Anna Ochmann, president of ARTeria Foundation, took part in the international seminar „MOV(I)E IT FORWARD!. Dissemination, exploitation and sustainability of KA2 project results” organised in Zakopane, Poland by the Polish National Agency Erasmus+ Programme. The event started on 8th May 2019 and it finished on 11st May 2019. During these few days of work together we tried to find answers to several questions, for instance: how can we ensure durability of projects after the project funding has finished? Which tools can we use? (A multimedia workshop on recording videos, as a potential tool for project dissemination, was also a part of the seminar). The participants had also a unique opportunity to exchange experiences on the subject of exploitation, sustainability and dissemination of results. At the same time, the event enabled participants to learn inspiring new things and specific, practical competences.
The participants of the seminar were first of all Erasmus+ beneficiaries: representatives of on-going projects, as well as those who completed good examples of dissemination and exploitation, representatives of institutions using the results of Erasmus+ projects, and the other stakeholders (e.g. decision makers). The participants represented ten European countries. Foundation ARTeria was invited as a leader of the project “Learn to Create – promoting Work-based Learning in Europe’s Cultural and Creative Industries”, and it is also a partner in several other projects funded by the Erasmus+ Programme.
The main aim of the meeting was: to work together on dissemination and exploitation methods, when doing an Erasmus + project; to work on ways to influence target groups and how to change their lives for the better. The Erasmus+ Programme Guide says that: “dissemination and exploitation goals may be to: raise awareness; extend the impact; engage stakeholders and target groups; share solutions and know how; influence policy and practice; develop new partnerships”. The specific goals of the seminar were to exchange experience among participants and get contributions from experts on the subject of sustainability, exploitation and dissemination; to exchange good practices, tools, methods and approaches in sustainability, exploitation and dissemination; to prepare recommendations for future Erasmus+ beneficiaries on efficient ways of exploiting and sustaining results.