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Neue Impulse fuer ein Leben auf dem Land - gemeinsames Engagement, neue Ideen und viel Spass an der deutsch-luxemburgischen Grenze
Deutschland    IBG-YE    Jugend auf dem Land - Mannebach     23.07.-06.08.2017    ENVI/TEEN/STUDY/SPEC   25vols
AGE: 16-25
PROJECT: Mannebach is a small village with 350 inhabitants not far from Trier. In Mannebach you can find a local brewery, a cheese dairy and a pottery, but the community is without public transport, school or kindergarten and without shopping facilities. That’s why the local mayor and his commune started various projects to improve the life and to ensure the future of the village. A group of 25 volunteers from France, Germany, Greece, Serbia and Poland, all from remote or rural areas, will come to Mannebach to discuss different realities on the countryside throughout Europe. The youth exchange will consist of a study part and a volunteering part, in which you will support Mannebach!
STUDY: Usually, young people from the countryside have fewer opportunities to join activities, travel in Europe or even gain IT and social media skills due to commonly bad internet connections. Therefore, this youth exchange wants to broaden your view, let you get familiar with different cultures and traditions and show you, how easy and cheap it can be to travel in Europe and meet new people! Besides, the internet and social media are great tools to learn, stay in contact and discover the world – if you know how to use it (and what to avoid).
In short, the study part will consist of these two main topics:
1) Intercultural learning and possibilities on how to discover Europe
2) IT and Social Media Competences
WORK: You will create a cottage garden with traditional flowers, herbs, vegetables and fruit. The garden will be used for educational projects with children, but also as a community garden where everybody is welcome to do some gardening. The work will be supervised by a local volunteer and you will use old materials and plants to create the garden.
ACCOMMODATION: You will be accommodated in tipis and tents on the leisure facility of the village which is 1km outside of Mannebach. What used to be a sportsground is now a comping area for youth groups and is equipped with toilets, showers, a kitchen, a barbecue hut and a wooden hut that can be used as living room. The living standard is basic but you can enjoy the evenings in the nature with campfires, different outdoor playing tools and there is a soccer pitch with floodlight. Also you can use the community hall in the village centre for group activities.
LOCATION: Mannebach is a small village 7 km from Saarburg, where you have all the shopping facilities you need, a train station, a public swimming pool and several touristic sights. On your days off you can go and visit Trier, the oldest city in Germany, which is 30 km away from Mannebach or explore the landscape which is dominated by hills, fruit orchards and forests. The area is famous for hiking and other outdoor activities.
NEXT AIRPORT: Frankfurt Hahn, Luxemburg
NEXT TRAIN STATION: Saarburg, Trier
REMARKS: IBG will host a special preparatory session that includes an intercultural and task-related preparation workshop.

You love animals? Come to an educational farm for children, teenagers and families and support the kids at their daily activities like pony riding.
Deutschland    IBG 24    Schwarzach    30.07.-13.08.2017    KIDS/TEEN/MANU/SPEC   10vols
GERMAN-GREEK PROJECT
AGE: 16-26 years
PROJECT: The local host Jugendfarm Schwarzach is an educational farm offering free space and experiences for children, teenagers and families. The farm is located 100km north of Stuttgart and 50km east of Heidelberg. They have plenty of animals (pigs, ponies, donkeys, goats, rabbits...), and a real village of self-made huts. Children are free to come out of charge. Usually, there is no fixed program, so the kids have the possibility to take care of the animals, help in the stables or build their own wooden hut, just as they wish.There is also a school for children with disabilities or learning problems in the village, which is run by the same organization (Johannes-Diakonie), so you can also find children with disabilities visiting the farm. Get a first impression here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89F24z8KUjk (in German)
WORK: Volunteers will help with plenty of small tasks: They will maintain the area of the project (e.g.by renovating the goat stable) and they will support the daily work of the educational farm. During the holidays there will be approx. 30-40 children every day, aged 6 - 14 years. Volunteers will support them in their activities (e.g. help children to build their own wooden hut or go for a pony ride with them). Help will also be needed in the outdoor-kitchen to prepare lunch for everybody. All volunteers will be welcome to bring their own ideas which they can offer to the children.
ACCOMODATION: You will stay in a local school. Kitchen and all necessary sanitary facilities are provided, and there is enough space to have a bedroom and a separate common room. Either mats or camp beds will be provided.
LOCATION: Schwarzach is a village in Southern Germany approx. 100km north of Stuttgart and 50km east of Heidelberg. The village has 3.200 inhabitants and offers a very good infrastructure (public swimming pool, mini-zoo, supermarket, ice-cream shop). The village is surrounded by pure nature and offers many opportunities for hiking. Excursions to Heidelberg or Heilbronn are possible.
NEAREST AIRPORT: FRA
NEXT TRAIN STATION: Aglasterhausen or Mosbach-Neckarelz
REMARK: This workcamp is only open for German and Greek volunteers!

