Fostering Cultural Heritage for bridging intergenerational dialogue (FOCAL)

Lifelong Learning Project, Grundtvig partnership

Project period: 2012 08 01 – 2014 07 31

Partners:

  1. VšĮ „eMundus“ – Lithuania, Kaunas – coordinating institution
  2. Foundation for development of the cultural  and business potential of civil society – Bulgaria, Sofia – partner
  3. Evropaiko Ergastirio Ekpaideytikis Technologias - EDUMOTIVA – Greece, Sparti - partner

Project target group: providers of courses and trainings for adults, trainees (18-25 years old), seniors (55+), adult education managers.

Aims and objectives

The project aims to explore and reveal similarities and differences between countries, exchange of cultural experience, present the culture and maintain intergeneration dialogue between youth and seniors. This will be shown through the following components:

  • Culture and cultural heritage,
  • Traditional meals and customs,
  • The old traditions associated with nature and its monitoring,
  • The landscape and architecture: cultural heritage and the present values ​​of the most beautiful areas of the country,
  • Religion,
  • Intellect and art,
  • Each country in the world (as a state and its representation of what it is famous in the world)

Results

  • Analysis of culture heritage topic (presented brief report from each country)
  • Interview with seniors “Then and now”
  • The contest theme of "The best traditional thing which I can represent"
  • Presentations and workshops
  • E-book which has the components (which are described through different partners countries review) such us:
    • Culture and cultural heritage,
    • Traditional meals and customs,
    • The old traditions associated with nature and its monitoring,
    • The landscape and architecture: cultural heritage and the present values ​​of the most beautiful areas of the country,
    • Religion
    • Intellect and art,
    • Each country in the world (as a state and its representation of what it is famous in the world)