Project Heritage in Motion

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Barbara Słomka, 14.03.2019

The Project “Heritage in Motion" aims to promote the knowledge of heritage at a local and European level for the purpose of encouraging the values inherent in cultural heritage — which make it a fundamental part of the development of European society — amongst citizens.

It therefore strengthens the purpose of the European Year of Cultural Heritage (Decision [EU] 2017/864):
“encouraging as many people as possible to discover and explore the European cultural heritage and
to reinforce a sense of belonging to the European family". The project develops and implements
innovative methods for older adult teaching which value this group’s experience and skills and
include both constructive and cognitive methodologies: learning in context; flipped classroom;
project-based learning; and the use of ICT, since we believe that open education as well as the
innovative practices characteristic of the digital era must play a fundamental role in today’s society.
OBJECTIVE
The priority objective of the project is to promote the values inherent to European cultural heritage
in older adults. This European slant adds an important twofold element: on the one hand, the
transfer of the work done at a European level between the partners; and on the other hand, an
intention exists to reach other European countries in order to share, transmit and discover the
common heritage that unites us from an older adult perspective. Therefore, this group becomes a
cultural operator that provides other citizens like them with access to European heritage. The project
tries not only to establish ties and recognise the common cultural wealth but also (to emphasise the)
value (of) cultural diversity.
ACTIVITIES
ANALYSIS AND STUDY A mapping of the possible heritage resources for older adults must be carried
out. The results of the mapping will reflect the current situation in the partner countries as far as the
value of cultural heritage for seniors is concerned.
TRAINING PROGRAMME Innovative techniques for older adult training will be implemented during
this phase with a twofold aim: on the one hand, encouraging trainers to use innovative tools; and, on
the other hand, training older adults with new skills. After the training, the students will have
acquired the necessary knowledge and skills to prepare active routes on heritage.
RESEARCH ON ROUTES Each country will prepare different heritage routes that will be published on
the project web page in order to facilitate accessibility to the research undertaken.
PARTNERS
 Permanent University of the University of Alicante Spain
 U3A Reykjavik Iceland
 Towarzystwo Demokratyczne Wschód Poland
 Pucko Otvoreno Uciliste Zagreb Croatia