deutsch-franzoesische Jugendbegegnung fuer Teilnehmende aus Baden-Wuerttemberg
Deutschland    IBG-LIONS    Probier dich aus - überwinde Grenzen    04.08.-11.08.2017    TEEN/SPEC   20vols
ALTER: 16-17 (Ausnahmen für 15jährige mit motivation letter möglich)
"Probier dich aus - überwinde Grenzen" ist KEIN internationales Workcamp, sondern eine deutsch-französische Jugendbegegnung, die IBG im Auftrag des LIONS Clubs Württemberg durchführt.
INHALT: In Beilstein in der Nähe von Heilbronn kannst du mit 20 weiteren Jugendlichen aus Deutschland und Frankreich eine spannende Woche erleben! Probier dich aus, lern neue Freunde kennen und überwinde Grenzen.
Die Woche wird Spaß machen, dir jede Menge neue Erfahrungen, Eindrücke und neue Begegnungen ermöglichen. Dazu hat jeder Tag ein eigenes Motto:
Courage: Spring im Hochseilgarten oder in Neckar oder Enz über deinen Schatten…
Kreativität: Erleb bei Theater-, Musik-, Foto- oder anderen kreativen Angeboten, was in dir steckt…
Engagement: Engagier dich gemeinsam mit den anderen Teilnehmern bei der Pflege eines Waldspielplatzes und merke, wie viel Spaß dies macht…
Kompetenz: Du kannst Jonglieren oder Chinesisch sprechen, Einrad fahren oder Oboe spielen? Dann bring es den anderen Teilnehmern bei und lerne gleichzeitig von ihnen Neues...
Neben diesen Angeboten lernst du selbst die Region kennen, bzw. zeigst sie den französischen Gästen. Ein Teil des Programms wird feststehen – wie der Erkundung eines Salzbergwerks - viel wird aber von euren Interessen abhängen und entsprechend eurer Wünsche gestaltet werden.
UNTERKUNFT: Das Freizeitheim Beilstein ist ein Selbstversorgerhaus mit 35 Betten, einer große Küche, 7 Mehrbettzimmern, Sanitäranlagen, zwei Aufenthaltsräumen, Kicker, Klavier, Tischtennis und verschiedenen Möglichkeiten im Außenbereich (Feuerstelle, Spielwiese). Das Haus liegt direkt am Burgberg zwischen Burg, Weinbergen und der Altstadt von Beilstein. Der Alltag (Kochen, Putzen etc.) wird gemeinsam gestaltet.
SPRACHEN: Deutsch, Französisch und Englisch - Französischkenntnisse sind hilfreich.
KONDITIONEN: NUR FÜR JUGENDLICHE AUS BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG. Weitere Infos zum Projekt und zu deiner Anreise erhältst du nach deiner Anmeldung. Dieses Jugendcamp wird von den LIONS-Distrikten 111 SM Deutschland und 103 EST Frankreich seit Jahren gemeinsam im Wechsel veranstaltet.
Während des Projektes werden alle Kosten übernommen (Unterkunft, Verpflegung, Betreuung, Freizeitprogramm, Transport und Versicherung), die Anreise muss selbst getragen werden. Eine Anmeldegebühr fällt nicht an. Es wird jedoch eine Kaution von 50 Euro fällig, die bei Teilnahme vor Ort erstattet wird und bei Nicht-Teilnahme verfällt. Für dieses Projekt gibt es ein spezielles Anmeldeformular, das wir dir gerne zuschicken.

8 internationale Freiwillige aus vier Laendern restaurieren eine Steinmauer zusammen mit franzoesischen Jugendlichen und tragen dabei dazu bei, die Toleranz und Offenheit unter den Teenagern zu foerdern
Frankreich    CBF01    Youth Village in Mettray    24.06.-08.07.2017    SOCI/RENO/SPEC   8vols
Open to Italian, German and French volunteers only!
AGE: 18-30
PROJECT: This project is organized within an educative centre for professional inclusion and medical support for youth. It hosts around one hundred young people, who are facing many sorts of difficulties, all year long. The idea of the workcamp is to mix the international volunteers with the young people of the school for some parts of the day in order to encourage them to exchange with people from different backgrounds, and to integrate them in a collective project of tolerance and citizenship.
The school is situated in a beautiful place that was created in the 19th century and is classified as Historical Monument. For several years now, it hosts an international workcamp at the end of the school year. The workcamp is contributing to the complete restoration of the site and has always provided a very warm welcome.
WORK: Restoration of a stone wall according to traditional masonry and some works of landscaping.
LOCATION: The small town of Mettray (about 2140 inhabitants) is located at 10km north west from Tours (Centre region), in the department of Indre et Loire. It is not far from several castles of the Loire Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage. For more information on Mettray : http://mettray.mairie.com. To discover the touristic sites of Tourraine : http://www.tourism-touraine.com.
ACCOMMODATION: You will be accommodated in one of the buildings, with a kitchen, bathrooms and rooms to organize the sleeping time.
NEXT AIRPORT: Paris
NEXT TRAIN STATION: Tours

