We are proud to announce that the project “Adopt Your Heritage” has been approved.
Cultural heritage is an expression of ourselves, formed by many generations before us and sculpting the identity of generations to come. It dictates many of our customs, practices, artistic impressions and values. Our cultural heritage is intertwined in our music, our languages, our mythology and religion. Our tangible heritage, history and culture in the form of monuments, shrines, churches, mosques and landmarks are permanent reminders of the importance of understanding and knowing one’s heritage. In order to understand cultural heritage, a person must see the value in it. By valuing their own cultural heritage, they begin to care about it and enjoy it more. Once they enjoy it, their heritage becomes much easier to understand and absorb.
The project “Adopt Your Heritage” brings together 6 organisations from the UK, Bulgaria, Spain, Italy, Portugal and Turkey to help young people become more aware of their cultural prosperity, their identity and characteristics, embedding this knowledge into future generations.
The partners in this project have expressed a need to promote cultural heritage not just in their schools but at a local, regional and national level through the Erasmus+ programme. By creating a wider network of teachers, youth workers and young people, the project will further the participants understanding of their own heritage, while at the same time, shaping and forging a common European identity through the realisation of the similarities between neighbouring countries helping them to embrace their cultural differences.
The project aims to raise awareness about the cultural prosperity in their communities and in those of their peers. Young people will develop new skills such as social responsibility, communication, problem-solving, initiative, creativity, planning, teamwork, flexibility, tolerance and acceptance towards different cultures.
Teachers/youth workers will learn about the cultures and lifestyles of their colleagues in Europe and immerse themselves in interculturalism. Implementation of new pedagogical strategies and the use of new teaching materials acquired during the project will lead to changes in the curriculum, introducing an optional school curriculum that will be based on the ideas implemented in this project.
They will also learn about the cultures and lifestyles of their colleagues in Europe and immerse themselves in interculturalism.
In accordance with the “Lifelong Learning” strategy, the project aims to strengthen the communication between our organisations, educational representatives, local and international structures.
This project will further the aims of the European Commission’s year of cultural heritage 2018.
- Hanta Associates Ltd (United Kingdom)
- Agrupamento de Escolas do Forte da Casa (Portugal)
- Incirliova Genclik Kultur Sanat ve Gelisim Dernegi (Turkey)
- SDRUZHENIE WALK TOGETHER (Bulgaria)
- IISS Jacopo del Duca – Diego Bianca Amato (Italy)
- COLEGIO EL BUEN PASTOR (Spain)
Start Day: 01 September 2018 End Day: 31 August 2020
Project Reference: 2018-1-UK01-KA201-048136
Key Action KA2: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices
Action Type KA204: Strategic Partnerships for adult education