Common cultural heritage Erasmus Project

General information for the Common cultural heritage Erasmus Project

Common cultural heritage Erasmus Project
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Project Title

Common cultural heritage

Project Key Action

This project related with these key action: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices

Project Action Type

This project related with this action type : Strategic Partnerships for adult education

Project Call Year

This project’s Call Year is 2018

Project Topics

This project is related with these Project Topics: Creativity and culture; Teaching and learning of foreign languages; Cultural heritage/European Year of Cultural Heritage

Project Summary

The project „Common Cultural Heritage” was realised in the partnership of three universities of third age:
– Jelenia Góra Academy of Third Age – led by Foundation „Aktywni XXI”
– LUTE University – Milazzo, Italy
– Universidad De Castylia-La Mancha – Spain
Contemporary world of technology, ICT and industrial development needs cultural education. Contemporary Europe – the blend of contrasts and opposites, requires the feeling of unity and common understanding. This goal can be achieved by referring to common historical and cultural roots.
The goal of our project was common work of seniors from three countries to search for common historical and cultural elements. During the local workshops as well as in the blended mobilities the participants developed and deepened their knowledge of the history and culture of their own countries and of the partners’ countries. In the project, we had planned three blended mobilities of the adult students, where they took part in in workshops referring to chosen cultural and historical topics.
The seniors prepared to those meetings during local workshops. They were looking for materials on the chosen topics and preparing multimedia presentations. In the international meetings they presented their materials, exchanged experiences and knowledge about common cultural heritage and the differences which show diversity of history and traditions in each country. They also took part in common workshops. Each blended mobility was devoted to a different area of culture and history.
The first meeting “Music soothes the savage beast” took place in Poland. The participants presented their materials, took part in the concerts, sang popular songs together and took part in dancing workshops. Polish seniors were surprised with the Italian seniors’ knowledge of Polish opera and Polish opera singers. The second meeting “Art knows no boundaries” took place at the Italian partner’s and considered art in a broad meaning. The Italians prepared a presentation on futurism in Poland, Italy and Spain. The Polish presented material about Italian and Spanish artists working in Poland and about Poles in Italy. The Spanish presented similarities int the architecture of the three countries. In this mobility, the participants took part in ceramic and floral workshops. They visited interesting artistic places on Sicily (constructions of historical importance, the museum of sculpture, galleries, etc.). Unfortunately, the third meeting didn’t take place due to closed borders in Europe (Covid-19 pandemic). However the materials to the meeting titled “Common past, common future” had been prepared and they were presented during the on-line meeting of the partners. The evaluation of the project among seniors showed how big impact the participation in the project had on them. Not only did they deepen their knowledge of the culture and history of the three countries but also they developed their ICT skills by looking for materials, preparing presentations and taking part in the on-line meeting. Also their language skills improved: they prepared and presented their materials in English, they worked together in the workshops and they kept in touch on the Whats App project group.

There were also to short-term trainings for the workers, in which trainers/educators working with seniors took part. They prepared international workshops for seniors in the first meeting and discussed the realised workshops and seniors preparations in the second meeting (the second meeting was on-line). The meetings resulted in 9 workshops plans for seniors in the area of culture and history. All the partners’ organizations will use the workshops plans and continue the cultural education. The materials will also be available for anyone interested.
Since the participation of the seniors was the main goal of the project, all the presentations prepared by the seniors will also be available to anyone interested as a product of our project.

EU Grant (Eur)

Funding of the project from EU: 48543 Eur

Project Coordinator

FUNDACJA “AKTYWNI XXI” & Country: PL

Project Partners

  • LUTE Milazzo
  • UNIVERSIDAD DE CASTILLA – LA MANCHA