The overall goal of the project EPHEMERAL HERITAGE OF THE EUROPEAN CARNIVAL RITUALS (CARNVAL) is to promote the variety of Europe’s historical and social realities by disseminating some of its most European Carnival rituals and the cultural and creative sectors associated with them. These events are an important part of Europe’s intangible cultural heritage. Our project, therefore, aims to disseminate the events and create links among them – and ultimately to disseminate the idea of a common European cultural area and enhance the feeling of a common European identity.
In order to achieve our goals, we are concentrating on those festive events that mirror, or are direct reminders of, historical or contemporary events – most of which show the complex historical, social and cultural links among different European regions. The dissemination of this domain of non-material cultural heritage can serve as a very important factor in fostering dialogue between cultures. On the one hand, it will help to highlight the richness of cultural and historical diversity, in opposition to the increasing trends of globalisation. And on the other, it will contribute to an emerging feeling of European citizenship, as many cultural and historical links are emphasised or made obvious.
The CARNVAL project runs from 1. 12. 2014 and it ends on 30. 4. 2017. The project includes a number of workpackages, such as:
• Creating a European network of cities and organisations that are both related to European Carnival rituals and other similar festive events and active in the field of cultural and creative sectors of these events
• Producing a data base for the study and analysis of European Carnival rituals involved in the Project, and other similar festive events
• Producing an appealing web site about the events; this web site would describe the events, encourage attendance by prospective visitors, highlight the common links among the events (thus effectively suggesting a tourism route), and would include a database on Europe`s most relevant festive events
• Preparing workshops for the dissemination and teaching of the arts and crafts involved in each event
• Producing a documentary about European Carnival rituals
UniversitatPolitècnica de València – InstitutoUniversitario de Restauración del Patrimonio (UPV-IRP)
Universitat de València (UV)
Asociació d’Estudis Fallers (ADEF)
Asociación UNESCO Valencia
Instituto Politécnico de Tomar (IPT)
Universidade Católica Portuguesa (UCP)
Kulturno izobraževalno društvo KIBLA
Inspiration Werbung Gestaltung Design
Alma Mater Studiorum – Universitàdi Bologna(UNIBO)
Fondazione Carnevale di Viareggio
Comune di Putignano
Laboratory of research Alberto Calza Bini of University Federico II Naples
CARNVAL is a project co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.
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At the International Tourism Fair FITUR in Madrid, Slovenia was represented by a team from ACE KIBLA. As part of the CARNVAL project activities we promoted the project and our organization as one of the project partners, while helping the organizers and coordinators of the project also with executing workshops, setting up projections, informing the visitors, etc. We successfully presented our website, which offers plenty of information about various carnivals happening across Europe, and which was delivered by ACE KIBLA as part of our project activities:
The fair featured the debut screening of the project documentary film, which recaps the essence and numerous activities of the CARNVAL project in an attractive and interesting way: