The second workshop for Den- CuPID (Digital Educational Network for Cultural Projects Implementation and Direction) took place in the city of Trikala, Greece between 4/12 to 7/12 in the Research Center- Tsitsanis Museum. Trainees from Greece, Spain, Italy and Bulgaria participated to this 4 days educational seminar.
The workshop was organized by the Developmental Company of the Municipality of Trikala, E-trikala S.A, who is also the coordinator of the project. The main objectives of this workshop, titled “Creating a Successful Theme Park: The Mill of Elves Christmas Park in Trikala, Greece”, was to present and analyze the Christmas Thematic Park of the Mill of Elves as well as the reasons that lead to its commercial success and the added value and financial benefit that this success had in terms of touristic growth and attraction. In addition, lecturers from the Greek Company Time Heritage, Futuro Digitale (Italy) and the University of Patras conducted sessions in relation to cultural management, marketing and branding.
The workshop as well as the participants were welcomed at the first day by the Vice Mayor of Sports and Culture of the Municipality of Trikala, Mrs. Efi Leventi, whereas visits to Meteora, local Museums and the Christmas Park took place during the afternoons. Lastly, a lecture dedicated to the importance and value of Meteora was conducted by dr. Ioannis Manolis from the Hellenic National Commission for UNESCO.
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The first Workshop of DEN-CuPID” (Digital Educational Network for Cultural Projects Implementation and Direction – http://den-cupid.eu/en/) that took place during 18-21 September 2017 in Zaragosa, Spain, was successfully completed.
The project is sponsored by the State Scholarships Foundation (IKY), which is a Public Decentralized Service of the Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs and under this case has the role of the National Agency of the European Erasmus+ Program for Education and Training.
DEN-CuPID is a Strategic Partnership between SMEs, academic institutions and Local Authorities associations and aims to promote and disseminate good practices on the successful cultural and touristic management, to seek sustainable business plans for the development of tourism, the promotion of local products and the use of historical monuments.
Consequently to the workshop, during 21 and 22 September, the second scheduled partners’ meeting took place, where representatives from all the project’s partners participated, Greece (E- Trikala S.A. Unesco Hellas, Time Heritage LTD, University of Patras and E.G.T.C. Amphictyony), Italy (Associazione di Promozione Sociale Futuro Digitale), Spain (VEA QUALITAS, S.L), Bulgaria (UNION OF BULGARIAN BLACK SEA LOCAL AUTHORITIES SDRUZHENIE). E-Trikala S.A who is the coordinator of the project was represented by Mrs Christina Karamperi.
The next workshop will take place at 4-7 of December 2017 in Trikala Greece, where 20 trainees from 4 different countries will participate (Greece, Spain, Italy and Bulgaria).
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DEN-CuPID is inviting cultural stakeholders to participate at the case studies’ training events which will take place in 2017-2018 in various locations as listed below:
September 17-22, 2017: Zaragoza, Spain: The Al-Jaferia Palace
December2-8, 2017: Trikala, Greece: The Mill of the Elves
February 18-23, 2018: Rome, Italy: Out of Rome (cultural itineraries) #outofrome
May 14-19, 2018: Varna, Bulgaria: Exploring Cultural Heritage in Varna
According to our training methodology, participants will chose two of the aforementioned seminars in which they will participate based on their needs and future projects to implement. For example if the focus point of the organization is on monuments and museum building they should better participate at seminars 1 and 4, whereas if the focus point is on “soft” interventions of enhancement, i.e. events, promotion, cultural routes, media etc, they should chose seminars 2 and 3.
Individuals and organizations are invited to send a short CV of the prospect participants in English along with a basic project idea that they would like to develop in the course of the project to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. CVs and project ideas will be evaluated and those selected will be notified by email.
Please note that only one participant per organization will be accepted. Deadline for submission of CVs and ideas is the 10th of July.
The Municipal Development Company of Trikala city, E-trikala S.A participated in the Major Cities of Europe Conference (http://www.majorcities.eu/) that took place in Zagreb at 11th-14th of June 2017
E-trikala is one of the very first members of Major Cities of Europe and was nominated this year for “Outstanding Contribution to the 2017 Major Cities of Europe Conference”.
During the Conference, e-trikala had the opportunity to promote and disseminate via posters, brochures and presentations three European Projects that are under implementation this period in the city of Trikala.
