Association of Cultural Heritage Education in Finland

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The Association of Cultural Heritage Education in Finland is a national non-governmental expert organization. The mission of the association is to serve as an expert, influencer, promoter, developer, and communicator of cultural heritage education and education of culturally sustainable development. The target is to strengthen the cultural competence of especially children and youth – information, skills, and experiences regarding diverse cultural heritage – and to support identity building, involvement in culture and society, and the fulfilment of cultural rights. The association provides educators and other professionals with information, material, expertise, ideas for activities, operating models, and new networks. The association co-operates with actors of education, culture, environment, and youth sectors. The partners of the association include the Ministry of Education and Culture, the Ministry of the Environment, the Finnish National Agency for Education, and the National Board of Antiquities as well as different organizations and associations, schools and educational establishments, museums, archives, World Heritage Sites, and many professionals and experts in different fields.

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Children and Youth Families Teachers, educators

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Heritage Hubs
Heritage Hubs is about exploring, (re)interpreting and sharing cultural heritage – own and that of others – in practical classes. 11-15 year olds in Finland, Serbia and Spain share a part of their own cultural heritage and practice the cultural heritage of others, digitally and in person. Participants gain appreciation of their own and others’ cultural heritage and see how many cultural traditions stem from a shared European background. The project is coordinated by the project consortium consisting of the Association of Cultural Heritage Education in Finland as the lead and the Centre for Urban Developmentin Serbia, La Fundación San Millán de la Gogolla in Spain and VitecoE-learning in Italy. It is carried out in cooperation with schools and cultural heritage actors in the participating countries. The project supports closer cooperation between educational and heritage professionals and their work towards developing cultural heritage education. The project will create educational material to help educators integrate cultural heritage and intercultural dialogue into their work. The results and outcomes of the project will be available to the public both during and after the project. The aim is to develop methods and tools for cultural heritage education that involves children and youth in defining and practicing cultural heritage, as well as their active agency in the society and culture.Heritage Hubs runs until early spring 2020. For more information about the project, contact the project coordinator Kati Nurmi (
Co-creative cooperation with culture volunteers-project
The Association of Cultural Heritage Education in Finland is taking partin Erasmus+ funded project, which aims to promote and support co-creative cooperation in the field of culture and heritage. The project will compile innovative practices as well as develop new curricula and course packages for cross-sector and co-creative cooperation between voluntary arts and culture associations, local culture institutions and the culture departments of the municipalities. The exemplary course packages are specifically aimed at culture volunteers and managers. The project will also publish a thematic Compendia on good practice in four languages (EN, DK, DE, FI), and host three national and one European pilot training events. The results of the project will be disseminated to the wider European community in a sustainable manner. The project runs from September 2018 until January 2020. The project is led by Danish Interfolk, Institute for Civil Society. Other partners include Kulturelle Samråd i Danmark (KSD) in Denmark and EDUKULT – Denken und Handeln im Kulturberech in Austria. For more information, please contact
Nordic Europa Nostra project
Cooperation project with schools in the Nordic countries: What is the relationship of young people with the asites that have received the European Heritage Award / Europa Nostra Awarded – if any? How could the awareness of them improve the well-being of young people?

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