NFE 4 Cultural Patrimony

A #COOLtural experience in Bulgaria

Today we share with you the experience we have lived in Blagoevgrad (Bulgaria), within the course “Training on Cultural Patrimony – based on Non-Formal Education”, held between August 23rd and 27th, 2021. 15 young volunteers from Romania, Poland, Italy and Bulgaria, supported online by partners from the UK, took part in various activities that had in the foreground the awareness of the importance of the cultural heritage, its preservation and promotion in the community.

In the first 2 days participants used team-building activities, ice-breakers, presentation of the YouthPass evaluation process, discussion on the objectives and contents of training course. Also, will be presenting the major themes – Cultural Heritage and Non-Formal Education – general aspects – and in the second part getting deeper with sharing best practice / methods.

In the next 2 days, participants presented and experienced the methods / instruments created and integrated inside the Booklet and Toolkit – making proposals to improve / add methods shared.

The last day was dedicated to the follow-up plans: planning the pilot workshops at local level, identifying what else they need in order to efficiently held the workshops.

We worked, but we also had fun. We discovered the Blagoevgrad region, we visited museums and cultural objectives in the form of a treasure hunt, on teams, and we developed new non-formal methods.

We spent quality time together, made new friendships and worked future activities in the project. It was a #cool experience, that we enjoy a lot.