The National and University Library in Zagreb (NSK) organised and hosted a public presentation of the project: Traditional children’s stories for a common future – TRACE on 23 October 2018.
TRACE is funded by the European Union’s Erasmus+ programme. Partners in the project are from Croatia, Greece, Latvia and Spain.
The project’s main aim is to target teachers, educational workers and librarians working with children between the ages of 6 and 12 and get them acquainted with traditional children’s stories from the partner countries, and thus also with these countries’ cultures. The finest examples of children’s literature in the partner countries will be translated into five languages, i.e. English and the languages of the partner countries. The rest of the project activities will include workshops to present creative and innovative methods of using traditional children’s stories, as a valuable part of European cultural heritage, to encourage reading, critical thinking and research of one’s own culture among children in the targeted age group.
The presentation opened by the introductory addresses of the Director General of the National and University Library in Zagreb Tatijana Petrić and project Coordinator and NSK Adviser for School Libraries Frida Bišćan. The details of this cooperation project were further presented by the representatives of the Library’s partner institutions in this project Bruno Ćurko and Ivana Kraljić, from the Zadar-based association promoting informal education, critical thinking and the use of philosophy in everyday life Petit Philosophy (Croatia), Bernarda Klarić, from the Josip Pupačić Primary School in Omiš (Croatia), Sanita Putnina, from the Creative Ideas Association (Latvia), and José M. González Riera, from the Euro-Arab Foundation for Higher Studies (Spain).
Source: National and University Library in Zagreb http://www.nsk.hr/en/nsk-presents-the-traditional-childrens-stories-for-a-common-future-trace-project/