WHAT IS "UWOLNIJ SWÓJ POTENCJAŁ – URUCHOM PRZESTRZEŃ. UNLOCK YOUR POTENTIAL – ACTIVATE SPACE" PROJECT ?

Uwolnij swój potencjał – uruchom przestrzeń. Unlock your potential – activate space is an international project co-funded by the European Social Fund as a part of the Operational Programme Knowledge, Education, Development (OP KED) concerning revitalisation of urban spaces. The project is led by the British Council in Poland and delivered together with local Krakow partner (CDS) and institutions from the UK (Scotland’s Regeneration Network) and Croatia (city of Komiza, city of Sibenik).

Uwolnij swój potencjał – uruchom przestrzeń. Unlock your potential – activate space project will be delivered between May 2017 and  April 2019.

WHAT DOES "UWOLNIJ SWÓJ POTENCJAŁ – URUCHOM PRZESTRZEŃ. UNLOCK YOUR POTENTIAL – ACTIVATE SPACE" PROJECT AIM TO ACHIEVE?

The aim of the project is to improve the efficiency of public spaces management processes in areas of high importance for local communities. Participating organisations have been self-selected based on their experience in supporting public spaces management processes. They work on competences enhancement of professionals representing local authorities representatives, non-governmental organisations and employers‘ associations in the area of social revitalisation, space planning and housing as well as entrepreneurship development. Thanks  to the project municipal authorities, social organisation as well  as employers‘ representatives have an opportunity to participate in mutual learning processes, become acquainted  with the verified and possible to implement on Polish grounds best practices that respond to social problems related to urban decay.

WHO IS "UWOLNIJ SWÓJ POTENCJAŁ – URUCHOM PRZESTRZEŃ. UNLOCK YOUR POTENTIAL – ACTIVATE SPACE" PROJECT FOR?

The  project is designed for the representatives of three sectors engaged in creating and implementing public policies:

  • local authorities including officials working on elaboration of public policies, public space creation and animation, social revitalisation and development projects; cultural and social assistance institutions dealing with social and public space revival
  • non-governmental organisations  including urban social movements, organisations representing citizens‘ interests, institutions dealing with transformation of public spaces, organisations engaged in social, cultural and economic animation  and social revival.
  • employers‘ associations/trade unions engaged in placemaking or those who would like to increase attractiveness of public spaces and local communities engagement (e.g. economy entities in tourism and culture sector).

CONDITIONS OF ATTENDANCE

In order to attend in the project it is required to fulfil the below conditions altogether:

  • In case of local authorities and institutions that are subject to local authorities: employment based on contract for an indefinite period.
  • At least 2 years’ experience in public policy area or performing of public tasks
  • English language knowledge on communicative level (B2 at least), that will enable effective communication in the course of  international mobility proved by certificate or verified by applicant in recruitment process.

Participation in the project is free of charge. This means that participant will not cover costs of travel and stay. Transport, accommodation, food and care in place will be provided by the organiser.

HOW WILL "UWOLNIJ SWÓJ POTENCJAŁ – URUCHOM PRZESTRZEŃ. UNLOCK YOUR POTENTIAL – ACTIVATE SPACE" PROJECT BE DELIVERED?

The project will be delivered by the British Council in Poland together with local partner in Krakow (CDS) and institutions in the UK  and Croatia.

The project is composed of five stages:

I. Diagnosis

In the first phase city council and municipality employees will be asked about the needs and challenges they faced while delivering city policies.

II. Study visits recruitment

There will be three phases recruitment (6 months intervals between each phase) carried out among candidates from three sectors: local government unit, non-governmental organisations and employers‘ associations/trade unions employees. Schedule of each recruitment will be published on the project’s website and will last no longer than 4 weeks (20 working days). In case we do not recruit required number of participants, we will organise additional recruitment.

Candidate applying for this project fills in Recruitment Form (attachment no 1 accompanying Project Recruitment and Attendance Regulations) together with attachments (attachment 2 up to 4 accompanying Regulations). Later on candidate sends by e-mail scanned version of the form together with attachments upon the e-mail address rekrutacja@cds.krakow.pl and original of documents upon postal address: ul. Włóczków 22/3, 30-103 Kraków, within 3 working days from the day the scan has been sent.

Recruitment form together with the rest of attachments and detailed schedule will be available on websites of project partners: www.britishcouncil.pl and www.cds.krakow.pl.

Recruitment process will be carried out by Centrum Doradztwa Strategicznego s.c. D. Bieńkowska, C. Ulasiński, J. Szymańska, M. Widuch, ul. Włóczków 22/3, 30-103 Kraków.

Results have been published on the Polish version of British Council website and on Centrum Doradztwa Strategicznego website. Next study visits dates will be published according to schedule.

 

III. Workshops

Institutions' representatives will be trained in the area of ‘observational learning', cascading knowledge in their own organisations, as well as in the key issues concerning space revitalisation. Trainings will be delivered on the basis of a chosen public policies. Furthermore, Individual Programme of International Mobility (IPMP- Indywidualny Program Mobilności Ponadnarodowej) will be created for each participant. It will show location of study visit, its programme and description of the desired effects and benefits resulting from participation.

IV. Study visits

Participants will take part in study visit either in the UK or in Croatia. Study visits will last no longer than 5 working days (excluding weekends). Visits will create an opportunity to familiarize with best practises in the area of central public spaces revitalisation, increase competences in public policies management, especially concerning social revitalisation, urban planning and housing, as well as entrepreneurship. Before the end of the visit participants will write a report in English.

V. Cascading

In the final stage of the project participants will remit the knowledge and experience gained on study visit to co-workers in institutions responsible for creating and delivering public policies. Each institution will permanently increase qualifications of its staff and will gain an opportunity to deliver observed methods, tools and best practises. Materials produced will constitute best practises library for institutions engaged in the project.

 Attachments for download are available on the Polish version of this website.

VALUE OF THE PROJECT 1 562 028 PLN
EUROPEAN SOCIAL FUND CONTRIBUTION 1 515 167.16 PLN

 

 

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