‘Inclusive Design Hub’ is an Erasmus+ Small Scale co-funded project (Project Number: 2023-1-DE02-KA210-VET-000124768), led by Arvana GmH (Germany) and partnered by Budakov Films (Bulgaria).

Introduction: The journey towards fostering inclusivity and innovation in the creative industry has officially begun! On September 22, 2023, Berlin witnessed the ignition of the Erasmus+ Small Scale co-funded project “Inclusive Design Hub,” led by Arvana GmbH and partnered by Budakov Films Ltd (Project Number: 2023-1-DE02-KA210-VET-000124768). This blog post encapsulates the excitement and key takeaways from our kick-off meeting, a pivotal starting point for the journey ahead.

Setting the Foundation: Hosted by the dynamic team at Arvana GmbH, the kick-off meeting was attended by the dedicated staff members of Budakov Films Ltd. The session revolved around crucial aspects that set the foundation for the project’s success.

Key Discussion Points:

  1. Partnership Agreements: The meeting delved into the intricacies of the partnership, establishing a solid foundation for collaboration and shared goals.
  2. Tasks & Responsibilities: Arvana GmbH outlined the tasks and responsibilities for the project, ensuring a clear roadmap for all involved.
  3. Goals and Deadlines: Clear objectives and deadlines were set for each of the project’s three activities – A1, A2, and A3, ensuring a structured and efficient workflow.
  4. Financial Management: Transparent financial management discussions took place, ensuring resources are allocated judiciously for the project’s success.
  5. Dissemination and Quality Management: Budakov Films Ltd shared their strategies for effective dissemination and quality management, setting the stage for impactful outcomes.
  6. Open Public Event: An engaging discussion unfolded regarding the upcoming Open Public Event, emphasizing the importance of community involvement and awareness.

Project Overview: The “Inclusive Design Hub” project seeks to revolutionize the creative industry by developing a high-quality training program tailored to the needs of the target audience. The collaboration between Arvana and Budakov Films, forged in 2022, is rooted in a shared commitment to supporting freelancers and addressing industry challenges.

Project Activities:

  1. A1: Developing Learning Objectives for Freelance Success: Crafting objectives to empower freelancers for success.
  2. A2: Creating an Inclusive Training Program: The core activity involves the development and delivery of the “Inclusive Design Hub” training program.
  3. A3: Knowledge Validation and Assessment: Ensuring the effectiveness of the training program through rigorous knowledge validation and assessment.

Building a Diverse Freelancer Network: The project aims to expand its freelancer network, promoting diversity within creative teams. This strategic move is anticipated to enhance creativity, innovation, and contribute to a more enriching company culture.

Participation from freelancers and job seekers in the ‘Inclusive Design Hub’ project is anticipated to play a pivotal role in the enduring growth of the participating organizations. By enhancing the knowledge and skills of these individuals, particularly in crucial domains like Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and their application within the Cultural and Creative Sector (CCS), the project aims to facilitate their seamless integration and inclusion in the CCS.

This multifaceted approach not only benefits the individuals directly involved but also holds the promise of significant advantages for the organizations they collaborate with. Equipping these individuals with a deeper understanding of IPR and essential skills ensures they are better prepared to navigate the fiercely competitive creative market in Europe. Consequently, this not only contributes to the personal success of the freelancers and job seekers but also augments the overall success and competitiveness of the collaborating organizations. In essence, the ‘Inclusive Design Hub’ becomes a catalyst for both individual and collective prosperity in the dynamic landscape of the creative industry.

Conclusion: The kick-off meeting in Berlin was not just a starting point; it was the ignition of a transformative journey. As the “Inclusive Design Hub” takes shape, stay tuned for more updates on our quest to promote inclusivity, foster creativity, and redefine success in the creative industry. The excitement is palpable, and the journey promises to be nothing short of extraordinary!

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