By studying and researching into the past, and comparing the different countries, the project aims at considering the common roots that unite the multicultural European community and make students realize that we are not so different from each other.

 

Under the hypothesis that the different European cultures are connected in some way by similar links, the project aims at developing students’ awareness of belonging to a common Europe, without renouncing their own identity and culture.

 

For teachers and schools, this project is an opportunity to exchange experiences and good practice with partner schools and realize the importance of intercultural education in our schools, to facilitate a better understanding between the future European citizens.

 

The project is useful for building bridges between different countries, giving participants the opportunity to have a deep knowledge of their culture, language and traditions. Through a better understanding of other cultures, the project aims at developing the value of empathy and belonging to a united Europe.

 

UNESCO‘s Convention on the protection and promotion of the diversity of cultural expressions (20.10.2005); objectives concerning recognition and promotion of cultural diversity, intercultural dialogue and sustainable development form the basics of our specific objectives.

 

-share and put fore common cultural heritage at European level; encouragement of  implementations related with dissemination and protection of technical information  will lead to reaching the target

-develop presentation of tales, stories, legends, bickering which have an important place in the oral tradition of intangible culture

-Increase students’ general knowledge and learning about the cultural diversity of the European Union.

-raise students’ awareness about the common links between the European countries and strengthen awareness of their own identity as individuals and of belonging to a common Europe.

-develop students’ ability to think and argue critically, participating in discussions and debates, exchanging information, and drawing conclusions. 

 

This project is a research into the past of each of the participant countries, through their history, culture, language and traditions. The main objective is to find out the links between the different cultures that make up the European Union, compare them and draw conclusions about the differences and similarities that enrich and unite us.

 

Through participation in this project, we wish to encourage cooperation and intercultural communication and strengthen the sense of European citizenship based on understanding and respect for other peoples and cultures.

The subjects we intend to address are ;

1- common culturalheritage

2- mutual respect and understanding,

3- globalization and cultural assimilation

4- Traditions

 

These objectives will be achieved by addressing the following topics:

1. Historical heritage (painting, architecture…): the remains of the past. Artworks and exhibitions.

2.Historical roots – in search of the history that unites us. Great social movements.

3.Musical roots of Europe: our most emblematic songs as a symbol of an era.

4.Historical figures: leaders and their conditional factors.

5.Traditional dances: our most emblematic dances.Performing traditional dances.

6.Food. Traditional dishes for everyday life and for celebrations.

7.Ancient European sports and games: what did our ancestors play? Sports and games festival.

 

 

With this project we will give the chance to our main target group, the owners of future, young people recognizing different cultures and their own culture. With the activities they will develop a consciousness of their own culture,they will live their cultural values and will have the enjoyment of promoting them.