If you are active in the field of traditional and emerging heritage or deal with skills, training or knowledge transfer in these sectors, you can now apply for a structured dialogue with the European Commission.
In light of financial and age-related strains in the transmission of knowledge and skills to the younger generations, short-, mid- and long-term solutions need to be found.
The European Commission established an Open Method of Coordination (OMC) expert group that aims to reflect on capacity building for heritage professionals and the transmission of traditional skills and know-how in emerging professions, including in the context of the digital shift. In order to complement the reflection on this topic and to assess the needs of the cultural sector in this field, the European Commission would like to hear the voice of the cultural sector on these important issues.
Those interested and active in the heritage field and/or invovled in training and knowledge transfer in the sector are invited to apply for the Structured Dialogue and contribute their expertise to the discussion.
The first brainstorming session will take place on 15-16 June 2017 in Brussels, Belgium. Based on a report from this session the main ideas will be discussed with the European Commission during a Dialogue Meeting in September 2017.
The call is open to representatives of the cultural and creative sectors (professional organisations, cultural institutions, non-governmental organisations, European networks, foundations, private organisations, etc.) with relevant expertise on the topic “Skills, training and knowledge transfer: traditional and emerging heritage”, who would like to contribute to discussions with the European Commission. Organisations applying must be from one of the 28 EU Member States.
Make sure the voice of your sector is heard and apply to participate!
The deadline for applications is 14 March 2017.
Further information about Voices of Culture and the call here.