Gefoerderte Teilnahme moeglich: Renovierungsarbeiten des Gehsteigs zweier Brunnen im Zentrum von Frederic-Fontaine
Frankreich    SJ23    BE PART OF IT    08.07.-29.07.2017    RENO/SPEC   12vols
PROJECT: This is the second time that the town of Frederic-Fontaine hosts an international workcamp. The first year was a success, so the villagers are impatiently waiting to meet you.
WORK: You will renovate the pavement of two fountains, located in the centre of the village. You will be introduced to the masonry techniques on cutting and posing stones.
ACCOMMODATION: On camp beds in the local festival hall. Remember to bring your sleeping bag and a pillow. A kitchen will be arranged in the school's courtyard. You will be encouraged to be a part of the collective life. Therefore, you will be in charge of the kitchen and the stewardship, from time to time. Food will be taken care of. You will take showers in the villagers' houses, creating one more occasion for sharing and exchange.
LOCATION: Frederic-Fontaine, at 10 km from Ronchamp and 30 km from Belfort.
The town and its inhabitants want you to have a unique experience. With them, you will have the occasion to visit touristic sites in Franche-Comté. If the weather allows, walks and swimming will be organized. You will be able to visit the city of Belfort, the chapel of Ronchamp, and to organize the traditional international meal.
NEXT TRAIN STATION: Belfort Montbéliard TGV station, in Belfort (90000). A meeting point will be organized in the afternoon (approximately at 4pm).
NEXT AIRPORT: Bâle-Mulhouse

Trilaterale Jugendbegegnung zum kritischen Umgang mit Medien
Frankreich    SJ/TRI92    How do you see me?    09.07.-30.07.2017    CULT/STUDY/SPEC   15vols
AGE: 18 - 30
PROJECT: We live in a world with an abundance of media and informations, whether it is news, or movie, or advertising, the individual is nowadays exposed to a great quantity of images and informations, and these impact heavily in our way of thinking, believing, comprehending differences and society. It is with this statement than The Réseau d'Entraide Volontaire (REV), in partnership with Centre Socioculturel de Vergèze (Sociocultural Center of Vergèze), would like to invite you in a exchange focusing on the impact of media in our understanding of the world and our critical thinking.
• What is the impact of medias in our representation of cultural identity?
• Is it possible to have perfectly honest and impartial news?
• Can one image have different meaning?
• How can one event can be told in different ways, under different perspectives?
These are the kinds of question that will be adressed during this youth exchange.
Participants will be accompanied by media professional through workshop and debate on those topics, in order to build their critical thinking. Activities will cover the technical side (video making, sound recording, photography, and building of news) as
well as the theoretical side. Moreover, participants will have the opportunity to serve as “reporter” during the celebration of the 14th of July (French national holiday). This event will be the main subject for the participants to produce documents (audio, visual, and audiovisual) questioning the topic of cultural identity and the celebration of it during the National Holiday, as seen by young people, adults and elders alike. But there is more: the camp will take place in Vergèze, south of France, in an area called Camargue, rich with local traditions and a strong cultural identity. This will only enhance the work and the questioning of the participants.
GOALS:
- To collectively create a media project (including image, video and sound) exploring the topic of cultural identity through the
media
- To engage in a collective experimentation questioning the influence of media in our perception of cultural differences.
- To develop a “media literacy” and enhance critical thinking of participants.
ACTIVITIES: Media workshops (photography, sound, and video), documentary making with professionals on local topic (including interviews of local personality), debate and exchange on relevant questions surrounding the topic, reporting assignment among the local populations.
PRACTICAL INFORMATIONS:
WHO? 3 different countries (French, Germany, Italy). Up to 5 participants per country.
Participants must be VOLUNTEERS and INTERESTED in the topic, but no request for any special skill
WHERE? In VERGEZE, little town in the south of France between Nimes and Montpellier. Accomodation will be provided by the partner, the Sociocultural center of Vergèze. Participants will be hosted in the center, at the heart of the city, in a collective way.
FINANCIAL CONDITIONS: Partial travel reimbursement will be given:
• depends on the city of departure for German participants – see the OFAJ grid
• up to 240€ for Italian participants

