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Objectives

  • To strengthen the historical and cultural bonds between the O Fiaich Library and Archive in Armagh, the City of Leuven Archives and the Irish College in Leuven
  • To strengthen the links between The Federation for Ulster Local Studies and the City of Leuven Archives
  • To engender a greater awareness of the Cultural links between Ireland and Belgium
  • To highlight the importance of voluntary action in the fields of cultural and historical heritage

Outcomes

  • Increased motivation and involvement by volunteers in the area of cultural and historical awareness
  • Closer links between The Federation for Ulster Local Studies and the City of Leuven
  • Better recognition of the importance of mobility in cementing European cohesion
  • A better appreciation of the contribution of seniors in the area of cultural and historical importance
  • A greater awareness of the roles of the City of Leuven Archives, the O Fiaich Library and Archive, other archival sources in Ulster and the Irish College
  • An increase in the European dimension in the partners' daily activities
  • A dedicated website, recording the progress of the project, available for a period of 5 years years