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AYCH Kids Drawing Contest 2019

“The Atlantic Ocean, a sustainable environment for all!”

ATLANTIC YOUTH FOR SUSTAINABILITY

Atlantic Cities organises a drawing contest for children of
the following Atlantic countries:
Ireland, United Kingdom, France, Spain and Portugal.
Theme: “The Atlantic Ocean, a sustainable environment for all!”
Imagine the future of the Atlantic Seaside and express your creativity!
This contest is open to all children between 8 and 11 years old of public
and private schools. Participate and get a chance to win a sustainable gift
set!
We believe youth has the power to change the world and inspire others.
Through this contest, our main goal is to raise awareness on sustainability
and environmental protection by giving a voice to children and allowing
them to showcase their creativity.

COMPETITION RULES [EN] [ES ] [FR] [PO]

 

QUESTIONS: MADELEINE AU

Aujourd’hui, Madeleine Au nous parle, elle est responsable du service emploi insertion économique de la métropole de Brest, qui a gentiment répondu à nos questions.

Pouvez-vous me dire ce qu’est la métropole de Brest ?

Brest métropole est la 2ème métropole de Bretagne. Elle compte 215 000 habitants et rayonne sur un bassin d’emploi de 400 000 habitants.

  • Capitale européenne des sciences et technologies de la mer : 60% de la recherche française et 1er pôle de compétitivité à vocation mondiale « Mer Bretagne Atlantique »
  • Activités maritimes militaires et civiles : près de 25 000 emplois industriels liés à la mer, 1er port français d’entretien de la flotte militaire et de réparation navale civile
  • Technologies de l’Information et de la Communication : 25 000 emplois, 1er pôle de compétitivité à vocation mondiale « Image & Réseaux »
  • Enseignement supérieur : 24 000 étudiants, 1 Université, 8 grandes écoles d’ingénieurs, de management dont l’Ecole Européenne Supérieur d’Art de Bretagne

Comment les jeunes de Brest peuvent bénéficier du programme AYCH ?

Le territoire de Brest dispose d’un tissu dense de partenaires très impliqués dans la formation et l’insertion professionnelle des jeunes : Université, grandes écoles, organismes d’insertion sociale et professionnelle des jeunes, acteurs des quartiers de la Ville de Brest, … S’appuyant sur ce réseau, Brest métropole organise des rencontres collectives et individuelles pour promouvoir les actions  proposées par les acteurs brestois du programme AYCH.

Ce réseau de partenaires est un relais indispensable pour diffuser l’information en direction des publics de moins de 30 ans.

Ce travail en réseau permet de toucher un public venant de différents horizons, la diversité des profils faisant la richesse des échanges entre le public et des projets développés.

Que voudriez-vous que les jeunes de Brest se rappellent de AYCH dans quelques années ?

L’objectif est que le projet AYCH aide les jeunes à concrétiser leur projet de développement en leur apportant des contenus, des méthodes de travail et des contacts utiles pour lancer leur activité.

Pour ceux qui ont eu l’opportunité de participer aux creative jam ou aux résidences dans les pays européens partenaires, l’important est que ces expériences leur apportent une ouverture d’esprit, la découverte d’une autre culture et des pratiques différentes et pourquoi pas, des contacts pour leur projet.

Comment Brest métropole met en œuvre le projet AYCH sous l’angle de la jeunesse, du chômage, des nouvelles technologies, de la formation …

Grâce à la mobilisation des partenaires intervenant dans des champs de compétences complémentaires, Brest métropole conjugue le projet AYCH au pluriel.

L’implication dès le début du projet de la Mission locale pour l’insertion socio-professionnelle des jeunes, de l’Université via son fablab UBO Open Factory, de l’Ecole européenne supérieure des Arts de Bretagne et du Technopôle Brest Iroise, constitue un marqueur garant de la diversité des publics ciblés, pouvant bénéficier de compétences croisées au service d’un domaine d’activité prometteur pour le territoire.

Brest métropole en tant que partenaire du projet AYCH, œuvre à élargir la participation d’autres structures expertes, à même d’apporter des compétences complémentaires et nécessaires à la réussite des projets du public.

“S’way Tales – Stories of a community”, Plymouth, UK

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S’way Tales was established as a pilot partnership project, working with a small cohort of young people, Southway Community Group, a burgeoning Community Interest Company (CIC), Southway Play Care Charity, Plymouth Community Homes, Local Councillors (elected local representatives), local youth and community groups, local residents, and Fotonow (CIC) and Plymouth City Council Community Connections Youth Workers.

