Many partners in the DigiCulture project participated at the EDEN Annual Conference 2019 in Bruges, Belgium, during 16-19 June 2019.

The mission of EDEN is to maximise the potential to exchange academic and professional experience, to promote effective navigation in the field, and improve the quality and depth of information available to the sectors concerned.

The EDEN conferences:

  • have become major academic and professional ODL events in Europe, supporting professionalisation and international exchange of experience and expertise;
  • are gatherings where comprehensive and orientative contributions are presented by outstanding experts, politicians and academics;
  • are based on collecting best practice – every year papers presented in conference sessions are selected for publication in the ‘proceedings’, serving as important resources for the professional community;
  • have a genuine community feel to them, where existing working-relationships strengthen and deepen, and where new partnerships are formed.

In the last session of the 18th of June the Universita Roma 3 partner coordinated the workshop Developing Digital Skills through MOOCs and OERs for Creative Industry employers – The DigiCulture Workshop. Together with the partners from Universitatea Politehnica Timisoara and Dublin City University, participants were invited to develop the outline of a MOOC on digital skills for creative indsustries employers, working in small interdisciplinary groups. The DigiCulture workshop supported networking among people who operate in the field of creative industries, digital skills and open education, enforcing the impact of their previous experiences. The participants had the opportunity to evaluate the curricula of the Digital Skills for Creative Industries MOOC course developed by the partners of the project. The team members that participated were Antonella Poce, Maria Rosaria Re and Francesca Amenduni from University of Roma Tre, Italy, Diana Andone and Vlad Mihaescu from Universitatea Politehnica Timisoara, Romania, Mark Brown and Mairead Nic Giolla Mhichil from Dublin City University, Ireland.

On Wednesday, 19 June 2019, the project coordinators from Universitatea Politehnica Timisoara, Diana Andone and Vlad Mihaescu, had a presentation entitled DigiCulture – Improving the Digital Competences and Social Inclusion of Adults in Creative Industries during the Synergy Session. The Synergy Session facilitates the sharing of practices, project outputs and research findings, offer the participants platform to develop new ideas and plans, to create new partnerships by engaging in interactive working group activities. The presentation was well received by the around 25 participants to the session and various interesting questions and discussions emerged.

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