“Traditional children’s stories for a common future” (TRACE) project extended
The National and University Library in Zagreb has continued its activities on TRACE, the Traditional children’s stories for a common future project, which was discontinued owing to circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The project, originally planned to run until 31 August 2020, has been extended until 31 July 2021. Current activities are focused on the development of TRACE ePlatform, an online platform that will enable long-term availability of all resources developed as part of the project activities.
TRACE was launched on 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 is coordinated by the National and University Library in Zagreb, whose 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).
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. Altogether 21 traditional children’s stories have been selected and translated into English language in order to present to a wider audience the cultural heritage of Croatia, Greece, Latvia and Spain, as well as to help these countries’ young generations to exchange and thus keep alive that valuable legacy.
The selected stories, by country:
The Black Ram,
The Story of the Plitvice Lakes,
Don’t Bump into a Tree nor Hit the Stone.
Theseus and the Minotaur,
Icarus & Daedalus Wings,
The Man, the Boy and the Donkey.
The Little Bread Bun,
The Old Man’s Mitten,
Wild Animals and the Dough Box Maker,
The Bee Is Punished for Lying,
The Fly Is Granted the Freedom of Choice,
The Grateful Creatures,
The Monk and the Weasel,
The Traveller and the Goldsmith,
The Caliph, the Shepherd and Happiness,
How to Teach an Elephant to Speak.