Erasmus Plus Project “GO TO the FUTURE”
Gaelic Occitan TOgether For language Users Through United Roots and Experiences
The GO TO the FUTURE project was developed within the framework of a European Erasmus+ call for proposals in the field of cooperation for innovation and exchange of good practices.
This project aimed to share experiences with other European countries in the field of education as well as strategies for the preservation and promotion of linguistic and cultural heritage.
- to enhance and develop the teaching of a minority language and the promotion of a regional culture;
- to reflect on awareness-raising methods;
- to create innovative teaching and dissemination tools; and
- to highlight the value of regional languages in various fields of knowledge and also the importance of regional cultures as a means for sharing European citizenship values.
It was chosen to work with three languages in three distinct geographical areas and having three distinct linguistic origins: Occitan, Scottish Gaelic and Gaeilge.
The three partner countries are France, Scotland and Ireland.
The cross-cutting thinking carried out during the whole project has resulted in the creation of innovative tools which will help to raise public awareness of the value of regional languages and cultures.
An educational toolkit has been conceived by the project partnership which is targeted at teachers and pupils. It consists of thematic worksheets which present the cultural elements specific to each area. The topics covered are suitable for inter-disciplinary use.
The publication of a book of photographs from the Occitan and Gaelic/Gaeilge regions, enriched with artistic contents and comments from the project participants, is a promotional tool also aimed at raising public awareness of regional languages and is complementary to the educational toolkit.
Thirdly, the website you are currently visiting gives access to the content of the educational toolkit in a digital version. It also incorporates interactive activities and resources and uses a variety of media to facilitate the acquisition and memorisation of cultural and linguistic elements.