Learning From the Past

Learning from the Past
(so we are not condemned to repeat it)

Erasmus+ programme – KA204 Strategic Partnerships for adult education

This is an extremely interesting project at this time. It aims to promote a value of cultural heritage, educate adults and young people about the importance of understanding of their past and events, which led to the major conflicts in history of Europe and beyond. Therefore the project addresses a horizontal objective of the action, promotion of social and educational value of European cultural heritage. The needs of the target groups and need for the project to be delivered transnationally are sufficiently justified. The objectives of the project are clearly stated. The project is innovative on several levels, i.e. intergenerational learning, non-formal learning of the history, cultural heritage and ICT skills. The project is also complementary to Global Link’s project ‘Sowing the Seeds of Global Citizenship’ and to the first World War remembrance initiatives.
Most of the phases of the project are properly designed. It is good to see that the beneficiaries will be given several opportunities to evaluate their own learning and to contribute to the overall
evaluation of the intellectual outputs, training sessions and multiplier events. Some risks, related to the administrative and financial matters, are highlighted. It would also be good to
see if partners considered risks related to the development of the results or working with the target groups. The project provides value for money considering the project results, number
of the direct beneficiaries and potential impact outside of the participating organisations. The Intellectual Outputs are well developed and provide sufficient information on the time and resources needed to produce quality results. Short-term joint staff training event will add value to the project. Practical arrangements to support the participants could be described further
and include information on the travel arrangements, accommodation, learning agreements and potential outcomes. The Partners have necessary expertise to deliver the project and produce high quality results. It is useful that such organisations as museums, archives, history departments of the universities will be involved in the project at the Associated partners’ level.
The project is likely to have a substantial positive impact on the participants and partner organisations, which will have an opportunity to learn about cultural heritage, historical events, also partners will enhance their networks. All these aspects are sufficiently explained in the proposal. Evaluation activities, including evaluation methods and indicators of achievements
could be described further. The dissemination plan has to be constructed, but even so the application details, types of dissemination, types of audience. The group has a good address to the EU level as the previous work of the lead partner is well known among academics and they propose to use Youth networks as well as EPALE to disseminate. The material will be incorporated in the Mapping Dissent website, in relevant languages and will be mainstreamed and remain part of that resource for the foreseeable future. Beneficiary is reminded that more information on how the platform will be used could be provided. It is positive that the Partners will use creative commons licences to provide access to all outputs produced by the project.