CNR ISPC scientific research

European challenges

Discover the ongoing European research projects of the CNR ISPC to face the challenges posed by the European Union.

In this section, you will find the winning projects of competitive calls submitted in response to the multiannual research and innovation framework programmes (H2020, Horizon Europe) and other european funding programmes (i.e Creative Europe, ENI CBC MED, ECSEL JU funds, etc). In particular, the H2020 and Horizon Europe sub-categories contain the info of the collaborative projects presented by European consortia (H2020 INFRA, H2020 Twinning etc) and those submitted under the "Excellence Science” Pillar, such as the European Research Council (ERC), the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA), and the Research Infrastructures (RI), for which the CNR ISPC plays a key player role in the Heritage Science sector.

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National challenges

Discover the ongoing national research projects of the CNR ISPC to increase scientific and technological knowledge in the field of cultural heritage research, encourage innovation, the transfer of technologies and knowledge for the benefit of the country.

In this section, you can select the programming period of your interest (2014-2020 or 2021-2027) and find the projects won under the calls (PRIN, PON, FISR, FSI) launched by the Italian Ministries and by the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (NRRP).

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Regional challenges

Discover the ongoing regional research projects of the CNR ISPC to improve the knowledge, the conservation and the sustainable fruition of cultural heritage at territorial level.

In this section, you will find the projects won in response to the calls launched by local authorities, foundations or private entities (POR FESR, POR FSE, etc.) developed in the territories in which the Institute operates.

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Projects supported by CNR

Scientific and technological cooperation

Discover the bilateral agreements on scientific and technological cooperation signed by the CNR ISPC with corresponding foreign Research Organizations for the development of joint research actions, to promote the exchange and mobility of researchers in the international arena.


The Joint Archaeological Laboratories

Discover the Joint Archaeological Laboratories carried out by our researchers together with foreign researchers who shared skills and facilities to create a new research laboratory, both physical and virtual, in order to increase and improve studies in Archaeology.

The main activities are: excavation campaigns, training of young researchers, technology transfer.

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The missions funded by MAECI

Archaeological research, development policies and intercultural dialogue

Discover the multi-year scientific and archaeological missions led by CNR ISPC researchers thanks to the support of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI).

The missions represent a precious instrument for discoveries, training and technology transfer in the fields of archaeology, restoration and safeguard of cultural heritage.

The MAECI missions represent the commitment to make an active contribution to intercultural dialogue and development policies in numerous countries and geographic areas, where these missions are sometimes the only Italian cultural presence.

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