Title ST-ART APP Interactive learning space for developing enterpreneurial skills in cultural assets and heritage
Project Number 2013-1-IT1-LEO05-03977
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Marketing Text ST-ART APP aimed to develop skills and enhance self employability in the sector of Cultural Assets and Heritage through working with transnational partners.
Summary In the current EU economic climate research indicates a critical need to respond creatively to VET training and up skilling requirements. Through the adaptation and integration of innovative contents and results of a LLP Project, I-CAMPUS, ST-ART APP aimed to develop skills and enhance self employability by creating connections between VET, education and labour market by working with transnational partners (public and private vocational training institutes, SMEs and Organisations and Foundations active in the support for self employability)in the sector of Creative enterprises and Cultural Assets and Heritage. It was generally agreed that the successful promotion of the cross-curricular key competences, transversal skills and attitudes required a different, non-traditional pedagogic approach and changes in school organisation and management culture. Thanks to the high quality of the Consortium composed by Partners from 6 EU Countries (IT,EL,UK,DK,HU,PT) and Croatia, the project aimed to provide the target groups, youngsters and entrepreneurs that wanted to approach business in Creative enterprises and Cultural Assets and Heritage sector, with tools that allowed them to start up and continue in business in the sector of Creative enterprises and Cultural Assets and Heritage. Direct beneficiaries acquired transversal capabilities and skills such as critical thinking, creativity, sense of initiative, problem solving, risk assessment, decision-making and constructive management of feelings. ST-ART APP allowed organisations of the vocational education sector to work with partners from across Europe, exchanging best practices, and increasing their staff expertise. Attending the planned activities, Partners analysed firstly the needs of the target group and therefore in which way the innovative contents of I-Campus have been adapted to the needs of the target groups. Partners debated the results in a Round Table and worked together for creating new support for delivering a user friendly set of key-skills. By running this action, the consortium delivered a transferable VET skills set with the aim to build capacity, employability and opportunities in entrepreneurship in Creative enterprises and Cultural sector for all across the EU. The tools have been tested in the Workshop and experimented in partner countries. In order to create awareness about the results achieved, a series of dissemination and visibility activities have been organized: 7 National Seminaries and a Final Open day. The long term impact of this project is to promote the self-employability culture, increasing in the meantime the internationalisation of the providers of VET, developing a true example of interactive and effective didactic tool for indirect beneficiaries, trainers of VET.
ST-ART APP aimsed to develop skills and enhance self employability by creating connections between VET, education and labour market in the sector of Cultural Assets and Heritage through working with transnational partners. With ST-ART APP project, specific didactic tools and methodologies have been defined for supporting beneficiaries in training and further training activities in the acquisition and the use of knowledge, skills and qualifications to facilitate personal development, employability and participation in the European labour market. the project supported close links to working life in order to make VET more responsive to labour market needs and more supportive of inclusive growth. The project aimed to improve sectoral identification (cultural and creative entreprises) and anticipation of skill and competence needs and their integration in VET provision.
Tablets, smartphones, and all other last generation "mobile" tools are now well known and massively used; ST-ART APP's tools more then being technological products open an interesting scenario in the training multimedia area. The advantage of these products is to be portable (the notebook on the contrary is in fact "transportable"), multimedia and open to the e-book world.
The new multimedia tools make attractive the acquisition of key competences in VET related to the self-employability in creative entreprises among youngsters and people interested in creating cultural and creative businesses.
Moreover ST-ART APP intended to address the following European priority: Encouragement of cooperation between VET and the world of work.
Open and distance learning
Utilization and distribution of results
Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities
Information and Communication
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation
description of new occupation profiles
material for open learning
open and distance learning
Partners produced, in the languages of the partners' countries:
- the official web site where it's possible to find information about steps of the project and results;
- Information materials as paper brochure and textfile;
- Newsletters that spreaded the steps of the project and the results to the target group and stakeholders the areas concerned.
- A report about the analysis of the best practices in each partner organisation and another report about the analysis of the needs of the target groups;
- On line Platform. This is the adaptation in a single path that integrates the educational tools transferred and registered in good practice;
- Mobile APPlication. The contents have be adapted to be also available on an application for mobile device;
- 7 National Seminaries for sensitizing and involving directly the stakeholders of training sector at local/regional/national level during the project;
- Final Open Day: this moment has been the final dissemination of project results. It aimed to: set up of the Platform and App, disseminate of results for yougsters, raising awareness of SMEs and associations about multimedia tools for creating business.