Vania

is a European research project supported by the Leonardo program.
It focuses European development of the cultural sector and tackles the lack of skills and competences of managers wishing to lead transnational and co-operation projects.
Vania aims at identifying the training centers active in cultural co-operation and to determine competences and skills useful to cultural operators working in this field.

Vania produced :

- a list of skills and competences to be developed by leaders of cultural co-operation projects ;
- an analysis of innovative methodologic approaches proposed recently to allow professionals to acquire these competences ;
- a seminar in collaboration with ENCATC, the European cultural network of training centers, and professionals in order to debate on the new stakes regarding cultural co-operation and to find innovative solutions for the sector ;
- a certification process in the cultural co-operation training field.

The Association Hicter was the pilot of Vania in partnership with Cupore (Research center in cultural policies, Helsinki), International Intelligence on Culture (Independent research, consultancy, training and policy development organisation, London) and Evremathia (Vocational training center, Athens).