Supporting, mobilizing and empowering creative and cultural industry entrepreneurs and educators towards social change
Another innovative project is being implemented in Germany through the ERASMUS+ Programme and the collaboration of Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart, Blickpunkt Identität (Austria), Wisefour Innovation and Development Organisation Ltd (Cyprus), LISTAHASKOLI ISLANDS (Iceland), and AKADIMAIKO DIADIKTYO (Greece).
CENTAUR (Supporting, mobilizing and empowering creative and cultural industry entrepreneurs and educators towards social change) is a project aiming to support, mobilize and empower entrepreneurs (organisations and individuals) as well as educators and adults active in the creative sector and in the EU cultural tradition, to develop online collaboration and sustainable networks for sharing their knowledge with trainers and adult learners.
The project, is innovative, first and foremost, for making use of the gamification approach and the multiple benefits for groups especially challenged by the present pandemics-related situation. By introducing attractive features of the gaming industry (badges, achievements, avatars, anime) the project will be attractive for its target groups, giving a sense of purpose, progress, achievement, and finality. It will make it easier for all target groups to “come back” to the platform (created in the context of the project’s implementation) and complete the training.
This platform will be innovative for targeting two intertwined target groups at the same time:
a. offer new horizons of opportunity for those in the creative professions and arts in the difficult time of the COVID,
b. train trainers in adult education on how to collaborate with these groups, effectively and efficiently raise creativity in their adults-clients, and contribute to inclusion and integration in the EU culture and at the same time enhance a very broad and critical ability of adult learners.
The purpose of the CENTAUR is to raise interest and offer skills in professionals and adults in order to develop their creativity in constructive ways and in support of inclusion, especially of migrants and other marginalized groups.
Start date 01-03-2021 – End date 28-02-2023.
The project is co-funded by the European Commission, and by the Erasmus + KA2 Lifelong Learning Program.
Project Number: 2020-1-DE02-KA227-ADU-008268