Crash course in the frame of the FIRST Network
Cancelled events, trainings and workshops shifted to the digital space, dwindling cooperation and reach, and financing problems are among the many challenges that cultural and educational institutions, from the civil society sector in particular, have to deal with in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis.
In the time during and after “social distancing” and “distance learning” many NGOs have to strive for a strategic reorientation in order to both maintain their mission of mediation and education as well as to remain viable. One strategy for this can be international cooperation. This type of partnerships this encourages help organizations to expand their networks, find new funding opportunities and develop new project ideas, among other things.
But even before COVID-19 this strategy was underrepresented, especially in the adult education sector. The FIRST network has set itself the goal to develop support possibilities for successful international cooperation and to establish a sustainable international network, within the framework of the Erasmus+ program.
EDUCULT is one of five partner organizations in FIRST and wants to use this webinar to provide practical assistance for international cooperation to actors involved in the civil society sector, particularly in the fields of culture and education.
This webinar is aimed at both internationally experienced and inexperienced project managers from the cultural and (adult) education sector. In addition to providing basic information/refresher courses on European cooperation projects and networking opportunities with other actors in the sector, EDUCULT would like to share its own project experiences and highlight the potential of international cooperation.
1. Greeting and introduction
2. What are the pros and cons of international cooperation?
- Challenges and solutions
- Analysis of the field, result and impact expectation
3. Which international funding program suits my organization?
- EU funding programs
- Criteria and decision making
4. How do I find project partner organizations?
5. How do I successfully start an international cooperation?
- Success indicators
- Expectations and opportunities
- Project Development
- Where can I find assistance?
6. Networking workshop
7. Presentation of the FIRST Network
- What will the network look like?
- What are the advantages of the FIRST Network?
- What obligations does my organization have?
The content taught refers to the results developed within the FIRST network (see materials IO1 to IO6).
More information on the FIRST Network can be found on the project’s own website and on the EDUCULT website.
This webinar will be held free of charge via ZOOM and participation information will be provided promptly after registration. Since the attendance of only a limited number of participants is possible, we recommend early registration.
We look forward to your participation in the webinar “International Cooperation – A way out of the crisis for civil society organizations! Crash Course within the frame of the FIRST Network”!
IO1) Study I_Achievements and challenges
IO2) Study II_Key competencies and support needs
IO3) SUPPORT PORTAL
IO4) Report_Mentoring and E-Mentoring System
IO5) Report_Developed curricula for training courses
IO6) FIRST NETWORK and its offer
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