Nordic-Baltic youth project – Youth for Cultural Heritage

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Background

As a part of European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 celebrations, the Nordic (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden) Europa Nostra organizations and Estonian Heritage Society published a booklet presenting some of the most representative Nordic Winners of the European Heritage Awards/Europa Nostra Awards, as well as the Prize Winners from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. The Nordic countries and Estonia also launched a Nordic/Baltic Youth Project, which engages young people with cultural heritage, namely local Europa Nostra Award sites and/or the Most Endangered sites chosen by Europa Nostra and EIB Institute.

Project aims

  1. To increase children and young people’s awareness of cultural heritage and to enhance their participation in cultural heritage
  2. To inspire children and young people to familiarise themselves with local cultural heritage; to give them an opportunity to examine and reflect upon the meaning and value of local Europa Nostra awarded heritage sites and/or the Most Endangered sites to them personally and also to the local community, and to recognise the potential impact of these sites on their lives
  3. To support creativity and digital skills by enabling children and young people to share their ideas, experiences and stories of local cultural heritage transnationally via an online platform/website
  4. To make children and young people aware of Europa Nostra´s work and the important role cultural heritage has in Europe
  5. To support teachers’ knowledge and skills in cultural heritage education and help them utilise new and experimental learning environments through local heritage
  6. To promote co-creation at schools and between cultural heritage actors, professionals, sites and schools

Practical implementation of the project

During the project, the participants visit a local Europa Nostra awarded heritage site/Most Endangered site; find out more about these sites through further study; and create a presentation of the chosen site reflecting their own relationship with the site in writing, photos, drawings, videos, etc. These presentations form a part of a Nordic/Baltic heritage exhibition, published on the project’s digital platform. 

The project is implemented in cooperation with the Nordic (Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark) Europa Nostra organizations, Estonian Heritage Society and the Association of Cultural Heritage Education in Finland. It is funded by the Nordic Council and the Saving Bank Foundation DNB (Sparebankstiftelsen DNB).

More information

Please contact your local project coordinator for more information:

Finland

Kati Nurmi
Project manager Finland
Association of Cultural Heritage Education in Finland
kati.nurmi@kulttuuriperintokasvatus.fi
+358 400 937 081

Denmark

Erik Vind
e.vind@mail.dk

Iceland

Pall Bjarnason
pall@p-ark.is

Sweden

Tina Wik
tina@tinawikarkitekter.se

Estonia

Helle Solnask
helle@muinsuskaitse.ee

Norway

Grete Horntvedt
Project Manager Norway
grete.horntvedt@hotmail.com
+47 928 33 583