Cultural heritage and national identity is important because it helps people connect with others who have similar backgrounds and provide a sense of unity and belonging. It provides people with a link to traditions that might otherwise be lost.
The sensitivity, responsibility and awareness of members of a society towards this values are so significant for handing them down to future generations. Traditional and cultural values and identity are sometimes ignored by today’s generation and the young face cultural degeneration. The aim of the project is to help young people be more aware of the cultural prosperity and their own identity and characteristics, transferring them to the following generations, since those who have no awareness or value of their own heritage can hardly have bright future.
The project is focused on cultural values like historical buildings, symbols and traditions and shows the identity of a society, of a nationality. It will look at the lifestyles and traditional ceremonies. We want to know ourselves better by learning about the others.
By this project national, cultural and cross-cultural awareness will be aroused among the participants and they will have the opportunity to understand better each other’s culture and identity and will find out who they have been and thus they will discover the traces of EU identity.
The project involves three partners from three European countries – Bulgaria, Turkey and The Republic of North Macedonia.
The plan of the project team is to implement three Transnational project meetings (TPMs) and three Learning, teaching, training Activities (LTTs). Main activities during LTTs will be to prepare and organize an exhibition showing the culture and identity of the countries seen by the eyes of the participants. The pictures from exhibitions will be organised in a Photo book containing photos and short descrtiptions for each photo translated and published in English and the three languages of partners – Bulgarian, Macedonian and Turkish.
All info about project will be uploaded on a project website. At the end of project period an e-version of the Photo book will be created and distributed on partners websites, and the website of project. Social partners will be included to cooperate about dissemination of project results during the project and after the project period.