New Resource Kit for Teachers: 

Teaching and learning with Living Heritage – a UNESCO-EU pilot project with ASPnet schools 

In January 2019, UNESCO launched the joint UNESCO/EU project 'Engaging youth for an inclusive and sustainable Europe', in the context of the follow up to the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018

The component 'Raising awareness for and learning with intangible cultural heritage in European schools' focused on integrating living heritage in primary and secondary school-based teaching and learning. 

It produced three main outputs: 

  • An analytical overview on how the schools of the UNESCO Associated Schools Network (ASPnet) in the European Union conduct learning with living heritage. It is based on a survey developed and implemented in cooperation with the UNESCO Chair on Education, Citizenship and Cultural Diversity at the Lusófona University in Lisbon, Portugal.   
  • A series of 10 innovative pilot projects integrating living heritage in core subjects in ASPnet schools using a methodology proposed by UNESCO. For this purpose, a group of 10 ASPnet schools from across the EU was trained to develop and implement pilot projects in their schools.     
  • set of awareness-raising and guidance materials for teachers on integrating living heritage in school-based teaching and learning: a booklet with basic information on living heritage, a step by step guide on how to integrate living heritage within the existing curricula, 10 case studies, a set of practical tools, and a set of short films. The resource kit is conceived as a living document and will continue to be enriched after the end of the project.  


    We invite all ASPnet teachers to use the developed resources to design and implement own projects on living heritage! 

    Get inspired by the resource kit for teachersthe 10 pilot projects in ASPnet schools and the 3 films: