European Union will take advantage of the results of the ITACA project because, thanks to it, a better knowledge and awareness by the final end user (mainly public bodies) of the capabilities of the developed technologies will be achieved. This will help managing the underwater cultural heritage in the Mediterranean area and, associated to it, economic benefits will be set in motion.
On 2012 an important Communication (COM-2012-537) from the Commission to the European Parliament, to the Council, to the European Economic and Social Committee and to the Committee of the Regions, has set in motion actions for “Promoting cultural and creative sectors for growth and jobs in the EU” (see www.europarl.europa.eu). “The Commission is calling for a range of actions in the cultural sectors, which include companies and other organisations active (among others ) in architecture and cultural heritage to promote the right conditions for the cultural and creative sectors to flourish, involving all actors from the local level up to the regional, national and European levels. These actions focus on skills development, access to finance, promotion of new business models, audience development, and access to international markets and improved links to other sectors”.