The project stemmed from identified issues within the community, specifically social isolation amongst residents (older and parents). Engaging with local young people, the project sought to identify innovative ways to both develop young people’s understanding of digital (lens-based) technology, whilst collaborating within a community environment. Sessions included; project development, filmmaking, photography, audio recording, interviewing, editing and event management / exhibition production.

The project culminated with a community event, on Saturday 19th May 2018, the day of the Royal Wedding. The young people’s work, a short-film, project photos and portraits, were exhibited to the local community and wider stake holders. This pilot social history project, led by young people, brought a community together whilst offering informal education in digital technology – working with the ethos of ‘visual culture for social change’.

The project that was kindly supported by donations from #Luscombedrinks #Aldi #Cooperativefood #Langagefarm #ABCBouncyCastles and co-financed by Interreg.


#swaytales #fotonow #southwaycommunitygroup #southwayplaycare #plymouthcommunityhomes #plymouth #AYCHEU #Creativeyouth #intergenerational #notwithoutme

British Talent in Santo Tirso’s company : An internship framed under the Atlantic Youth Creative Hubs project

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Since 9 July, three British students are undertaking an international internship in Santo Tirso company Adalberto. This professional exchange is framed under the European project Atlantic Youth Creative Hubs (AYCH), a transnational partnership in which the Municipality of Santo Tirso, through INVEST Santo Tirso, is the Portuguese representative.

The AYCH project aims to support and promote entrepreneurism and youth employment in the creative sector. This partnership is formed by some of the most prestigious schools and universities in the creative industries area and includes institutions from Portugal, Spain, France and the United Kingdom.

The AYCH program provides young people with a wide range of opportunities to develop their potential, from the participation in transnational events, to workshops or incubation programmes. Another option that participants may choose is to take an international internship in companies based within the region of one of the project partners. That is the case of three young British students from the school “Learn to Re-Create: Fashion and Textiles Education and Production”, who are undertaking a six weeks internship in the prestigious company Adalberto. This company, based in Santo Tirso, is the European leader in design, innovation and production in the areas of fashion and home textiles and exports to more than 40 markets.

The company has no financial costs with the internships, taking advantage of the professional technical skills of these students of the “Fashion and Textiles” course and, at the same time, providing all the accompaniment and technical support needed to the practical learning of these future experts of the area.

Aimed to promote youth entrepreneurism, the programme foresees that these young people can opt, at the end of their experience, to integrate the Fashion and Design Incubator of the Fábrica de Santo Thyrso and develop their business ideas, fulfilling their entrepreneur potential. Within this European initiative, it is expected that young students from Santo Tirso may also participate in these international exchanges, thus benefiting from an important platform to boost their early career.

João Sousa: new collection

João Sousa, designer installed in the fashion and design incubator of the Santo thyrso factory, in the framework of the AYCH project, continues his professional growth.

The young designer has just released the promotional video of the new campaign, completely recorded in the factory of Santo thyrso.

Here it is.

VISIT TO ART IN BREST

As part of the incubation program in Brest, participants visited the ZAAT gallery. The gallery is tackling the issue of empty of vacant units in Brest, by organizing temporary exhibitions of local artists.

Participants had the opportunity to exchange with the artists and about their path towards professionalisation, talking about status, economy, activity and how to turn your passion into an activity.

This visit was organized in partnerhip with CitésLab, an agency supporting entrepreneurs in urban deprived areas.

[AYCH ACTIVITIES]: April

It’s time for creative jams in Aych, do not miss any of our activities in:

– Efford
– Nantes
– Lugo

In Efford you can enjoy a creative jam if you are between 14 and 24 years old where you will create very interesting prototypes that can be great projects with the help of the Plymouth City Council professionals.

L’Ecole de Design Nantes-Atlantique has prepared for you a Creative Jam for three days in which you will undoubtedly learn a lot, if you are in Nantes or in the area cheer up.

And the Lug Open Factory has created a day of Design Thinking for you to start working on your idea, to create a new concept for a future project if you are between 16 and 30 years old.

Enjoy our activities and check our calendar.

“SANTO TIRSO INCLUSIVO, SUSTENTÁVEL E NA MODA” IT’S THE MOTTO FOR AYCH CREATIVE JAM

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Event takes place on January 10 and 11, at the Fábrica de Santo Thyrso

The Santo Thyrso Factory hosts the AYCH Creative Jam event on 10 and 11 January. The initiative, which is part of the Atlantic Youth Creative Hubs (AYCH) project, is a competitive challenge, along with young participants will have the opportunity to form new project ideas to interact with Santo Tirso.

The Santo Tirso City Council, through INVEST Santo Tirso, is the Portuguese representative in the European project AYCH, an international partnership whose main objective is to develop new approaches in support services for young people throughout the Atlantic Area in the creative sector, seeking to foster entrepreneurship and youth employment.

