First transnational meeting in attendance – Wroclav, Poland

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The second transnational meeting (in fact the first in attendance) of the project New Educational Approaches for IT and Entrepreneurial Literacy of Senior Artisans  took place between 6th – 7thJuly 2022 in a place made available by our Polish partner on Wrocławskie Centrum Wspierania Organizacji Pozarządowych Sektor3, Legnicka street 65, Wrocław.

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Another Italian Story: Gian Luigi and the art of vintage musical instruments

Gian Luigi is one of the very few repairers of vintage electric musical instruments left in Italy.

Just as vintage cars are no longer repaired by the dealer, vintage musical instruments need specialized people who take care of their mechanics and aesthetics. The new digital-only instruments do not have the sound and charm of analogs which are therefore highly sought after. When they broke down, and frequently, in the 1950s to 1980s, each city had its own specialized technician. Now it is increasingly difficult to find who can restore them to their former glory without causing damage.

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An Italian Story: Fulvio Pacitto – the last shipwright?

Fulvio Pacitto started working at the age of 15, out of the great passion he had for boats, which was transmitted to him by his maternal grandfather, Ferdinando Carboni; his grandfather was part of the old crews of risicatori, the boys who earned their living racing to be the first to reach the merchant ships arriving at the port, gaining the right to unload the goods.

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Kick-off meeting at MAD for Europe

foto_ArITsan presentationMAD for Europe is extremely glad to take part in this KA2 project for helping seniors artisan and facilitate their participation at European level.
In fact, after the KOM meeting of February, we organised on 07th March an internal meeting with our staff members, volunteers and 2 artisan from Madrid.

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First transnational project meeting – online

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One of the most important lesson learnt during COVID-19 crisis was the importance of ICT skills and the necessity of a wider scale virtual connection among people all over the world.

Unfortunately, the technology advances much faster than the capacity of human being to adapt to its requirements.
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Expected results

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The project results are connected to the project aim and specific objectives as follows:

OS1. enhance the professional development of 154 adult educators by equipping them with important knowledge, improved abilities and behaviours needed to make them more flexible in adapting their educational tools to the need of a resistant and Euroscepting generation of senior artisans – we will develop an attractive on-line interface that will include the three intellectual outputs.

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An innovative project

inovationThe main innovative aspect of this project is the strong learner-centred approach that explore the need to access the upskilling pathways in entrepreneurial and ICT competencies, at the level of senior artisans. These needs were strongly emphasised by the actual crisis that underlines the importance of ICT skills for seniors that need to stay isolated at home and for artisans that need to move on-line their businesses (based mostly on direct contact with customers in small shops or itinerant fairs and markets).
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Context, objectives, target groups

TreeLifeCraftsMAPDFThe COVID-19 crisis we are still facing with bring into light many individual and collective fears and vulnerabilities, and our project addresses to 3 of them:

  1. our seniors are very fragile and we need to take care not only of their health and wellbeing but also of the priceless heritage they possess (from life stories to arts, crafts and mysteries) that could be forever lost after their dying

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Preserving past for the future

37740453 - elderly couple video chatting on laptop

One of the most important lesson learnt during COVID-19 crisis was the importance of ICT skills and the necessity of a wider scale virtual connection among people all over the world.

Unfortunately, the technology advances much faster than the capacity of human being to adapt to its requirements.
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