TERRA - Towards Enhancement of Resilience by
Rural Activities focusses on the exchange of informal learning
practices aiming at enhancing the capacity of rural inhabitants to
be actors of transformation in their local territories. The project
creates a process of interaction between learners and professionals
from seven cultural organisations and their communities. We define
the resilience in this context as the capacity of people and
authorities in rural areas to adapt and reconstruct the social and
economic fabric in situation of crises and transition. The
partnership intends to share informal learning practices and
address the needs of rural population, and specially the most
vulnerable ones (elderly and unemployed) to develop strategies for
resilience, new solidarities, territorial dynamics and new economic
activities in a context of marginalisation of the rural zones out
of the main development and attractivity hubs.
Altogether, the centers develop informal learning approaches in
different fields ranging from gardening, arts, craft, heritage
conservation and tourism, to entrepreneurial development and
cluster building. In the Learning Partnership, we share these
processes and experience in an inter-regional, inter-cultural frame
and discover the differences and similarities of approaches. The
active process, guided by staff and professionals from each center,
is accompanied and reflected by a team of experts with a background
in philosophy, sociology, architecture and politics.
'Sow difference and you'll harvest diversity': through this
learning partnership, we aim to re-enforce our practices, develop
innovative approaches and gain from a multicultural learning
context. In fine, we aim to promote informal education as a path
towards a more human-centered model of development.
Land Kunst Leben e.V.
(DE), Abbaye de
Noirlac (FR), Fundacion Santa Maria La Real
(ES), public works (GB), Saline De Royal