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HRVATSKA VERZIJA


INTERNATIONAL EDUCATIONAL PARTNERSHIP “THEATRE PITCHING FOR EMPLOYMENT”

Together with six partners from Europe, Trešnjevka Cultural Centre is starting on 1st of November 2018, a new project financed from European Commissions’s  Erasmus+ programme for education, training, youth and sports, with mediation of the Agency for mobility and EU programmes.

Publicly know under its acronym “The Pitch”, this project is an international partnership in non-formal education of adults (full title: “Theatre Pitching for employment”).

The acronym of the project is based on a famous presentation method, so-called “pitching”, or, a method of short presentation which is usually used in business and which serves for a quick presentation of a person, project or organisation. The method itself limits the “pitch” (pitching of an idea) to a very short time (3 minutes or less, which helps presenters to learn how to present themselves, their project or organisation in a focused, interesting and active manner. In that, theatre, drama and acting skills are of a crucial importance. Individuals who do not possess such skills have difficulties presenting themselves to potential employers, and when we add negative prejudice which people from marginalised groups experience in the labour market – these flaws become an unbridgeable  gap that demotivates them from participating in the labour market.

With marginalised groups in mind, partners have decided to connect the presentation pitching method with educational theatre, in order to:

  • educate those individuals and increase their soft skills (which are often crucial in the labour market, for example, at the job interview),
  • be mutually educated (peer education among educators), including their EU Key Competences,
  • and offer a new educational-cultural content by which we will enrich the non-formal education competences of partner organisations, and explore the possibilities of a greater inclusion of the theatre pitching method into (non)formal education and labour market education in Europe.

Accordingly, this partnership is dedicated to the social and labour market inclusion of marginalised groups (e.g. people with disability, unemployed, stigmatised people, ethnic and/or religion minorities); exchange of expert knowledge, methods and skills among educators who work with marginalised groups by means of non-formal education; and increase of the visibility of marginalised groups issues as well as the increase of use of theatre pitching method in the European non-formal education.

 

THE PITCH (2)

Partnership logo

Seven versatile and complementary partners – all of whom work in non-formal education, but in their own, specific way (from a University to a bread house) – plan to achieve those objectives by organising seven international activities of non-formal learning, i.e., theatre pitching workshops with 84 participants, including individuals from marginalised groups (people with disability, minorities and alike).

Each workshop will be structured in accordance with theatre pitching, but each partner will include their local, specific method by which they will enrich the knowledge and skills of educators from other partner organisations.

After the educational theatre pitching workshop, participants will present their ideas (projects) and themselves at the final “Pitching Forum” which will be open for the public.

These Theatre Pitching Forums will become a theatre of ideas in which actors will present their ideas for projects that will benefit the local community and help connecting it with the EU.

Also, these Pitching Forums will be recorded and shown live on The Pitch YouTube Channel and partner’s social media, with a goal of making theatre pitching method more popular.

Alongside the video presentations, partners will write down their experiences and transfer their knowledge in the eManual – through with all other interested parties will be able to recreate the theatre pitching process and implement this useful method in their own work.

 

Additional formal information about the project can be found on the official Erasmus+ webpage -> here.

 

HOW CAN I GET INFORMED ABOUT THE PROJECT?

There are several options on your disposal:

  • at this webpage – we will regularly update news about our activities and results
  • by registering for our newsletter
  • follow us on social media:
    • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cekate.hr/
    • Instagram (in progress…)
    • Twitter (in progress…)

For all questions about the project, please contact the partnership coordinator at ihromatko@cekate.hr.

 


PARTNERSHIP IDENTITY CARD


PROJECT CODE: 2018-1-HR01-KA204-047439 

DURATION:  1.11.2018 – 31.10.2020

COORDINATOR: Centar za kulturu Trešnjevka (Zagreb, Hrvatska)

PROJECT COORDINATOR: Ivan Hromatko, PhD

PARTNERS: 

OBJECTIVES

In line with Erasmus+ programme, this partnership has three main objectives:

  1. HORIZONTAL: Social inclusion
  2. ADULT EDUCATION: Extending and Developing Educators’ Competences
  3. ADULT EDUCATION: Increasing the demand and take-up through outreach, guidance and motivational strategies

