CARDIS

Catalogue of trades, professions or traditional jobs in risk of disappearance in Europe

The two-year project CARIDIS - “Catalogue of trades, professions or traditional jobs in risk of disappearance in Europe” commenced in September 2011 and is funded by the Lifelong Learning Program as a GRUNDTVIG Partnership. CARIDIS   focused on the creation of a catalogue of trades, professions or traditional jobs in risk of disappearance in Europe with the aim to increase in the adult learners the level of social participation and civil engagement and also to promote better awareness, understanding, respect and integration of socio-cultural similarities and differences within Europe.

The coordinator
was Dr. Sergio Sanchez Sevilla of Instituto de Formacion Interdisciplinar C.B. (Spain) and apart from our school, the partner institutions were: FUN & LEARN-Verein zur Forderung der Bildung und der sinnvollen Freizeitgestaltung (Austria), Institut fur interkulturelle Kompetenz (IIK) e.V. (Germany), Istituto di Istruzione Superiore Pietro Scalcerle (Ιtaly), Liceo Classico e Scientifico “Publio Virgilio Marone” di Vico de Gargano(FG) (Ιtaly) and Meritum-Expats Specialists SP.ZO.O (Poland).
Core of the project CARIDIS was the application of alternative teaching / learning methods so as to improve the quality and attractiveness of adult education
through the creation of the catalogue. As the adult learners gathered and analyzed information about the professions at risk of disappearance they also acquired valuable knowledge and experience about interviewing. Teachers and students from our school participated in the transnational meetings of the partnership.

Final project outcomes included: A manual of good practice applied to adult education (http://caridis.eu/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/manual_of_good_practices.pdf), a catalogue of trades, professions or traditional jobs in risk of disappearance in Europe (http://caridis.eu/catalogue/) and a project website ( www.caridis.eu ).