CHARTER Alliance Webinars: Recordings are now available!

CHARTER Alliance Webinars: Recordings are now available!

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Between April and June 2024, CHARTER Alliance held a series of webinars, in partnership with ENCATC, in the framework of its Members Talks series. The sessions delved into diverse topics such as regional heritage ecosystems, sector dynamics, professional development, stakeholder roles, and cutting-edge education and training pathways. By addressing sustainability, digitalisation, and skills shortages, these webinars provided valuable insights and practical solutions for strengthening the cultural heritage sector. Participants gained a comprehensive understanding of current challenges and future opportunities in heritage education and professional development.

How Can Heritage Skills Unlock The Full Potential Of European Regions?

26 April 2024

The inaugural webinar of the CHARTER Alliance series, organised in collaboration with ERRIN, explored the cultural heritage ecosystems of six regions: Basque Country, Sibiu, Bremen, Alentejo, Tuscany, and Västra Götaland. Over three years, CHARTER gathered insights on education, training, skills gaps, and sector dynamics through regional workshops. These case studies provided valuable information on how each region addresses sustainability, digitalization, and the circular economy, showcasing diverse approaches to preserving and innovating cultural heritage.

The webinar highlighted specific cultural heritage skills challenges faced by the regions and their best practices in education and training to tackle them. Participants were introduced to the conclusions from the final report on regional learnings, featuring a comprehensive assessment of CHARTER’s regional cases. The webinar offered insights into traditional skills, industrial heritage, maritime heritage, digitalisation, volunteering, funding, intangible heritage, and more, contributing to the development of a future Cultural Heritage Skills Strategy.

You can learn more about this in our dedicated report: Regional Cultural Heritage Ecosystems. Summary of Six Case Studies.


Cultural Heritage Sector Dynamics Across Europe – Exploring Gaps And Needs In Professional Development

29 May 2024

The second CHARTER webinar, facilitated by the University of Gothenburg, took place on May 29. This session highlighted the university’s work over the past three years on cultural heritage sector dynamics, professional development, and future scenarios. Participants gained insights into mapping and analyzing cultural heritage professionals, stakeholder engagement, and identifying skills shortages. The webinar also addressed improving education and training systems to meet sector needs, especially regarding digitalization and sustainability.

Speakers presented findings from the report “Who is not a stakeholder in cultural heritage?” and explored the economic and labor market aspects of cultural heritage. Participants discussed the interactions and roles of various stakeholders. The session concluded with forecasts on education and training gaps and potential solutions, including non-formal learning methods, enhancing the professional development of heritage professionals.


Cultural Heritage Education And Training: What Are The Curricula And Occupations That Will Shape The Future Of The Sector?

12 June 2024

The third CHARTER webinar, held recently, focused on analyzing education and training (E&T) paths for cultural heritage professions in Europe, covering work from 2021 to 2023. The session presented key findings, including the delivery of formal and non-formal education, a database of E&T institutions, quality standards, certification schemes, and identified gaps in current programs. This research led to the development of eight E&T pathways with high future potential, aimed at enhancing integration into regional and national education systems.

Participants learned about the innovative and emerging aspects of heritage E&T, gaining practical insights into cultural heritage crafts, community engagement, international relations, and the digital environment. The webinar provided valuable guidance for E&T providers, heritage organizations, policymakers, and researchers on developing these crucial pathways, ensuring the sector’s growth and adaptation to future needs.

This webinar was also the occasion to introduce and launch the 8 Innovative/Emerging Cultural Heritage Education and Training Pathways Booklet.

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