Youngsters and Cultural Heritage


The „Heritage for the next century” project is funded by Romania’s Government, through the Ministry of Culture and National Identity, within the programme of projects, events and activities dedicated to the Centenary of the Great Union (1918-2018) and of the First World War.


Teenagers’ relationship with the social values and norms is a relation of permanent negotiation, and the influence of the environment they live in, of the persons they interact with is much greater than for other age categories. For this reason, youngsters’ culture is primarily defined through the forms of cultural consumption and production.

The tension between the old and the new, between the past and the present materialises most intensely at the age of adolescence. In their desire to assert their own personality, to reject the imposed models, to manifest their creativity and their utmost intellectual and artistic potential, teenagers are prone to fast and instinctive denial and rejection of everything old and to equally fast – and sometimes unproblematic – acceptance of everything new.

In this context, teenagers’ relationship and attitude towards the elements of cultural heritage become subjects of interest, not only with a view to knowing this generation, but particularly from the viewpoint of the cultural policies on the local, national and world heritage.

Interactively explore the results on:



  • Carmen Croitoru, Anda Becuț Marinescu, Iulian Oană


  • Luciana Anăstăsoaie, Ioana Ceobanu, Cătălin Dărășteanu, Veronica Hampu, Anda Becuț Marinescu, George Matu

Publishing House

  • Universitară Publishing House, Bucharest, 2018
  • Universul Academic Publishing House, Bucharest, 2018
  • ISBN 978-606-94702-7-5
  • ISBN 978-606-28-0849-5

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