On october 15th, within the framework of the Erasmus Days, the Castilla y León Youth Council, together with ASPAYM Castilla y León, have celebrated at the Main Theater of Palencia, thanks to the City Council of Palencia, the multiplied event of the project Gymkhana 5.0 Cultural heritage for youth. Among other aspects, they have presented the project to 120 young people from Castilla y León, as well as the APP developed jointly with other partners from different European countries: Italy – CEIPES, Cyprus – Dione Youth Organization and Portugal – Rosto Solidario.
“Gymkhana 5.0: Cultural Heritage for Youth” is a project, carried out thanks to the support of the Erasmus Plus Program funded by the European Union, aimed at expanding and developing the skills of youth workers and service providers for youth through the use of a methodology based on gamification that develops and enhances knowledge in heritage, cultural and European education among youth, especially youth with fewer opportunities.
The main objective of the project is to increase European heritage education in youth, especially youth with fewer opportunities, through the development, testing and implementation of innovative educational tools based on the use of gamification.
The result that the project has achieved is the creation of “Gymkhana 5.0: Educational game”, a mobile application (APP) fully accessible and adapted to facilitate and promote heritage and cultural education among youth with fewer opportunities. This app has been implemented in Palencia, León, Santa María da Feira, Palermo and Nicosia in a personalized way, establishing an itinerant route (Gymkhana) composed of challenges, games and explanatory videos that motivate us to complete said route and enhance knowledge about our heritage cultural.
“With this educational game for mobile devices it is intended to generate a specific methodological tool by implementing gamification, to facilitate knowledge and learning about European heritage and cultural education in the field of youth, in addition to facilitating their access to youth with less opportunities”, indicated the President of the Youth Council, Sandra Ámez.