Let’s PLAY – Participative Learning in Archaeology for Youth

Two members of EXARC joined a project application by the name “Play: Participative Learning in Archaeology for Youth”. Csiki Pihenőkert from Hungary and the State Cultural Reserve of Kernavė from Lithuania. The Lead Partner in the Project call “Creative Europe 2018” is Cooperativa Archeologia from Italy. The two EXARC Members will cooperate with the Agence de Mise en Valeur du Patrimoine et de Promotion Culturelle (AMVPPC) of Tunisia and the Archaeological sites of Valley of the Temples, Agrigento and Giardini Luzzati, Genova (Italy). EXARC will be one of the Associated Partners. 
The project aims to increase the participation of children (6-10 years) in cultural and archaeological sites. We will train young graduates, professionals and local staff to develop new strategies of communication on the sites. We will also organize participative labs for children in the topic of history and archaeology and establish child-shaped itineraries in the archaeological sites. Furthermore, we will create local events of participative learning in archaeology through a child-to-child approach and share and exchange knowledge and skills between more and less experienced sites of the Partner Countries involved. 

Results are expected in the summer. 

Temple of Dioscures 5th century BC Temple of Castor and Pollux Valley of the Temples Agrigento Sicily Italy. Photo by: Wolfgang Pehlemann, CC BY-SA 3.0 de, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=45933134