Each country has its well-known and loved literary characters whose essence is deeply connected to the identity of a nation or region. This exhibition is about those characters, introducing the fictional world, authors and cultural surrounding of smaller European states. Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary and Luxembourg are represented with their literary characters. Learn about the project
Literary societies and museums exist in all the countries of the European Union. They play a central role in preserving and transmitting the literary heritage, make important contributions to contemporary literary life and are a pillar of lifelong education, enabling adults to expand their knowledge and their skills. However, despite their having comparable tasks and facing comparable challenges all over Europe, too little international communication has taken place between them so far. Therefore, it was felt by some institutions and organizations that more transnational exchange and more cooperation on a European level would be beneficial for their work. This is how the idea of a common project among partners working in the same field, which was to evolve into a Grundtvig learning partnership, came into being.
The overall aim of the Grundtvig partnership Comparing Learning Opportunities in the Field of Literary Heritage was to provide the participants with opportunities to compare and discuss learning opportunities for adults in the field of literary heritage with experts in the same field from other countries, as well as to disseminate these findings in the general public. The working plan included group meetings in each of the participating countries as well as job-shadowings for museum staff and learners according to the needs and interests of the respective partners. In order to broaden the dissemination into the wider public, it was decided, among other things, that the partnership should also have tangible results in the form of three lasting products, towards which all partners contributed in a cooperative manner: