European pilot course

Co-creative cooperation in culture and heritage

European pilot course

Period and lead partner

The European pilot course take place 11 - 13 October 2019 in Vartov, Copenhagen, including excursions to in the region of Greater Copenhagen.

The lead partner is DFKS - Council for voluntary cultural associations in Denmark.

The course programme

Aim and objectives

The aim is to elaborate and test the curricula for a short 3 European in-service training courses for culture actors engaged in co-creative and cross-sector cooperation. The objectives are:

- To apply the Curricula Guidelines to design the European pilot course programme

- To test and evaluate the pilot course programme

- To provide a ready-to-use formative course package to be sued in a European context.

Frame and design of the European course

The Course design includes descriptions of

  • The main curricula and essentials of the training sessions.
  • The pedagogical approach and certification methods.
  • The QA approach and methods to validate the learning outcome.

The outline for the European pilot course includes:

A. Frame:

A residential 3-days European pilot course in Copenhagen

The working language will be English.

B. Essential content:

The planned learning outcome can include:

  • High level knowledge of the essential features of an empowering co-creative cooperation
  • High level skills to promote the 'transformative potential' and synergetic benefits.
  • High level skills in planning and coordinating new co-creative forms of cooperations.
  • High level skills on how to document and validate co-creation activities to key stakeholders.

C. Pedagogical approach:

Participatory and activity-based methods, integrating theory and shared experience. There will be a blend of lectures, trainers’ presentations, plenary discussions, workshops on case studies, pair work and individual learning. Short presentations on the topic prepared by participants themselves, as well as case studies taken from participants' own experience will be part of the course.

Sites visits to cultural activities in the area will help the participants to experience “co-creative culture activities” within the areas of focus.

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