ECLN Conference Agenda 

European Cultural Learning Network Conference, 5 September 2015

9:15am to 10:00am – Registration, refreshments and networking

10:00am – Welcome and introduction – Duncan Sones, Collage Arts, UK

– Why the ECLN was important to Collage Arts and how it fits into the 30-year story – Manoj Ambasna, CEO, Collage Arts, UK

– ECLN the movie and ECLN in context: How & why the qualifications were developed – Denise Stanley, Business and Development, Collage Arts, UK

– The role of the SQA in these professional awards – how these qualifications are different – Paul Gallacher, Qualification Manager, Scottish Qualifications Authority

– Points of clarification – Plenary

– The need for recognition and validation of practitioners in Europe – Maribel Coco Perez & Saskia Kettelerij, Kunstbedrijf – Arnhem, Netherlands

– The ECLN journey from the perspective of the academic partner – Martin Hansen & Eddy Preben Thomsen, Via University College, Denmark

– ECLN the European Capital of Culture; Rethink IMPACTS and The 2017 Academy – Marianne Ping Huang, Vice Dean for Education, Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University, Denmark

– EU and UK vocational training & cultural policy – Chrissie Tiller, Consultant and Academic, Goldsmiths College, UK

– The relevance of the professional awards – Rick Parkes, CEO, Rinova, UK

– What are the challenges and opportunities of working in this way to validate artists? – Plenary

– Employers and their perspective on the potential of validating the skills of the creative and cultural workforce – Andrea Stark, CEO, High House Production Park, UK

– Work-based learning, reflective practice and peer review in a community of practice across Europe – Enzo Pellegrini, Mulab, Italy

– What are the next steps for working with the professional awards or the barriers to adoption that need to be overcome? – Plenary

– Networking with ECLN partners – Plenary

12:00(noon) – Start of Taking Part – festival of participatory arts practice


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