Participating Institutions​

POEM brings together internationally renowned scholars from 5 European universities and practitioners from memory institutions, civil society organisations, and companies. The European Training Network (ETN) will provide scientific excellence, high quality training, excellent supervision, and interdisciplinary collaboration in and outside academia to train a new generation of researchers and to boost business innovation in heritage and memory work.


The POEM consortium consists of 7 European host institutions, involving 5 universities and 2 non-academic institutions:

University of Hamburg (Coordinator) 
Institute for Anthropological Studies in Culture and History

Aarhus University 
School of Communication and Culture -Participatory Information Technology & School of Culture and Society (Anthropology)

Cyprus University of Technology 
Department of Multimedia and Graphic Arts

University of Glasgow
School of Humanities (Information Studies) & The Hunterian

Uppsala University 
Department of ALM

Museum Europäischer Kulturen
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz

Ashoka UK 
Ashoka Changemaker Schools

Our Partners

POEM involves 14 international partner organisations from acknowledged research and training institutions, memory institutions, civil society organizations, SMEs as well as social and cultural entrepreneurs, enriching the POEM-ETN with their experience and know-how.

1. Academic Institutions

Namibia University of Science and Technology (Namibia)
University of Hamburg, Department of Social Economics (Germany)

2. Memory Institutions (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums)

Glasgow Museums (UK)
Lund University Library (Sweden)
Moesgaard Museum (Denmark)
National Museum and Archive of Greenland (Greenland)
Photoconsortium (Italy)
Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access (USA)

3. SMEs

ICO moving bytes GbR (Germany)

4. Civil Society Organizations

Open Knowledge Foundation Deutschland e.V. (Germany)
Open Knowledge Foundation Finland (Finland)
Wikimedia Deutschland e.V. (Germany)

5. Social and Cultural Entrepreneurs

Marlene Marie Dixon @mardixon (UK)

6. Research and Consulting

Center for Social Innovation GmbH (Austria)


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Coordination and Project Management

University of Hamburg
c/o: Institute for Anthropological Studies in Culture and History
Grindelallee 46 | postbox: H8 | 20146 Hamburg | Germany

+49 (0)40 42838-9940 
POEM Uni Hamburg

Concepts, strategies and media infrastructures for envisioning socially inclusive potential futures of European Societies through culture.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 764859.