About the project

About the project


Why this project?

Our project involves various institutions from Europe (Cyprus, Latvia, Italy, Romania, Turkey and Poland) that work in the same field and would like to gain new non-formal education skills at the European level.


All of us recognized the need for sharing best practices in the field of living history educational methods which itself is an educational medium used by museums, historic sites and heritage interpreters, and now we want to examine it as a tool of experiential learning in non-formal education.


The project meets the need of finding new ways to use living history instructive methods in adult education, to attract new adult learners, as well as to be a tool of discovering and comparing different Medieval periods history in various countries and starting a debate on the modern days' European developments.


By the project we will try to answer these two main questions:

  • How can new non-formal learning methods be derived from the living history techniques?
  • And how can we use the knowledge of the past in the present and future?


What we want to achieve by the project?

  • we are going to prove that learning European Medival history can be done through experience,
  • we will create workshop scenarios, to be used as tools to promote the living history idea in local communities and allow them to support informal and experimental education through participation in Medieval festivals across Europe,
  • we want to show that in the past, Europe was not an agglomeration of states, and that the modern united Europe has developed from different cultures,
  • we will spread knowledge for general public, raising awareness about European history and living history as a tool for teaching history to adults,
  • we would like to experiment in different learning methodologies in order to apply them in non formal adult education and improve trainers skills,
  • last but not least, we will research each partner’s local context (cultural, linguistic, historic and political what has been brought from the past to the present) to achieve our goals.


How we are going to achieve our goals

As the best way to reach goals of the project we chose visiting Medieval History festivals that take place in each of our country. This will provide all of us with a more hands-on experience as we will have the possibility to enter the recreated history and to use this experience for intense learning outcomes. In order to explore different moments in European Medieval history, we will do study visits to differently-themed festivals: Slavic, Muslim, Transylvanian.


The knowledge we will gain during each visit will be spread in the local context and among local community through open presentations that will promote the project and idea of living history educational methods.

Living History project in Turkish Media!



Here goes link to local news from Bursa that broadcasted a material about mobility in Turkey:



There was also article in local newspaper:


Toolkit with workshop scenarios available!


We have pleasure to present a toolkit with workshop scenarios prepared within the frames of Living History project


Toolkit is available to download HERE



We are happy to share with you our film about "Living History" project


We invite you to watch our film documenting two years of cooperation during the project  "Learning Through Time Living History for Lifelong Learning" .