ACTIVITIES

  • 7 international educational theatre workshops of non-formal education for adults (one at each partner)
  • 7 Pitching Forums for the public and media campaign
  • 3 Transnational Project Meetings of project managers

EXPECTED RESULTS

  • 84 international participants certificated to use pitching in non-formal education
  • 14 included, educated and empowered members of marginalised groups, and motivated to join the labour market
  • significant development of participants’ soft presentation skills and basic skills (EU Key Competences): communication in foreign language, learning to learn, cultural awareness, social and civic competences
  • increase of public visibility and inclusion of marginalised groups, through 7 public Pitching Forums and media campaigning by all partners
  • increase of popularity of theatre pitching method among organisations of non-formal education in partner countries, through 7 public Pitching Forums and media campaigning by all partners

OFFICIAL ERASMUS+ PROJECT WEBPAGE: https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/projects/eplus-project-details/#project/2018-1-HR01-KA204-047439


CHRONOLOGICAL OVERVIEW OF THE PROJECT


2-3 December 2018 TPM1 Kick-off meeting held in Zagreb, Croatia


We bring you a whiff of atmosphere from the first meeting of an international partnership “Theatre Pitching for Employment” which was held on 3rd and 4th December 2018 at CeKaTe Trešnjevka Cultural Centre (Zagreb, Croatia). CeKaTe is coordinating this partnership financed from EU Erasmus+ fund.

Partnership will last from November 2018 until the end of October 2020, during which time 7 partner organisations from Croatia (CEKATE), Slovenia (PRIZMA), Bulgaria (I3C), Greece (ARATOS & OCEAN), Poland (MULTIKULTURA) and Turkey (AKDENIZ UNIVERSITY) will work on sharing and developing educator’s skills and on developing theatre pitching as a method of non-formal learning, as well as on empowering and inclusion of marginalised groups into labour market.

During the project there will be held, among other things, 7 workshops of theatre pitching that will end with contests in pitching of EU ideas (Pitching Forums) which we will livestream!

So, we invite you to follow us on
Facebook project page: m.me/pitchingtheatre
Web page: https://cekate.hr/program/erasmus-u-cekate-the-pitch/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cekate.hr/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/cekate_hr

#pitchingtheatre #thepitcherasmus #theatreofideas

Meeting participants (also project managers)

The Pitch: Participant Profiles


10-16 March 2019. LTT1 The first workshop of Theatre Pitching for employment, held in Krakow, Poland (“People Like Us”)


In Erasmus+ partnership “Theatre Pitching for Employment”, participants from seven partner organisations learn how to connect the local method for working with marginalised groups with drama skills and presentation “pitching” method, in order to develop their presentation skills and offer their idea – a sort of a solution for low employability of marginalised groups in the local community.

At the end of each of the workshop, the participants present the ideas they developed during the workshop. This time, the ideas were made by connecting collaborative poetry writing, educational theatre and “pitching”.

By practising collaborative poetry writing, fifteen participants (12 international and 3 local from marginalised groups or staff of the host organisation) present the results of their work.

See their presentations this Thursday 14 March 2019 at 16.30 (CET) at the link below:

 

LTT C1 KRAKOW (HOST: MULTIKULTURA)

PITCHING FORUM LIVESTREAM:
https://youtu.be/vu_OCO-Z4aM


5 – 11 May 2019. LTT 2 Second workshop of theatre pitching for employability, held in Antalya, Turkey (“All Different All Equal”)


The second workshop of Erasmus+ partnership “Theatre Pitching for Employment”, organised by the host – Akdeniz University – brings us new project ideas for a problem of youth unemployment in Antalya and Turkey. Fifteen participants (12 international guests from seven partner organisations from Europe, with three local participants) has learned how to connect presentation method of pitching with educational theatre of Augusto Boal in order to enhance their presentation skills and develop project ideas that they will present at the final Pitching Forum via video livestream.

