Learning through, with and about cultural heritage

Feb 16, 2022

Cultural Heritage in Action invites you to join the first episode of its series of “sharing stories webinar” exploring the interrelations between cultural heritage, education, training and literacy: how can local cultural heritage promote new learning environments in education and help strengthen key competencies such as literacy, language, cultural awareness and engagement? How can cities and regions support learning through, with and about cultural heritage?

The webinar will be on Monday 28 February at 14.00 CET and will feature speakers from Leeuwarden, Edinburgh, and Helsinki. The European Commission will also present the European Year of Youth, an initiative for Young Europeans to benefit from many opportunities to gain knowledge, skills, and competencies for their professional development, and to strengthen their civic engagement to shape Europe’s future.

Transmission is an integral aspect of cultural heritage. Telling, writing and reading stories has been a common tradition all over Europe for centuries. Oral history, memories and local customs are passed on from generation to generation and have shaped communities, contributing to a strong European cultural heritage. But this European cultural heritage can also play a more social and educational role for young generations.

Raising awareness of local cultural heritage, developing competence in cultural expression, as well as promoting preservation and conservation techniques of heritage buildings, landscapes or traditions, are key in keeping European heritage alive for future generations.

Across Europe, European cities and regions create opportunities for young citizens to discover and engage with their cultural roots while continuously improving key competencies such as literacy, multilingualism and cultural awareness. During this webinar, you will discover inspirational examples from Leeuwarden, Edinburgh, and Helsinki and find out what can be achieved when education, training, and youth engagement meet cultural heritage.

You can see the webinar’s programme and register here.

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