The Living Heritage
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.