E-RIHS pursues the integration of European world-class facilities to create a cohesive entity playing a connecting role in the global community of heritage science, encompassing specialized knowledge, fixed and mobile national facilities of recognized excellence, physically accessible collections/archives and remotely accessible heritage data.

The E-RIHS consortium includes institutions representing fifteen EU members (15) plus Israel (1) and it is led by the National Council of Research of Italy. With a star-design structure, E-RIHS has its central hub and headquarters in Florence (Italy) and comprises national hubs, as well as regional hubs in other countries.