The story of the partnership
[:en]For a detailed presentation of each partner, it’s here.
5 partners of the project have in common to have participated together in one or more European cooperation projects in the last 3 years (Culture Program, Grundtvig, Youth in Action): Teatermaskinen (Sue), ExQuorum (Port), Ortzai teatro (Esp), Volcano Theatre (UK) and La Transplanisphère.
The collaboration has materialized as well in the sharing of pedagogical approaches (joint workshops), design (joint artistic creation) and project management (co-organization of seminars, workshops, residences, sharing of reporting…).
To broaden its partnership towards organizations coming from different horizons, Transplanisphere has set up a Collective project with students of Sciences Po Paris (Master1). 2 teams took turns from October 2013 to May 2015 to co design the project.
2 teams took turns from October 2013 to May 2015 to co design the project.
It is during this journey that the other 4 partners were associated.
The Lithuanian Academy simply responded to proposals by email, chatted by Skype, then proposed to join the consortium because of past successful Erasmus experience.
Public Open University Zabreb (Croatia) had already worked on the development of a Grundtvig project with Transplanisphere during a meeting organized by the German agency in 2012 at Wolfentbuttel, consolidated links at the IETM in Zagreb .
Cittadinanzattiva (Italy) was associated by an Italian student of Sciences PO member of the project co who had done an internship at home.
ODC Ensemble (Athens) hosted Transplanisphere in 2013 for a research residency on a European project questioning the financial crisis.
These « new » partners have prior experience in European cooperation programs but are discovering the opportunities offered by Erasmus + Strategic Partnerships. They join a strong consortium that will be enriched by these new collaborations.
The partnership wanted to represent the diversity of actors of formal and informal education: school or university, artistic company and NGO.
The co-organizers therefore bring to the partnership very different skills related to their core business.
The various artistic companies offer expertise in their artistic approach and informal pedagogy that enriches the content of Moocs. They also bring groups of participants (amateur amateurs, students) or groups with fewer opportunities (within the framework of certain social missions they assume).
Universities bring expertise on the political and social issues that are present in the work. They also provide knowledge of formal pedagogies and their implementation. As for the learners, they make it possible to ensure participation in the student project in the design, testing and use phases of the Moocs.
Art schools provide expertise in the field of formal pedagogy addressed to students (to be articulated with that of universities). Teachers in these schools are most often practicing artists. They are a bridge between the formal and informal sectors, the student world and the professional world (young emerging artists). These schools also offer classes able to be the first users of Moocs and make the first feedback.
The partner NGO brings a completely original light to the project by linking it to a fundamental social anchoring (It is the bridgehead of a European network of NGOs that wants to invest this crossover between citizenship, pedagogy and creation). It also brings, with its network, a high potential for dissemination and expertise on political issues at stake in the debates of the participants. It also involves groups of adult learners throughout Europe motivated by very specific motivations related to their civic involvement.
- La Transplanisphère (France) latransplanisphere.com (coordinator)
- Teatermaskinen (Sweden) teatermaskinen.com
- Ex Quorum (Portugal) exquorum.blogspot.fr
- Ortzaï teatro (Spain, Basque Country) ortzai.wix.com
- Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre lmta.lt/en
- Open University Zagreb (Croatia) www.pou.hr
- Cittadinanzattiva (Italy) activecitizenship.net
- ODC Ensemble / Vyrsodepseio (Greece) vyrsodepseio.com
- Volcano Theatre (UK – Wales) volcanotheatre.co.uk