The purpose of the “Heritage Hubs” project is to enhance intercultural interaction by encouraging young people to explore and share their own heritage and to get to know and practice the heritage of others. The project enables school classes with students approx. ages 11–15 in different European countries to share a part of their own culture and practice the culture of others, digitally and face-to-face. The choice of the heritage presented is made by the students. The technique of presenting and sharing the heritage is via audio-visual material (eg. video or other). During the project different methods are tested and shared and research activities are carried out in order to develop practical methods and tools (best practices) that professionals can use in order to integrate culture, heritage and intercultural dialogue into their daily work with young people. The project is carried out by the project leader and partners (5 countries) in cooperation with the associates (such as schools involved in the project).
VITECO provides technological consultation and support: planning the digital solutions for the project together with the applicant and the other partners. VITECO supports the partners and participants during the project and creates an online digital platform where young people can get to know each other and their heritage through sharing the audio-visual they have made. VITECO also leads all the aspects related to the dissemination of the project.