ERRIN as a part of a blueprint alliance – the CHARTER project

ERRIN is part of the successful CHARTER consortium led by the University of Barcelona to develop sectoral skills, funded by the Erasmus+ programme. As part of the consortium, ERRIN also involves five members of the Cultural Heritage and Tourism Working Group to take part in the project’s regional activities.

The initiatives have been chosen with a view to implementing the Blueprint for Sectoral Cooperation on Skills framework. CHARTER is the cultural heritage sector-specific partnership, which will develop and implement European sector-wide strategies and vocational training solutions to support the sector’s overall growth strategy. Partners will look into how major trends are likely to affect jobs and skills needs, helping to bridge the skills gap between supply and demand of education and training in the cultural heritage sector. CHARTER seeks to create a lasting, comprehensive sectoral skills strategy to guarantee Europe has the necessary cultural heritage skills to support sustainable societies and economies, including transversal competences such as digital/technological and green/blue economy skills.  Furthermore, it will create a European Observatory on Cultural Heritage Skills that will last beyond the duration of the project, overcoming the paucity of cultural heritage statistical data.

Five of ERRIN’s Cultural Heritage and Tourism Working Group members will play a key role in the regional roll-out of the initiative: Alentejo, the Basque Country, the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen, Tuscany Region and Vastra Gotaland. The member organisations are, committed to reinforcing the regional dimension of the Sectoral Skills Strategy on Cultural Heritage. In addition, ERRIN will co-lead the work on ‘Alliances, Sustainable Strategies, and Policy Recommendations,’ together with the Romanian National Institute of Heritage. This will be the place to reflect on how to reinforce the regional roll-out of all Blueprints for Sectoral Skills Strategy funded by the European Commission and how to better coordinate actions at regional and national level in the respective Member States, securing a stronger voice for the regional activities.

The regional roll-out of the sectoral skills alliance is a key component of the Blueprint actions: building on their achievements, the Blueprints are expected to be rolled out at regional and national level. This will be done in cooperation with national and regional authorities, and key stakeholders. There will also be synergies with other policy frameworks, such as regional smart specialisation strategies.

Visit the ERRIN webpage dedicated to CHARTER project.