Environmental and social sustainability is also one of the priorities of the Municipality of Santo Tirso, in a perspective of the evolution of the city as a creative and inclusive territory. The AYCH project also contributes to these social challenges by stimulating the participants’ creativity and critical thinking.

As part of this international partnership, the AYCH Creative Jam will be held on 10 and 11 January. Under the theme “Holy Tirso Inclusive, Sustainable and Fashionable – Reinvents the City!”, The event is a competitive, creative and enterprising challenge, in which participants will be invited to develop new ideas and projects, aiming at creating spaces and dynamics for tourism, leisure and work, to experience and interact with Santo Tirso, as a city that is intended to be inclusive, sustainable and fashionable.

The program includes visits to iconic points of the city, workshops aimed at promoting entrepreneurship and the development of specific skills and techniques, project development sessions and the final presentation of ideas in the elevator pitch format.

The AYCH project, approved by INTERREG Espaço Atlântico, has 13 partners from Portugal, Spain, France and the United Kingdom. Focused on promoting entrepreneurship and youth employment, the program offers participants multiple initiatives to develop their skills, from international placements and incubation programs to participation in workshops and competitive challenges and entrepreneurs.

SAVE THE DATE 23 & 24 October: Creative Jam for Young Creatives and Social Entrepreneurs to shape the future!

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As part of the Atlantic Youth Creative Hubs project, PCA is hosting the second local Creative Jam (Hackathon) to challenge young people from across Devon to shape the future and step from ideas to prototypes with the support of experts from the Creative and Tech sector.

Creative Jam – Shaping the future at Plymouth College of Art

CALLING ALL CREATIVES AND SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS

Learn | Design | Create | Pitch

 *Creative Jams are a two-day intensive ideas event that allows you to learn new skills, design new ideas, create products or services and present the ideas to experts. The event will take place at Plymouth College of Art’s Warehouse, 44 Regent Street, on 23 and 24 October 2018. You can now register for the Creative Jam here.

 *Who should attend? Are you aged between 16 – 30? Do you have exciting ideas that could change the world? Are you interested in social or ethical businesses? Are you ambitious and want to make the world a better place through innovation, creative thinking, digital design, and collaboration while learning new skills?

*What’s up from the last Creative Jam in July? One of the great teams is still working on their project called the Empathy Centre, which would be the implementation of an Empathy Centre to raise awareness and tolerance around mental health issues through AR and VR, here in Plymouth. #Social #Impact #Plymouth #AR

*AYCH opportunities

You can attend:

  • Local Creative Jams: October 2018 in Plymouth, UK and in Angouleme, France. November 2018 in Brest, France. December 2018, in Lugo, Spain. February 2018 in Plymouth, UK.
  • International Creative Jam: April 2019 in Gijon, Spain.
  • Tech and Entrepreneurial workshops
  • Internship scheme in the Creative and Cultural Sector
  • Incubation programme and International Residencies across Europe
  • Online Courses around design thinking and digital fabrication

*AYCH project. The overall AYCH project, that the Creative Jam is a part of, is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund through the Interreg Atlantic Area Programme, designed to promote transnational cooperation among 36 Atlantic regions in five European countries. The AYCH aims to develop new approaches and interventions within existing youth settings, as well as in both formal and non-formal education settings, to connect young people, creative and social business leaders, with experts in emerging and disruptive technologies and creative industries. This will take place across a network of “Atlantic Horizon Hubs” that will help them to develop ideas, new products and services.

Alberto Costa: Empreendedorismo e Moda

Hoje estamos acompanhados por Alberto Costa, vice-presidente da Câmara Municipal de Santo Tirso, que gentilmente responde às nossas perguntas.

Qual a importância de Aych para os jovens da Câmara Municipal de Santo Tirso?

A crise económica de 2008 provocou um brutal aumento do número de desempregados na Europa, superando, atualmente, os 25 milhões de pessoas. O empreendedorismo representa, de forma transversal em termos europeus, uma das respostas mais eficazes a esta realidade. É, hoje, universalmente aceite que a Europa precisa de mais empreendedores para retomar o crescimento e níveis elevados de emprego.

No Município de Santo Tirso, o empreendedorismo constitui uma área prioritária na promoção do emprego jovem e qualificado. A Incubadora de Moda e Design da Fábrica de Santo Thyrso constitui uma referência regional e um equipamento único para a promoção e crescimento de projetos na área da moda, do design e das demais indústrias criativas. Através do projeto AYCH, a Câmara Municipal de Santo Tirso vê uma excelente oportunidade para encorajar os jovens a desenvolver as suas competências empreendedoras, através de um modelo de empreendedorismo que visa a conexão de hubs no espaço atlântico em torno do setor criativo.

