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Educational project for upper secondary schools of the Organization of World Heritage Cities – Kraków 2018 in the European Year of Cultural Heritage


Project  of  the  member  cities  of  the Central  and  Eastern European  Region  of the Organization  of World  Heritage  Cities - International school program.

Working title of the project:

International school project among the member cities of Central and Eastern European Region of the OWHC – facing modern challenges and youth involvement  in the European Year of Cultural Heritage

Upper secondary schools educational seminar in world heritage and cooperation of young generation:

  • Participants: upper secondary schools from Vienna, Banská Štiavnica, Riga, Budapest and Krakow
  • Program for the school year 2017/2018
  • International, 4-days educational workshops-seminar in Krakow
  • Possibility to continue the project in the following years


20 students from 5 schools: High School No. 16 in Krakow, Kossuth Lajos Gimnázium in Budapest, Gymnázium Andreja Kmeťa in  Banská Štiavnica,  Ita Kozakiewicz Polish Secondary School in Riga and the Higher Technical Institute Camillo Sitte in Vienna together with teachers and municipal coordinators.

Partners: Historical Museum of the City of Krakow; International Cultural Centre in Krakow

Organiser: Mayor’s Office – International Relations, Municipality of Krakow


  • popularization of world heritage, Organization of the World Heritage Cities and CEER, exchange of good practices in the field of heritage protection
  • continuation of results and experiences of the school programs 2012-2016: testing and developing the new methods and approaches establishing in former projects
  • development of new methods and measures of cooperation between secondary schools in the frame of  the Organization of World Heritage Cities projects and aims
  • visit to the world heritage places in Krakow/European cities
  • launch of new links between schools of the CEER OWHC and other education institutions of European cities
  • participation  in common educational program
  • questionnaire for the students about the activities as well as their imagination about their wishes on the field of international cooperation
  • opening of photo exhibition/ presentation of video production  etc. – project should be resulted with concrete "product"
  • introduction of participating cities and countries to all participants
  • historical excursion - welcome to the heritage and history of Central and Eastern European countries 
  • implementation of the goals of UNESCO Young People’s World Heritage Education Program and OWHC Youth School Programs:
  1. To encourage young people to become involved in heritage conservation on the local and global level
  2. To promote awareness among young people of the importance of preservation of architectural heritage by means ofthe UNESCO World Heritage Conventionand the Organization of World Heritage Cities
  3. To develop new and effective educational approaches, methods and materials
  4. try to show a new way of cooperation to other cities to be able to follow this example

Schedule of the project:

  • 2017 – cities application for the project, selection of schools in cities
  • January-February 2018 – preparations in Krakow and preparatory meeting with participation of representative of schools and cities: discussion on the agenda and content of the seminar
  • February – April 2018 preparation for the programme, design of the project logo by students in cities
  • May 2018 – voting for the logo
  • 31 May – 4 June 2018 – implementation of the project – seminar in Krakow

International School Project – draft program:

Day 1
Arrivals, introduction of groups – getting know each other; discussion on the program of visit; dinner

Day 2
Visit to the High School No. 16 
Presentations by cities
Games: photos of the childhood, Polish dances
Nowa Huta sightseeing
visit to the Rynek Underground Exhibition
evening in the Restaurant and Art Cafe Jama Michalika

Day 3
Workshop in the International Cultural Centre (Rynek Główny 25)
Krakow Old Town game. 5 groups discover Krakow’s highlights (Wawel hill: cathedral, castle;      
J. Słowacki Theatre; Collegium Maius; Town Hall Tower; Cloth Hall; Barbican and St.Florian’s Gate)

Day 4
Krakow ghetto walk
The Eagle Pharmacy
Visit to the Oskar Schindler’s Factory
Sightseeing in Kazimierz district, meeting the Jewish culture

Day 5
Visit to the Town Hall
Presentation of the movie on the project              
Memory photo
Wrap up
Leaving Krakow

Movie filmed by students of Krakow secondary school illustrating the project in Krakow is presented here:

Kraków grupowe


Show ticket
Author: Agata Mierzyńska
News Publisher: Otwarty na świat EN
Published: 2018-06-04
Last update: 2020-12-02