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Between Mnemosyne and Terpsychore - Heritage Sites and Contemporary Dance for the promotion of critical thinking among pupils

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The program “Between Mnemosyne and Terpsychore - Heritage Sites and Contemporary Dance for the promotion of critical thinking among pupils” focused on promoting critical thinking skills and fostering the creativity of secondary school pupils, aged 14 to 18, during their visits to National Palaces, with comtemporary dance as a mediation tool.

This project is the result of an application approved by the European Commission through the Erasmus+ program, which is supporting strategic European partnerships that contribute to promoting the artistic and cultural sectors, particularly those affected by the pandemic crisis of covid-19. The funding, provided by the European Commission, was around 300,000 euros.

 

About the program Erasmus+

This is a European program that supports education, training, youth and sport.

Its specific projects in the fields of education and training are designed to:

  • To promote the development of a Europe of knowledge;
  • To Contribute to achieve Europe 2020 strategy's smart, sustainable and inclusive growth objectives;
  • To boost the internationalization and excellence of education and training in the European Union, encouraging creativity, innovation and the entrepreneurial spirit, and promoting equality, social cohesion and active citizenship.
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Duration

Two-year project - from March 2021 to March 2023.

Objectives

  • Strengthen the role of these Palaces as spaces for the development of critical thinking;
  • Strengthen the participation of local communities in sites visited mainly by international tourists;
  • Strengthen the role of contemporary dance as a powerful tool for mediation in heritage.

Learn more about this European project developed in Sintra and Warsaw