16 July 2015

The international project PARTHENOS, funded within Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, started on Friday, 3rd of July 2015, in the Salone dei Dugento, one of the historical halls of the iconic Palazzo Vecchio in Florence. The NIOD is responsible for the communication and publicity of this large European heritage project. Next to the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI), which is coordinated by NIOD, this is the second large-scale international project in which the NIOD plays an important role. The NIOD is increasingly taking a leading position in the international, scientific research field.

Athena Parthenos

The project’s name stands for Pooling Activities, Resources and Tools for Heritage E-research Networking, Optimization and Synergies. Its acronym is inspired by Athena Parthenos, the Greek goddess of wisdom, civilization and inspiration.


PARTHENOS aims to support the efforts of several EU projects in the domain of cultural heritage, digital humanities, linguistics, history and archaeology. The output of PARTHENOS’ four years of activity will encourage a smarter, more efficient approach to research for the communities involved in the domains targeted by the project. The goal of PARTHENOS is to create a common ecosystem to support Humanities, Language and Cultural Heritage Research through smart and innovative tools, and to facilitate the use of digital technologies and methods in the sector.

15 partners from 9 countries

The consortium behind the project, led by PIN Scrl - Educational and Scientific Services for the University of Florence in Italy, is composed of 15 partners from 9 European countries and includes the two European Research Infrastructures on Digital Humanities (DARIAH) and Linguistics (CLARIN).

For more information, please visit: www.parthenos-project.eu