By Ylenia Azzaro - JUMP Team -Italy
In June 2021, the italian partner of the LTE consortium Associazione JUMP – Gioventù in riSALTO of Soverato (CZ) – Italy, organized a week of dissemination of the Let’s Teach Europe project results on behalf of the Erasmus Plus course “European Heritage as a Pedagogical and Integration Tool”.
It was the perfect opportunity for teachers coming from Slovenia and Poland, with different backgrounds and experiences, to discover the EU guidelines on Cultural Heritage and explore methods to valorize it in teaching, fighting prejudices and creating inclusive approaches to break barriers and common cultural walls.
During the first part of the training, the trainers Erika Gerardini and Ylenia Azzaro, conducted some lessons presenting the project in general, the partnership and the main goals showing the website created to share knowledge, experience and learn more about Europe and traditions of the italian continent.
The bloggers Francesco Tirinato from Satriano and Sonia Simpatico from Badolato faced the topic of Cultural Heritage of Calabria, especially focusing on the blog articles written for the website about traditions and history of their villages.
The second part of the week was dedicated to some excursions to discover the calabrian local culture, food and traditions.
The team of Polish and Slovenian teachers could also speak about their european projects, the implementation and the follow up, finding connections among different experiences and discovering the importance of valorizing, documenting and digitizing with new competences, the cultural heritage, the historical and cultural roots to develop European Citizenship competences in students and educate them to understand diversity and the importance of an intercultural approach to life.
It was a good occasion to show to an international audience who spent a wonderful week in Calabria the results of the ongoing project to get people from different countries closer to our Cultural Heritage which needs to be known.
Here, some pictures of the week published on the JUMP website