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EWH joins traditional skills project

EWH has been awarded a grant from the Leonardo da Vinci Fund to join the Added Value for Craft project.

Jul 24, 2013

The aim of the project is to improve the capacity of vocational education and training (VET) to address changing requirements of the labour market. The traditional skills sector will be a strong focus for the collaboration as it is affected by technology, social development, globalization and changing consumer demands. The project has been developed in the context of the Europe 2020 strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth, which improves the business environment for small and medium sized businesses. The project investigates the links between sustainable development and crafts with a focus on the worker’s skills.

The partnership includes organizations from five different European regions:

ECIPA Umbria (Project Coordinator) - Italy

ECIPA Piemente - Italy

Edinburgh World Heritage - UK

Local Development Agency Pins - Croatia

Okresní hospodářská komora Brno - venkov - Czech Republic

Chamber of Ioannina - Greece

The grant of 20,000 Euros will enable the partnership to develop the project. The planned activities include four meetings and a study of the main constraints faced by traditional skill firms, the identification of new market trends, the mapping of best practices and transferable experiences on sustainable work and the definition of a common VET reference model. EWH’s input will be mainly focused on its expertise in conservation practice and the importance of traditional skills.

This is the second Leonardo da Vinci funded project, following SATURN (European Standards for Vocational Training in Urban Regeneration) coordinated by EWH. On 18-19th June the SATURN partnership met in Vienna at the CEIT Alanova offices to progress the project. It was the first meeting hosted by the research institute from Schwechat.

For more details please contact the project’s coordinator Krzysztof Jan Chuchra krzysztof@ewht.org.uk

Also visit the SATURN blog: eurosaturn.blogspot.co.uk

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