CCE – Common Culture for Europe

Number Erasmus contract:   2019-1-BE02-KA229-060216_2

Dates:  01-10-2019 / 30-09-2021

Actual society is rapidly changing, and we are creating a framework where people is expected to move more frequently from their birthplaces to different locations. To succeed in this new situation, it is important to know how to communicate with each other in a multicultural context, with different languages, religions, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. And the first step in this direction is to know what defines the identity of people, at individual and community level; what defines our own identity. We need to take action and to be aware of the importance of Nature and Cultural heritage. In this project we intend to valorize all those natural and cultural, material and non-material resources at local level that, not being milestones of civilization, also help us to explain who we are, our history and our idiosyncrasy.

Our objectives are:

– To raise interest on natural and cultural heritage, particularly in Europe.

– To highlight the importance of environment as an essential element in our lives.

– To put into practice new methodological tools based on outdoor activities on local natural and cultural resources with a holistic and multidisciplinary approach.

– To promote creativity and entrepreneurship towards the promotion and valuation of environment and material and immaterial cultural heritage.

The project partners are five schools from Latvia, Turkey, Serbia, Italy and Portugal, all of them secondary school, two general education schools and three vocational training ones. All of them with experience working on transnational projects and with an interesting heritage in their locations. The project is addressed to students 14 to 19 years old.

The project activities are planned to investigate about the local natural and cultural heritage, their influence on people’s identity and their potential as a tool to communicate and to work together as well as to promote the development of the local areas where they are located, at both social and economic level. The working scheme is to learn and investigate about the local heritage resources and share that knowledge in transnational meetings; to learn about the entrepreneurial project linked to those heritage resources and to raise appreciation and consideration towards it with the development of promotional material at local and transnational level. Approximately more than 140 mobility (mainly student mobility) is planned for 2 years. It is widely agreed that the prosperity of our world’s future is closely connected to well-educated children. In our project we will make it clear that each student’s voice is heard, because in a milieu of cultural diversity different views act as a catalyst for progress at each level of social life. Student exchanges and other activities in the project will also enhance an understanding toward diverse perspectives on European citizenship and help our students to develop an appreciation of the European cultural diversity and an empathy for different cultures. We will have LTTAs in the concept of Short Exchange of Pupils. During these LTTAs partners and student will devote time to learn about the heritage of the host countries reflecting on the influence of heritage on people’s identity, learning about the threats and opportunities of Natural heritage and the importance of the cultural one, creating promotional material based on their own gathered material (pictures, video clips, graphs, maps, etc.). In the mid-project LTT act, teachers will learn basic concepts of marketing and about how to promote entrepreneurial skills in their pupils, as they will explore the possibilities to use heritage to promote growth and development and will pick up local entrepreneurs on heritage to present case studies to their colleagues. The last short-term teachers training will be on the creation of a methodology to work on heritage as an educational tool to be made available for everybody via ICT tools under a creative commons licence. All the project activity will be based on a project-based learning with a multidisciplinary approach organized around outdoor activities and peer-learning sessions in a cooperative transnational working atmosphere. We intend with this project to raise awareness in our students and the educational community towards local heritage and its importance, providing other schools with the guidance and examples needed to replicate the initiative in future projects at local or transnational level with great success. CCE is a Project aiming to make its participants be aware of other cultures and Their Natural and Cultural heritage while it is aiming at the same time to make people be aware of their own environment and Natural and Cultural Heritage. Thanks to CCE, we strongly believe in that the More They are aware of their environment, the More they know How to interpret the effects of their environment on their life, the happier and the More successful citizens they will be.

Participants:

1 . Rigas 18 vakara (mainu) vidusskola, Riga, Latvia (coordinator)

www.r18vmvs.lv

  1. Antalya kepez mahmut celalettin okten anadolu imam hatip lisesi, Antalya, Turkey

www.kepezmcoaihl.meb.k12.tr

  1. Secondary Vocational School from Kragujevac, Serbia

http://www.politehnickakg.kg.edu.rs

  1. EsproMinho-Escola Profissional do Minho, Braga, Portugal

www.esprominho.pt / www.esprominhonaeuropa.pt

  1. IIS Isa Conti Eller Vainicher, Lipary Italy

www.isaconti.it