved in the GreenHeritage activities are the Institute of Nanostructured Materials (ISMN)and the Institute of Research on Population and Social Policies (IRPPS). ISMN is a research institute internationally renowned for its multidisciplinary activities in the field of nanostructured materials and enabling processes and technologies. IRPPS is an Interdisciplinary Research Institute that has research activities oriented on: Studies of the relationships between demographic trends, social and economic development; Study of social dynamics and welfare policies; Study of the change in society linked to the dissemination of knowledge and information technologies.

The two institutes have a significant experience in research needs and assessment, in defining best practices and carrying out case studies using participatory approaches, Mobilisation and Mutual Learning Workshops, blended courses, summer schools, etc.. These kinds of experiences have been developed also within many international projects, such as for example the HERACLES H2020 project and the MARINA H2020 project.

Project representative:

  • Giuseppina Padeletti,
  • Patrizia Grifoni,


The European University Center for Cultural Heritage – established on February 10, 1983, under the auspices of the Council of Europe, the Italian Government and with the support of institutions, local bodies and illustrious exponents of the European scientific community – is a Center of excellence for research, training and specialization of personnel, professional ethics and scientific consultancy, as well as for the protection, promotion and enhancement of artistic and historical assets. Legally recognized by decree of the Italian President of the Republic, it works in collaboration with the Council of Europe, the European Commission, UNESCO, ICCROM and other supranational bodies.

Project representative: Fabio Pollice, 



The Euro‑Mediterranean Center on Climate Change Foundation (CMCC) is a non-profit research institution. Its mission is to investigate and model the climate system and its interactions with the society to provide reliable, rigorous, and timely scientific information and results, which will in turn stimulate sustainable growth, protect the environment, and develop science driven adaptation and mitigation policies in a changing climate. CMCC research activities are distributed among eleven research divisions that share different knowledge and skills in the field of climate science, with the aim to provide full analyses of climate impacts on various systems such as terrestrial ecosystems, coasts, water resources, health, and economics. CMCC also supports policymakers in assessing costs of climate change, as well as to define mitigation and adaptation policies.

Project representative: Giulia Galluccio,



The Santa Maria la Real Foundation is a non-profit, private and independent entity that works every day to generate sustainable development and activate the territories, through the implementation of innovative projects and initiatives based on three axes: people, heritage and landscape.

Project representative: Daniel Basulto, 



ReadLab is an Information & Communication Technologies service provider and software developer in the field of e-learning, operating internationally, with partners from all over the world. ReadLab designs, develops, supports and operates IT systems and commercialises a wide range of software products in the field of e-learning, using state-of-the-art technologies.

Project representative: Olga Karamichailidou,



The Institute of Literature, Folklore and Art of the University of Latvia (ILFA) is a research institution located in Riga whose main task is to study culture in both historical and theoretical perspective. The research activities include intangible cultural heritage studies, digital humanities, literature, theatre, music research, environmental humanities, and various interdisciplinary studies. The origins of the Institute as a research unit go back to 1924 when the Archives of Latvian Folklore was established. Currently, there are five departments at ILFA: Archives of Latvian Folklore; Department of Literature; Department of Arts; Digital Humanities Group; Department of Culture, Society and Environment.

Project representative: Rita Grīnvalde, 



“Cultural Heritage Management Laboratory” (CHMLab) of the Department of Cultural Technology and Communication (DCTC), School of Social Sciences, University of the Aegean. Founded in 2001, the CHMLab meets the research and educational needs of the Department of Cultural Technology and Communication at the University of the Aegean, on the interdisciplinary field of Cultural Heritage Management, referring to the documentation, preservation and representation of the material, immaterial, and digital data that comprise Cultural Heritage, through the use of modern technologies. The CHMLab is aiming at the integrated and wise management of the natural and built environment, focusing on its cultural and historical dimension, through contemporary scientific methods of on-site research and the use of state-of-the-art technological tools.

Project representatives:



CANDIDE INTERNATIONAL provides consulting and technical assistance to public and private entities on a wide spectrum of fields, aiming at achieving economic and social growth and measurable impact. The company’s main mission is to offer high-quality services to institutional and private clients around the globe, effectively supporting their efforts to enhance their reform processes, structural change, internationalisation, and growth. 

Project representative: Vassiliki Chatzipetrou,



ELORIS S.A. is the Research, Education, Innovation and Development Company of the North Aegean Region. The company was founded in 1995 by the Administration of the North Aegean Region together with the Regional Union of Municipalities of the North Aegean. These two public bodies are the shareholders of the company until today. Firstly, it aims to develop the capacities of the general population of the islands belonging to the North Aegean. Secondly, the implementation of development projects and initiatives for these islands. During these 24 years of activity, ELORIS S.A. has implemented countless projects, either with national funding or with funding from the European Union. 

Project representative: Bill Christodoulou, & 



The Athens Lifelong Learning Institute is a research and education institute, based in Athens, Greece. It has the mission to foster and enhance innovation processes mainly in the areas of education and lifelong learning, human capital development, knowledge society and social inclusion. The Institute exhibits an active interest in a number of social issues such as social exclusion, discrimination and suppression of human rights and has attempted through the implementation of innovative learning methodologies to moderate their impact.

Project representative: Ourania Xylouri,