Sustainable Culture for Change is a development and research project aimed at ensuring the quality of the school development projects being launched under the programme THE VELUX FOUNDATIONS’ European VET Development Initiative (EVI). The project includes support to local development projects with the aim of ensuring sustainable implementation. The project is producing results that can be used broadly by institutions implementing school development projects and in relation to the development of national vocational education and training systems.
The project makes use of process-evaluation as a tool for continuing quality development. Engaging school leaders and teachers in ongoing collection of experiences and reflection upon development activities provides guidance to each school project.
The project is divided into two phases. In the first phase, a survey will be conducted and the methodology developed. Specific evaluation models are developed and tested in eight projects. In the second phase, the developed evaluation models are implemented in full scale in all the established projects. The first phase will run from the beginning of 2019 to the end of 2020. The second phase will run from the beginning of 2021 to the end of 2023. The total project has a duration of five years. After the first two years, the results are evaluated with the aim of revising the form and content of the project. The second phase of the project will be adjusted based on the findings in the first phase.