Project Outcomes

Review Paper and Parameters Mapping
The following pillars will be completed in the Research & Review Paper:

  • Literature review (including best practices) on the training & methodological models regarding cultural administration capacity building and promotion of sustainable development,
  • In-depth analysis and evaluation of the existing learning environments in the field of promoting/transferring skills, competences and knowledge in the local communities in order for the consortium to decide upon their appropriateness for learning/teaching. Part of this pillar is the analysis of the limited findings available so far regarding comparative approaches and utilization of ICT within this field,
  • Investigation of the learning/ training needs, engagement rates in the cultural management of their community, competences measurements, of the target groups and the end-users through focus groups research practices and questionnaires; the research will also collect data concerning the existing knowledge on the basic fields of sustainable development, initiatives, EU context,
  • Data analysis and suggestions provisions, recommendations, and guidelines for the development of a user-friendly, adaptable and widely accessible tool for their teaching.

Cultural Adnimistration and Sustainability Boosters Curriculum
CUBES develops a curriculum to address a number of core educational topics on the general thematic of the sustainable administration of cultural resources:

  • EU policies, national and international cultural policies, funding initiatives, challenges and opportunities for local communities.
  • Cultural resources and sustainable development.
  • Sustainable management delivery & environmental awareness.
  • Sociocultural & economic parameters for local sustainability.
  • Emerging risks identification for local communities (in a spectrum from social to environmental) and effective solutions.
  • Preservation initiatives and locality in motives.
  • Cultural resources exploitation & preservation ethics.
  • Enhancement of local economy & cultural competitiveness.
  • Recognition & taxonomy of local cultural resources.
  • Cultural associations & local business launching.
  • Management and marketing of cultural institutions.
  • Audience development.
  • Use and links among tourism, culture and the environment.

Digital Toolbox and Resources

  • ‘CUBES’ Digital Platform: A professionally designed platform, developed on cutting edge open source technology, renders all project products widely available. Moreover, it facilitates the exchange of good practices in the field of sustainable cultural management, it provides target groups and stakeholders with access to relevant resources, and promotes sharing, discussions and social networking applications.
  • ’CUBES’ Online Learning Environment and Online Tools: The online learning environment is developed as an Open Educational Resource and is based on principles of User-Centered Design (UCD), as well as principles for Effective Lifelong Learning Programmes. The applied methodology consists of approaches for inquiry-based and problem-based learning.
  • ‘CUBES’ Mobile Application: In an era where the multidimensional usage of smart-phones and tablets is massive, an innovative information and communication application increases the penetration of the project outcomes to the wider public and to a greater number of target groups’ members. The mobile application is developed based on the online platform and accessible for downloading through the project’s platform and all major mobile platforms. The application characterised by the high quality of Mobile User Interface Design (UID) provides the end-users with ‘road paths’ taking them to their training practices via virtual and imaginary construction, and it will be supplementary to the other outputs. It will also support services and tools, such as social networking applications, peer communication and collaboration, blog discussion forums, synchronous chat tools, information sharing, online consultancy tools, profiling and other collaborative tools.

Methodological Approaches Guide for Educators
In support of the developed Curriculum the following shall be also developed:

  • Guidelines for properly using the curriculum and the digital tools aiming at both the trainers and their trainees-Boosters.
  • Exemplary scenarios guidelines for stakeholders and trainers supporting their efforts to address capacity building issues in regard to groups coming from different contexts-communities and having various levels of expertise, motives and learning styles. Principles of adaptation context will be here applied, referring to the ways instructors may adapt content into their teaching context.

Policy Paper
Summing up the procedures and deliveries of the CUBES’s products, the policy paper aims to inform policy-making by combining practice and theory, academic knowledge and policy drafting.

Multiplier events (national seminars, info days, workshops, final conference)
For the practical dissemination of the project and the feedback needed, multiplier events take place in each participating country, in order to build a circle of influence and to elicit promoting and multiplying support for the CUBES project. Complementary to their informative character, these events are oriented towards a more practical level and a specific society context, as each country presents its own communities’ characteristics, cultural resources and sustainability rates.​