Renoviere den Weg zur Burgruine und erlerne traditionelle Bautechniken - Teilnahme ab 16 moeglich!
Frankreich    CONCF-039    ALLEGRE – Medieval borough    04.08.-25.08.2017    RENO/TEEN/SPEC   15vols
AGE: 16+
PROJECT: To embellish is to make something prettier, more attractive and also more charming. And this is exactly what this international workcamp is offering you to do, alongside the towns inhabitants who will be there to encourage you along the way!
Allègre is a medieval town with a very rich heritage. At an altitude of 1,000 meters, the remains of a classified castle overlook the village. The village is crossed by old pedestrian alleys, locally called "Charreyrons". For 8 summers, international volunteers have been taking turns to renovate these alleyways and the remaining of the castle. This year, we do invite you to take part in the rehabilitation of a dry stone wall situated on a “charreyron” under the castle. Local celebrations, meals with the inhabitants and the discovery of the region will be on your workcamp schedule!
WORK: You will continue to restore a path to access the ruins of the castle. You will learn how to rebuild a dry-stone wall from the base upwards, taught to you by a specialized technical instructor. This traditional technique gives a beautiful aesthetic result! The secondary objective for you will be to participate in the reconstruction on the paving of the path, in the centre of the village.
ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: Allègre’s school, located in the centre of the village, will be made available to the group. You will sleep on mattresses on the floor, in three classrooms on the first floor. On the ground floor you will use the fully-equipped kitchen and a large activity room for socializing. The showers and toilets are also on site. The group will be sharing the cleaning chores and preparing meals together. The budget will be allocated to the group leader and you will participate in the preparation of dishes with good products from the market and local producers.
LOCATION AND LEISURE: Allègre is a small town located in the Haute-Loire County in the Auvergne region, 30 km north of Le-Puy-en-Velay city. It is a village located in the Natural Regional Park of Livradois-Forez, with picturesque alleyways and red roofed houses, built on the slopes of an extinct volcano, the "Mont Bar". From the "Potence" (gallows) at the top end of the village you can look out across hundreds of kilometres of countryside! You will have the chance to go swimming in lakes, to attend local celebrations and take part in outdoor leisure activities. For more information visit: http://www.mairie-allegre.com and http://www.auvergnevacances.com.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: This project is supported by the OFAJ, the French-German Youth Office. Some volunteers from France - Germany – South Korea may be eligible to have their travel costs supported on the presentation of original receipts. Bring work clothes, walking boots and a backpack. Nights can be chilly, so bring warm clothes and a good sleeping bag. You can also bring recipes from your home country, musical instruments and games. You will get around Allègre by foot and minibus.
MEETING POINT: Darsac train station
NEAREST AIRPORT: Clermont-Ferrand, Lyon or Paris

Organisiere spannende Spiele und Aktivitaeten fuer Kinder und Jugendliche
Frankreich    CONCF-158    LE MANS – Sociocultural animations    09.08.-23.08.2017    KIDS/SOCI/SPEC   12vols
PROJECT: It has been 7 years now since the Normandie-Maine Concordia regional office settled in the popular neighbourhood of Le Mans called Les Sablons. The goal of its establishment was the creation of various volunteering projects as part of the social development of the city. Indeed, it would open this neighbourhood to an international scale through the creation of a real dynamic in which local inhabitants and youth would get involved. Concordia has been organising international workcamps for the past 4 years in order to develop local activities for the kids and inhabitants of the neighbourhood.
WORK: You will be supervised by leaders for the organisation of animations in the district with the local kids and inhabitants. It will allow the valorisation of their artistic and cultural abilities. This workcamp will enable the youth of Les Sablons to take part in free activities organised in the heart of their neighbourhood and to become aware of intercultural meetings and international commitment. A particular attention will be paid to the participation of the residents, local organisations and the youth in the creation of activities to develop local events.
ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: You will be sharing a collective accommodation in 2 flats in the neighbourhood, with basic living conditions. There will be rooms of 4 or 5 people with mattresses provided by Concordia. The group will be sharing the cleaning chores and preparing meals together. The budget will be allocated to the group leader and you will participate in the preparation of dishes with good products from the market and local producers. Bring your sleeping-bag with you.
LOCATION AND LEISURE: Le Mans (143000 inhabitants) is located in the West of France. It is the administrative centre of the Sarthe County, in the Pays de La Loire region (50 min from Paris, and 1h30 from Nantes by train). You will have time to discover the city. Le Mans is a beautiful art and history city, it is the third one of the Pays de la Loire region when it comes to culture and tourism. The old city centre is surrounded by Roman walls and the most recent renovation works organised to preserve the oldest parts of Le Mans have helped to enhance its local heritage. Two rivers cross the city which has been named one of France greenest cities. There we can find various parks and gardens, in addition to the two big forests bordering the city. During summer, many festivals and events are organized, such as “La Nuit des Chimères” which highlights the historical heritage of the town. At night, the walls of the cathedral and monuments of the old city become projection screens. A must see! For more information about the city: www.lemans.fr
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: This project is supported by the OFAJ, the French-German Youth Office. Some volunteers from France, Germany and Greece (Elix) may be eligible to have their travel costs supported on the presentation of original receipts. Volunteers should be interested in child/youth animation and come with ideas (original games, outdoor activities, workshops about recycling and materials recovery…). Don’t forget your sleeping bag!
MEETING POINT: Le Mans train station
NEAREST AIRPORT: Paris

