The last day of the training course started with beautiful sunshine, high spirits and a presentation about ‘Erasmus+’ and its possibilities by our very own Myrto Helena Pertsinidi of Jugend- & Kulturprojekt e.V. She talked about the Europa 2020 strategy, the possibilities of Formal and Non-Formal Education available as well as about the Eligibility Criteria of said topics.

To conclude this joyous week and before everyone went their merry way exploring the city of Berlin, there was still the Evaluation of the Study Visits to be made. Everyone had to take six little pieces of paper –two blue, two orange and two green. The blue was for the things the liked, orange for the weaknesses they spotted and green was for suggestions for the next Study Visits.

As we all know that we were all amazing, I shall move forward to the important part of Weaknesses and Suggestions.


  • Artists’ Associations
  • Design Companies
  • Social projects
  • More time with artists
  • Investors? Crowd-funding?
  • Business angel associations
  • Successful business models
  • On-line platforms
  • Engagement hubs (on- + off-line)
  • Socio-economic impact?
  • Maybe only two in depth Study Visits
  • Performing Arts? Live Arts? Interventions?
  • More time for feedback
  • Sectors?
    • Design
    • Art
    • Investors
    • Incubators
    • Social communities
    • Social education
    • ICT: apps, devices…

And now Ladies and Gentlemen, Damen und Herren, Mesdames et Messieurs, Señoras y Señores, Κυρίες και Κύριοι and any other language I lack knowledge of, it is time to say Goodbye, Aufwiedersehen, Au Revoir, Hasta la Proxima Vez, Εις το Επανιδείν and so on and so forth. Next stop: Thessaloniki, Greece!

by Artemis Nikolaidou-Vichou