Capitalization of experiences and toolkits for action

15Oct - by Olivier Gineste - 0 - In

To develop territorial cooperation for education
and vocational training in rural areas

Table des matières
Preamble………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 2
Glossary……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 3
Part 1 : A review of the territorial cooperation experiments investigated ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 4
1. Territories explored et méthod used……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 4
2. Inventory of the places and purposes of the identified territorial experiences………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 5
3. Stakeholders involved………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 6
4. Forms of cooperation used…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 7
5. Types of cooperation experienced ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 8
6. Skills developed……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 14
Part 2: Toolkit of Territorial Cooperation for Education and Vocational Training…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 15
Tool sheet n ° 1. Grid of data collection to apprehend, to situate the territory ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 15
Tool sheet n ° 2. Reading grid of a territorial cooperation experience …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 16
Tool sheet n ° 3. Map of Stakeholders for the Development of a Territorial Ecosystem…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 17
Tool sheet n ° 4. Working Guide to Identify Collectively Challenges………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 18
Tool sheet n ° 5. Reflection grid to define the skills to be developed by the territorial action project ……………………………………………………………………………………………….. 20
Tool sheet N ° 6. Checklist: definition of a preliminary territorial cooperation project for education, vocational training ……………………………………………………………………. 21

Preamble
This document “Initiating Territorial Cooperation for Education and Vocational Training in Rural Areas” is the culmination of a European project entitled Inno’VET.
Implemented under Erasmus +, Inno’VET was born from the shared desire of partner organizations to help train young people and adults who live or want to live in rural
areas and to contribute to the attractiveness and development of rural areas.
Territories continue to face the effects of economic globalization. At the same time, they are changing as a result of social, digital and environmental mutations, which often
turn out to be new opportunities. The challenge is to enable all assets to meet the demand for skills of the local productive system, but also to develop new skills that can
promote the transformation and competitiveness of businesses. In this new context, the challenge for education and vocational training systems is to become more relevant
and more agile.
Assuming that the territory could constitute an appropriate scale and that the responses to be constructed could be collective, between August 2017 and July 2019, the
partners of the Inno’VET project collected and analyzed organizations and practices of territorial cooperation on development and training issues.
What issues did they seek to answer? Which actors in the territorial ecosystem did they associate? What skills did they seek to develop? What forms did these cooperative
approaches take? This is what this document wants to restore in a first part to constitute a source of inspiration.
How can one go about cooperating with others for education and vocational training? With what steps and tools? The second part proposes to constitute a first guide for the
action, equipped with tool-cards that the reader will be able to consult, to mobilize, to adapt according to its intentions.
Good reading !

Glossary
Some definitions shared by René Caspar, member of the Orientation Committee of Sol and Civilization, at the launch of the Inno’VET project.
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Dévelopment
To develop is to progress towards maturity by taking steps that are points of no return: there is therefore a meaning, with a before and after. Developing demands to express totally, analyze in
detail, get to the bottom of things, beyond the linear, and turn around the different aspects of a complexity. […]
In photography, developing is tantamount to revealing a negative through chemical adjuvants and time. A parallel with territorial development is needed around the idea of revealing a population
to itself, to make it find things it has in it, thanks to the educational adjuvants that are the formation, the information, the animation and with time that of the assimilation and the modification of the
behaviors. […]
Territory
The territory can be defined as a “lived, represented and appropriate” space. The territory is “lived” because it is built around a living space, recognized by a group of people. It is then implicitly
“represented” since everyone can make a mental map of it, including, among other things, their residential areas, natural areas, communication routes and services. The territory is finally
“appropriate” in the sense that it carries specific qualities, material or immaterial, which irrigate local activities and forge a collective identity.
The space or one of its specific parts, the “local” then becomes territory through three phenomena: a discrimination between an inside and an outside, a sense of belonging and a management
organization. […]
The territory can also be defined by the collective project that it carries. It is then built by reference to a local will and becomes the support for transversal actions. The territory is thus seen here
as the space of a collective emergence and the fruit of a “social construct”. […] Territory is a dual concept that evokes both a content, composed of natural, artificial and human elements and a
container, that is to say, a structure organizing and giving meaning to the elements that it contains. Thus, the territory can be defined globally as a space where a complexity is managed that
makes system by integrating elements of a local capital recognized by the set of positive interactions. It is at once the crucible of an identity and the product of an ambition.
Territorial development
Dealing with the territorial aspect of development consists in attributing to such a space a special role in the development and emergence of a common project and a collective will to achieve it. It
is the affirmation that there is, in the link (and reinforcement of it) between a territory and those who live there, a dynamisation of activities and therefore that the man and his cultural identity are
predominant in the development.
1 Extract from « Revenir au territoire, un enjeu de développement », Les Cahiers de Sol et Civilisation, n°2, Ouvrage collectif coordonné par René Caspar, Réédition 2011

Part 1 : A review of the territorial cooperation experiments investigated
1. Territories explored et méthod used
For two years, the partners of the Inno’VET project had the opportunity to share significant territorial experiences during seven trips :

They have developed a reading guide inspired by an investigation guide created by Sol and Civilization. Presented in the second part (tool sheet n ° 2), this grid made it possible
to organize and restore the information collected during the meeting of the initiators of these experiences. It is accompanied by an information collection tool also available
in the second part (Tool Sheet n ° 1). This concerns the territorial context: geographical location, population (distribution, age pyramids …), key elements of history, natural
and cultural heritage, land uses, characteristics of the economic fabric …. It will be useful for territorial actors wishing to make a diagnosis, a point of support for future