YCARHe – Youth & Cultural Heritage

Epignosi, Youth


A training for whom?

This training has been developed for:

Youth workers looking to get youth groups involved in Heritage & Heritage facilitators wanting to develop their activities for young audiences.


This training aims at developing your skills to guide young people from discovering their local heritage to developing a project or any other heritage-related activities and promoting active citizenship.

More about it:

Cultural heritage, whether tangible or intangible, is key to the identity of rural areas and yet it is at risk of disappearing without efforts to pass it on and ‘regain’ this heritage from the standpoint of younger generations. This heritage represents a legitimate conduit to foster active European citizenship as well as a source of employment for young people with little or no academic qualifications.

But how to reinforce the interest and the commitment of young people to rural heritage, to boost their skills related to heritage and their aptitude to act as European citizens? How to have heritage acts as a driver to cultivate youth initiatives and boost young people’s inclusion in the community?

The methodology

The methodology is based on the YCARHe – Young Citizens in Action for Rural Heritage training Frame of reference. This training has been developed and tested in 5 EU countries (France, Croatia, Italy, Bulgaria and Greece).

It promotes some important concepts of non-formal learning and use hand-one activities.

The learning plan comprises 3 main steps, each with specific training goals. These three steps are complementary and help youth workers provide ongoing support to young people through the following pathway:

  • Discovering local rural heritage : You will learn how to help young people understand what rural Heritage is and identify it. Young people should be able to reflect on their cultural identity, identify heritage and tell the difference between tangible and intangible heritage.
  • Understanding local heritage: You become accustomed to some approaches and tools to help young people better grasp and understand their own heritage and its existing or potential value. This covers subjects such as old and new uses of local heritage, the socio-cultural and economic values of the heritage.
  • Supporting citizen-based heritage projects: Finally, you should be able to help young people exploit their new interest and knowledge in rural heritage for greater, active, involvement in their local communities. You will also learn how to nurture and support citizen-based projects fronted by young people, such as how to foster group dynamics, or how to initiate young people in methods to develop projects promoting local heritage.


Recommended duration is a 3 times 2 days training.

More information

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