See their presentations this Thursday 9th May 2019 at 12.30h CET (14.30h Antalya time) at the link below:

LTT C2 ANTALYA (HOST: AKDENIZ UNIVERSITY)

PITCHING FORUM LIVESTREAM:
https://youtu.be/nioagXbdFdY 


9 – 13 September 2019. LTT C3 Third workshop of theatre pitching for employability, held in Maribor, Slovenia (“Discover Your Why”)


The third workshop of Erasmus+ partnership “Theatre Pitching for Employment”, organised by the host –  Fundation PRIZMA – brings us new project ideas for a problem of youth unemployment in Maribor and Slovenia. Fourteen participants (10 international guests from six partner organisations from Europe, with four local participants) have learned how to connect presentation method of pitching with educational theatre, and how to develop their self-esteem and enhance their presentation skills, i.e., develop project ideas that they will present at the final Pitching Forum via video livestream.

See their presentations this Thursday 12th September 2019 at 15.00h CET on the link below:

LTT C3 MARIBOR (HOST: FUNDATION PRIZMA)

PITCHING FORUM LIVESTREAM:


10-12 October 2019 Presentation of project to the public during Erasmus+ Days 2019


Trešnjevka Cultural Centre took part in the Erasmus+ Days and promoted its projects and partnerships funded by Erasmus+.

We enabled the general public to get to know the details of the project, see the project results (e.g. Pitching Forum), and take part in our future activities.

For More info about Erasmus+ Days and our event see: https://www.erasmusdays.eu/

 


2 – 6 December 2019. LTT C5 Fourth workshop of theatre pitching for employability, held in Thessaloniki, Greece (“Lights on. Ready – Set – Pitch”) 

The fourth workshop of Erasmus+ partnership “Theatre Pitching for Employment”, organised by the host –  ARATOS (specialists for theatre and film)  – brings us new project ideas for a problem of unemployment in tourist and business hub of Greece – Thessaloniki. Participants from Greece, Slovenia, Croatia, Bulgaria, and Turkey learned how to enhance their presentation skills, to be “powerful” and to present their projects for Thessaloniki unemployment problem with courage (and as actors). At the end of the programme, participants presented (pitched) their projects to the public via livestream Pitching Forum.

 

See the project ideas they presented on Pitching Forum, 6 December 2019. at 13.30, at a link below:

 

LTT C5 THESSALONIKI (HOST: ARATOS)

PITCHING FORUM LIVESTREAM:

eVIDEO (EDUCATIONAL VIDEO) FROM WORKSHOP HELD IN THESSALONIKI, GREECE


6-7 December Transnational Project Meeting – Interim of the project held in Thessaloniki, Greece

In support of the LTT C5 workshop and Pitching Forum, project managers held a half-way (Interim) transnational project meeting.

The meeting was hosted by ARATOS inThessaloniki, Greece, and facilitated by the coordinator of the partnership, Ivan Hromatko (CEKATE). Partners used the meeting to evaluate the project so far and plan its future activities. All partner organisations concluded that the project was going as planned, even with force majeure issues (such as the exit of Multikultura from the project, due to objective reasons).

 


PROJECT’S RESULTS


Here you can follow the results of the project which we will update and publish as the project develops.

 

PHOTO AND VIDEO MATERIALS FROM PARTNERSHIP ACTIVITIES

The Pitch: Promo materials and logos

Social media posts about local workshops held in Zagreb, Croatia by the coordinating team – Trešnjevka Cultural Centre

https://www.instagram.com/p/BsbHnsUn51f/?utm_source=ig_web_options_share_sheet


LTT C1 KRAKOW (HOST: MULTIKULTURA)

PITCHING FORUM LIVESTREAM:
https://youtu.be/vu_OCO-Z4aM

THE PITCH eManual for Theatre Pitching for Employment: LTT C1 Krakow People like us (click to open/download)


LTT C2 ANTALYA (HOST: AKDENIZ UNIVERSITY)

PITCHING FORUM LIVESTREAM:
https://youtu.be/nioagXbdFdY 

LTT C3 MARIBOR (HOST: PRIZMA)

PITHING FORUM LIVESTREAM:

 

LTT C5 THESSALONIKI, GREECE (HOST: ARATOS)

PITCHING FORUM LIVESTREAM:

eVIDEO (EDUCATIONAL VIDEO) FROM WORKSHOP HELD IN THESSALONIKI, GREECE


E-MANUALS

(CLICK TO OPEN FOLDER WITH eManuals 1-7)

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