The ‘European DNA’ project implemented under the Erasmus + program together with 4 countries: Portugal, Spain, Lithuania and Greece began in September 2018 and will end in August 2020. The goal of this project is to train knowledge of European cultural heritage. During mobility, students not only visit interesting places, but also participate in various workshops, educate their cultural knowledge, and improve their English skills. The goals of this project result from the shared needs of students and school staff of all partner countries. They were developed together with partners based on the needs of all project participants. We also made sure that they were consistent with the European Union’s priorities for the European Year of Cultural Heritage (2018). We focus on raising the awareness of young people about the cultural heritage of their country and other countries participating in the project, creating awareness protecting the common world heritage, making students aware that cultural heritage is a strategic element for achieving a united Europe that guarantees peace, security and freedom, and promoting openness, tolerance and respect for diversity through education among project participants, willingness to establish and maintain contacts with representatives of other cultures.
Over the course of 2 years, several dozen students work on the implementation of project goals by conducting training trips abroad, cooperating with peers from other European countries. In 2019, a group of 60 students and 30 teachers took part in 3 mobilities in Valencia ( Spain) , Vilnius ( Lithuania) and Olhao ( Portugal). All participants cooperated to cover project activities.