Full title of Project: Values Across Space & Time (VAST)

The VAST project, funded by the European Union's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement No 101004949, studies moral values across space and time, with an emphasis on those values considered fundamental for the European Union (human dignity, freedom, democracy, equality, rule of law, and human rights). The ultimate goal of VAST is the creation of VAST platform, which is a collection of knowledge and digital tools that can help in the analysis, research and communication of values. Through the digitalisation of tangible and intangible assets it aims to promote and enhance Europe’s cultural heritage.

Research Activity Organiser:

Institute of Informatics and TelecommunicationsNational Centre for Scientific Research "Demokritos" (NCSR-D), Greece


For any query regarding your personal data, your rights (access, information, edit, deletion, rectification, portability and further privacy issues you may contact with the designated Data Protection Officer Mr Alexandros Nousias (alexandros.nousias@iit.demokritos.gr) at all times.

Things you need to know:

  1. Purpose of research: This questionnaire has been created with the scope to understand how the value communicators (i.e. museum curators, museum educators, scholars, theatre professionals, directors, artists, creative teams and other stakeholders related to the communication of values) perceive the role that cultural institutions play in the diffusion of these values.
    In addition, through this survey, we would also like to capture your needs for digital tools that could help you in the values' analysis, research and communication.
  2. Voluntary Participation: Your participation is voluntary. You do not have to take part, if you do not want to. You may leave the group at any time for any reason.
  3. Risks: By participating in this research you may reveal opinions that may lead to stigmatisation and or discrimination, if identified.
  4. Third parties: VAST may share your data solely with academic institutions within the context of the present research. No communication to the public will take place.
  5. Storage : VAST shall store your data for three (3) years at the National Centre for Scientific Research "Demokritos" (NCSR-D)

After having received explicit information regarding the objectives and format of the research that will be conducted in the context of the VAST project,

I hereby confirm that:


Cultural Heritage policies

Not important at allNot importantNeutralImportantHighly important
Not important at allNot importantNeutralImportantHighly important

Theatre and values communication

Not interested at allNot interestedNeutralInterestedVery much interested
Not at allNoNeutralYesVery much
Strongly DisagreeDisagreeNeutralI agreeStrongly Agree
Strongly DisagreeDisagreeNeutralI agreeStrongly Agree
Strongly DisagreeDisagreeNeutralI agreeStrongly Agree
Strongly DisagreeDisagreeNeutralI agreeStrongly Agree
Not at allNoNeutralYesVery much

Digital tools/new mediums

For example: analysing a recorded performance, using an annotated/analysed text, reading critiques of similar performances, etc.
Not at allNoNeutralIt didVery much
Not at allNoNeutralThey doVery much
Not at allNoNeutralI wouldVery much

VAST platform functionalities

Crucial part of the project will be the creation of the VAST platform. It will provide users such as scholars, value communicators and the general public with all the necessary tools (e.g. reusable toolkits, educational material, guidelines on methodologies and best practices) that will help them study and diffuse the perception and the evolution of values across time and space beyond the end of the project. Services will include the annotation of artifacts (textual and non-textual), the digitisation of intangible assets like participant stories and experiences and the activities’ repository ensuring the sustainability of the VAST paradigm.
Not at all usefulNot usefulNeutralUsefulVery much useful
Not at all helpfulNot helpfulNeutralHelpfulVery much helpfulNot applicable
(Value-based) Text Annotation (of plays)
(Value-based) Image Annotation
(Value-based) Video Annotation
(Value-based) Audio Annotation
Online Questionnaire Design
Exploration of values in text
Exploration of links between concepts
Digital Asset Storage
Defining and visualising connections between concepts
(Visual) presentation of the play analysis (by various scholars)
Videos from emblematic performances of a play
Interviews of creative teams from past performances
Critiques for a play
Assess a performance through audience studies
Methodology for capturing audience expereience of a performance
Strongly DisagreeDisagreeNeutralI agreeStrongly Agree
Not at allNoNeutralIt couldVery much

Final questions

Strongly DisagreeDisagreeNeutralI agreeStrongly Agree