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Project funding EDU4Events – Vocational training in transition – developments and potentials for the event industry
Funding body Europäische Kommission
Funding priorities Erasmus+
Project partner Manfred Gabler (Austria), Monika Weese Akademie der Theater- und Event-Szene (Austria), BF/M-Bayreuth (Germany), Neumann & Ritter GbR (Germany), i-smARt Trust reg. (Liechtenstein), Support point for the productional, design and technical forces of the broad cultural sector (Belgium) 
Projekt coordinator Manfred Gabler
Duration of the project 01.10.2020 – 30.09.2021
Resposible board Members Prof. Dr. Torsten M. Kühlmann
Responsible member Jörgen Eimecke, M. Sc.

Project background

The project “EDU4Events – Vocational Education and Training in Transition – Developments and Potentials for the Event Industry” aim to promote and develop work-based learning in all its forms in the already established consortium and event technology. The international partnership follows the European Vision to support the acceptance and implementation of innovative approaches and digital technologies for teaching and learning. It contributes to addressing the major pan-European challenges in vocational education and training and the objectives of the “Europa2020” education strategy, specifically for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth and to achieve the core objectives in education, training and employment. The project also supports the European flagship initiatives and the “Agenda for New Skills and Jobs”.

Project objectives

Specifically, the project contributes to the development of vocational training in the field of event technology. The current COVID-19 crisis has brought the event industry to a standstill while accelerating the trend towards digital teaching. While the transition has been implemented quickly and largely successfully in universities and basic education schools, the vocational and especially adult education sectors are lagging massively behind. For example, the seamless provision of security-related continuing education was (or is) no longer guaranteed during the “avoid contact” phase of the COVID-19 crisis. A key question the project discusses is:
“How can key job skills education and training be provided in a crisis-proof manner? What cross-disciplinary skills and competencies need to be specifically strengthened among the target groups of learners, teachers and the educational organizations in the process?”

Project schedule

Within the framework of three transnational partner meetings with accompanying virtual conferences, so-called “mutual learning” seminars (seminars to support learning from each other / from the people involved) will be conducted and recorded. In all expert discussions, external experts are also involved with their respective expertise on the seminar topic. The minutes from the working sessions are compiled into a report at the end of the project, which is disseminated accordingly.