Cultural Heritage and Identities of Europe’s Future 

CHIEF was about gaining insights on young people’s learning and engagement with culture and cultural heritage. Drawing on youth voices and working collaboratively with a range of actors, community groups and institutions, we aimed to build up and put forward more relevant and inclusive approaches to culture, participation and diversity.

The project aimed at understanding:

– how young people make sense and engage with different aspects of culture and identity;
– whether and how their involvement with different cultural practices leads to an increased understanding of their own and others’ cultures;
– whether and how the above help young people’s active cultural participation in society.

The focus was on young people aged between 14-25. Considering the significance of informal interactions and learning processes, the research was carried-out in formal, semi-formal and informal settings.

You can find out more about CHIEF’s policy recommendations here.