“Cultural regeneration: heritage of future generations”

Thai is Erasmus+ strategic partnership project created by a group of partners from France, Italy, Estonia, Poland, Greece and Spain who are involved in vocational education and training. The coordinator of this project is MITRA FRANCE NGO.

Partners composed this consortium after the analysis of the current situation in VET in Europe and the needs of educators (main target group), students and learners (final beneficiaries). Partners agreed that globalization poses significant challenges to the survival of traditional forms of culture. Mass production, whether on the level of large multinational corporations or local industries, can often supply goods needed for daily life at a lower cost, both in terms of currency and time, compared to hand production. Many craftspeople struggle to adapt to this competition.

Developing VET project partners aimed at promoting work-based learning. Achieved by involving experts and associated partners, companies and VET providers with a specific focus on the local and regional dimension.

The objectives of the project are:

* increasing vocational competencies of educators, students and learners;

* awakening and reinforcing creativity and innovation;

* supporting synergy and cross-sectoral cooperation;

* offering tools, products and results for everyday work activities in VET;

* developing international cooperation and dialogue.

Project partners: MITRA FRANCE, Lycée de la mer Paul Bousquet (France), LUETEB (Italy), Eesti People to People (Estonia), EUROPEA Polska (Poland), Tenerife Job Training S.L. (Spain) and TECHLAB (Greece).

Project partners - three NGOs, VET school and two private companies - will collect and share good practices of cultural regeneration not only in crafts, but also in other fields which are at risk of being forgotten. Each partner will indicate areas of cultural heritage in their regions and countries and will share their practices with other partners. This information can be used in their own VET. Partners will develop and add additional materials during research which is planned for the first four months of the project. Each partner will work with appropriate experts and local stakeholders.

There will be five transnational meetings and one short-term joint staff training event organised during 18 months project. Partners will create a Toolkit and test its materials between transnational meetings during local activities and disseminate it and other project information and results for their own staff, students, learners and different stakeholders. Partners will use the best methods of formal, non-formal and informal education during project activities. The main result of the project will be new competences of VET staff and their students and learners.

The transnational nature of this partnership recognizes the added value of cross-sector and cross-border cooperation. It gives a wider angle and perspective for tackling different cases of cultural regeneration in partners' countries that has to be addressed by multiple measures by all partner organisation. Because of this the partners will implement the project transnationally.

Local stakeholders and associated partners, including media, will be involved in dissemination activities. More than 200 people will be directly involved in this project and more than 1000 directly and indirectly during dissemination activities on organisational, local, national and international levels.

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This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

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