European Academy of Participation (EAP)

EAP aims to develop a curriculum and training resources on participatory skills and practices to meet the growing demand from the not-for-profit sector. A syllabus, a course and teacher training, blending distance learning with practice-based teaching are some of the outputs expected.

Principal Investigator: Dr Silke Lange
College: Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London
Primary Funder: EU funded Erasmus + Key Action 2: Strategic Partnership in Higher Education
Funding Period: September 2015 – August 2018

Project summary

Project Summary:

Dr Silke Lange is the CSM representative for the EU funded European Academy of Participation (EAP) project (with nine other EU partners). The project sets out to “establish a broadly shared benchmark in the European Higher Education Area for all those educational providers that wish to extend their existing curricula with a specialisation or additional provision in the area of participatory art”. For details visit the EAP website.

Consortium:

The 10 institutions led by the Goethe Institut come from 7 European countries and include 4 universities: National University of the Arts Bucharest (RO), UAL (UK), Université d’Aix Marseille (FR), Universidad de la Igelsia de Deusto (PT); 4 cultural organisations: the Goethe Institut (DE); Castrum Peregrini (NL), ACERT (PT), Avrupa Kultur Denergi (TR); and 2 umbrella organisations: ELIA (NL) and Create Ireland (IE).

Objectives:

EAP aims to develop a curriculum and training resources on participatory skills and practices to meet the growing demand from the not-for-profit sector. A syllabus, a course and teacher training, blending distance learning with practice-based teaching are some of the outputs expected.

The resources target postgraduate students from the humanities and the arts and practitioners such as artists, trainers, teachers, curators of cultural organizations from the third sector seeking further education.

A benchmark document will be validated and published for the use of educators and practitioners.

The course, an intensive 2 months, low-residency module jointly offered by Universities will be developed by the consortium and assessed through an iterative process of pilots, to engage stakeholders, test, evaluate and refine the course. 

For more information please visit the EAP website.