To be precise the projects presented are the following:
ACTIVAGE (a HORIZON 2020 EU funded project) : ACTIVAGE Project is an initiative that focuses in meeting the challenge posed by the ageing of the population via solutions entailing the use of the Internet of Things, reducing the negative impact involved in chronic disorders and degeneration http://www.activageproject.eu/
Den CuPID (a project that runs under the auspices of the State Scholarships Foundation (IKY), the Hellenic National Agency of the Erasmus+ programme). Den CuPID is a Strategic Partnership (SP), which aims primarily at improving transversal competencies, such as entrepreneurship and managerial skills, and enhancing knowledge in the field of cultural management. It envisages the optimization of local capacities in designing and implementing projects based on the local cultural endowment, as well as the ability to involve financial and innovative funding tools, for the accomplishment of these projects. ( http://den-cupid.eu/en/)
iHEeRO (an EU funded project receiving funding from the European Union’s Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) – Transport Sector under grant agreement no. INEA/CEF/TRANS/1031743): this project is considered the continuation of HEeRO and HEeRO2 projects and focuses in implementing an eCall service triggered either manually by vehicle occupants or automatically so as to either prevent or detect an accident. http://iheero.eu/
The persons that attended the conference were, the C.E.O of e-trikala, Mr. Odysseas Raptis and Mrs. Christina Karaberi who works in the Department of Research and Communication of the company.
Ολοκληρώθηκε με επιτυχία η διημερίδα ¨kick off Meeting: Den- CuPID” (Digital Educational Network for Cultural Projects Implementation and Direction,) που έγινε στα Τρίκαλα, στις 24 και 25 Νοεμβρίου 2016 στο Επιχειρησιακό Κέντρο Έλεγχου της Ε-Trikala Α.Ε
Το πρόγραμμα Den-CuPID, που θα έχει διάρκεια δύο ετών και επιχορηγείται από το Ίδρυμα Κρατικών Υποτροφιών (ΙΚΥ), το οποίο αποτελεί Δημόσια Αποκεντρωμένη Υπηρεσία (Δ.Α.Υ.) του Υπουργείου Παιδείας, Έρευνας και Θρησκευμάτων και υπέχει εν προκειμένω θέση Εθνικής Μονάδας Συντονισμού του Ευρωπαϊκού Προγράμματος Erasmus+ για την Εκπαίδευση και την Κατάρτιση, έχει σκόπο την δημιουργία Στρατηγικών Συμπράξεων με στόχο της προώθηση και την διάδοση καλών πρακτικών πάνω στην σωστή διαχείριση πολιτιστικών και τουριστικών δράσεων και εργαλείων, καθώς και στην αναζήτηση βιώσιμων επιχειρηματικών σχεδίων για την ανάπτυξη του τουρισμού, της προώθησης τοπικών προϊόντων και την αξιοποίηση ιστορικών μνημείων.
Στη στρατηγική σύμπραξη του Den- CuPID συμμετέχουν εταίροι από 4 χώρες και συγκεκριμένα από την Ελλάδα (Ε-trikala Α.Ε, η Ελληνική εθνική επιτροπή της UNESCO, ο Ε.Ο.Ε.Σ Αμφικτιονία, η εταιρία Time Heritage Ltd και το Πανεπιστήμιο Πατρών), Ιταλία (Associazione di Promozione Sociale Futuro Digitale) Ισπανία (VEA QUALITAS, S.L) και Βουλγαρία (UNION OF BULGARIAN BLACK SEA LOCAL AUTHORITIES SDRUZHENIE). Τον γενικό συντονισμό για την υλοποίηση του προγράμματος έχει η αναπτυξιακή εταιρεία του Δήμου Τρικάλων, e-trikala Α.Ε.
Στην διημερίδα συμμετείχαν εκπρόσωποι και από τους 8 εταίρους ενώ την έναρξη των εργασιών χαιρέτησε εκπρόσωπος της Δημοτικής Αρχής, η. Αντιδήμαρχος Παιδείας-Πολιτισμού-Αθλητισμού & Νεολαίας, κα. Έφη Λεβέντη,
Welcome to the web portal of the project DEN-CuPID, the Digital Educational Network for Cultural Projects’ Implementation and Direction.
DEN-CuPID is a Strategic Partnership (SP) between SMEs, academic institutions and local authorities’ associations, which aims primarily at improving transversal competencies and at enhancing knowledge in the field of cultural management.
The project has a duration of two years and is implemented under the auspices of the State Scholarships Foundation (IKY), the Hellenic National Agency of the European Erasmus + Program for Education and Training.
It envisages the optimization of local capacities in designing and implementing projects based on the local cultural endowment, as well as the ability to involve financial and innovative funding tools for the accomplishment of these projects.
Through four mobilities it will prepare young cultural practitioners to develop the competences to work in heritage management.