Our Project Activities

January 11, 2019
Opening of the exhibition "FORTRESSES", which was qualified as a contribution to the Year of European Cultural Heritage 2018/2019
The exhibition will run until March 15, 2019. Fortresses are in many aspects a part of the lived cultural heritage in Europe, for example
for tourism or as beautiful premises for instituions or companies. Therefore this exhibition is a part of the EliCCon project.

January 2019

Street Artists
UK: A street artist even hosted by a local artists group in Coventry,
which has existed in one form or another for about 600 years in different forms.

January 2019

On 5th of January 2019 the amazing parade of Magic Kings of Higuera de la Sierra took place. This old tradition is in the
catalogue of Andalusian Historical Heritage and around 30 000 people visit it each year.

January 2019

Carnival is celebrated in many countries, but very different: One of the festivals is the "Three Kings Cavalcade" in Spain:
Three Kings Cavalcade - Every 6th of January, a big parade crosses the cities with religious and children themed rides,
like The Wizard of Oz or Mickey Mouse. The people in the rides then proceed to throw candy and gifts to the kids around.
It intends to celebrate the arrival of the Three Wise Men (Baltasar, Melchor and Gaspar) to the birth of Jesus

December 2018

Meanwhile its a lived tradition in many european countries: the illuminations in the streets and on places during Christmas time.
Here an example from Spain.
Christmas tree and light sets in the central square in Huelva

December 2018
Christmas activity for the children in Huelva/Spain.
A group of actors playing the Three Wise Men receive the letters
with the gift requests from the kids, set in the main shopping mall of Huelva.

December 2018
Advance notice: Exhibition "Fortresses" in Germersheim, Germany
The team of the European Photoacademy is showing photographies and photo collages from fortresses from Germersheim, Landau, Rastatt and Ulm.

There exists the European Culture Route of Fortresses "Forte Cultura", which demonstrates the importance of fortresses for the European Culture.

More informations about FORTE CULTURA can be found here: https://www.forte-cultura.eu/en

The exhibition will start on January 11, 2019 in Germersheim and ends in March 15, 2019.

December 2018
Christmas cribs are very common at Christmas time all over the world. But their design is very different according the artists
and the region where they have been made.

December 2018
In December many traditions around Christmas can be found in Europe. Some of them are similiar like the numerous Christmas markets.
Also special local traditions can be found like the "Belzemärtel", a dark figure around midwinter.

November 2018
All Saints' Day, All Souls' Day and Halloween
Halloween is celebrated in the night between 31st of October and 1st of November as a party in some locations in Germany,
Spain or the Czech Republic. It is more popular in the United Kingdom.
Many people place grave lights and flowers on the cemetry on All Saints' Day on 1st of November.


November 9, 2018
Some decades ago in many cities and villages of Germany there was a so called "Dorfbott". He went in regular intervals
through the city or village, usually by bike, and told the people the local news. Two years ago this tradition was resumed within
another project called SoNaTe, that wants to increase communication and digital networks within communities.

October 21 - 24, 2018
The Kick-Off Meeting of the EliCCon Project took place in Rastatt. The teams from Birmingham, Ostrava, Aljaraque and
Rastatt exchanged informations and ideas about the project. The teams will present their first exhibition and conference about the
European Lived Heritage in May 2019 in Spain! During the hosting partner, European Photoacademy from Rastatt, took the opportunity
to present the teams some cultural highlights of the region.

The project teams in front of the baroque castle in Rastatt

Visit of the famous thermal springs in Baden-Baden

Introduction of the teams in the premises of the European Photoacademy

Visit of an exhibition about fortresses in the German Federal Archive in the baroque castle in Rastatt. The European Photoacademy photographed fortresses from the 19th century.

October 2018
The EliCCon Project was officially qualified as contribution to the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018! We are present
on the homepage "Sharing Heritage", which is the official german page for the European Cultural Heritage 2018.
For more informations, please click at the picture

October 2018
In autumn many traditional Thanksgiving festivals take place in Germany. Long parades showing many regional traditions are organized
from the locals. Of course, traditional music and dishes are basic elements of the festivals.

September 2018
The german project team conducted several photo reportages for the project, for example on traditional folk festivals and country markets.

Lokal products produced directly from the farmers in the region