The Living Heritage

No 2013-1-LV1-GRU06-054521

The project joined 8 partners from Latvia, United Kingdom, Italy, Greece, Netherlands, Poland, Malta and Bulgaria into a Grundtvig learning partnership that aims at preserving and transferring the intangible culture heritage. Society Creative Ideas was the project coordinator. The project took place from 1st August 2013 until 31 July 2015 and was supported by the EU Lifelong Learning programme.

The project included study visits to Malta, Poland, Latvia, Italy and Greece to explore each country’s intangible cultural heritage - handicrafts, visual arts, gastronomy, social practises, rituals and festive events, music and performing arts, as well as oral traditions and expressions.

Pedagogical guidelines and training methodology for workshops, digital recording of heritage, stakeholders engagement handbook, an e-book on intangible cultural heritage and a calendar of culture events for 2015-2016 was developed, as well as videos taken to transfer the intangible heritage to the next generations and knowledge increased on how to relate tourism and “living” heritage -  best tourism examples of a (living) heritage of 2 partners in the Netherlands and Malta.

Project website:

Project results: 

Events calendar 2015-2016

Common report on Intangible cultural heritage in 6 countries (pdf)

Pedagogical guidelines and training methodology for workshops

Stakeholder engagement handbook

Digital recording of heritage

Surviving English in the project (English - Latvian)

Booklet "Society Creative Ideas"

Project video:

5th project meeting in Attica, Greece, May 2015

4th project meeting in Mazara del Vallo, Sicily, Italy, October 2014

3rd project meeting in Balvi, Latvia, August 2014

2nd project meeting in Poland, May 2014

Kick-off meeting in Malta, October 2013

Traditional bread and art of weaving in Greece

Traditional Christmas biscuits "Cassatelle" in Mazara del Vallo, Sicily, Italy

Decorative breads and St. Joseph's altars in Mazara del Vallo, Sicily, Italy

Traditional nativity scenes in Mazara del Vallo, Sicily, Italy