As project first step, the partners performed a preliminary field analysis to let ceramics key actors and stakeholders explore their needs for competences for assuring sector development through networking, protection of immaterial heritage, innovation.
The field analysis has been carried out by realizing a survey among ceramics key actors and stakeholders.
To do this, a questionnaire has been developed and administrated to about 50 ceramics craft key actors and project stakeholders’ representatives for every country involved in the project.
The structure of the questionnaire has been developed after specific preliminary contacts with relevant stakeholders in order to collect information about ceramics sector’s needs for competences.
The questionnaire intended to determine the necessary skills for a ceramic professional and it has been structured into six blocks:
• General information defining the profile of the respondent.
• Professional skills, the abilities required to perform a position in the ceramic sector.
• Artistic and craft skills, related to the art, history and tradition of ceramics.
• Functional skills, defined as those that relate to specific professional functions.
• Transversal skills, those that relate to other different, transversal and multidisciplinary skills.
Management skills, the skills of those who exercise leadership or supervision roles. Each block has been structured including a group of skills in order to define a profile of the single skill to be valued by the intervieews.
On the basis of these data, starting from November 2018, the partnership will build a model including specific curricula and reference educational resources for initial and continuous VET, focused in work based learning, aimed at letting ceramics professionals gain transversal and professional competences for the improvement of sector “value chain”, of models and means for valorization of urban environment, and for supporting business start-up.
After one year from the beginning of the project, the 8 Cerasmus+ partners are meeting again.
The second partnership meeting is being held in Poland, Boleslawiec, hosted by the Zespół Szkół, on the 23rd and 24th of October 2018.
The results of the first year of work will be presented, in particular the Transnational Report on the Training Needs in the Ceramics Sector. The partners will be also updated on the development of the Online Networking Platform, the tool that will foster dialogue and cooperation between the ceramics stakeholders in Europe.
Afterwards, the partners will discuss the future steps of the project: the educational models and resources to develop and the guidelines for the development of the ceramic sector.
The meeting will also include a study visit to the Polish Pottery Manufactory and the Museum of Ceramics of Bolesławiec.
More information will follow the meeting, and new ideas for the development of the ceramics sector.
Cerasmus+ Communication staff – AEuCC
Giuseppe Olmeti, Paola Casta, Elisa Emiliani
0039 320 4076432
On May 29th, a meeting of the national team of Cerasmus + took place at our school
(Masarykova střední škola Letovice). The team is represented by professionals working across
all professions that are in any way related to ceramics, from the creation on the pottery wheel,
through schools, companies to sector councils and associations.
The participants of the meeting were acquainted with the CERASMUS + project, what about the
project is and how it is implemented. The meeting was also about familiarizing participants with
ceramic sector support activities already in place in the Czech Republic, namely the Activity of
the Sector Board for Glass, Ceramics and Mineral Processing " Ceramics lives“, Association of
Ceramic Cities " A hundred jugs " and the Keramikum association, which can help map the
problems of the Czech ceramic scene in this project and represent part of its spectrum. Topics
such as the promotion of ceramic crafts, ways of interconnection between partners, ceramics as
a cultural heritage, etc. were discussed. The meeting was very beneficial and opened many
other problem areas that need to be addressed in the future.
Another meeting of the national team will probably take place in May next year and we will try to
develop the ideas that will come from our cooperation and which will help us resolve the revival
of the ceramic sector not only in our country but also in our partner countries.
Letovice, Czech Republic
The assessment needs questionnaire is ready, and we hereby propose you to actively participate in the project:
1) by subscribing to the European network of stakeholders (vocational training centers, craft shops, public and cultural institutions, research centers, interested private citizens) that will receive information on the development of the project (by clicking on https://cerasmus.eu/project/stakeholders/)