Sharing Cultural Treasures
An Erasmus+ KA 229 project for six schools:
Latvia, Poland, Portugal, Romania, The Netherlands and Turkey.
Start: September 2018- End: Augustus 2020
Description of the project:
It is seen that at secondary schools, the students lose their interest to subjects especially to art. One
of the reasons is that the students focus mostly on some lessons like science and math’s as they
need to have academic skills in the university entrance exam and art is not an area they need to
study much. But it is known that arts develop the moral and aesthetic values which lead to the
essence of humanity. That is why our own national, cultural heritage is so important. If our own
students know about it, see the importance of it, they themselves will teach their children about it in
the future. If this is combined with different cultures, like in this project, it will be cherished by them.
What is more they will have more interaction and learn more about different cultures. The students
and teachers who directly or indirectly involve in the project will have the chance to develop their
speaking abilities in English. As the project includes many cultural and artistic activities , it will
increase the awareness both on the similarities and differences between the countries and cultures.
The participating schools are not chosen at random. They all stand for a important region in Europe.
Latvia represents north-east Europe, Poland central-Europe, Rumania, south-east Europe, Turkey
the border region with Europe, Portugal south-west Europe and The Netherlands north-west Europe.
So all the unique cultures will taking part in this project.
The students with the guidance of their teachers will take part actively in the process of creating webpage
and E-twinning classroom, a Cultur Europe e-book, so they will be able to get benefit from
technology and it's tools. During each meeting, and before and after the meetings, technology will be
important part of the project. Also creativity will be looked after.
Those who take part directly and indirectly in the project will have an idea of how a European
citizenship and culture is.
The target group of our project which is directly affected will be the students between the ages 13-
18, teachers, parents, and those who are included indirectly will be Non-Governmental Organizations
which study on and arts.
Parents will be able to attend all the activities such as exhibitions, performances done by the
students. In this way, the project will help to increase the level of parents' awareness about literature,
art and different cultures. As a result of all these activities, we will be able to get reflections on the
education system. It is supposed that some various activities from the project can be carried into the
Cows, a Dutch National treasure.