Traditions unite us

Name of the project:

Traditions unite us

Operational programme:

Cultural Entrepreneurship, Heritage and Cooperation


Access to Arts and Culture Improved

Name of procedure:

First call for project proposals under Outcome 2 “Access to Arts and Culture Improved”


12 months

Short description of the project:

The overall objective of the project is to improve transnational cultural cooperation and exchange of good practices between Bulgaria and Norway in the field of promotion of folklore and traditions. The project’s specific objectives are to improve access to cultural heritage for young people from small settlements in the South Central Planning Region, including young people from ethnic minorities, and to increase the capacity of the Community Centre “Obedinenie 1913” and 50 community centers in the South Central Planning Region of Bulgaria in the field of attracting audiences and knowledge transfer through training of the Community centres'' expert staff to improve their professional competences and skills.

The project activities include preparation of the performance/spectacle “Traditions unite us” (and its presentation in 10 small settlements in the regions of Kardzhali, Smolyan and Plovdiv and in Norway), creation of a children''s school for making dolls with traditional costumes and traditional masks, organization of a traveling exhibition of puppets with folk costumes and outdoor open lessons in making dolls in 10 settlements in Bulgaria. The Norwegian partner will contribute significantly with its many years of experience in the field of events in the field of education, culture and arts, as well as through the capacity of Bjerkaker Learning Lab in the management of similar activities in different formats and scales.