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EPALE - Elektronisch platform voor volwasseneneducatie in Europa


SLOVENIA Ancestral traditions for the well-being of the community

door Eugénie B
Taal: EN

For the #ErasmusDays2018, the EPALE teams wished to raise awareness about the European Union commitment in adult lifelong learning. They created a digital exhibition with 22 different projects, demonstrating the variety of practices across Europe.


Photo © Ana Janžekovič. “Learning about Polish cuisine, language and people by preparing pierogi”

Preserving handicrafts and traditions is an important part of our culture and activities. We are aware of the heritage left by our ancestors and we do not want to forget them. At the same time, we want to learn about culture, heritage and handicrafts of other cultures, bringing each to our environment and enable intercultural exchange and bonding. Furthermore, this Erasmus+ project coincides with the European year of cultural heritage.

During the project, we enabled our mobility participants to meet members of University of Third Age of our project partner, to attend different workshops and learn about Polish culture, traditions, handicrafts, cuisine, language and history. We encourages other institutions to cooperate as well.

Then, the participants brought the new knowledge into their local communities and prepared different study circles and workshops, in which they created beautiful handicrafts. Some of the work was put in an exhibition. The project brings positive results and impacts that were not even expected. Making traditional handicrafts is teamwork building which ultimately brings us together. This shows that the project is implementing correctly.



Traditional handicrafts bring us together


Preserving and exchanging our ancestor’s culture


Mentors, participants of study circles and workshops, third age people,



Ormoz Adult education centre (Slovenia), The Centre for Continuing Education in Bytom (Poland)

Read more about the exhibition process and find the table of contents with all the projects : EPALE blog post /en/blog/adult-learning-european-digital-exhibition.


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