Local Crafts & Vernacular Building Techniques as Core Elements of Sustainable Rural Communities – CYPRUS 23rd – 30th September 2017

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NET Managing our Natural and Cultural Assets

CYPRUS 23rd – 30th September 2017

A new programme funded by Erasmus+

Local Crafts & Vernacular Building Techniques as Core Elements of Sustainable Rural Communities – CYPRUS

Participant Application form

The NET project is a Key Action 1 project for Staff. It is funded by the Erasmus+ programme. NET offers training courses to those working within the natural and cultural heritage sectors. Staff are funded through this project to undertake a structured training course in a relevant organisation abroad.

Erasmus+ is a European Union programme, managed in the UK by the British Council and Ecorys UK. They co-ordinate the UK programme for the benefit of participating UK organisations, and the individuals who are able to study, train, volunteer or gain work experience abroad through the programme. In the UK the Department for Business Innovation and Skills oversees the Erasmus+ programme.

You can find out more about the UK National Agency and the programmes it offers at https://www.erasmusplus.org.uk

ARCH was established in 2001. We work in the field of nature conservation and interpretation of natural and cultural heritage in Scotland and across Europe.

In the NET project ARCH will work with a consortium of Scottish organisations which include:

Scottish Wildlife Trust, Scottish Woodland Trust, Forestry Commission Scotland, Scottish Natural Heritage, Cairngorms National Park, Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, Institute of Chartered Foresters, Plantlife International, Caithness Horizons, Earth Building UK and Ireland, John Muir Trust, RSPB, Historic Environment Scotland, National Trust for Scotland, Trees for Life, Scottish Rural University College.

Please state which consortium partner supports your application. If you are unsure, please e mail me at libby@archnetwork,org or seonaanderson@yahoo.co.uk

Local Crafts & Vernacular Building Techniques as Core Elements of Sustainable Rural Communities – CYPRUS

September 23rd to September 30th 2017

The aim of this structured visit is to provide people living and working in Scotland with the opportunity to see and experience how communities and craftspeople in rural Cyprus are maintaining and developing traditional skills such as pottery, jewellery making, building techniques as part of a vibrant and sustainable local economy.

The partner is Cyprus is the Kato Drys Community Council and you can find out more about their work via their website (http://www.katodrys.org/en) . The structured visit would take place mainly in the area around Kato Drys, Lefkara and Kornos, villages south west of Larnaca.

Your host for the visit will be Martin Clark [short CV of highlights]

Draft Programme of Activities

Day 1: 23rd September Arrival in Cyprus & Visit to Kornos Pottery

Day 2: 24th September – Visit to makers of ceramic jewellery and silversmiths

Day 3: 25th September – Adobe Brick Making

Day 4: 26th September – Burning Limestone for Quicklime

Day 5: 27th September – Vernacular Building with Clay and Limestone

Day 6: 28th September – Cultural Visit to Nicosia

Day 7: 29th September – Visit to makers or local producers depending on the interests of the group

Day 8: 30th September – Travel back to the UK




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Please read the following carefully and answer the questions to familiarize yourself with the commitments you agree to when applying to join this course. The form expands so there is plenty of room for your answers.

  • Why do you personally want to participate in the project? How do you think that you will benefit?
  • How does this course fit with your personal training plans.
  • How does this course fit with your organisation’s training plans?
  • Will this contribute to your evidence of Continuous Professional Development? If so how?
  • You will be required to submit a report answering the following questions on your return. Would you have any difficulty with this request?

Your report should cover the following:

  • Trip agenda
  • What is your clearest take home message?
  • Has the trip changed your approach to land management in Scotland?
  • What changes will you make to your land management as a result of the trip?
  • What recommendations would you make to the wider Scotland policy making community on upland land management?
  • It is important to the NET project that the information and skills gained are used to improve the knowledge and training available in Scotland. Please describe how you would disseminate your experience, particularly amongst your colleagues. (For example, are you involved in delivering training, in developing training plans or in the development of modules of curriculum?).
  • Do you speak any languages (other than English)? If so, which ones?
  • Where did you find out about the NET project?
  • Are you vegetarian? [YES/NO]*
  • Are you vegan? [YES/NO]*
  • Do you have any food allergies? [YES/NO]* If the answer if yes, please give details.
  • Would you have any other difficulties taking part in NET, if so what additional support would enable you to take part in the programme?
  • Participants must attend a preparation meeting before the study visit or course. Would you have any difficulty attending?

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