What do we want to do?

Many people from many countries came together for a purpose.

The Project

The project has as Horizontal priority the “social and educational value of European cultural heritage” because the project will promote social cohesion, will preserve the European cultural heritage and will educate others on the value of it. Senior people have a cultural heritage, a knowledge of their cities and town’s history, which is crucial to preserve above all in this rapidly changing world and every time more globalized, where people pay more attention to new technologies than traditions, traditions that differentiate one territory from another and are part of the territories’ identity. This project aims at promoting cultural walks where senior people will guide children and adults by telling those stories, anecdotes, curiosities, facts about their city or town, things that are only known by them. It will be the perfect combination between physical artifacts and places, all combined with the intangible knowledge of the seniors in the society, knowledge that has been inherited from past generations, and knowledge that needs to be passed on to younger generations on a large scale in order to maintain its value in a rapidly changing world. Through this process, young people, will value more the experience and the knowledge senior people have. The young people will become an active part in conserving the European cultural heritage, on one hand and on the other hand, senior people will be more integrated in the society and will become the key in sharing this knowledge.

We have selected ‘Introducing systematic approaches to, and opportunities for, the initial and continuous professional development of VET teachers, trainers and mentors in both school and work-based settings in order to ensure innovative education and pedagogies’ due to the content from the cultural walks. The content from the cultural walks will be recorded and used in an innovative tourism product based on an application. All the learners will have access to the newest technologies applicable to the tourism market. In some cases, even directly involved in their development (see section D.8.)

The project will also contribute to job creation for VET students, because it will improve their skills with identifying the best places, artifacts, tourist points to promote, working with children and senior people in order to build the cultural walks, and knowing the new technologies available on the tourist market in this technological area or even developing them. This will also improve their abilities to open their own SME. The non-formal learning will also be lifted for the professionals working in the partner organizations that are not educational institutions: like municipalities, NGOs, sport associations, etc.

We have also selected ‘Developing partnerships aimed at promoting work-based learning in all its forms’ because of the great variety of partners working in different fields and the fact that university students and VET students will be collaborating in this project. They will collaborate and will help develop a ‘product’, which will be a reality in their territories, working ‘in real life’ situations. Creating the stories, selecting the best ones and developing the content of the application (APP) will be a practical project for the VET students from the participating cities (more under the associated partners).

The target groups in this project come from different areas in the VET fields and the competences that they will gather are described below.

  • Municipalities taking part in this project will learn about how to encourage and promote these intergenerational walks and convert them into an attraction to tourists and visitors. Professionals in the field of social services and health (due to the human benefits of this project, improving elderly people’ social, mental and physical state), as well as those in the cultural and tourism areas will learn from this initiative.
  • VET schools. Teachers and their students will work on how to build these itineraries in their community, and will interact with the tourism developers in their municipality. VET students will also learn about the technologies available in the tourism field altogether with the inspiration on how to revive and use in the contemporary era ‘old’ knowledge and cultural heritage. They will learn ‘how to recycle’ the elderlies knowledge by making them into appealing modern products.

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This web site was realised in the project

“Innovative Tourism – Collecting Cultural Heritage Through Intergenerational Walks”

in the framework of the European programme “Cooperation for Innovation and the Exchange of Good Practices” and “Strategic Partnerships for Vocational Education and Training”. This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.