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Third Transnational Meeting in Granada

The Erasmus + TRACE project on ‘Traditional children’s stories for a common future’ developed by the Euro-Arab Foundation together with European partners from Croatia, Greece and Latvia, concludes its three-year work in Granada. This third transnational meeting of the project has taken place on July 15 and 16, 2021 at the headquarters of the Euro-Arab Foundation.

The executive secretary of the Euro-Arab, Inmaculada Marrero Rocha, congratulated the different partners who arrived from Croatia, Greece and Latvia, who together with the Euro-Arab Foundation as a Spanish partner, make up the consortium of this project financed by the Erasmus + program.

During these two days, TRACE partners have analysed and evaluated the programs and activities that they have been developing over the past two years, applying innovative educational methods. The results achieved have been evaluated and the future exploitation plan for the resources available on the digital platform designed. In it, the selected and translated stories are available in several languages, to the worksheets to carry out the workshops, as well as guidelines and orientations for teachers and librarians.

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The TRACE electronic platform for European traditional children’s stories has been launched

The TRACE project (Traditional children’s stories for a common future) presents a digital platform that culminates all the work carried out throughout this project and that has been conceived as a showcase through which to show the richness and diversity of the European Union through traditional children’s stories.

This platform contains the resources of an innovative educational method: workshops exclusively designed to promote children critical thinking, explore and design innovative ways of learning about the cultures and traditions of other European countries.

The digital materials generated during the project are in open access in the thematic TRACE Portal available for use in classrooms and activities with children from 6 to 12 years old, for all teaching and library staff who want to make the European cultures and traditions known.

The electronic platform is divided into several sections that give access to the selected and translated stories, to the files to carry out the workshops, as well as guidelines and orientations for teachers and librarians. These documents have been produced in English and translated into the languages ​​of each of the partner countries (Croatia, Spain, Greece and Latvia). The goal is to pilot these materials in schools and libraries.

The story section is made up of several elements:

• Parallel text of the story in the original language and its translation into English

• Short story workshop with download (PDF)

• Children’s drawings created in workshops

• Metadata

• History translated into all partner languages and English (PDF)

• Electronic book in English language with all the stories used in the TRACE Project.

Tools such as TRACE’s allow progress towards a new type of education, which consists of providing students with a greater capacity for research, critical thinking and drawing conclusions, with the aim of stimulating the development of thinking and adoption of own ideas, the understanding of oneself and the society in which we live, and also of finding one’s own orientation in life and ethical values.

To guarantee the exploitation of these resources among professionals in the sector, several dissemination events were held in June in Croatia, Greece, Latvia and Spain, including the online course: “Working with multiculturalism and critical thinking from children’s stories” held last Tuesday June 22 by the Euro-Arab Foundation.

If you are interested in reproducing any of these workshops and accessing the files for teachers and parents in Spanish, please contact:  

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Online course: Working multiculturalism and critical thinking through children’s stories

The online training that will be given on June 22 is part of the multiplier event of the TRACE project for the exchange of traditional children’s stories between educators from different EU countries who work with girls and boys from 6 to 12 years old.

Duration: 2 hours

Date of celebration: June 22, 2021 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm (CET, Spanish time)

Price: free, upon registration:

Registration deadline: June 17, 2021

Aimed at teachers, professors, librarians, social educators, leisure entertainers, experts and interested people, this course aims to provide professionals who work with children with tools to work on critical thinking and multiculturalism.

The course will present a selection of traditional children’s stories from Croatia, Greece, Latvia and Spain translated into English, Spanish, Croatian, Greek and Latvian, as well as educational resources designed for their didactic exploitation. Special emphasis is placed on the development of critical thinking, the acquisition and reinforcement of ethical values ​​and the awareness of diversity and multiculturalism.


Introduction: The TRACE project and work with children through traditional stories.

The selection of stories

Tools to work on critical thinking and multiculturalism:

– The TRACE platform

– The TRACE Guide for Teachers and Librarians

– The videos

Discussion and conclusions

This training offered by TRACE provides the opportunity to discuss and exchange ideas and experiences on traditional children’s stories, including practical examples to implement in the classroom and in libraries. Thus, contents and practical activities are presented to promote the acquisition of values ​​and skills, such as honesty, courage, solidarity, creativity and critical thinking.