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Month: August 2021

Women in Film Industry

Considering the underrepresentation of women in the film industry, there is a need to limit the historical and entrenched bias which sustains the inequality towards the female role. The aim of the project is to develop material to prepare the females who aspire to be in the film industry, of what is it like to be a female in the film industry and to empower with more skills the women who are already in the film industry.

More specifically, all partners work together to produce an ACT curriculum, which comprises of a series of 15 short form taster courses that females can use to develop their knowledge on the most important roles within the industry.

Additionally, a Case Study Library will be offered to the public which will highlight the barriers to entry for females in the industry, including deficits in role models, confidence and career planning through the interview of some successful women who are already in the film industry.An in-service training of 35 hours of learning, broken into 21 hours of face-to-face workshops and 14 hours of self-directed learning, will be offered and a MOOC & Community of Practice will give access to the range of educational resources from the WIFI project.

The WIFI project aims to assist females in developing key knowledge in the roles within the industry in order to prepare and empower them to limit the gender gap which exists within the film industry.

DIMA 2.0 launches e-learning platform for adult education providers

The DIMA 2.0 consortium is extremely proud to announce the launch of the DIMA 2.0 e-learning platform. The e-learning space features a fully self-paced e-learning course for adult education providers and educators, with online training modules that focus on strategies that will cover the needs of low-skilled adults. The E-learning space also hosts an e-Library with useful resources related to Adult Education needs and priorities.

The DIMA 2.0 team worked very hard in the past year to draft the content of the modules and the Innovade LI e-learning-platforms experts developed it online. In the next months, the DIMA 2.0 partners in Cyprus, Spain, Ireland will pilot test the e-learning space and the online course with adult education providers and adult educators in order to collect their valuable comments to finalise this output.

The online training course consist of 11 interactive units, separated in the three following modules:

  1. Outlining the strategy
  2. Mapping strategy to target groups
  3. Designing and Implementing Your Strategy
  4. Digitalising your strategy

The e-learning platform and training course is currently under translation and will soon be available in English, Greek, and Spanish. The platform and training course can be accessed both on a PC or a mobile device, on the project’s platform at:

REBUILDing society through youth engagement

REBUILD will empower youth organisations/informal groups of young people, and underrepresented young people and enhance their democratic participation, dialogue, civic engagement and networking at local and EU level. This will ensure and support the rebuilding of inclusive and greener societies, able to better adapt and respond to the challenges of the COVID-19 emergency.

The action will first map social solidarity and environmental/green lifestyle initiatives carried out by youth organisations/informal groups during and in the aftermath of the crisis, and strengthen their capacities by stimulating an exchange of good practices and developing local and transnational networks. The methodology used will be through the arrangement of local round-tables and a Youth-net forum, bringing together 48 members from local networks in 6 implementation countries.

Building on the good practices presented as Webzines and on the REBUILD Toolbox & Youth Manual, 168 underrepresented young people will be trained in project design, implementation, and awareness raising campaigning to foster innovative forms of civic participation. Young people divided in teams and guided by Youth Ambassadors, will be directly involved in implementing their own initiatives, and in promoting them through the REBUILD Campaigns during National Contests.

A winning team will be selected in each country during Local Festivals reaching out to 100 participants per country.

Storifying An Augmented Future For Museums

The MuseumAR project is focusing on developing training materials and resources for museum professionals, educators and artists interested in applying AR tools in connection with storytelling.

As the New European Agenda for Culture highlights, an embrace of technological tools and innovative approaches is needed to revitalise and bring about a much-needed evolution to the cultural sector.

Museums, as a key pillar of the Cultural Sector, which is of immense importance to the EU, and as a key representation and promoter of its cultural heritage, as well as a pivotal contributor to the Union’s economy and growth, need to take steps towards the digitisation of their workings and reshape the way they engage their visitors. These realities and needs have been apparent for many years but have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, with its wide-ranging effect on all aspects of life that have, among others, accentuated the need for digital transition of organisations, institutions and industries.

Hence, museums and cultural foundations need to adopt innovative technologies to reshape the way their workings are conducted, elevating the experience they offer to their audiences and enhance their capacity to attract and engage younger generations.