Learning Labs are joint pilot projects between creative hubs and schools/ universities/ various types of formal and non-formal educational institutions. As creative skills are often not included in the official curricula of schools and education, Learning Labs aim to test how this can be tackled and introduce new ways of creative skills development to the educational system.
The Learning Labs program is focused on two important goals: promoting transversal and creative skills and fostering cross-sectoral cooperation between the creative and educational sectors.
Members of Creative hubs (creative professionals, artists and community managers) who wish to establish or strengthen their cooperation with educational institutions in their community are invited to come up with innovative programs and ideas to be implemented in schools and all levels and forms of education. These programs should aim to transmit transversal and creative skills to students.
All Creative hubs based in one of the EU Member States, Creative Europe countries and ENP countries are eligible to apply. The implemantation period will take place between 1 December 2020 and 20 March 2021.
Participation in the program foresees the following benefits:
- Financial support for the design and implementation of a Learning Lab project (total of 15 Laboratories)
- Promotion of Learning Lab/ cooperation project on social media, with the European Commission and other relevant stakeholders
- Participation in the Creative Campus Workshop – an online event to be held in spring 2021, where outcomes and lessons learned from the Learning Labs projects will be discussed and summarized
- Inclusion of best practice cases in the final report and Guidelines of the Creative FLIP project and their presentation at the projects final conference in May 2020 (tbc).
Applications should be submitted before the deadline of 25 November. More information can be found here.
The Creative FLIP project strives to support healthy and sustainable ecosystems related to Finance, Learning, Innovation and Patenting for Cultural and Creative Industries. The project is implemented by a consortium of six partners, led by the Goethe-Institut. Each of the partners brings forth their renowned specialist expertise in the specific areas covered by the project.
"Culture includes not only culture and arts, but also the way of life and system of values. In this sense culture becomes the major power for intellectual renewal and human perfection." (European Council Report on European Cultural Policy)