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"Profesionālā pilnveide konkurētspējas paaugstināšanai Eiropā""
Start date: Sep 1, 2015, End date: Aug 31, 2017 PROJECT  FINISHED 

For Latvia as one of EU members is very important to acknowledge the place of cultural education in frame of economical development. Especially it is addressed to such educational institutions where students are educated to be competitive and well trained specialists in labour market of the field of creative industries. It is very important to train highly qualified design specialists for our city and for Latvia, because of the one of basic development lines set by Cultural politics is development of creative industries. Setting this as an aim, it is necessary to invent nonstop innovations in the field of our cultural education so will be reached development of the field as well. Therefore it is necessary perfect educational programmes all the time, but it is impossible if we are working all time only at our school. It is necessary to get new experience of Europa, to expend own outlook, to study new, innovative methods, technologies and integrate our new experience in teaching process. Project "Professional development to increase competitiveness in Europe" will be implemented from 01.09.2015. till 01.09.2017., based on the aims of the strategy of "Europa 2020". The project general aim is develop each mobility participant professional development for 24 school students and 8 professional subject teachers and 2 specialists of practice management and career counselor to get innovative knowledge’s and technologies for actualization of teaching process and improve their language skills, to raise own qualification according to labor market requirements. This International experience/practice makes stronger contacts with partner schools and gives possibilities of the new contacts for future and new practice possibilities for students. The sending organization is Liepaja Design and Art High school, the partner organisations are: 1. Escola Artística de Soares dos Reis - Portugal. 2. Istituto di Istruzione Superiore Cattaneo - Italy. 3. Glasgow Kelvin College - United Kingdom. 4. Stedelijk instituut voor handel en ambachten - Belgium. 5. VANTAAN KAUPUNKI - Finland. 6. ESPOON SEUDUN KOULUTUSKUNTAYHTYMA OMNIA - Finland. LDMV professional subject teachers, practice specialists and career counselor - totaly 12 persons - will go in 5 flows to Italy, Belgium, United Kingdom and Finland in period from 01.09.2015. till 01.09.2017. Each mobility will be 1 week. In visit-study time will be organized meetings at schools, they will participate at lessons, round table discussions with administration and teachers, and students, there will study new technologies, teaching methods, there will be the event “the bank of idea’s ”, participants will visit the creative area, business incubator, art and design events. LDMV 24 students will organize International practice in 6 flows during two weeks (72 hours of education programme) to partner schools to Portugal, Porto Art school - 4 students from multimedia, 4 students from advertisement and 2 students from Jewellery departments, to Italy, Modena school - 2 students from Fashion, 1 from Stylists, 1 from Textile departments, to United Kingdom, Glasgow college - 2 students from Fashion, 2 from Jewellery departments, to Finland, Vantaa school - 2 students from Wood, 2 students from advertisement departments, to Finland Omnia Institut - 2 students from Fashion department. In each flow will goes accompanying person. This International practice will raise students' motivation and their own development; they will increase their point of view and give a platform for new ideas and its realization. Selected partners are important because of situation, that these countries have a highly level of development of creative industries and entrepreneurship. At the end of the practice, students will get a certificate and Europass mobility. At the end of the project students will advertise their new experience in seminars, school website:, local media and they will organize their exhibitions, prezentations.
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