Project Name
InART2DiverCity Project

Abbreviation
InART2DiverCity

Project Description

InART2DiverCity: Introducing Cultural Diversity of European Cities to Youth. 

InART2DiverCity project aims to develop new and effective approaches, methods and materials to introduce / reinforce European Cultural Heritage and Intercultural learning, with the view to enhance the skills and employability of young adults (age group 18-30) in the creative sectors as well as the professional skills of trainers.


Impact
The InART2DiverCity project is planned in a way to create the conditions for adult young people, who are studying in Vocational Education and Training, to participate to alternative pedagogical methodology focused in the artistic expression. Moreover, culturally teaching activities in the framework of “train-the-trainer”, namely train the VET center professors on adopting a multicultural pedagogical methodology, will improve the performance of students with limited arts knowledge

Coordinator
European Office of Cyprus

Partners

P2 – Ergasia Ekpedeftiki SA, Greece

P3 – Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation, Cyprus

P4 – ComeUnaMarea, Italy

P5 – IPF International Consulting, Spain

P6 – RIS Dvorec Rakican, Slovenia


Programme
Erasmus+ KA2 - Youth

Duration
24 months

Budget
182.535 euro

Website
Under Construction

The InART2DiverCity project is planned in a way to create the conditions for adult young people, who are studying in Vocational Education and Training, to participate to alternative pedagogical methodology focused in the artistic expression. Moreover, culturally teaching activities in the framework of “train-the-trainer”, namely train the VET center professors on adopting a multicultural pedagogical methodology, will improve the performance of students with limited arts knowledge.

The expected results during the life of the project are the following:

  • Needs analysis report in each one of the participating countries and consolidated report with the educational and training needs of the specific sector.
  • Development of alternative pedagogical methodology and “Train the Trainers” Guidebook. The alternative pedagogical methodology will be based on Experiential Learning theory which can also help in developing skills for teachers based on their observations. The guidebook will work as a set of universal guidelines for the teaching of Art in VET with examples of good practices in VET education in Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Spain, and Slovenia while at the focus it will hold the advancement of cultural awareness and safeguard diversity.
  • Development of the InART2DiverCity Training Programme for young art students and creation of a lexicon. The content of the training programme will correspond to the needs of young VET fine art students and young art professionals in the respective countries and it will seek to promote specific paradigms in the Cultural Heritage which advance a European cultural identity. The lexicon will be used as secondary teaching material but also as a source of information for the public. It will be uploaded on an open-access platform and it will focus around the main Principles of Cultural Heritage of the respective countries and how these can be parallelized.
  • Creation of the InART2DiverCity web-platform, as part of the whole training course. The platform will be a meaningful learning tool developed in such a way to create e-learning courses and e-learning contents, collecting the learning material used for the project.

On the project completion, the aspired result of the learning process developed during the life of the project is the creation of a methodology which can produce knowledge through the multi-cultural experience of other peoples’ art and on a second stage through the observation of artistic expression in open-team exhibitions.

The interaction with young artists from other participating countries with cultural diversity will help them to live unique experiences beyond their communities. Additionally, as cultural exchange assists students to develop positive relationships with others and understand a broader range of perspectives they will develop the knowledge and skills needed for participation in our multicultural society. Penetrating in the cultural heritage of their areas as well as meeting the cultural heritage of other European countries, will help students will find their cultural identity which is a social construct.

Moreover, culturally teaching activities in the framework of “train-the-trainer”, namely train the VET center professors on adopting a multicultural pedagogical methodology, will improve the performance of young students with limited arts knowledge. This approach to teaching helps all students acquire more knowledge about cultural diversity, and uses the cultural heritages, experiences, and perspectives of ethnically diverse students as instructional resources to improve their learning opportunities and outcomes.