On the past 15th we went to the Casa das Histórias Auditorium of the Paula Rego Museum, in Cascais, to receive the ERASMUS+ Good Practices Award 2018 regarding the ETIC_Algarve IN_Cluster project (2016 and 2018), our second ERASMUS+ project.
Erasmus+ is a European Union program focused on Education, Training, Youth and Sport (2014 to 2020), and aims to support the achievement of the European Policy Agenda for Social Justice and Inclusion, Growth and Jobs.
Thus, we developed the ETIC_Algarve IN_Cluster project (2016 and 2018) that aimed to provide our team with knowledge of best practices in training and pedagogical management provided in European schools and training centers in the audiovisual areas. For “knowing their realities, their project management and pedagogical methods are for us fundamental axes so that we are equated with the best that is done in these training areas, thus opening new doors of knowledge and opportunities for trainees,” says Nuno Ribeiro, director of ETIC_Algarve.
The project lasted 18 months and had the participation of 18 members among trainers, technical and pedagogical team whose training areas correspond to the training offer of ETIC_Algarve: Web and Communication, Design, Video Games, Video, Photography, Sound and Music; and with partner schools from Spain (School of Film and Sound – Training School, L’Idem Barcelona and ESART Escuela Superior de Artes Escénicas y Producción Musical in Barcelona), Italy (Centro Studi Formazione Orientalmente and Rome Business School), France (L’Idem France) and the Czech Republic (Prague College).
Other results of this project include the signing of a Protocol with Prague College for access to a 3rd year in Prague with the final certification of a degree, level VI, for students in the 2-year courses Video, Design and Photography; the creation of a new 1-year Technical Course in Actor Training; the exchange of trainers with IDEM and Prague College for Workshops and development of joint projects and international training in creative areas for trainees without leaving on mobility.
In addition to the prize we were awarded, which according to the Erasmus+ National Agency for Education and Training is due to the fact that this school “has been able to overcome the challenges it faced in implementing the projects and presenting a physical and financial execution of about 100%”, two other Good Practice awards were also given to other entities in the Vocational Education and Training sector.