About the Sense of Light Project
The project aims to benefit from the worldwide passion for photography, to use this growing hobby as a tool and resource for creating opportunities for education, sensitising people on the negative social and environmental phenomena in society, but also to use the interest of people in photography so as to contribute to the development of creative economy, of important areas of tourism and culture, to the conservation and protection of the environment and to the promotion of rural development.
The ultimate goal of the project is to improve local sustainability in all three areas (economic, social and environmental). This improvement should be done through the shared and acquired knowledge of project consortium partners and their trainers, target group teachers and local stakeholders from 7 countries. The project seeks to contribute to local sustainability through visual arts, a multicultural approach and a creative environment. This will be done through mobile workshops, which will test the initiatives and activities proposed with respect to the intellectual outputs of the project (manuals, training courses, pilot testing startups in the creative economy and networks). One of the objectives of the project is to develop and test an innovative learning process based on the development and verification of effective and tried out tools in the field of creative economy, culture and craftsmanship. The project mainly informs, motivates, encourages and trains target groups and project participants in such a way as to change their attitudes and, on the other hand, to encourage and motivate the vulnerable and often excluded societal groups and enable them to acquire basic skills and advanced experience in the fields of communications, development of urban and rural communities, self-respect, self-esteem and dignity, as well as to gain practical skills in the areas of creative economics, environmental protection and management (simple project preparation, management, accounting, monitoring and evaluation).
The project is based on inclusive, transnational, best practice and creative collaboration, enabling process, access and social innovation in all areas of sustainability.
The main target groups of the project are teachers, trainers, youth workers and children. They are recruited from different institutions approached by consortium partners. Together with experts and qualified trainers they develop the planned outputs and use them in their home environment. The main beneficiaries of the project are students, young unemployed persons, who are open to new ideas and to innovative ways of creativity. The project brings together stakeholders from different sectors and social groups: from formal education (students and teachers in secondary schools), through non-formal education (environmental and rural NGOs and local communities) to unemployed individuals, ethnic minorities and immigrants (including refugees). Therefore the project seeks to contribute to addressing the numerous challenges facing the current EU. It builds on previous trustworthy and good relationships between the project consortium partners and their shared visions and missions of serving their communities. Furthermore, the project is based on the multi-sectoral approach, on dialogue and on the diversity of cultures and traditions of European countries.
Project Manager: Kristina Garrido Holmová
Phone: +420 603 383 527
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The BORA 94 Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén County Development Agency Nonprofit LLC is a non-profit organization, 100% owned by the regional government of Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén. The Agency is an umbrella organization with established strategic partnerships between public and private actors in the region, such as local governments, professional organizations, associations, NGOs, research institutes, businesses.
Civil Association Legend Photo was founded in 2011 as an association of photographers, youth leaders, musicians and NGO activists to meet the desire of their members to help their communities. The mission of the association is to help make full use of human potential, abilities and creativity in art, culture and self-realization, thereby contributing to a more efficient, dynamic and sustainable development of society and meaningful use of the free time of children, youths and adults.
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Its focus on the Odorhei area included several projects in the field of environmental protection, nature conservation and sustainable rural development.
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The JAP was established in 2006 as the Leader Local Action Group (LAG) in order to create a balanced and sustainable local life in the region of Järva. The aim of JAP is to help preserve and revitalize rural life by improving the environment and expanding social cohesion as well as by developing the rural economy and increasing employment. JAP is active in the central part of Estonia (Järva district) and assists eight municipalities: Albu, Ambla, Järva-Jaani, Kareda, Koeru, Koigi, Paide and Roosna-Allik. JAP has 73 members: 8 municipalities, 42 non-governmental organizations and 23 enterprises.
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