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Project partners

The PITCHER partnership consists of 8 European partners, including 4 schools. All the project partners are organizations active and with a strong experience in the field of formal, informal, and nonformal education, with a specific interest in the social dimension and the support to social inclusion of young and less favored people. In addition, an external advisory board (under construction) is set to design the orientation project together with the partners.




Bibracte is an archeological site created in 1984. The site has been the seat of a unique European research programme which benefits from facilities installed as part of the State's major cultural works. The European Archaeological Centre and the Bibracte Museum house the stages of a complete heritage chain, from the exploitation of excavation data to the promotion of the results of the research to a wide public. The Archaeological Centre has the equipment and skills to facilitate field investigations and the processing, study and conservation of archaeological data and objects. The museum, the gateway to the site, explains the results of the excavations and presents, like no other, the daily life at Bibracte, but also the history of Celtic Europe in the process of urbanisation and the approach of the archaeologists. The museum is also the venue for a diversified cultural programme, which proposes to create artistic and cultural bridges through contemporary creations, exhibitions, concerts, conferences, etc. It welcomes 50,000 visitors a year, including around 8,000 children and young people who are looked after by the public service.



MCA is a not-for-profit organsisation AISBL created in 2007. It is the only European trans sectorial network for Cultural Heritage. Devoted to European cultural heritage valorization, MCA gathers members and experts from over 150 cultural institutions private and publics - museums, librairies, archives, research centers - ministries of Culture from 22 countries from EU and beyond, of which many represent cultural operators at national level. It aims at promoting and valorizing European cultural heritage by its digitization and dissemination to a European and worldwide audience and enhancing the network of European professionals working on digital cultural heritage, through the actions towards its network including the MINERVA Network. 


The French National Police College (ENSP), under the supervision of the Directorate General of the National Police, provides initial and continuing training for all national police officers (8,000) as well as for foreign police officers and private security officers. Created in 2013 under the direction of a professor of sociology and police officer, the ENSP Research Centre (CRENSP) conducts applied and multidisciplinary scientific research of operational interest. Orienting its activity towards police forces, the CRENSP has participated in projects to combat trafficking in cultural goods (H2020 NETCHER and H2020 PREVISION) in collaboration with the OCBC (French illicit traffic against cultural goods office) and is currently involved in the ANR project NOSE. The ENSP holds a chair in ''Global cecurity: anticipating and acting’’.



“People make museums” is the slogan of Museomix, a creative marathon inside museums (or in heritage places). It takes place every year on the same date in different countries throughout the world. It brings together participants with various profiles (museum professionals, innovation, digital, mediation, amateurs, enthusiasts) for three days in the heart of a partner museum, in order to design and prototype innovative experiences, which take the form of an ephemeral mediation device (called prototype). The challenge of Museomix is to get together teams with completely different members, a Fab Lab, and state-of-the-art technologies to create prototypes in just 72 hours.



The Lycee Franco-Hellénique Eugène Delacroix includes two sections: the French (pre-primary, primary, low secondary, and high secondary school) and the Greek one (composed of a gymnasium and a lyceum), with a common statute, approved by the Greek government in 1996. The teaching of the French language is stressed in the Greek section, as well as teaching of the modern Greek language is mandatory in all the levels of the French section. Since September 2019, LFH Eugène Delacroix has been engaged in a prevention project against bullying at school, within Erasmus+. This experience enlarged the interest of LFH in opening new actions focusing on value education, and the close contacts with the cultural community of Athens and with the French research institutions paved the way to their involvement in the PITCHER project.




IES Albalat is a public high school in Navalmoral de la Mata, Caceres, a town located in the Northeast of Extremadura, 184 kilometers from Madrid, and 116 kilometers from the provincial capital, Caceres. The center currently has 548 students divided between compulsory secondary education, baccalaureate (in two of its modalities, Sciences and Humanities and Social Sciences) and two vocational and professional training cycles of the health professional family (Middle Degree of "Auxiliary Nursing Care" and Higher Degree of "Oral and Dental Hygiene »). The school belongs to the Extremadura network of "Centers that Learn Teaching”, a network that reflects on professional teaching skills as a principle for improving educational success.



INS La Bisbal is a secondary school with a long history, located in the town of La Bisbal d'Emporda  (Girona, Spain). The school has around a thousand students and a hundred teachers. The size of the school is determined by its location and the surrounding area: it welcomes students from the surrounding villages, many of which are so small in size that parents must send their children to study compulsory secondary education at the nearest high school, in this case, La Bisbal. It is an open, integrative and inclusive institution that provides quality education in a rigorous and collaborative pedagogical environment, developing a culture of peace and effort.



The "Ennio Quirino Visconti" Institute in Rome provides training in the two sectors of the first cycle of education: primary school and lower secondary school, is located in five complexes located in the first municipality of Rome. The I.C. “Visconti” extends from the Pantheon to Piazza del Popolo, from the Trevi Fountain to the heart of the Rione Monti up to the Trajan's Markets.In total, there are over 1027 students attending: 503 primary school students and 524 lower secondary school students.

Advisory board


Centre national de la recherche scientifique

The Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique – CNRS (National Centre for Scientific Research) is a government-funded research organization under the administrative authority of the French Ministry for Research. It is one of the most important research organizations in Europe, involved in all fields of knowledge generation. Interdisciplinary programs and actions offer a gateway into new domains of scientific research and enable the CNRS to address the needs of both society and the industry. The CNRS has over 1,100 research units, spread throughout France, that are either independent or in partnership with universities, other research organizations or with the industry.


The École française d’Athènes is the first foreign institute to be established in Greece. Founded in 1846, it is a center for advanced research in the humanities, dedicated to the study of Hellenism in its Balkan and Mediterranean contexts, from prehistory to the present time.  ​
In order to promote knowledge, the transmission of expertise and the preservation of material and immaterial cultural heritage, the School welcomes and trains scholars, runs innovative programmes that expand the state of the art, and maintains long-standing partnerships with its host countries.


The municipality of Alcácer do Sal is located in the Alentejo region of Portugal. As part of its strategy to work closely with culture, heritage and archaeology, as a true "Historic City" that it is, it started working with the PITCHER project at the beginning of 2024, translating the open educational resources into Portuguese. Another aim is to try to implement the translated resources in schools and provide teachers with all the information they need to continue using the resources in the future. This cooperation is very important in a region with many archaeological sites, so that education can be a vehicle for teaching and raising awareness of the importance of heritage.


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