Frames of European Common Life
“Enteyxis” and “Photometria Photo Festival” participate for the years 2013-2015 in the project “Frames of European Common Life”/ 2013-1-IT2-GRU06-51818 3. The partners were CIDI (Italy, leader), Crossing Borders (Denmark), The Greener Bourgas Foundation (Bulgaria), Fundacja Centrum Actywnoŝci Twόrczej (Poland) and Enteyxis (Greece). The educational partnership lasted 18 months and targeted at the promotion and development of the European integration with the use of photography. The corporative relationship created a European community of amateur photographers, who shared the technical experience and the best practices, worked together in order to use the photographic means as means of social investigation and reflected of subjects of common European interest. The partnership aimed at the promotion of the mobility of adult trainees and the trainers and the effective cooperation between European organizations related with photography.
Frames of European Common Life gave the opportunity to trainees, trainers and staff to discover a transnational educational experience, engage creatively in the project and express their European identity in relation with their local and national one while reflecting and communicating upon themes of common European interest with the participants from the partners countries who were working on the same project.
The project linked together photographic and adult education associations with different agendas, vision and goals and enabled their trainers and learners to exchange experiences, practices and knowledge and contribute to develop a sense of belonging to common European ideals. Enteyxis considers the Frames partnership as a cultural and educational resource that has a huge potential to develop further in the future.
Participants were very enthusiastic to actualize the goals of the project : to valorise the local resources, present their identity and European belonging through the use of photography. The workshops resulted to an interesting exhibition of 70 photos that was shown not only to the local community but to the partners that visited Photometria Festival, trainers and trainees. Trainers and trainees who visited the partners exhibitions discovered through the mobilities an opportunity to expand their vision and management skills.
Above all the experience of the interaction between participants who became members of the online Frames community and interacted with each other by presenting their photos is invaluable.
- ContractingAuthority: European Commission's Lifelong Learning Programme 2007–2013
- Sub-programme : Grundtvig
- Lead Partner: CIDI (Italy)
- Greek partner : Entefxis-Photometria Festival
- Project manager for Photometria : Photini Papahatzi