#ErasmusDays2019, the EPALE teams wished to raise awareness about the European Union commitment in adult lifelong learning. They created a digital exhibition with 28 different projects, demonstrating the variety of practices across Europe.
Picture : © Eugénie Baccot
This project offered an off beat discovery of the town of Saintes and its heritage. Starting from the square in front of Abbaye aux Dames, an iconic monument built in the 11th, this guided tour was lead by local residents who offered visits of their neighborhoods using new methods of discovery. These methods were inspired by their trips in Europe made thanks to the Erasmus+ programme. Because social exchange is as important as the heritage appreciation of the place we are visiting, the guides planned a tour of the city off the beaten track.
According to the European project manager of the Abbaye, “it is important to be able to go beyond the emblematic figure of the guide whose approach, not necessarily inclusive, does not always make it possible to create dialogue with the public.” He also adds: “We wanted to imagine new interactions to get out of the classic tour format with the guide, the one who has the knowledge and the participant – the one who receives.”
During the tour, participants used mirror to express their feelings. The interpretive walk continued under the arch of Germanicus, on the banks of the Charente. Both young and old people were encouraged to draw an element of the landscape. The matter was not producing art, but laying down on the paper its feelings before sharing it with the group.
NAME OF THE PROJECT
Heritage Interpretation & Innovative Practices
To rethink access to culture
Adults working in cultural eld
ORGANISATION AND PARTNERS
• FRANCE: Abbaye aux Dames, la Cité Musicale (Saintes)
• GERMANY: Alden Biesen, Stadt
• SPAIN: University of Girona, Island Council of Mallorca
• ITALY: Veliko Tarnovo Municipality.
National Support Services FRANCE
Agence Erasmus+ France / Education & Formation
Read more about the exhibition process and find the table of contents with all the projects : https://epale.ec.europa.eu/en/blog/erasmusdays2019-digital-exhibition