Routes to Employment

1. September 2014 – 31. August 2016

“Routes to Employment – Arts and Culture as an enabler for growth” (R2E) was a transnational project aimed at increasing the employability and life skills of young artists and creative workers, trained at formal and informal educational institutions. The project offered answers to gaps in arts education and in the startup of artistic professions, by combining the open, flexible, holistic approach of the ROOTS & ROUTES creative education methodologies with the training and advising system for the professionalisation of young artists and cultural workers developed by SMartBe <http://smartbe.be/>. This lead to the development of a transnational unified curriculum for young artists, focusing on entrepreneurship: http://www.rootsnroutes.eu/curriculum

Another result of the project are guidance sheets on legal statuses of artists and creative workers; the sheet on the legal situation in Germany can be downloaded here:
English Version
German Version

In the pilot training activities implemented nationally, the approach to the technical, specialised skills was embedded in a flexible non-formal setting aimed atIn the second project year, three short term transnational joint training events were organised for staff (managers and trainers) of all partner organisations, to exchange and test methods and practices in different contexts and with the involvement of selected professionals of the creative work sector.

R2E included partner organisations from Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, the UK and Spain. R2E was funded by the EU-Programme ERASMUS+ (VET, Key Action 2) and coordinated by Stichting ROOTS & ROUTES Rotterdam (Netherlands).