TRACE – Traditional children’s stories for a common future

Duration: 01/09/2018 – 31/08/2020


Traditional children’s stories for a common future – TRACE project is focused on raising awareness of the importance of Europe’s cultural heritage through education and life-long learning, supporting skills development, social inclusion and critical thinking. New participatory and intercultural approaches to heritage, as well as educational initiatives aimed at fostering intercultural dialogue involving teachers and pupils from an early age will be promoted. The main aim is to promote and get to know European cultural heritage through traditional children stories from partners’ countries. Traditional children stories can be seen as an integral part of Europe. They express Europe’s history and influence it in return. There is an abundance of children stories in Europe, based on myths and legends, in every partner country such as Greek legends, Slavic legends, fairytales by the Grimm brothers or Hans Christian Andersen, just to name a few most famous ones. Numerous variations are based on these stories. The project aim is to show the children the value, variety and richness of European literature. Also, by promoting stories from different countries we are raising the awareness of multiculturalism.

Project coordinator:



  • Develop digital learning materials and tools through new and innovative educational methods

  • Develop actions that promote and support the effective use of information and communication technologies (ICT) in education and training

  • Educate teachers and librarians to use new skills and new methodologies in working with children

  • Promote the European community and culture

  • Interconnect the work of librarians and teachers in an innovative and constructive way

Main activities:

  • Research of theoretical Background and traditional children stories

  • Research of State of Art - existence and use of traditional EU children stories in formal  and non-formal education in partner’s countries

  • Creating workshops for developing critical thinking using TRACE stories as stimulus

  • Creating Teacher Guidelines for all stories (workshops)

  • Creating and improving of TRACE Educational Package

  • Creating TRACE E-Platform for traditional European children stories

Target groups:

  • Elementary school teachers

  • Children from 6 – 12 years old

  • Librarians

  • Educators

Total value of the project:

  • 178.330,00 € (funded by the Erasmus+ K2, Croatia Agency for mobility)


  • Bruno Curko (