Plenary meeting of the large-scale skills partnership for the CCI Ecosystem

Juliana Louceiro and Carina Dantas represented SHINE 2Europe at the second plenary meeting of the Large-scale Skills Partnership (LSP) for the Cultural and Creative Industries Ecosystem.
A discussion was held where participants shared good practices and resources toward defining the next steps, as well as the latest developments since the first plenary session in October 2022.

The members also had the chance to participate in deeper discussions in smaller online rooms, split by the working groups: WG1 – Working group on intelligence and data gathering; WG2 – Working group on skills for the digital environment; WG3 – Working group on entrepreneurial skills; WG4 – Working group on cross-sectoral innovation; WG5 – Working group on skills for the green transformation.

Creating a skills development model for the cultural and creative industries ecosystem in order to pool resources and engage in concrete upskilling and reskilling initiatives is the goal of the Large-scale skills partnership. In this partnership, umbrella associations, networks, sectoral associations, vocational education and training providers, as well as trade unions are involved, which emphasizes sustainability, social fairness, and resilience, as well as digital, green, entrepreneurial skills, technical skills, and arts and crafts skills.

Juliana Louceiro joined the Breakout room “Working group on entrepreneurial skills”, where the need to connect the creative economy with the social economy was discussed, as well as the lack of formal education around this sector. The need to develop a research-oriented action focused on demonstrating how to apply creativity to business and how to adapt business models to Cultural and Creative Industries was also stressed as relevant.

This plenary allows us to widen SHINE’s network and think about new horizons such as how creative economy and social economy can be integrated into SHINE’s current projects, namely, the PRIORITY45 project, which aims at developing a comprehensive curriculum, mainly focused on 45+ adults, addressing the needed knowledge, skills and attitudes.