In its 5th edition, the Young European heritage Makers Activity welcomed participation from a diverse array of countries: Armenia, Finland, Italy, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Slovenia, Spain and Ukraine. Children from these nations embarked on a journey of exploration, uncovering the stories and traditions that define their identities and enrich their cultural heritage.

As a testament to their creativity and passion, the authors of the selected works in the older category will be invited to a cultural visit to Strasbourg in September and the younger ones will be hosted at a special online ceremony. This unique opportunity will allow them to further immerse themselves in the rich tapestry of European heritage and connect with fellow young enthusiasts from across the continent. Through workshops, discussions, and immersive experiences, they will continue to champion the importance of heritage preservation and cultural exchange on a global scale.

Celebrating the Winners: A Showcase of Creativity and Passion

Category: 6-11 Years Old

SCAMBI CULTURALI... ALLA SCOPERTA DEL REAL SITO DI CARDITELLO! | Cultural exchange... discovering the Royal Site of Carditello - Froebel International School, Italy

Venturing into the realm of cultural exchange, students from Froebel International School in Italy collaborated to uncover the hidden treasures of the Royal Site of Carditello. Through imaginative storytelling and multimedia presentations, they shared the rich history and cultural significance of Carditello with the world, forging connections across generations and borders. Their project not only celebrated the beauty of Italian heritage but also highlighted the importance of preserving cultural landmarks for future generations to cherish.

Mirror of Heritage - Solec Kujawski Development Association, Poland

In the town of Solec Kujawski, young scholars explored the local heritage through the lens of the marketplace. Through engaging workshops and hands-on activities, they delved into the market's evolution and significance in European history, gaining a newfound appreciation for their community's cultural heritage. Their project served as a living lesson of history, fostering a deeper understanding of the past and its impact on the present.

Kaj je dediščina?/What is heritage? - Otočec Primary School, Slovenia

In this heartwarming project, students from Otočec Primary School undertook a journey of self-discovery and cultural exploration. Through engaging activities and interactions with their elders, they gained a deeper experience of heritage and its significance in shaping their identity and community. From basket weaving to heartfelt conversations with grandparents, the students celebrated the beauty of Slovenian heritage in their own unique way.

Intangible Heritage from the Aragonese Pyrenees - CRA Cinca-Cinqueta, Spain

Nestled in the breathtaking landscapes of the Aragonese Pyrenees, students from CRA Cinca-Cinqueta celebrated the intangible heritage of their villages. From ancient traditions like transhumance to the rhythmic melodies of folk songs, they shared the vibrant cultural fabric of their communities with the world. Through meticulous research and heartfelt storytelling, they invited viewers to experience the beauty and richness of their cultural heritage firsthand, showcasing the importance of preserving traditions for future generations.

There is no Future without Past - Ukraine

In this captivating project from Ukraine, children explored the iconic Sofiivska Square and Cathedral in Kyiv, delving into its rich history and cultural significance. Through animated storytelling and historical insights, the children celebrated the enduring legacy of their ancestors and the resilience of their heritage. Their project serves as a poignant reminder that understanding the past is essential for shaping a brighter future.

Category: 11-17 Years Old


In a poignant tribute to their heritage, students from Armenia embarked on a journey to uncover the mysteries of the Geghard Monastery. Through creative storytelling and breathtaking visuals, they highlighted the monastery's profound cultural significance and its enduring legacy as a symbol of Armenian identity. Their project served as a testament to the power of heritage in shaping collective memory and inspiring future generations to preserve their cultural legacy.

Podgorica - A View Through Ages - Montenegro

In a mesmerizing journey through the ages, students from Montenegro celebrated the rich cultural heritage of Podgorica. Through captivating storytelling and historical insights, they explored the city's vibrant past and its enduring legacy as a symbol of cultural diversity and resilience. Their project served as a powerful reminder of the importance of preserving and celebrating heritage in shaping collective identity and fostering a sense of belonging.

Slovenian Beekeeping - Jesenice Secondary School, Slovenia

In this captivating role-play story, students from Jesenice Secondary School journeyed to uncover the secrets of Slovenian beekeeping. Guided by the spirit of Anton Janša, one of the first modern beekeepers, they explored the rich tradition of apiculture in Slovenia, celebrating its cultural significance and the invaluable contributions of beekeepers throughout history.

Silleda, a Walk Through Heritage - María Inmaculada College, Spain

Exploring the rich tapestry of Romanesque heritage, students from María Inmaculada College in Spain embarked on a captivating journey through the town of Silleda. Through multimedia presentations and musical performances, they celebrated the historical and artistic legacy of Romanesque art in Galicia, inviting viewers to immerse themselves in the cultural heritage of their community.

How Klubochok Studied the Past - Dyvosvit Theater, Ukraine

In a whimsical fairy tale journey, students from the Dyvosvit Theater in Ukraine embarked on a transformative exploration of their country's history. Through playful performances and creative expressions, they celebrated the resilience and spirit of the Ukrainian people, highlighting the richness of their cultural heritage and the enduring legacy of their ancestors.

These projects stand as a testament to the creativity, passion, and dedication of children and young people across Europe. Through their explorations and celebrations of heritage, they inspire us all to cherish the past, embrace the present, and shape the future for generations to come.