This year’s EU Corner by MEUSAC and Europe Direct Valletta aims to showcase the amalgamation of culture and science through conservation of history and through EU funded projects. The research presented blends science and culture and focuses on on restoration, water conservation and use in Maltese agriculture and social infrastructures.
EU funding brings people from different countries and cultures together, and this also happens when it comes to scientific funding programmes such as Horizon 2020, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (which funds the festival Science in the City, Malta) and the European Regional Development Fund. Through funds for scientific research, the EU improves citizens’ lives and preserves cultural heritage in Member States as common European heritage.
In order to convey this message, MEUSAC has invited entities which benefited from EU funds for restoration and conservation works of national cultural heritage monuments, R&I and other projects to showcase their projects at the EU corner. Visitors will be able to see the ‘behind the scenes’ of how research and science are applied to bring out the final product. Visitors can also experience hands-on activities related to Maltese agriculture and restoration techniques.
MEUSAC’s EU Corner set-up will include projects such as ‘Fostering Water-Agriculture Research and Innovation in Malta’ (FOWARIM)’, the Restoration Directorate and other researchers who benefited from EU funding.