Os jovens que participem no projeto AYCH são apoiados pela Câmara Municipal de Santo Tirso, através do INVEST Santo Tirso e de um conjunto de instrumentos que lhes permitirão transformar as suas ideias em projetos e ações que potenciem as suas competências e, consequentemente, a possibilidade de desenvolverem uma carreira no setor criativo.

Mais se acrescenta que a Estratégia de Especialização Inteligente da Região Norte – RIS 3 Norte, apresenta a “Cultura, Criação e Moda”, como como um domínio prioritário de atuação, que genericamente consiste na exploração do potencial das indústrias criativas (sobretudo nas áreas de design), de novos materiais e de tecnologias de produção inovadoras, na criação de novas vantagens competitivas em setores com uma forte componente de design (design based consumer goods), nomeadamente o têxtil e vestuário, calçado, acessórios, mobiliário, joalharia, etc.

O AYCH é, indubitavelmente, um projeto estratégico para Santo Tirso, dado ir claramente ao encontro deste domínio de atuação e contribuir igualmente para as prioridades de desenvolvimento, ao nível do emprego e do empreendedorismo, da Câmara Municipal de Santo Tirso.

Santo Tirso especializou-se na sua incubadora de Moda, como pode influenciar o resto das incubadoras, sendo tão criativo?

O setor têxtil e da moda é identificado como estratégico no âmbito da politica de desenvolvimento do nosso território. A atuação da Incubadora de Moda e Design (IMOD) e do Centro de Empresas e Inovação (CEI) do HUB Fábrica de Santo Thyrso será reforçada com o projeto AYCH, que apoiará e acolherá projetos de empreendedorismo associados ao Cluster da Moda e Indústrias Criativas.

O Hub “Fábrica Santo Thyrso”, ao representar para o projeto AYCH um importante polo da Moda, Atividades e Indústrias Culturais e Criativas, dará importantes contributos para a potenciação do Empreendedorismo Jovem e Criativo.

Este Pólo da Moda e de Atividades e Indústrias Culturais e Criativas na Fábrica Santo Thyrso apresenta importantes valências para o projeto AYCH. Conta com uma Nave Cultural e Industrial, espaço para eventos e iniciativas culturais, um Centro de Empresas e Inovação, espaço de acolhimento empresarial focado na tecnologia, com sinergias importantes na fileira da Moda, uma Incubadora de Moda e Design, espaço de incubação de projetos criativos e um Centro Interpretativo da Indústria Têxtil do Vale do Ave, núcleo de memória da fábrica.

A IMOD dispõe de um Fab Lab de Moda & Design, altamente inovador, constituído por um Laboratório de Confeção, um Laboratório de Design e Modelação em CAD CAM e um Laboratório de Estamparia Convencional, que está ao dispor dos jovens, não só de Santo Tirso e território de proximidade, mas de todo o espaço atlântico, quer no âmbito das residências de incubação, quer no âmbito do apoio a programa de estágios do projeto AYCH.

De ressalvar, também, a importância da rede de Stakeholders que é colocada ao dispor do projeto AYCH, e que inclui parceiros como o MODATEX – Centro de Formação Profissional da Indústria Têxtil, Vestuário, Confeção e Lanifícios, a Universidade do Minho, o P. Porto –  Instituto Politécnico do Porto, entre outros, cuja atuação concertada com a Câmara Municipal de Santo Tirso é fundamental para o sucesso e criatividade do projeto AYCH.

Para este ano de 2019, quais são os objetivos da Câmara Municipal de Santo Tirso para a Aych? O que você quer fazer?

Para dar continuidade ao sucesso do trabalho desenvolvido em 2018 no âmbito do projeto AYCH –  Atlantic Youth Creative Hubs, o ano 2019 será decisivo para a Câmara Municipal de Santo Tirso, através do INVEST Santo Tirso, implementar a estratégia AYCH de suporte ao desenvolvimento de oportunidades de negócio e de criação de emprego no setor criativo. Esta estratégia terá como foco dois eixos de atuação, que correspondem ao Programa de Incubação e ao Programa de Estágios.

É ambição da Câmara Municipal de Santo Tirso, através do INVEST Santo Tirso, incubar, em 2019, 20 jovens empreendedores e apoiar o desenvolvimento de 20 projetos no domínio da moda e/ou indústrias criativas. Este eixo e foco estratégico de atuação para 2019 não descura a participação noutras atividades do projeto como os planos de capitalização com os stakeholders, a dinamização dos workshops KET “Key Enabling Techologies”, a participação no Creative Jam em Jigón (Espanha), e o apoio à criação da política de conexão de hubs AYCH no espaço atlântico, através da rede de experts, entre outros.