enpi-2011St. Martin Caritas participates in a tender of European Union between 1st of January 2011 and 30th of April 2012. The "Parents for Children" Association in Romania (Satu Mare) transacts this project called Networking for Cultural Heritage Preservation.

The partners of this project are: Hungarian "Round Forest" Kindergarten (Nyíregyháza), Romanian "Wonderful Grove" Kindergarten and Ukranian St. Martin Caritas-Transcarpathia. The programme is financed by the European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument in the framework of the cross-border cooperation programme Hungary-Slovakia-Romania-Ukraine 2007-2013 (www.huro-cbc.eu), complemented by the governmental consent of participant countries.

The total cost of the Action is 98.235 EUR, whereof the own consent of partners 5.916,81 EUR.

The primary purpose of the project is to exchange practice and expertise among kindergarten teachers regarding education for traditional culture preservation (100 kindergarten teachers from the partner institutions), to train 75 kindergarten teachers for adequate traditional culture teaching methods, to raise awareness among pre-school children of local traditions (such us pottery) through interactive activities, to develop pre-school children artistic talents and skills to use simple traditional culture techniques (at least 750 children), to develop pre-school children capacity to establish and maintain connections with other children and adults, to transfer identified symbols of traditional culture covering the cross-border area to school children and local community.

The overall objective of the project is to promote cross-border cooperation for a better preservation of cultural heritage in the context of educational system in Hungary, Romania and Ukraine.

The partners have three types of activities: the first group of activities are common cross-border activities. They include preparation activities, publicity activities, networking visits. The second group of activities refers to common activities coordinated by the leading partner. Activities such as the organisation of the Children's Traditional Fair, the organisation of the workshop for curriculum development, the coordination of a common publication. The third group of activities are implemented individually in each partner country, but they have a commonly agreed structure and design - training session of pre-school teachers, teaching activities for children related to traditional gastronomy that proved to be of common interest for all partners.