RestART celebrates creativity and innovation: experiences from the final event at Latidou Center

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The cultural and creative industries contribute to 3% of the global GDP, with an average annual growth of 9%. This sector is constantly expanding thanks to the convergence between culture and digital technology. Streaming platforms and online distribution are increasingly influencing the global entertainment market.

In Italy, the cultural and creative industries sector counts 1,490,738 workers (+3% compared to 2021), 275,318 businesses (+1.8% in 2022). In 2022, this sector generated an added value of 95.5 billion euros. Every euro of added value produced by these activities generates an additional 1.8 euros in different economic sectors, such as tourism, transportation, and the “Made in Italy” industry, for a total value of 176.4 billion euros.

With the aim of supporting the cultural and creative sector and those who work or would like to work within it, CESIE has coordinated RestART over the past 2 years. The project aimed to strengthen creatives’ key skills, both digital and transversal, helping them create, manage, and promote their products, and successfully participate in markets and society in continuous evolution. RestART has represented a bridge towards innovation and evolution in a world increasingly dominated by technology and creativity.

13th April marked a significant moment for the RestART project, with the final event held at the Latidou Center for Music and Ethnic Dance in Palermo. This event not only provided an opportunity to celebrate the culmination of months of work dedicated to promoting key skills in the creative and cultural sectors but also a moment to reflect on the achievements and tangible results attained:

  • RestART Framework: reshaping the boundaries of IFP in the SCC. The manual aimed to support IFP providers in designing innovative and flexible training offerings for the cultural creative sector.
  • RestART transnational comparative report. The transnational comparative report containing an analysis of common trends and specific national priorities in the cultural and creative sector in Italy, Spain, Portugal, Finland, Greece, and Austria.
  • MOOC-ART: a digital journey for the CCS. The online platform through which those working or wishing to work in the SCC can improve their digital and transversal skills to increase their opportunities for labour market participation.
  • RestART Kit for successful vocational training in the CCS; containing modules aimed at CCS trainers on various topics, such as how to use digital tools to organize and manage virtual, remote, and blended training and learning, promote sustainable business models, promote an inclusive approach in VET, how to include GDPR and address ethical issues, security, and data protection in VET.
  • RestART digital gallery for upscaling VET innovation in the CCS. The video collection through which protagonists provide concrete suggestions to EU policymakers on how to support professionals in the cultural and creative sector and the vocational education and training sector.

A fundamental element of the final event was the opportunity for attendees to explore first-hand the skills acquired through RestART. Additionally, the event provided a space for idea sharing and networking in the creative and cultural sector. This exchange of knowledge and perspectives contributed to creating a fertile environment for future collaborations and synergies, further supporting RestART’ s goal of promoting innovation and growth in the sector.

The Latidou Center, with its inspiring atmosphere and dedication to promoting art and culture, proved to be the perfect setting for this final event. Its ability to channel creativity and innovation perfectly reflected the spirit of RestART and helped make the event an unforgettable experience for all participants, who at the end of the event had the opportunity to witness the performance of two extraordinary artists, Soad Ibrahim and Eli Garcia, who recreated a sensory journey combining dance and illustration.

In conclusion, the final RestART event represented not only the closure of a significant chapter and the end of the project but also the opening of new doors towards a future full of opportunities in the creative and cultural sector. Thanks to its commitment to empowering key skills, RestART has left a lasting imprint on the landscape of vocational education and training, preparing participants to face the challenges and seize the opportunities of the modern world.

For more information on this event and the RestART project, please contact simona.palumbo@cesie.org or visit the website https://restartcreativity.eu/.

About the project

RestART – A digital turn to RestART creativity is a project financed by Erasmus+ programme, Key Action 2 VET – Cooperation partnerships in vocational education and training.

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Contact Simona Palumbo: simona.palumbo@cesie.org.

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