Title Study trip as model of research, education and practice in vocational training in culture animation and community work
Project Number 2010-1-PL1-LEO05-11467
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Marketing Text The project LOCALISE was to transfer the innovative VET study trip module to other national, cultural and institutional contexts, breaching the gap between theory and practice, centres and peripheries, institutions and local communities that has been identified as common issue in cultural work sector.
The project LOCALISE was to transfer the innovative VET study trip module to other national, cultural and institutional contexts, breaching the gap between theory and practice, centres and peripheries, institutions and local communities that has been identified as common issue in cultural work sector.
The main aim of LOCALISE is to further develop the idea of a study trip as model of research, education and practice and to work out specific content, structure and form necessary to make it suitable for transfer to VET practice of other countries. Diverse and international target group - VET students, cultural work practitioners, local institutions, community groups and community activists from all participating countries - will be granted an opportunity to develop professional, intercultural and communication skills, get to know local needs in culture and labour market, as well as to forge sustainable professional partnerships between countries and sectors.
The project is organized by three academic institutions from Lithuania, Poland and United Kingdom experienced in organizing educational and vocational training in culture animation and community work and with long track record of management and participation in European projects. All partners possess necessary expertise to further elaborate and implement the VET module, as well as disseminate the results of the project to wide contact network of students, associates and institutions.
Planned outcomes include implementation of the elaborated educational module into three existing curricula of educating cultural workers in the field of culture animation and community arts. The innovative character of the VET module starts from research and finishes with practice. Thanks to this structure the module operates as a bridge between VET systems and labour markets. This particular area of labour market - community work - is not yet properly recognized as local communities are not always perceived to be active participants in decision-making and organizers of cultural enterprises.
The project offers opportunities for trans-regional and transnational communication, not only for partner institutions but also between communities and cultural institutions in all three countries. As such it promotes intercultural dialogue and exchange of perspectives, methods, experiences and good practice.
6 study trips were organised: two to United Kingdom, two to Lithuania and two to Poland. Partners responsible for organising a particular study trip conducted research on national and regional cultural policies, identified key institutions that were later visited in the process of the study trip. Each study trip has been documented and evaluated, the results have been published on the project website.
The whole project came to an end with a final event - a seminar and meeting of all partners and invited guests that took place in October 2012 in Warsaw.
Utilization and distribution of results
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation
Human Health and Social Work Activities
program or curricula
material for open learning
The following products have been elaborated:
- project website
- description of a study trip as a model of research, education and practice in vocational training in the community arts and culture animation field
- showcase diagnoses of 3 regions
- publication on active communities