ūüď£ Culture and collective identity: relantionships

ūüď£ Culture and collective identity: relantionships


ūüď£ Culture and collective identity: relantionships

How can culture influence the construction of our identity?

Partners in ouRoute interviewed different stakeholders from the cultural sector to investigate projects and initiatives, as part of the ‚ÄúouRoute collection of good practices‚ÄĚ, which promote Cultural Heritage and active involvement of local communities.

The main aim is to make culture accessible to all citizens and eliminate socio-economic barriers by promoting new initiatives in the artistic, musical, theatrical, archaeological and artistic-historical level.

In ouRoute, we highlighted how the safeguarding of tangible and intangible Cultural Heritage has become a priority in our countries and a joint commitment for all: schools, local authorities and municipalities, professionals, associations etc.  Additionally, there is a new awareness of the fact that culture is a shared resource, a common resource for the citizenships and it’s often in modern societies a combination of more cultures, so to give expression to interculturalism and cultural integration.

From the analysis of the good practices in ouRoute, we can affirm that the involvement of citizens in the design and promotion of their territory give them a better opportunity to be active citizens and meet their needs adjusting to their cultural values.

At the same time, the promotion of the cultural identity enhances the social cohesion and the sense of belonging to a community. That’s why ouRoute project sensitizes local communities and in particular young people to the preservation of Cultural Heritage as part of our individual and collective identity.

For more information on this initiative, partners and planned activities, please contact Alexandros Koukovinis ([email protected]) and Maria Macedo ([email protected])


Consortium: INOVA+, Casa do Professor, C√Ęmara Municipal de Braga, Filmesdamente (Portugal), CESIE, Istituto Istruzione Secondaria Superiore Alessandro Volta, Comune di Palermo (It√°lia), Universidad de Murcia, Felipe de Bordon, Ayuntamento de Ceut√≠ (Espanha); INnCREASE (Pol√≥nia).

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