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“And the Amazement Goes On” Festival on Arts and Disability

The creative skills of people with disabilities are not always acknowledged and developed. The Festival of Arts and Disability recognises the rights of disabled people to participate in creative activities such as theatre, music, painting and dancing, and at the same time promotes greater interaction and integration between disabled and non-disabled people. The project involves and is implemented through a wide-range of stakeholders, from health and social care providers, to volunteering associations, artists and culture providers. As a result people with disabilities have been empowered and the notions of ‘abilities’ and ‘disabilities’ have been challenged.

 

 

Main sector: Arts and Creative Industries / Other sectors: Education and Training

 

Website of the project: www.inoltre-bg.it

 

More information: project file

 

Bollenti Spiriti Urban Laboratories

Urban Laboratories is an initiative of the Puglia Region, realised in the frame of the Regional Programme for Youth called “Bollenti Spiriti”. The purpose of the initiative is the refurbishment of old buildings (such as derelict schools or abandoned historical buildings) to be used for activities supporting creativity in young people. The buildings are then referred to as “laboratories”. Each
“laboratory” has its own purpose and thematic activity: arts, performances, local traditions, new technologies, training and young entrepreneurship. Urban Laboratories has so far provided funding for 72 creative projects and the refurbishment of 150 buildings.

 

 

Main sector: Society / Other sectors: Arts and Creative Industry, Science and Technology, Education and Training, Public Administration, Business and entrepreneurship

 

Website of the project: http://bollentispiriti.regione.puglia.it

 

More information: project file

 

Bullying and creative writing

Bullying and creative writing is a project which helped young students to confront agressive and bullying behaviour in schools. The project has developed activities both to collect information on the frequency and the intensity of the bullying phenomenon and to find solutions to the problems triggered by bullying behaviours. Bullying and creative writing encouraged students to express their emotions through creative writing and helped discover new solutions through group techniques such as focus groups, workshops based on discussions, problem solving sessions, role plays and other creative activities.

 

 

Main sector: Education and Training / Other sectors: Society, Science, Research and ICT

 

Website of the project: www.iiseuclide.eu/modules.php?name=Content5&pa=showpage&pid=47

 

More information: project file

 

Experimental Chaos- Journey into complex systems

Science in schools is often presented in a very theoretical way, however students feel more motivated when they can see the practical application of scientific knowledge. Experimental Chaos is an innovative event to promote scientific culture amongst secondary school students by introducing them to the theory of chaos and complex systems. The project, hosted by the Engineering University of Catania, encourages students to take a new approach and to think creatively about scientific concepts by gaining first-hand experience. Experimental Chaos also enjoys the support of a network of international scientific community.

 

 

Main sector: Science, Research and ICT / Other sectors: Education and Training

 

Website of the project: http://www.ecc10.diees.unict.it/ViaggioSistemiComplessi.htm

 

More information: project file

 

FLASH COMMUNICATIONS - Between Cinema and Arts

On the occasion of EYCI, CARACULT Association (with its review "Fuorivista, Cinema and Multimedia") aims to stress the importance of creative and innovative thought with a series of activities which will involve schools, universities, and institutions of Bologna and its province.
Under the conviction that diversity and blending of European and non-European cultures and languages can be a resource for the growth of every person, Caracult aims to support entrepreneurial spirit and intercultural communication, promoting arts diffusion and aesthetic sense.
Young people are authors of innovation and creativity. They will take part in meetings and debates which will lead them to that famous exclamation, "Eureka!", that brainwave, namely a series of writings which will be published in Fuorivista (issue 8/2009).

 

Main sector: Education and Training / Other sectors: Society

 

Website of the project: www.caracult.it/caracultassociazione.htm

 

Creatives Are Bad

It's the only event of its kind, the now international platform manages to promote culture of quality communication where it always had a hard time to surface.
MTN Company, the agency organising the exhibition, was requested to bring an idea born on and for Campania (to promote local culture and to compare it with others) to a high prestige international set.The show wants to be a meeting between clients and creatives, to raise a discussion on why certain high quality works are not considered proper by those who orded them, and on why communicators don't seem to be able to communicate what they are required to.

