During the week of 23-27 May 2022, AEPJ, network carrier of the European Routes of Jewish Heritage, participated in the training week of the Fab Route project in Rimini, in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy. The AEPJ team was able to receive training and share knowledge in the areas that the project defines as priorities for the creation of the professional profile of the Route Manager of a Cultural Route of the Council of Europe; in addition to testing the training methodology itself.
As part of the consortium of this project, the AEPJ delivered a theoretical session on Governance and member’s participation, with the collaboration of the expert Montse Crivillers. This was followed by a presentation by the AEPJ team on member participation through the Task Force of the European Days of Jewish Culture as a Best Practice in this field and finally a practical workshop in collaboration with the Via Regia team.
The Fab Route is a KA2 project co-funded by the Erasmus + Programme to enhance EU Cultural Routes by designing an innovative educational module to improve their members skills in relation to Cultural Heritage Management and sustainable tourism.
The main objective of the Training Week in Rimini was to test the training methodology elaborated in Intellectual Output 2 on Cultural Routes officers and members, in order to improve their skills in all areas identified during the implementation of the project.
The Training Methodology will assist Cultural Routes officers to upgrade and update their skills through an innovative training based on blended sessions of formal and informal education, interactive lessons and case studies. The expertise of each Cultural Route involved in a particular kind of heritage contributed to the development of tailored case studies.
On one side, the training was planned to test the effectiveness of the methodology but on the other, it will be an international learning activity through which the operators working in 6 European Cultural Routes had a real possibility to improve those skills and competencies that were detected as essential to make their work more efficient.
After the evaluation, the methodology might be used by all other Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe, creating an important transferability potential.