Workshop 6: Intangible Cultural Heritage as Societal Kit for European Awareness

The uniting power of the intangible cultural heritage on the example of CODANEC Project

Speaker: Viktoria Kurnosenko, ILEU e.V., Germany

How does intangible culture connect us as Europeans? What can we learn from our Danube Neighbours? Based on the experience from CODANEC (Connecting Danube Neighbours by Culture) started by ILEU and DANET Partners in 2019 we will have a look at the meaning of the intangible culture and discuss about the differences and similarities in defining of the personal cultural “treasure” by people from different Danube countries.

„Traditions – values cherished by all generations“ within the framework of CODANEC Project

Speaker: Ana Zlibut, Writers’ League, Timisoara, Romania / DANET e.V.

Traditions are the important part of the intangible cultural heritage.  If all generations are involved, they can be preserved and passed on. We learn them from the older people, who try to encourage the young generation to appreciate them and see them as values. How do the people from the Danube region want to bring the traditions back to life? How can they be transmitted and appreciated by younger generations?

Bread Connects – an inside view of seniors from Ruse, Bulgaria   

Speaker: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Emiliya Velikova, Angel Kanchev, University of Ruse / Vice President of DANET e.V.

The award-winning project Bread connects was conducted by partners from Bulgaria, Romania, Germany, Serbia and Croatia to foster awareness for the common cultural roots on the example of bread. For centuries, bread has been a symbol of community, sharing and responsibility for others in almost every culture and religion in Europe. Bread has many facets, but as intangible cultural heritage, it connects us all. Everybody is related to this topic not only on an intellectual, but also on an emotional level. In this short presentation you will discover more about the project from the perspective of senior participants from Bulgaria, Ruse.