DigiCulture Erasmus+ Closing Workshop

The DigiCulture team is inviting you to join us for the IAFeS International Conference NETTIES & DigiCulture Erasmus+ Closing Workshop on 22 – 23 July 2021. The events are jointly organised by Politehnica University of Timisoara, International Association for eScience – IAFeS and Triade Interart Foundation with the theme Digital Culture in Education, Science and Technology. See the full programme below.

Thursday 22 July 2021

16:00 – 18:00 (EEST) – Online  – Virtual workshop – DigiCulture project and Courses 

Register here and attend in Zoom or Watch the event live on Facebook

The workshop will present the 13 courses developed within the Erasmus + Digital Culture project – Improving the Digital Competences and Social Inclusion of Adults in Creative Industries, but also the open digital certificates awarded after completing these courses. This workshop will take place in Romanian.

19:00 (EEST) – Netties Conference Opening & Art Exhibition at Triade Foundation
Location Triade Foundation, Calea Martirilor No 51/45, Timisoara

”Light clarity avocado salad in the morning”, curated by Horațiu Lipot, exhibiting 20 emerging artists: Andrei Arion, Ana Avram, Anca Barjovanu, Traian Chereches, Lorena Cocioni, Otto Constantin, Florina Dragus, Matei Dumitriu, David Farcas, Luca Florian, Adela Giurgiu, Marius Ghita, Gwen, Raisa Hagiu, David Horvath, Nicoleta Mures, Andrei Pitut, Abel Rad, Ioana Stanca, Alexandra Tudosia.

Presentations: Sorina Jecza, Andrei Jecza, Horațiu Lipot, Radu Vasiu, Florin Dragan, Diana Andone.

”Light clarity avocado salad in the morning” is an exhibition that includes 20 emerging artists – being younger than Jesus – from all four major universities in Romania, carefully selected by Horatiu Lipot, a young curator himself. The exhibited works are using a variety of mediums and situations: ”Today, art seems to offer an imaginary and much-needed anchor – a practice of the proliferation and manifestation of the human touch, observed either by accentuating the action or by contrast, in the lack of gesture.” (Horațiu Lipot)

Celebrating 25 years of Multimedia Centre in Politehnica University of Timisoara

The Multimedia Centre resulted from the merger in 2004 of three separate centres CIMAD (Open Access Multimedia Learning Centre, established in 1996), CTE (Centre for Learning Technologies, established in 1998), and LTE (Laboratory for Testing Electronic Equipment, established in 1998). The original Centres were created as a result of the EU TEMPUS DRUM and TEMIS Programs developed with partners from seven EU countries.

The Multimedia Centre initiated, developed and now offers full support for academic programmes in Multimedia:

  • Multimedia Bachelor Degree (since 1998)
  • Master of Science in Multimedia Technologies 
  • Master in Communication, Public Relations and Digital Media
  • Master of Science in e-Activities (e-Media, e- Business, e-Government, e-Health)
  • Postgraduate training in e-Activities, e-Media, e- Business, e-Government, e-Health

The main activities of the Multimedia Centre (CM) are to provide expertise, education and research for the application and use of technology in the contexts of information, communication and knowledge, with over 30 International projects and cooperation with universities and companies from 4 continents. In the Multimedia Centre 15 PhD theses have been completed, several books and hundreds of papers published, over 15 international conferences and workshops have been organised (among the most important were TEMIS 1998, NETTIES 2006, 2010 IADIS WWW, 2010 IADIS CELDA, 2010 IADIS AC, SLERD- NETTIES 2016, ICALT 2017), 4-5 multimedia seminars held yearly as interaction with research centres and companies from across Romania and EU.

Since June 2014, the Multimedia Centre organises, yearly, IDMSC – International Interactive Digital Media Student Contest – open to students and youngsters, with a strong involvement from industry representatives. 

Visit the Multimedia Centre website

IAFeS International Conference NETTIES & DigiCulture Erasmus+ Closing Workshop

Friday 23 July 2021 10:00 – 13:00 (EEST)

Location: Auditorium UPT, Bul. Vasile Parvan no. 2, Timisoara
& Online – Register here and attend in Zoom or Watch the event live on facebook

Presentations from DigiCulture & IAFeS partners on the conference theme Digital Culture in Education, Science and Technology.

10:00  Opening
Prof. Radu Vasiu – IAFeS President, President of Politehnica University of Timisoara Senate, Multimedia Center Director
Conf. Florin Dragan – Rector, Politehnica University of Timisoara
Prof. Johann Gunther – General Secretary, IAFeS – presentation of IAFeS
Dr. Sorina Jecza – Triade Interart Foundation 

10:20 Digital Culture – DigiCulture Project and Courses – Diana Andone, Andrei Ternauciuc, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania

10:40 Badges and E-asessment in a self-driven MOOC – Bastian I. Hougaard, Aalborg University (online)

10:50 DigiCulture Guidelines for Digital Competences for Creative Industries – Antonella Poce, Maria Rosaria Re, Universita Roma Tre, Italy (online)

11:00 Can computers be creative? – Matthias Gelbmann, Q-Success, Austria

11:15 Digital storytelling for heritage – Spotlight Heritage Timisoara – Silviu Vert, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania

11:30 – Break

12:00 Virtual Tours for Culture – Jecza Museum – Sorina Jecza – Triade Interart Foundation, Diana Andone, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania

12:10 – Creative & Cultural Entrepreneurship – TraCCe – Vlad Mihaescu, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania

12:20 Digitization in track of Covid-19 – Fredrik Stohm Kronfeld, Sweden 

12:35 Sabin Serban – Augmented Reality in the Cultural Medium, Reniform Productions si Augmented Space Agency

12:45 Triplex Confinium, exploring gaps and mismatches in architecture higher education programs through an open competition platform – Cristian Blidariu, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania

12:55 Sociology in an Era of Innovation – Theodore Rizos, Patra’s University, greece, (online)

13:05 The Arrival of Ethical Discourse in IT in the Age of the Anthropocene – Gunther Koch, President at GRASP Network

13:15 How Much the Curriculums of Applied Science are interlinked with the Labor Market Needs: Case of University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina” – Besnik Loxha University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina” (online)

13:25 Crowdfunding as a financial tool for University research – KONSTANTINOS KALEMIS National Centre for Local Government and Public Administration – Council of Europe, Greece (online)

13:35 Conclusions

Extended papers submitted and reviewed after the conference will be published in a book by IAFeS. 

14:30 IAFeS Board meeting and General Assembly online and in location (only for members) (C401)

17:00 – 19:00 Spotlight Heritage Timisoara visit and Tour in the Banat National Museum and in location Fabric https://spotlight-timisoara.eu/ 

Digital Culture – Improving the Digital Competences and Social Inclusion of Adults in Creative Industries

The Erasmus+ project created a sustainable and efficient education program dedicated to adult learners with low digital skills and low-qualified adults involved in the creative industries sector from Romania, Italy, Austria, Denmark, Lithuania, UK and Ireland. The main outcomes include the Digital Skills and Social Inclusion for Creative Industries MOOC Courses available online and through blended learning, the Integrated Virtual Learning Hub including an innovative mobile app aimed at low-skilled and at-risk adults, the Digital Skills e-assessment tool and Open Badges for Digital Skills. Together they provide important new opportunities for low-skilled adults to access knowledge, gain new digital skills and intercultural competences and improve their chances of finding employment or performing better in their current employment.

The 13 modules of the ‘Digital Skills and Social Inclusion for Creative Industries and Culture Course’ created in the project can be found at https://digiculture.eu/en/courses/ and are:

  • The Internet, World Wide Web and Introduction to the Digital World
  • Digital Content and Publishing
  • Data Protection and Open Licenses
  • Digital Curation – Digital Libraries and Museums
  • Digital Safety, Security and Ethics
  • Digital Storytelling
  • Digital Audiences, Digital Analytics
  • Social Media for Culture
  • Augmented and Virtual Reality
  • Mobile Apps and Mobile User Experience
  • Digital Management in Culture
  • Digital Communication and Presentations
  • Online and Mobile Digital Media Tools

Visit the DigiCulture website


The International Association for eScience / Internationaler Verein für eScience (IAFES) operates worldwide, with an emphasis on international collaboration. It is based in Vienna (Austria, Europe).

The association, which is a non-profit making body aims:

  • to promote the development, education and research in the area of eScience, including
    • Information and communications technology (ICT)
    • telecommunications
    • e-learning
    • e-media
    • e-culture …
  • To support young researchers in these areas
  • To offer an exchange platform for experts
  • To offer a platform for international co-operation

Visit the IAFeS website

Politehnica University of Timisoara (UPT)

Politehnica University of Timisoara (UPT) celebrates in 2020 its first century of academic excellence. Established in November 1920, shortly after Romania’s Unification, by Royal Decree of King Ferdinand I, it is the first higher education institution in West Romania, in Banat region. For 100 years, it has been an outstanding and modern university with a well deserved reputation for excellence. The excellence is based on the academic programmes, the research and the support given to the students. The employability and employment record of our students are recognized worldwide and the physical environment of the University is highly appreciated.

At present, UPT has 10 faculties with more than 15,000 full-time students and over 130,000 graduates.

The university established a number of centres, such as: the Multimedia Centre, the Centre for Continuing Education and the eLearning Centre (CEL). CEL has developed and is supporting the innovative open online environment ViCaDiS – a Virtual Campus for Digital Students, dedicated for international open courses, virtual mobilities and online training courses for industry.

Visit UPT website

The Interart TRIADE Foundation was founded in 2000, as an independent legal entity, under private law, with the sculptor Peter Jecza as its founder. From the very beginning, the foundation aimed to study and promote artistic values at national and international level and to mediate art, by promoting artistic education, developing the public and improving the climate of intercommunication at the social level.

Visit TRIADE website

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