Cultural heritage is a societal field in transformation. Traditional professions are facing new markets and new skills requirements while also new professions emerge. CHARTER is an ERASMUS+ project within the European Blueprint for Sectoral Cooperation on Skills. Under the blueprint, stakeholders work together in sector-specific partnerships, which develop and implement strategies to address skills gaps in these sectors. CHARTER is the Cultural Heritage sector-specific partnership. 28 partners in 14 EU member states form an alliance to map the European landscape of competences, occupational, education and training, and develop and implement European sector-wide strategies and vocational training solutions to address skills gaps in the field. The scope of fields are Safeguarding and preservation, Planning and management, Crafts and traditional knowledge, Dissemination and communication and Knowledge. The project starts 2021 and dispose during the four years of work a budget of 4.000.000 EUR.
University of Gothenburg, Department of Conservation and the Craft Laboratory, is leading the Work Package Sector Integrated Dynamics. The project will initially map and identify the gaps in work life, education and training in cultural heritage, and develop models for education and training to bridge the gaps. Sector Integrated Dynamics aim to place cultural heritage in its larger economic and social context. Professionals are constantly challenged to adapt to changing perceptions of cultural heritage, and to assimilate new skills and competences. The project will use regional case-studies, surveys, think-tanks and focus groups to identify the sector dynamics and cross variables, to integrate and assimilate new roles, specialisations and occupations. This part of the project will also examine competences needs of the public, policy makers and mediators to sustain cultural heritage and furthermore test and assess tools to give agency to these vital stakeholders from local and transnational level.
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