"PATRIMOINES CROISÉS" - Jeunes volontaires européens pour un héritage commun
Start date: Jun 15, 2015,
End date: Dec 14, 2015
This project, entitled "Patrimoines Croisés", is the brainchild of the will of the Association de mise en valeur du château de Coucy to
facilitate the meeting of young European volunteers, through the discovery of a common cultural heritage that must be preserved.
This theme will be the main thread for making participants sensitive to the values and goals on which Europe is built, such as peace,
equality, and tolerance, but also to promote access to European citizenship.
This project, started in 2014, aims at extend and strengthen methods and relationships created by the participants of the three partner organizations .
The exchange will take place in Coucy-le-Câteau-Auffrique (Picardie, France), from August 31 to September 13 2015, and will
bring together 21 volunteers (18 young and 3 leaders) from France, Malta and Croatia, through the partnership of three
organizations maintaining close relationships: A.M.V.C.C, Din l- Art Helwa Association - National Trust of Malta and the French-
Croatian Friendship Association in Lipik.
The young volunteers will actively take part in the development and functioning of the exchange, and will participate in several
workshops related to the restoration of the medieval fortress of Coucy to discover the traditional crafts such as stonemasonry,
masonry, and blacksmithing, sources of employment opportunities.
Awareness of the European dimension of this heritage will be mentioned while visiting many historical sites and monuments in the
area, and a collective project will be developed, to create tools to communicate and promote the action (video or photo reportage,
panels, posters, etc.). They will also participate in debates, round tables and games on various topics related to European heritage
and topical subjects.
Thus, by this common experience, the project is about educating young Europeans to the preservation and enhancement of their
historical and cultural heritage, developing their spirit of initiative, their skills, their open-mindedness and their ability to commit to a
collective project as volunteers and citizens, wishing they’ll want to continue along with these long-term partnerships and to
develop other projects in favor of a common heritage,foundation of the European identity.
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