Aurora Folk Group participate in ‘The Revival of Old Towns & Cities’
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Members of the Aurora Folk Group have participated in The Revival of Old Towns & Cities’ project, which took place in Zarasai, Lithuania; and Daugavpils, Latvia, led by the l-Isla Local Council and funded with the support of the European Commission under the Europe for Citizens Networks of Twinned Partners Programme.
Since the end of World War II, European countries worked hard to join forces and safeguard democracy, human rights and active citizenship.
The European Union has become an institution which deservedly won the Nobel Prize for its successful efforts to keep Europe at peace while encouraging the free mobility of capital, people and goods among Member States.
World War II had significantly affected the cultural way of life, mainly through the ruins of agricultural great pieces, the preservation of treasures and the displacement of population.
Since those times, the population in l-Isla has continued to decrease becoming one of the most shrinking cities in Malta. All other partners in one way of another had the same affect. This led to the need to revive these old cities and start creating an identity and a change in the mindsets of local people to see opportunities, caused by the shrinking city effect.
The main aims of this project are:
to halt the shrinking effect in our towns and cities;
increase active citizen participation;
creating an identity through history and education;
revive the artistic sector; and
increase the economic activity.
For more information on the project please visit the Revival of Old Towns & Cities website.
Photo: Charles Spiteri