Aims and Objectives: The project aims to strengthen the participation of European children and young people in the cultural heritage process: that is, defining, protecting and renewing cultural heritage. It increases awareness of the importance of engaging young people in these processes. In practical terms, the project encourages and guides pupils (aged approximately 11–16) at selected pilot schools in Finland, Serbia and Spain to identify cultural heritage that is meaningful to them.
Through this process, they familiarise themselves with their own cultural heritage, as well as learn, interpret and practice the cultural heritage of others. The pupils’ own voice and vision of cultural heritage will be foremost in devising and producing the presentations, events and activities of the project. Exchange visits between schools during Spring 2019 gave young people direct and meaningful experience of European heritage and active cross-cultural dialogue. This dialogue encourages reflection on the links between local, regional, national and European cultural heritage, and to notice historical continuities in the development of cultural heritage.
Financiers: Creative Europe Programme of the European Union, Svenska Kulturfonden, Finnish National Agency for Education, and Ministry of Culture and Information of Republic of Serbia.
Project duration: 2018-2020
Partners: Urban Development Centre (Serbia), Fundación San Millán de la Gogolla (Spain) and Viteco E-learning (Italy).
Project Manager: Kati Nurmi