In the frame of European Heritage Days 2023  the VAST project in collaboration with the Folklife & Ethnological Museum of Macedonia- Thrace co-organise the educational activity “Values traveling through Folktales” which will be realised between 22-24 September 2023 in Thessaloniki, Greece.

The activity has an intergenerational character and is addressed to a mixed audience of school-age children and their accompanying adults with a duration of 1,5 hours. There are 4 available sessions with 15 participants per session. Participation is free and spot reservations can be made over the phone on +30 2310 889840.

  • Friday 22/09: 18.00 – 19.30
  • Saturday 23/09: 10.00 – 11.30 and 12.00 – 13.30
  • Sunday 24/09: 11.00 – 12.30

The educational activity aims to thoroughly explore the European values presented in the Museum’s permanent exhibition, which focuses on the significance of hydropower as a source of energy in the pre-industrial era and the watermill – flourmill as a laboratory connected to the timeless need for sustenance.

The participants will use the popular folktales as a vehicle to explore the exhibition, while VAST researchers will investigate the ways in which the ethical and social values of Europe are expressed through the operation of its institutions, the lives of its citizens, and the European cultural heritage. Participants are invited to discover these values based on their personal views and experiences, to express them visually, and then to reflect on their impact, their ability to transform and evolve through time.