Europe was built on walking.  During the Middle Ages, the pilmagrage routes to Compostela became the  spine of a fragmented Europe. The current European Union, born after  the Second World War, came also from a broken Europe in search of unity and common values. The choice of the theme of the Camino de Santiago (St James’ Way) is related to the need to find common elements and values that strengthen the links within Europe and the feeling of belonging in the present  context of questioning European values.  

Heritage education based on the cultural assets of the Camino de Santiago allows us to start an intercultural dialogue about what we have in common and to rediscover our heritage, not as something static or from the past, but as a heritage that evolves through our commitment to it. Interacting with our heritage is interacting with our identity. Conveying the idea of the importance of its conservation is contributing to the construction of an inclusive cosmopolitan and universal future. 

The project CompostEVA hopes to become the loudspeaker of the learning opportunity that the Camino de Santiago represents and use it to achieve our main objective: heritage education in virtual learning environments. This favors the acquisition of basic skills, in particular, social, digital and self-regulatory competencies for adults. 


  • Raising awareness of the value of European cultural heritage. The project promotes not only  discovery of the cultural assets of the Camino de Santiago, it also aims at establishing an affective bond between the individual and their environment, which is key in order to favor conservation. 


  • Encouraging life-ong learning. The creation of Open Educational Resources (OERs) facilitates overcoming common obstacles such as reconciling learning needs with work or family responsabilities, making the learning process more flexible. 


  • Acquiring key competencies as a means of  social integration and participation. We will pay special attention to the needs derived from the transformations of  knowledge-based society: continuous digitalisation, automation and new communication guidelines in social networks. 


  • Needs analysis. The detection of teachers’  and students’ needs, the monitoring and evaluation of materials and of the different activities undertaken in the different educational institutions that participate in the project  will become the tools for analysing the educational situation, so that each organization can better provide service to their local community. 


  • Virtual Platform of educational resources around the Camino de Santiago: educational resources to download and use in the context of Adult Education, both formal and non-formal. The materials will be organised in  inclusive, interdisciplinary learning iteneraries  with different competence levels and will include innovative digital tools as a self-regulatory, motivating element. 


  • Teaching and Good Practice Guides: support materials for educators, aimed at acquiring the necessary skills to successfully encourage, manage and mediate digital education processes, given the inminent need to be trained in new educational settings in digital environments. 


  • Tutors, trainers and teachers who work in the field of Adult Education, with or without specific didactic training. 


  • Adult students of all ages, skills and social situations who are looking for second chances to complete their training or to expand their knowledge, in order to achieve greater well-being and personal fulfilment.