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CoHERE Work Package 5 Survey of free time activities amongst Latvian schoolchildren

Baiba Tjarve; Anda Laķe; Līga Vinogradova; Agnese Treimane

The quantitative survey «Youth and leisure time activities, informal education and cultural heritage» was carried out as part of Work Package 5 (Education, heritage and identities) of 'Critical Heritages: Performing and presenting identities in Europe' ( This Work Package develops best practices in the production and transmission of European heritages and identities within two sectors that face challenges in an age of immigration and globalization, namely education and cultural heritage production. It explores how European identity is shaped through formal and informal learning situations both in and outside the classroom with the purpose of enhancing school curricula and informal learning at heritage sites by integrating innovative technologies and including multicultural perspectives.

The target group: youth (age 16 to 19) from secondary schools and professional education schools in Latvia 

Sample size: 1047. Time period: December 2017 – March 2018.

Method: a self-administered questionnaire.

The aim of the survey is to examine how cultural heritage shape different identities in Europe, representing ideas of place, history, traditions and sense of belonging.

Tasks of the survey:
1) to get information about leisure time activities of the youth and their participation in different informal education activities;
2) to examine youth opinion about the role of cultural heritage and their involvement in safeguarding cultural heritage;
3) to analyse the role of cultural heritage in formation of local, national and European identities of the young people.

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