“LOCALISE. Study tour as a model for research, education and practice in vocational training in culture animation and working with local communities” was a two-year-long programme realised with foreign partners from Lithuania and Great Britain. The objective of the project was to develop a module of training based on the idea of a study tour as a means of learning about the operation of diverse national, cultural and institutional contexts.
The execution of the projects envisaged bridging theory and practice, the central and the suburban, institutions and local communities and it also addressed the needs of the sector dealing with working with local communities.
LOCALISE was an opportunity to develop the idea of a study tour as a model for research, education and practice in vocational training, and to develop content, structures and form necessary to implement the means in other countries. The members of an international group of participants consisting of students, practitioners working with local communities, representatives of local institutions and informal groups and local activists from all three countries involved in the project gained an opportunity to develop their professional, multicultural and communicative skills, and learned about the local needs of the labour market and the culture sector and established a new platform for partnerships.
The project was executed by three higher educational institutions from Lithuania, Poland and Great Britain with many years of experience in offering academic and vocational training in culture animation and working with local communities and in international project management.
Venue: Poland, Lithuania, Great Britain
Partners: Creative Communities Unit, Staffordshire University (Great Britain), Vytautas Magnus University (VMU) in Kaunas (Lithuania)
Financed from the European Commission Leonardo da Vinci Programme.