NSK launches “Traditional children’s stories for a common future” (TRACE) online portal
On 21 December 2018, the National and University Library in Zagreb (NSK) launched an online portal as part of TRACE, the Traditional children’s stories for a common future project. The portal provides all information about the project, members of the project teams, project partners and the latest project developments. It should also serve as an educational tool for teachers, educational workers and librarians included in the project, as well as for the wider public.
TRACE was launched 1 September 2018, after the National and University Library in Zagreb received a €178,330.00 grant for it as part of the European Union’s Erasmus+ programme. It will be running until 31 August 2020 and include partners from Croatia, Greece, Latvia and Spain.
The project targets teachers, educational workers and librarians working with children between the ages of 6 and 12 with the aim of getting them acquainted with traditional children’s stories from the partner countries, and thus also with these countries’ cultures. The finest works 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 whose programme will 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.
TRACE is coordinated by the National and University Library in Zagreb, and its project partners are Petit Philosophy association (Zadar, Croatia), Josip Pupačić Primary School (Omiš, Croatia), University of the Peloponnese (Trípolis, Greece), Creative Ideas association (Riga, Latvia) and Euro-Arab Foundation for Higher Studies (Granada, Spain).