I_Improve (Innovative, Informal Methodologies for Practical, River-Oriented and Versatile Education) is a cooperative European project co-funded by Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.
The partnership consists of 6 members from the River//Cities platform: Sweden, Belgium, Austria, Italy, Poland and Lithuania. The common framework is promoting audience engagement through culture, especially in waterfront areas. Its priorities are social inclusion, open and innovative practices in the digital area, and adult education.
The Arts broaden perspectives and encourage mutual understanding. In other words, the Arts have the ability to engage with citizens, both established and newly arrived, through cultural and creative interventions. Therefore, there is a clear demand for new and innovative practices and formats, hence requiring different competences from the staff of cultural organisations.
Cultural organisations need to join forces when facing current social challenges. Being able to share and learn from peers in the same working field throughout Europe can strengthen the professionalism of its staff members. On a European and global level strong teamwork, connecting competences, and sharing responsibilities and workload are factors that contribute to citizen education and intercultural dialogue.
Project's timeline: 01 09.2018 - 30.06.2021 - 34 moths.
Having in mind the exceptional challenge we are all going through in this time, a new “alphabet” of change reminds us the changes we are going through. A consideration appropriate also for our I_Improve project.
When our lives and cultural institutions we work for have been turned upside down and have been affected by an invisible force.
On 12th February the Ostend Library gathered more than 20 librarians from all over Flanders / Belgium for the first dissemination event of the change making methodology prepared during the course of our I_Improve Erasmus+ European collaboration. The task was to disseminate findings from the process, which was created and implemented during our I_Improve project. Iwona Preis from Intercult was invited as lead partner and foreign participant to take part in the dissemination event.
During 20-22 November the third transnational team meeting took place within the I_Improve project.
Between November 20-23 I_Improve project partners will meet again in Vienna, Austria for a 3rd Transnational Meeting...
Carnevale di Venezia is an annual event, but its dates change each year, 2019 celebrations has started on February the 16th and will carry on until the March the 5th.
The second meeting of the international project I_Improve partners (Innovative, Informal Methodologies for Practical, River-Oriented and Versatile Education) is taking place between January 16-19, 2019 in Ostend, Belgium.