Global Link's National Heritage Lottery funded Documenting Dissent digital heritage programme began in 2013. Since then we have worked with faith, school, youth and community groups to research and document histories related to political and environmental activism, religious dissent, LGBT heritage, women's activism, conscientious objection and peace activism.
In 2018 Global Link was awarded Erasmus+ funding to coordinate a European peace heritage project. In Learning from the Past, volunteers from seven countries have created a map charting histories of peace and internationalism across the continent during the interwar years. This map is then used as a stimulus for a series of arts workshops and heritage events with young people across Europe in 2020-2021.
In 2020 the Learning from the Past (LFTP) partners were awarded further Erasmus+ funding for a follow-up project. Sharing Learning from the Past with Youth in Europe will bring together our European LFTP volunteers to share best practice and strengthen our capacities as a network to develop heritage projects with young people, including the creation of joint 'manifesto for heritage work with European youth.'