Digital Skills Development for Intangible Cultural Heritage Preservation in VET Sector
Proceeding: EDULEARN21 Proceedings , pages: 773-779 - IATED
Published: 06/07/2021
Digital Skills Development for Intangible Cultural Heritage Preservation in VET Sector
The Digital Agenda of the Europe 2020 Strategy set the main objective of developing a single digital market for generating smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. Cultural heritage digitisation turns Europe's cultural resources into an important building block for the digital economy and provides Europe's Cultural and Creative Industries (CCIs) with a competitive edge. The pace of innovation, the changing nature of the sector, and the importance of culture to the European economy require the employed in the CCIs to have relevant digital skills and competencies. Linking education with innovation is a necessary step towards increasing the labour market relevance of VET and promoting a more resource-efficient and competitive economy.

In this context, the DigiCult (Digital presentation and preservation of intangible Cultural heritage) project has been designed and co-funded by the European Commission under the Erasmus Plus Programme.
Its main goal is to elaborate and promote an innovative framework for digitisation and efficient and cost-effective training on digital presentation, preservation and promotion of Europe's intangible cultural heritage (ICH) from global and long-term perspectives. The provision of relevant training in ICH digitisation (standards and methods) will contribute to meeting common challenges such as the digital shift and the need for encouragement of innovation in the cultural sector, as the ability for practical application of digital skills and competencies is a valuable asset to any professional qualification in this domain.
The target groups are professionals, students from partner cultural organisations and educational organisations working in the field of presentation, preservation and dissemination of intangible cultural heritage from Bulgaria, Italy, Latvia and Greece.
This paper intends to present the first project results, mainly the framework for common standards and models for digitisation, presentation and preservation of ICH and the training course delivered in a modern educational environment where the students/VET trainees are able to follow flexible learning paths while improving their key and transversal competences in line with the current digitisation trends.

Keywords: ICH training, VET, Cultural Heritage.

How to cite this paper:
Tramonti, M., Dochshanov, A. M., & Tramonti, L. (2021). Digital Skills Development for Intangible Cultural Heritage Preservation in VET Sector. In EDULEARN21 Proceedings (pp. 773-779). IATED.