Copenhagen, Dec 2014

Culture Guides

for Active Ageing

Third partner meeting

At Vartov in Copenhagen , 8 -9 December 2014


The Vartov buildings seen from the City Hall of Copenhagen

Aim and objectives

The overall aim

of the third meeting is to bridge the second and third project phase summarizing the state of the project and lead the way forward for the project and for the partners.




Key activities

  1. Present the process and results of the local pilot projects in the second phase
  2. Clarify and select examples of best practise
  3. Plan the guidelines for writing, editing and publishing the Handbook
  4. Plan the dissemination activities for the third project phase
  5. Complete a comprehensive evaluation of the second phase
  6. Have Cultural visits and meetings with stakeholders.

Reports from the meeting

The completed local pilot work in WP 05, June - Dec 2014


Estate Academy of Museum Rumsiskes, Lithuania - by Gita Sapranauskaite

The Lithuanian pilot work focussed on learning through heritage, using the method of "time travel" where learning about historical facts is combined with involvement of values, feelings, attitudes and capacity to reflect.

The seminar for future culture guides, May 2014 had 29 participants, and 9 became culture guides in the pilot work. The theme of the pilot services was "time travel events" with focus on holidays in the country in 1930 and 1940’erne. The four completed events at the Museum involved inter-generational groups of participants of approx. 40. Here young people acted for the elder with dancing, acting etc.


Rite Folk High School, Latvia - by Niels Bendix and Lis Hasel Nielsen:

The group of culture guides helped other older people, who were isolated at home and for various reasons never get out to gain new impressions and inspiration. The activities included a 1-day excursion to Riga and visits to events at the High School, such a two films in the new film club, two evenings with bingo, some days with handicraft and how to make hammocks using finger knitting. Normally around 15 people participate in the arrangements, that also included offerings of some food in cosy socializing.


Tartu Folk High School, Estonia - by Ingrid Leinus

The group of culture guides included 10 active ladies, each visits approximately 3-4 aged persons on a personal level as well as groups in caring houses for aged. The ladies appreciated a lot being a companion lady, because it gives sense of being useful, it gives possibility to learn new things and to widen social circle. Most of them helped someone from relatives or people from neighbourhood whom they knew earlier.


National Association of Adult Education in Art and Culture, Denmark - by Bente von Schindel

The Cultural Council of the municipality of Halsnaes has been chosen as a project team. People from the member associations are culture guides. There have been meetings with the stakeholders which are the school leaders and the teachers; and a presentation of the cultural activities has been made. Our end users were grandparents of children and young people in primary schools. By getting in contact with school children you make it easier to get in touch with older people. We had in all 8 different activities with children and their grandparents and the cultural associations.





Statue in Vartov of Grundtvig, the father of

the Nordic Folk High School movement


The handbook


The meeting confirmed taht the objectives of the handbook are to present:

  • New methods to organise and facilitate culture guide activities
  • Good practise for training courses for volunteer guides
  • Good practise for networking with main stakeholders
  • Best practise examples in different areas of culture guide