EuroClio is looking for new trainees – do you want to join us?

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EuroClio offers university students in the final stage of their University Bachelor degree or in their Master degree the opportunity to enrich their knowledge with the practical experience of working for an International NGO in the field of History Education.

As a trainee, you will learn all about the world of an International NGO. You will get in touch with different institutions, donors, funding organs, and international associations and learn about the importance of networking, organising and reporting. Your tasks will include communication with members and partners, public announcements, fundraising and all aspects of event management. It is also possible to do a research traineeship.

For our Spring/Summer traineeships (February 2016 - July/August 2016) we are looking for dedicated students that have:
• An interest in History, History Education and International Cooperation;
• Skills in Standard Microsoft Office Applications;
• Flexibility, strong motivation and the capability to work independently;
• Fluency in written and spoken English, which is the working language at the Secretariat. Knowledge of any other language is an advantage.

Students who are interested can send their letter of motivation and CV by e-mail to Judith Geerling ( judith@euroclio.eu). The deadline is 1 November. For more information including experiences from former trainees, go to our website.

European Union Invites Experts on Skills and Competences to Contribute to Closed Survey

As part of the Europe 2020 Strategy for sustainable growth in the EU, the multilingual classification of European Skills, Competences, Qualifications and Occupations (ESCO) was set up. The ambition is to develop within ESCO a portal for all occupations competencies profiles in 24 languages in order to enhance the common language and relation between the labour market and education, with education more focused on competencies needed, and employers more explicit in what competencies they are looking for when they have vacancies. This would also enhance labour mobility as people from abroad would find themselves qualified to enter the job market in another country.

However, that requires input from people in the field.

EuroClio and ESCO are calling upon you to register for a closed online English language survey about the preliminary results of the ESCO portal. If you or your organisation would like to contribute to the online consultation you can register one or more experts by 13 October 2015, on here.

Any question now or during the consultation process can be directed to Nuria Moyes education@esco-secretariat.eu

Join the Europeana Network Association Free of Charge and Benefit

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Europeana wants to make Europe's cultural and scientific wealth available, accessible and useable for everyone and encourages active engagement of Europe's cultural heritage resources. In 2014, EuroClio Founder and Special Advisor Joke van der Leeuw-Roord joined the Europeana Governance Structures. One of the results is this implemented strategy for a Network Association.

As Education is increasingly using the digital world as a learning environement, the Europeana digitized Collection is an important trans-border resource for education in general but certainly for history, heritage and citizenship education.

To make Europeana a truly democratic and representative network and to deliver the Europeana Strategy 2015-2020, it is important for education practitioners to join the Europeana Network Association in order to have a voice on Europeana’s policy on education and more.

The advantages to registering for the Network Association are multiple but here are some highlights:

As a member of the Europeana Network Association, you will have a say in how we run Europeana. Read what this entails on our blog. You will be able to:

Please access Europeana Network Association Registration page if you want to become a member.

If you want to participate in the decision making process during the first official Europeana general Assembly in early November (Members Council candidacy, Members Council elections and Business Planning 2016), you should confirm your free membership registration before September 30, 2015.

 

Welcome in the world of Europeana,

Joke van der Leeuw-Roord, Board Member Europeana Network Association

Association for Critical Heritage Studies Calls for Papers on ‘Co-production in heritage’

Call for Papers for the session ‘Co-production in heritage: towards new imaginaries’ to be held at the Association for Critical Heritage Studies, Third Biennial Conference in Montreal, 6th - 10th June 2016.

If you would like to contribute to this session, please submit an abstract (600 words) and a brief resume (300 words) through the conference website as soon as possible but no later than the 1 November 2015. A peer-review panel will make the final selection of papers. The peer-review committee is composed of the session organisers and representatives from the ACHS.

