Many internationalisation programmes throughout Europe came to life at the initiative of local or national agencies, governments and institutions, as well as European networks and projects. Nevertheless, performing arts professionals are not always well-equipped when it comes to researching and developing international opportunities.

The project “Learning Trajectories” aims at mainstreaming best practices among intermediary organisations, as well as advancing the quality of mentoring programmes that support the internationalisation of the European arts and culture sector, and making them more accessible.

“Learning Trajectories” investigates ways to best design and implement mentoring programmes by supporting the international career development of cultural and creative professionals. We do this through three focal points:
  1. how to facilitate the access to key resources and relevant professional information from other contexts,
  2. which mentoring methodologies and tools can be used and further developed in order to support cultural professionals
  3. how to organise curated mobility experiences and prospection trips.


Design three guides/online practical toolkits to 1) help performing arts professionals and organisations to initiate / further develop international mentoring programmes, 2) propose ways for the performing arts sector to be better equipped to engage in a new context (country, region, sector etc.) and 3) strengthen the capacity of the intermediary organisations to support the overall prospection process (from preparation to implementation and follow-ups).
Provide opportunities to share/exchange best practices, both internally and externally, to engage in professional development for all staff members and add a more dynamic and timely professional setting where we can address the challenges of today, both in our own contexts as well as on a European level.
Develop improved and accessible working methodologies to encourage international prospection as a solid strategy to be embedded in mentoring schemes, while working together to increase the arts and culture sector’s capacity/ability to operate internationally, particularly in the aftermath of the Covid-19 crisis.

In order to launch and communicate “Learning Trajectories” in Europe and to collect input, insight and practices from the sector, the partners are sharing this short survey. This survey will take you not more than 10 minutes to complete.

Eunia acts mainly within the fields of culture, education and social affairs but our areas of expertise are applicable in many other sectors, not least within management and administration.

FACE is an organization that facilitates new partnerships within Europe and with the rest of the world by building bridges between cultural institutions, arts organisations and independent experts.

Materahub manages international pilot projects to support cultural and creative industries, encouraging innovation and inclusion processes and a new entrepreneurial vision to face contemporary challenges.

On the Move is a cultural mobility information network with 50+ members in over 20 countries across Europe and internationally to encourage and facilitate cross-border mobility and cooperation.

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