The Cultour BETA youth exchange was the first stage of program series that are intended to educate people through non-formal education methods about cultural heritage.
Participants from four countries (Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary and Spain) have spent 9 days in a small Hungarian town in Zebegény.
During the 9 days participants have learnt about the culture of the town and got to know the everyday lives of locals.
As a result of the projects participants organized a cultural evening to the locals where they have presented their own culture and showed what they found authentic in Zebegény.
The project has 3 main purposes:
- Participants and members of the local community will have the chance to have a multicultural experience. We hope that this experience can make people more open to other cultures.
- Participants and members of the local community will see and have discussion about their and others’ cultural treasures. We hope that people by dealing with their own and foreign cultures will be more aware of the authenticity and value of their and others’ culture.
- Through non-formal education methods we hope that people will be more aware of the meaning of Cultural Heritage and will recognize the importance of preserving tangible and intangible cultural heritage of their own community.