Cultural Community Development Courses
We provide educational opportunities for cultural experts, local government employees and civil servants. Our goal is to help all participants to be able to support community development.
The preparation started with the mentors’ education programme in February 2017. The mentors are the key persons of our project, they are the link between communities, institutions and settlements.
61 mentors from 18 counties took part in a 120hour training course entitled Preparation for Cultural Community Development Mentor Tasks. The four-week programme was held in Esztergom.
Well-known experts: 13 educational content developers, 11 consultants and 28 tutors gave lectures during the course. Their innovative ideas, best practices and practical advice changed the theoretical lectures into buzzing experience. The participants learned about the basic methodology of adult education and cultural community development. They got to know the specialities of community centres, museums and libraries and also improved their professional, communicational and digital competencies.
The mentors also received practical community development education. They made proposals for public participation to those cultural institutions that could comply with the altered requirements.
Our mentors are prepared to generate community development, to help public participation in cultural institutions and to start and maintain volunteer-based processes and cultural partnership developments. After the final exams, they received their certificate at a festive event on the 4th of April 2017.
After this first mentor training we could start the organization of nationwide mentoring network.
Field studies also belonged to the mentors’ training. /Photo: SZNM/
The training is based on the project’s innovative professional methodological results and the aims of them are to prepare the participants to be able to support community development. We provide free training for cultural professionals and employees of local governments.
The Practice of Culture-Focused Community Development
Until the summer of 2018, 200 experts of the cultural fields completed the 60 hours accredited vocational training. The participants get acquainted with the goals
and results of the Active Communities Project, learn about the models of participatory operation and social inclusion as well as the methods of the assistance of volunteer programs. The training enables them to launch cooperation, institutional and culture-focused community developments. With the acquired competencies they can collect and apply case examples, good practices in museums, libraries, and community cultural centres. The training is also available in 30 contact+30 elearning hours (blended) format.
The Interaction Between Community Development and Local Administration
The goal of the course – registered the 6 hour civil servants’ vocational training system – is to introduce the values and methods of community development to the professionals of the public administration, dealing with culutral issues. The participants can get acquainted with good practices in the following topics: the participatorybased management of libraries, museums and cultural community institutions; expansion of their partnerships; the public organizations’ role in community development, and the supporting methods of community development.