Art & Culture can transform people’s lives, they offer opportunities in building stronger ties between groups and individuals. Use of cultural and artistic creative processes as a tool for social and labour inclusion is more than relevant specially in those days marked by COVID-19 and its consequences on health, social and economic life.
Thus, CULTUR’ACT project aims to empower vulnerable adults and youngsters (trainees in formal, informal & non formal settings including women and migrants) using Art & Culture activities/processes.
CULTUR’ACT project is shaped with the goal to foster global competence for advancing social inclusion and career path of vulnerable people using Art & Culture. Through a bespoke coaching and training programme, CULTUR’ACT will also equip the professionals (Trainers & Facilitators) with a toolkit so they can better support these target groups to use global competence to cope with challenges they face every day.
CULTUR’ACT will adopt a bottom-up approach and will involve both target groups (i.e. users and final beneficiaries) in all key phases of the project, including development, design, testing, validation, mainstream and dissemination.
IO1: CULTUR’ACT Methodology Handbook (led by UC): A pedagogical resources framework about “training and inclusion through art & culture processes” addressed to trainers and educators. It will be a step-by-step handbook guide to promote inclusion, using Art & Culture, and to improve awareness about their usefulness. The main objective is to provide practical tools to design and implement efficient training sessions.
IO2: CULTUR’ACT Training Kit (co-led by CSC & CIEP): Composed by a learning outcomes matrix, a set of practical activities based on the common training methods with innovative practical tools to support learners in their artistic & cultural activities (video, photography, theatre, broadcasting, parlour games, etc.).
IO3: CULTUR’ACT Shows (led by PHP): a set of “shows/spectacles” created at national and/or European level by the participants on different supports (video, soundtrack, radio podcast, exhibition, theatre show, etc.) (1 per country) as a means to allow them to investigate the world and express their perspectives in order to improve their social inclusion.
IO4: CULTUR’ACT Educational Digital Hub (led by CSI): The platform will help to accomplish the project following main objectives:
-Open Education Resources repository, offering an online space to launch the OER outputs developed within the project, in an easily and free-access way;
-Promotional media, to disseminate the project, its activities and outputs, in order to ensure maximum outreach, longer impact and sustainability;
-Networking tool, shared by participants, stakeholders and other relevant and/or interested organizations, aimed at multiplying the effect of dissemination and exploitation;
-Dissemination hub notably source of relevant information, contents, resources, methodologies, etc.
The project includes 7 partners:
1)CIEP – Belgium
2)Association de Gestion des Fonds Européens (AGFE) – France
3)Associazione People Help the People – Italy
4)Center for Social Innovation (CSI) – Cyprus
5)IASIS NGO – Greece
6)Kolegji Universum O.P – Kosovo
7)CSC-diversité – Belgium