For the next five years, the European Commission has formulated an ambitious plan to define new skill sets for the Cultural and Creative Industries Sector (CCIS). This effort is based on the European Skills Agenda, which aims to help individuals and businesses to develop more, and better skill sets.
The goal of this Agenda is not only to up-skill and re-skill European citizens, but also to put these new needed skill sets into practical use. This endeavour focuses on three major themes:
- strengthening sustainable competitiveness, as set out in the European Green Deal
- ensuring social fairness, putting into practice the first principle of the European Pillar of Social Rights: access to education, training and lifelong learning for everybody, everywhere in the EU
- building resilience to react to crises based on the lessons learnt during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The ambitions set by the European Commission are surely aligned with the MyData vision for a fair, sustainable and prosperous digital society. Raising data literacy, among other transversal skills is needed to be able to participate, not to mention shape the digital future we want to create,” said Sille Sepp, MyData Global’s Deputy General Manager at the project kick-off in Utrecht, Netherlands, earlier in September 2022.
Therefore, MyData joined partners from academia, culture and creative hubs, national and pan-European initiatives to bring together core expertise from a variety of stakeholders and address the missing skillsets for the future of Cultural & Creative Industries.
The objective of Cyanotypes is to provide a solid basis for the development of a strategic approach to researching, anticipating, co-creating, stress-testing and integrating new and concrete skills development solutions that can be adopted across the creative sector. This requires a deep understanding of emerging societal, economic, cultural, technological and environmental issues combined with the active participation of many diverse stakeholder groups across Europe, actively participating in the cooperation, co-creation and validation processes during the entire project life-cycle.
The four-year project (2022-2026) seeks to provide both short-term and longer-term strategic interventions in order to address the skills gaps hampering the sector’s growth, innovation and competitiveness. It addresses urgent skills needs that are required for the challenges presented by, among others, COVID-19, the digital transition and the green shift. The intention is to co-create a training programme with concrete transnational skills modules covering the spectrum of diverse qualifications for vocational and higher education as well as providing inputs for workplace training and micro-learning for existing and new occupational profiles.
Stay tuned for more information on #CYANOTYPES in the upcoming months, including news about hands-on workshops and networking events.
The project is co-funded by the European Union, Erasmus+ programme.