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Cooperational projects

Cooperation with various partners, ranging from Tartu kindergartens and schools to international experts, plays an important role in the development of educational activities and museum lessons of the University of Tartu Museum. To improve our own knowledge and experience, we participate in and initiate various projects, including the creation of educational materials for schools (for example, astronomy educational materials produced within the Teeme+ project) in addition to improving our own skills and knowledge. The projects have been funded by the Estonian Research Council, Tartu City Government, Erasmus+, Nordplus and others. See also our scientific projects.

Ongoing projects:

European universities launch a cultural cooperation project, CAMINO, to celebrate 20 years of EU membership

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the 2004 European Union (EU) enlargement, eight partners from seven Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries are joining forces in 2024 to implement the project “Twenty Years of Cultural Enrichment in Reunified Europe” (the CAMINO Project). Its aim is to explore the impact of the 2004 EU enlargement on various cultural aspects and values of the new member states, as well as to create stronger cultural and academic bonds within CEE. It also lays a foundation for a long-term cultural cooperation network among the partner universities.

“The word “camino” in Spanish means “a path”. The project indirectly emphasises the role of our individual paths within the EU, yet seeks to look for aspects that we have in common – values, ideas, dreams. We want to look back at the last 20 years of the EU membership through the eyes of our youth, to highlight the cultural uniqueness of each country and celebrate our common history and future heritage in the European framework of unity,” says Prof. Ina Druviete, Vice-rector of the University of Latvia (UL), the Project’s lead partner.

The CAMINO Project consortium is formed by seven universities and a film studio from seven EU countries:

  • the University of Latvia (Latvia) – the Project’s lead partner
  • Vilnius University (Lithuania)
  • the University of Tartu (Estonia)
  • the University of Opole (Poland)
  • J. E. Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem (the Czech Republic)
  • Comenius University Bratislava (Slovakia)
  • Ludovika University of Public Service (Hungary)
  • VERY Films (Latvia).

King Danylo University in Ukraine is taking part in the Project as the Associated Partner.

What to expect from the CAMINO Project?

The CAMINO Project kicks off in March 2024, and will embody a series of cultural and educational events that will take place until February 2025. The first activity, an international photo contest for students, Inspired by Europe, starts on March 11, 2024, culminating with an exhibition of the winning photographs in Brussels, Belgium, on April 15-19, 2024. A flash-mob, Ode to Joy, to celebrate Europe Day on May 9 will unite people in seven partner countries and will be streamed online in the Project’s communication channels. The Project also aims to develop and pilot a lifelong learning open course on intercultural communication.

To support the participation of university students and employees in different non-formal art and culture education programmes, a memorandum of cooperation among the partner universities will be signed in May, laying a foundation for a Network of European universities, university culture centres and student unions.

The peak event of 2024 will be the screening of a documentary produced by VERY Films. The film will focus on the changes in the culture scene in the past 20 years and the importance of nurturing cultural diversity in Europe.

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