Learning through, with and about cultural heritage: education, training and literacy in European cities and regions

Cultural Heritage in Action, the EU peer-learning scheme on cultural heritage supporting exchanges between large numbers of cities, regions and heritage stakeholders, is launching a series of webinars to showcase leading cultural heritage initiatives driving sustainable urban and regional development in European cities and regions.

The first episode will explore the interrelations between cultural heritage, education, training and literacy: how can local cultural heritage promote new learning environments in education and help strengthen key competences 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 competences 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 competences 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.


February 28, 2022





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