The third project meeting for the ECHOES project took place in the city of Coventry, in the UK, between the 15th and 16th of November 2016. In this meeting, partners had the change to discuss the subjects related to the publication, the ECHOES training courses and the agenda for each multiplier event to be held in each partners’ country and de final international conference.
The LTTA, under the Erasmus+ Project ECHOES was organised by Elderberry AB, Robinson Foundation and Município do Fundão. The activity was set as a series of practical transfer workshops were partners got the chance to present their own organisations and countries training programmes/materials allowing the exchange of experience and their applicability, promoting an inter cultural training/learning environment.
What’s your post-industrial site? In your region, you must know some old factories that played an important role in the local economy. Attached to that there are stories and memories that needs to be preserved. Check the itinerary proposed in a guided tour to Portalegre (Portugal) post-industrial landscapes and heritage. The guided tour “Robinson Space: the family; the city and the factory” was part of the teaching and learning activity that took place between the 7th and 11th of March in Fundão Municipality.
Given the specific thematic of the project – the post-industrial landscapes and heritage – the meeting held in November 2016 in Coventry city, United Kingdom, were complemented by the organisation of study visits to some emblematic sites associated with the birth of the Industrial Revolution, like the Black Country Living Museum (https://www.bclm.co.uk/)
Partners from ISQ, Fundação Robinson (Portalegre) and Fundão Municipality jointly organised two workshops with the objective to present and test the main outcomes produced whiting the scope of the ECHOES project. These workshops took place on the premises of ISQ (on the 2nd o June 2017), in Porto Salvo, and targeted two different groups: trainers and teachers, and heritage professionals. The first part of the workshop was common to both groups and it took place in a post-industrial site – the Barcarena Gunpowder Factory. Another objective of these workshops was to motivate the participants to discover the educational potential of these places by challenging them to make use of it in their training and teaching practices.
The international seminar “Echoes of the Past – Heritage Futures: Vocational Education and Training and Post-Industrial Landscapes” was held in Portalegre, in the Robinson Space (old Robinson Cork Factory), on the 29th of June 2017. This event marked the culmination of two years of a project that developed an OER with educational resources whose aim is to enhance the use of the industrial heritage and post-industrial landscapes as an important educational resource and facilitate the implementation of diverse educational practices in those heritages sites.