 

 

Main sector: Society / Other sectors: Business and Entrepreneurship

Website of the project: www.creativesarebad.com

 

From training to self empowerment

The web razionalization means to be first of all a tool of informations to potential users, young people until 16y.o., their teachers for the role they play in information and guidance, their families or adults, but even the young people who left the school and require training services. In this way it can also becomes a very useful tool to know the different types of training courses in Crema and its surrounding area. Moreover it can be a good tool for the companies to promote lifelong learning courses for their employees. The breadth of opportunities in this field requires a good razionalisation and sharing of informations, that are otherwise difficult to find in a complete way.


Main sector: Education and Training / Other sectors: Society

 

Website of the project: www.comune.crema.cr.it

 

Innovation Circus Milan

Innovation Circus 2008 was a nine-day showcase on innovation and research hosted by the city of Milan. The initiative aimed to familiarise the general public with the process of innovation, facilitate first-hand experience with technology as well as stimulating creative and interdisciplinary thinking, exchange of best practices, mutual learning and the start up of new undertakings. Nine days were dedicated to innovation and research with opportunities for debating and experimenting. Innovation Circus provided for one interactive exhibition and 59 experimental workshops and laboratories. Leading journalists, scientists and researchers were invited to interactive talk-shows with the public.

 

 

Main sector: Science, Research and ICT / Other sectors: Education and Training, Business Creation, Public Administration

 

Website of the project: www.innovationcircus.it

 

More information: project file

 

customer satisfaction

Catering and tourism workers are fundamental in achieving customer satisfaction but very often QMSs are considered more important then customer satisfaction tools. The kit “customer satisfaction” is made to help catering and tourism workers to focus on customer satisfaction and not only on quality process. The methodology used improve creative thinking with role playing and multimedia tools.

 

Main sector: Business and Entrepreneurship / Other sectors: Society

Website of the project: www.galileo.it

Ludoteques (creches), a service for children - portal

Consorzio Lavoro e Ambiente (Consortium Employment and Environment) and his partecipated entity Consorzio Nuove Opportunità (Consortium New Opportunities) in the last ten years diffused through Italy best practice of ludoteques, children museums and city farms. CLA and CNO organized training courses for ludoteque managers and staff and prepared many training and working tools. In 2009 we decided to share our experience through the portal http://www.ludoteche.org in wich we included online games, pictures and video clips of ludoteques, children museums and city farms and training and working materials useful to help to create new ludoteques. The portal is very useful also to improve creativity in teaching.

 

Main sector: Education and Training / Other sectors: Society

Website of the project: www.ludoteche.org

 

Multimedia DVD on image manipulation software

Multimedia DVD on image manipulation software including video and audio clips, samples and training tools, usable on PC and/or DVD player. The DVD is prepared for children and teenagers to improve an active and creative role using the pc and on internet.

 

Main sector: Education and Training / Other sectors: Society

Website of the project: www.galileo.it

Multimedia DVD for Video editing

Multimedia DVD on image manipulation software including video and audio clips, samples and training tools, usable on PC and/or DVD player. The DVD is prepared for children and teenagers to improve an active and creative role using the pc and on internet.

 

Main sector: Education and Training / Other sectors: Society

Website of the project: www.galileo.it

Start Cup Udine- Business Plan Competition

Start Cup Udine is a business plan competition open to all citizens, and especially to young people. The aim is to encourage people to become more entrepreneurial and to start thinking about business ideas in science and technology sectors by providing them with business skills as well as support
through the key stage of developing their own business ideas.

 

 

Main sector: Business and Entrepreneurship / Other sectors: Education and Training, Science, Research and ICT

 

Website of the project: www.uniud.it/startcup

 

More information: project file

 

Utopia Project

Utopia is a project that was launched in 2008 in order to help creative, young people living on islands overcome geographical isolation. Young people were invited to express their views and put forward innovative solutions and policy proposals to address employment problems in the creative sectors. This has been achieved though an interactive website where young people and artists could participate in a discussion forum as well as through the organisation of creative writing workshops. Utopia has also engaged with local, public authorities and convinced them to consider recommendations and policy proposals made by young people. The project has led to a high level of
interaction and participation between policy makers and young citizens fostering young people’s empowerment and active citizenship.

 

Main sector: Society / Other sectors: Arts and creative industry, Education and Training, Business and entrepreneurship, Public administration

 

Website of the project: http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=406761337, http://utopiaweekly.wordpress.com

 

More information: project file

 

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