About Us – The GLAMers Project

About Us

Erasmus+ KA2 project
Duration: 2021-2023
Project Applicant: Cyprus University of Technology (CUT)

This project has been funded by Erasmus+ and the National Agency of the Applicant Organisation, namely “Youth Board of Cyprus”

GLAMers: Enhancing GLAMs through youth engagement during the COVID-19 crisis.

The COVID-19 crisis has taken a toll on many sectors of all human activity, including Europe’s cultural and creative sector. This pandemic has shed light on the importance of Digital transformation and the huge gap between the GLAMs in this perspective.

 In parallel, all over Europe, civic participation against COVID-19 flourished in the form of bottom-up, community-driven initiatives for a social purpose in Europe, such as hackathons, youth activism for disadvantaged populations, 3D artifacts for citizens in need, and crowdfunding initiatives. Many young people followed or participated in digital activities organised by GLAMs remotely.

What becomes evident here, is that citizens, and more specifically youth communities, can take an active role both in society and in the co-design of new relation between GLAMs and young audiences, enticing initiatives that contribute to better societies through civic empowerment.


How can youth engagement be reinforced? The GLAMers offers an action plan, activities and resources aiming at: 

  • provide a collection of good practices involving youth engagement as a means of GLAM recovery during the COVID-19 pandemic. This collection will be enriched with an analysis of challenges, opportunities and hidden potential of the value of youth engagement in GLAMs’ rebirth;
  • offer advice and training opportunities to support GLAMs in their digital transformation through the participation of youth. 
  • allow GLAMs to implement and then assess the digitally-enhanced activities involving youth;
  • map social changes in relation to attitudes, stances and behaviours amongst GLAMs and youth (young persons, cultural youth organizations, young artists) in regards to cultural and civic values for better societies.

Who can get involved?

The GLAMers embraces multiple and diverse stakeholders. For one, this includes Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums (GLAMs), and the cultural and creative sector in general. We also aim to involve youth organisations and young persons. All forms of youth participation are encouraged and embraced, namely: 

  1. cultural youth associations;
  2. young artists;
  3. young activist groups for social change;
  4. young individuals, not belonging to a group or a community, wishing to be part of coordinated action towards a reinforced European identity.

Our EU Partnership:

The partners are located all over Europe and consist of a wide and complementary range of profiles: one University (Cyprus University of Technology), one NGO addressing youth communities (Citizens in Power), an SME on open and social learning (Web2Learn), a museum of national reach (Museum of Arts and Crafts) and a pan-European network of cultural institutions (Michael Culture Association). The consortium of partners has been specifically formed to ensure a pan-European outreach.

The GLAMers project is funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union. This website and all its contents reflect only the views of the author, the European Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of information contained therein.

[Project number : 2020-1-CY02-KA227-YOU-002022]