For questions on the submission process or any other matters please contact session organiser Bethany Rex, International Centre for Cultural and Heritage Studies, Newcastle (UK) (b.rex@ncl.ac.uk)

Key dates: 1 November 2015 (deadline for abstracts), 31 August 2015 (registration opens), 1 April 2016 (registration deadline for presenters).

 

Involving communities, visitors or the public is frequently presented as one of the major tasks of museums and heritage sites in current global movements towards new collaborative paradigms (Golding and Modest, 2013; Watson and Waterton, 2011). Co-production is a highly current issue, and a proposed emancipatory solution to the authorized heritage discourse, which seemingly has reached a critical juncture. Scholarship has echoed calls from communities for more direct involvement in the presentation and management of heritage and material culture. However there is also a strong critique within the literature and a sense of dissatisfaction from professionals around the gap between the well-meaning rhetoric and practical realities – its effects have more often been tokenistic than transformative. This important critique has brought to the fore the issues of power and inequality in co-production, often drawing on the imagery of the ladder or spectrum of participation (Arnstein, 1969; Simon, 2010). It has also tended to optimistically re-employ these same critical modes to reimagine co-production practice.

This session invites new perspectives and new approaches to co-production that go beyond these strictly critical modes. The session aims to push the debate beyond the current focus of co-production debates which view co-production as something that takes place at various levels; the recognition of co-production as inevitably messy; and as meaning very different things to policymakers, practitioners and almost nothing to the ‘public’. We encourage papers to get up close to the recognised issues of power, hegemony and domination, but also beyond, in a ‘post-critical’ vein. This might include new languages, metaphors and imaginaries to address the roles, relations and stakes involved in the co-production of heritage, as well as approaches taken from a variety of disciplinary traditions. We therefore invite contributions drawing from diverse theoretical perspectives such as actor-network theory (Latour, 2005; Bennett, 2007), assemblage (Deleuze and Guatarri, 1987; Macdonald, 2009) and non-representational theory and affect (Thrift, 2010; Waterton 2014).

We invite theoretical and/or empirical contributions that explore the processes and practice of co-production along different terms to generate a richer understanding of the politics of co-production and its progressive possibilities for change. We particularly invite contributions focusing on professionals’ experience of co-production and their shifting understanding of expertise, knowledge practices and professional identities. With these issues in mind, we invite papers along (but not limited to) the following themes:

-how alternative framings of co-production change understandings of heritage;
-the merging of local knowledge/professional expertise;
-how knowledge and knowledge practices are constructed in empirical examples of co-production;

-how professional values/subjectivities are being challenged or altered in response to the imperative to co-produce;

-how emotion and feelings of belonging encourage co-production and/or co-management to flourish.

The format of the session will be 20 minute paper presentations followed by 10 minutes of questions from the audience.

If you would like to contribute to this session, please submit an abstract (600 words) and a brief resume (300 words) through the conference website as soon as possible but no later than the 1 November 2015. A peer-review panel will make the final selection of papers. The peer-review committee is composed of the session organisers and representatives from the ACHS.

For questions on the submission process or any other matters please contact session organiser Bethany Rex, International Centre for Cultural and Heritage Studies, Newcastle (UK) (b.rex@ncl.ac.uk)

Key dates: 1 November 2015 (deadline for abstracts), 31 August 2015 (registration opens), 1 April 2016 (registration deadline for presenters).

Call for Registration: EDEN Open Classroom Conference in Athens

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Transform your school into an innovative learning organization at the EDEN Open Classroom Conference, Athens

The conference, which is free of charge, will be held the 18th-21st of September, 2015 in Athens, Greece, bringing together a community of educators and trainers from all levels to explore how digital skills makes education more innovative. Some of the themes include: ICT and digital media use in primary and secondary education; Learning experience and collaborative-collective learning patterns; Virtual reality, Games for learning, simulations, media rich solutions; and many more.

Register here before 15 September.

For more information and learn how to exploit digital skills and resources and make your teaching more innovative have a look at the Eden website.