12.06.2012 The Summer Cultural Animation Academy ended
On the 10th of June 2012 the International Management Institute and International University College said goodbye to the participants in the international summer cultural animation academy, which started on the 28th of May 2012: project “Black Sea program for cultural animation: Pilot model for mobilization of common cultural characteristics for creative destinations management in the Black Sea” (22.214.171.124283.26 – MIS ETC 306)
During the 2 weeks 54 youngsters between 16 and 24 years from Bulgaria, Armenia, Georgia, Romania and Turkey studied together in the city of Dobrich – how to represent more attractively the rich cultural heritage of their countries and native towns. The workshops were accompanied by practical exercises, role plays, dance classes and visits of museums, which present the Bulgarian culture and life-style.
The Ethnographic house in Dobrich, the open ethnographic complex “The Old Dobrich”, The History Museum Dobrich and Archeological museum Varna were part of the landmarks presented to the youngsters in the academy.
As part of the accompanying program were organized thematic dinners, devoted to each of the participating countries, and each delegation presented popular customs and traditions of their cultures. The Georgian wines and Armenian delicacies were “seasoned” with Bulgarian, Romanian and Turkish songs and dances.
All of the participants left Bulgaria with a lot of new impressions, friendships and promises to meet again. The newly developed group in Facebook showed the pictures from the summer cultural animation academy in Dobrich - http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=398877943497690&set=oa.251170591650515&type=1.
Within the same project is going to be organized an International Festival of Traditions and Customs of the counties from the Black Sea region in Dobrich in September 2012 and joint training in cultural animation in Odrin in October 2012.
Information about the actions and event, which are organized in Bulgaria, Romania, Georgia, Armenia and Turkey is published as well on the project’s e-newsletter http://www.culture-animation.net/bulletines.html