Ethno-design in fashion – exchange of good practices in vocational training Erasmus Project

General information for the Ethno-design in fashion – exchange of good practices in vocational training Erasmus Project

Ethno-design in fashion – exchange of good practices in vocational training Erasmus Project
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Project Title

Ethno-design in fashion – exchange of good practices in vocational training

Project Key Action

This project related with these key action: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices

Project Action Type

This project related with this action type : Strategic Partnerships for vocational education and training

Project Call Year

This project’s Call Year is 2017

Project Topics

This project is related with these Project Topics: Inclusion – equity; New innovative curricula/educational methods/development of training courses; Creativity and culture

Project Summary

“Ethno-design in fashion – exchange of good practices in vocational training” was Erasmus+ Programme strategic partnership project of eight partners’ organisations from Poland, Spain, Estonia, Greece, Italy, France and Portugal. The primary goal was to develop and reinforce networks, increased our capacity to operate at transnational level, shared and confronted our ideas, practices and methods. It was designed to share experiences and best practices in vocational training and to create innovative methods through training courses and worked on project results based on European cooperation, creation and production innovative products in fashion design.

Target groups were staff members and learners from partners’ organisations (unemployed at any age, women 50+, low-educated people, VET students, migrants, national minorities).

The specific objectives were:
1) to develop the various ethnographic elements of traditional dresses, fashion accessories, handbags of each European culture and transfer to modern clothes;
2) to learn traditional folk ornaments techniques in own and other European countries;
3) to learn new types of ornaments, new techniques, materials, methods and skills from partners;
4) to create own samples of modern clothes, jewellery, handbags with folk motives using personal and experts’ competences and share them with partners;
5) to develop strategic partnership and intercultural dialogue between project partners;
6) to support professional education for staff members and learners from partners’ organisations;
7) to strengthen dignity of own culture and European cultures, the dignity to be European citizen;
8) to motivate learners and staff members to learn foreign languages and improve ICT skills.

At the end of the project participants aquired skills and practical experience in order to make modern clothes with folk motives as a means of self-expression for galleries and shops; they improved ICT skills and communication skills in English language; they became more aware about own national culture and other European cultures. Partners established contacts with work world to help learners to find jobs and started to cooperate with locals galleries and workshops.

There were trainings for staff, workshops, theoretical seminars about ethno-design and about intercultural dialogue locally for learners. There were two short-term jont staff training courses (in Greece and Spain ) for staff members and 4 international project meetings (in Poland, France, Italy and Portugal) during the project. Partners organised dissemination activities on local level to make project’s impact more sustainable. Partners applied the best methods in fashion design training and in non-formal education in own countries and in Europe. The main methods was learning by doing, learning together, with each other and by each other. Apart managemet issues, to 4 project meetings were added workshops in ethno-design in fashion to achive project golas and exchange good practice.

The main results were pedagogical and methodical learning materials in E-Brochure and materials for dissemination in own and other organisations, in local communities, on the national, European and international levels. There were also Power-Point Presentations, photo-exhibitions and videos about activities and best practices from every partner organisation.

The impact of the project has be seen on project participants who gained new competencies and became able to compete on the labour market with professionals. Partners’ organisations created strong partnership that is continued after the project end. The potential long term benefits have be seen as improvement of the quality of vocational education and training in the partners’ organisations. It will emerge as improvement of the situation on the labour market when learners will share own experience and newly gained skills with future learners on professional level and start to work as fashion designers.

EU Grant (Eur)

Funding of the project from EU: 99460 Eur

Project Coordinator

Fundacja Euro-Form & Country: PL

Project Partners

  • Associação dos Artesãos da Região de Lisboa
  • Fondazione Giuseppe Levi-Pelloni
  • Mittetulundusühing MITRA
  • Fundacja Integracji Spolecznej FIS