Monday, 10 November 2014

Six Italian from Training2000 in Greece

3 weeks with common actions in Greece-24/8-13/9

«Seniors as volunteers in communities  (SAVIC)» is European project under Grundtvig-Senior which OIKOPOLIS is responsible for, for the period  1.1.2013-30.8.2015.
This project takes place in cooperation with the Italian organization Training 2000.
SAVIC is aiming at international communication, giving to adults the opportunity to participate in and be an important part of their local community through volunteering.
From August 24th until September 13th - for 21 sequent days – 6 Italians visited Greece and participated in projects organized from OIKOPOLIS members for them.
During the 1st week they stayed at Akrata (Ahaia region) and visited lake Tsivlou, participating in outdoor activities organized in collaboration with the local  Environmental education center.
They helped in harvesting Corinthian raisins at Kalamias village with great enthusiasm. This gave them the chance to come in touch with locals and learn about  their cultivation methods. Furthermore, they participated in in a panel with experts  on problems such as Corinthians's erosion.
They visited a local winery and talked with more locals about Mediterranean diet while cooking together Italian and Greek recipes. After lunch Greek and Italian music was a great excuse to dance and relax.

The next couple of weeks more  activities were organized mostly in Athens with great enthusiasm and participation from OIKOPOLIS members.

Saturday, 8 November 2014

The last day- October 21st

To conclude, dinner all together, Greek and Italian , in Lamoli and delivery of attendance certificates in nice atmosphere.

Day 20th of October - Visit to Monastery of Lamoli and the Museum of Colours.

Visit Urbino

October 18th
Urbino  is a walled city in the Marche region of Italy, south-west of Pesaro, a World Heritage Site notable for a remarkable historical legacy of independent Renaissance culture, especially under the patronage of Federico da Montefeltro, duke of Urbino from 1444 to 1482. The town, nestled on a high sloping hillside, retains much of its picturesque medieval aspect, only slightly marred by the large car parks below the town. It hosts the University of Urbino, founded in 1506, and is the seat of the Archbishop of Urbino. Its best-known architectural piece is the Palazzo Ducale, rebuilt by Luciano Laurana.  Urbino experienced a great cultural flowering in the 15th century, attracting artists and scholars from all over Italy and beyond, and influencing cultural developments elsewhere in Europe. Owing to its economic and cultural stagnation from the 16th century onwards, it has preserved its Renaissance appearance to a remarkable extent.

Participation to the the truffle festival

1. Museum with traditional occupations

2. Truffle festival
Sant`Angelo in Vado “celebrates” the White truffle, symbol and pride of this land, every year.

Visit to Urbania ceramic centers

October 17th.-Workshop - ceramic work in Sant' Angelo in Vado. 
Volunteers teach others women to make ceramic...They explain how to convert the clay into ceramic

Workshop with folklore dances

Folklore dances- Italian teach Greek seniors. Perfect communication!!! Italian were good teachers and Greek were good students. Perfect combination!

Visit to DOMUS Romana and Historical sites

Massimo was the special guide. He explained to Greek everything and he made a connection between Greek and Roman culture. Also he explained to Greek seniors how the Italian culture has influence from Greek culture.