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Title of the Project
Estonian, Finnish and Icelandic Partnership project on National Epics in Arts and Culture
Brief description
Three 10-day workshops each in one of the participating countries on the myths, legends, folklore; introduction to the specific vocabulary and translating the material into English. International groups used a mix of different stories to create a new story. On the basis of the new stories the single story was created and the final version was used as basis for a cartoon. The cartoon was animated and also published.

Tartu Kunstikool
Ave Leek
Tel: +372 56 66 3997

[email protected]
Target Language
English, Estonian, Finnish, Icelandic
School Education
Further Information



The project stemmed from the need to enhance intercultural awareness of art students and provide the necessary language skills to support vocational cooperation


Main objectives of the project were to raise the participants’ competence in visual expression, creative international co-operation and language skills in multicultural teams of vocational art students and teachers.


The methodological idea of SAMPO came from an earlier youth exchange project of TAS, which had been cooperation between 6 different countries. During the project, non-formal and formal learning techniques were mixed to create graffiti, comics and a play on the basis of fairy tales of the participating countries. Mixing old and new, using myth, comics and animation in different cultures were therefore chosen as the tools to contribute to the purpose of SAMPO. As TAS is a member of ArtECult (European network of vocational art schools and partner companies), it had a lot of good partners providing different specialties and techniques in the field of art and design. The selected Finnish partner’s (North Carelia College Outokumpu) input to the project was print design and 3D techniques; Borgarholtsskoli (BHS) in Reykjavik provided competence and technology for animation.


The project aimed at raising intercultural knowledge and understanding and supporting language learning in specific field of vocational education.
The workshops in the partner countries proved that the results were fully achieved.

Why the European Language Label?

The success and satisfaction with the results led to application.

Assessment of the Impact of the European Language Label

The award raised the partners' profile and give stimulus to further projects


Consistency with European Policies in the field of Language Learning

CLIL and language learning for vocational purposes



Language learning in vocational education

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21 December 2014

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