HERITAGE-PRO training camp: application now open

Application period open now: interdisciplinary training camp in Germany for young cultural heritage managers, craftspeople and other young professionals of the cultural heritage sector. 

  • Date: April 19-20, 2021
  • Application period open until December 31, 2020
  • Location: Region of the UNESCO World Heritage Upper Middle Rhine Valley
  • Teaching project: A crane as industrial monument from 1917 being restored in 2021
  • HERITAGE-PRO is an ERASMUS+-Initiative for improving interdisciplinary skills in cultural heritage management

The two-day training camp will take place on April 19 and 20, 2021 in the region of the UNESCO World Heritage Site “Upper Middle Rhine Valley” between Frankfurt and Cologne in Germany. It aims at bridging the interdisciplinary gap that results from the cooperation of different professional disciplines. The camp is intended to bring together young people who are at the beginning of their careers and come from very different disciplines related to the administration and preservation of cultural heritage. By bringing the disciplines together, an understanding of the different opinions, training, expectations and working styles is to be created. Ultimately, the aim is to strengthen cooperation beyond the individual disciplines.

In addition, participants will have the opportunity to build and deepen their own network of European experts, strengthen interdisciplinary competences and be the first ones to learn about the materials and results developed in the HERITAGE-PRO project. Participation in the training camp is for free. Breakfast and lunch as well as the costs for experts, transportation within the programme and snacks during the events are covered. Travel expenses, dinner and accommodation are to be paid by the participants themselves. The organizers will recommend accommodation in advance, which can be booked by the participants themselves. Participants may be able to obtain funding for their participation in the training camp from different sources which the HERITAGE-PRO team has compiled in a list. More information on funding possibilities can be found on the website.

Location: “Häusener Kran” (Häusen crane)

The “Häusener Kran” in St. Goarshausen (Rhineland-Palatinate) will serve as a practical application and teaching example. The “Häusener Kran” is an industrial monument from the year 1917, which will be restored in 2021. The crane is located in the middle of the region of the UNESCO World Heritage “Upper Middle Rhine Valley”. The participants will also be accommodated in this region during the training camp.

“Häusener Kran” in St. Goarshausen (Picture: Entwicklungsagentur Rheinland-Pfalz e.V.)

Programme of the camp

The programme of the training camp is based on the HERITAGE-PRO outcomes. Through the social programme (e.g. group tasks, getting to know each other, etc.) the different professional groups are to come closer and mutual understanding for each other is to be developed. In addition, information on career opportunities in the field of cultural heritage is provided and HERITAGE-PRO materials are applied, tested and evaluated in practice. Participants will gain lots of new knowledge in interdisciplinary teamwork and have the possibility to build up a network of European experts. Every participant will get an official confirmation of participation proving the newly gained interdisciplinary skills.

The first day of the training camp consists of an introduction programme for the participants, training on the basics of interdisciplinary cooperation and an introduction to the materials of HERITAGE PRO. In the afternoon the „Häusener Kran“ will be visited together with experts from the field of monument protection and restoration. The focus will be on practical and administrative procedures for the preservation of cultural heritage sites and the exchange with the experts. The evening is at for own disposal. All participants have the opportunity to participate in a tasting of regional wines.

The next day, small interdisciplinary teams will test the application of HERITAGE PRO materials in the morning, using the example of the Häusen crane, and discuss the results. In the afternoon there will be a boat trip on the Rhine as well as a visit to a castle in the World Heritage Site Upper Middle Rhine Valley and a subsequent exchange with experts from the General Directorate of Cultural Heritage Rhineland-Palatinate. Afterward, participants can depart or leave the next day and finish the evening and the training camp together.

How to apply and participate?

For applying to participate in the training camp, the following documents are requested:

  • CV (max. 2 pages)
  • Letter of motivation (max. 1 page)

Application documents as one PDF-File shall be uploaded to https://heritage-pro.eu/training-camp/upload-your-application/ until December 31, 2020.

More information

The detailed call for participation and more information on the project can be found on https://heritage-pro.eu/training-camp/about-the-camp/ or contact Mr. Kolhey from Entwicklungsagentur Rheinland-Pfalz e.V.:

Sascha Kolhey, Entwicklungsagentur Rheinland-Pfalz e.V.

contact: kolhey@ea-rlp.de,  phone: +4961314908237

(picture credit: Pixabay CC)


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