Culture Industry development policies need to place strategic goals of a broader context, seeking enhanced quality of service that will enforce the existing workforce and eventually attract young people to the profession. In addition, European Training systems have to adapt and to anticipate actual and future employment opportunities in Cultural Jobs as they will represent an important and growing number of jobs over the coming years. In parallel, the use of ICT for access to cultural heritage is a societal demand supported by European policy makers. Existing professional and new recruits need to acquire ICT skills and attitudes of the ideal eCulture professional such as the abilities to be creative, versatile, able to manage digital knowledge, quality and excellence, technical and humanistic training. Thus Culture Jobs need to be enhanced with eSkills to become eCulture Jobs.
eCult Skills, an EU co-funded, Transfer of innovation project, investigated new and emerging jobs in this area in 6 EU countries, compared them and created national profiles, and applied them to the cultural sector. The outcome allowed for comparable skills sets for these professions of the future, which supports the European labor market and thus, the employability of professionals while at the same time contributing to one of the major challenges of Europe 2020.
Friday, 31 October 2015 Photos from the International Conference
Follow this link in order to view photos from the International Conference on Digital challenges for museum experts that took place 22 September 2015 on Athens, Greece
Tuesday, 22 September 2015, Athens International Conference on Digital challenges for museum experts
The event is organized in the context of the eCult Skills project, which investigated the emergence of new job roles as a result of the latest ICT developments and their adoption by the museums, and aims to present project outcomes and discuss possible exploitation routes. It will provide to scholars, museum professionals, organizations and networks, and ICT researchers and engineers, a forum to meet and exchange experiences, ideas and plans on the interplay between Culture and Technology and the new professional prospects this can lead to. More info
Wednesday, 17 June 2015 International Conference Announcement - Digital challenges for museum experts
Hellenic Open University organize the international conference "Digital challenges for museum experts". The main purpose of the event is to provide a forum of museum professionals, scholars and ICT initiatives to meet and exchange experiences, ideas and plans in the wide area of Culture & Technology. For more info click here!
Thursday, 21 May 2015 eCult Skills presented at EMYA 2015
The eCult Skills project was presented at the 4th Dialogue Day: Museums: Responding to the Digital World in Glagow on the occasion of the EMYA award days on 13 May 2015.
If you are a vocational training organisation, a cultural heritage institution or another stakeholder in the area of eSkills for new jobs, we would like to invite you to evaluate these profiles against your experience and expertise. If you want to know more, contact us.
Thursday, 24 July 2014 Cultural and Creative Industry from Basque Country
Cultural and Creative Industry from Basque Country (Spanish and French) with Portugal gather together in an project to support employment in the cultural sector with development of technology transfer and support for training and employment. Transcreativa www.transcreativa.eu is co-funded by Eu through SUDOE Interreg IV B