Vielseitiges Workcamp in den Pyrenaeen - Bereichere das kleine Dorf Fa und seine Einwohner durch Austausch und handwerklicher Arbeit im Gruenen
Frankreich    SJ/TRI62    THE FA'S OVEN    09.08.-30.08.2017    CONS/SPEC   12vols
AGE: 18-30
PROJECT: The city council of Fa and its inhabitants are looking forward to host an international workcamp next summer. They already organized one last summer, and have been very welcoming to the international volunteers. In this remote area of France, at the threshold of the Pyrénées mountains, you may feel isolated or far from everything, but you will be welcomed and invited into the community of people living here.
Through the work and the exchange with other volunteers and villagers, the participants will become part of the community of this little remote yet lovely place called Fa.
WORK: You will significantly participate in increasing the quality of life of the local residents. Indeed, the project is to build a bread-oven in a public space, on the village square, which will then be used for the different village festivals and celebrations. You will also work on other work of a different nature in the public area of the village, such as creating an area for recycling and another one for composting.
ACCOMMODATION: You will set up your tents in the heart of the village (with access to bathroom and kitchen in a nearby building), and will have the opportunity to exchange with all the inhabitants who will welcome you and share their daily life with you in this remote area.
LOCATION: Fa is a village located near the Pyrénées Mountains in south of France. This village is inhabited by a couple hundreds of people who live in a spirit of community.
Don't be fooled, remote doesn't mean quiet and cold. You will enjoy the rich culture of the area, the live-concert in the local café, the summer festival in the village of the area, and plenty of opportunities to discover the natural surrounding area. Even the mayor will give you a tour and share with you the history of the surroundings.
NEXT TRAIN STATION: Esperaza (11260)
NEXT AIRPORT: Toulouse or Montpellier

Verbessere den Zugang zu Ruinen fuer Fussgaenger und Rollstuhlfahrer - Teilnahme ab 16 moeglich!
Frankreich    CONCF-223    WIMEREUX – Le fort de la crèche    16.08.-30.08.2017    RENO/TEEN/SPEC   15vols
AGEW: 16+
PROJECT: Between Boulogne sur Mer and Wimereux, facing England, the Peak “la Crèche” is a natural area protected by the Coastal Academy. Created to protect the port of Boulogne, the Peak has been fortified thanks to the construction of a Napoleonic fort used during the XIXth century, reinforced during WW2 and partially destroyed during the battles for Liberation of 1944. For 15 years, an organization of passionate people has been working to preserve this heritage and organizes various activities throughout the year to promote the site. It will be the 7th workcamp in partnership with the organization « Fort de la Crèche ». On the 26th of August will be celebrated the 15th anniversary of the organization and you’ll be associated to the preparation and the celebration.
WORK: This year we are continuing the work started the previous years: valorisation of the ruins, maintenance of pedestrian routes… Moreover, with a volunteer of the organisation, you’ll convert some areas to make them accessible for people in wheelchairs (removal of steps, creation of gentle slopes…). You might also have some painting to do.
ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: You will be accommodated under tents in the municipal camping very close to the beach. The group will be sharing the cleaning chores and preparing meals together.
LOCATION AND LEISURE: Wimereux is located close to Boulogne sur Mer, on the very beautiful Côte d’Opale. In case of clear weather you catch sight of the English cliffs.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: This project is supported by the OFAJ, the French-German Youth Office. Some volunteers from France, Germany and Czech Republic may be eligible to have their travel costs supported on the presentation of original receipts.
Bring working clothes and close shoes. For the accommodation under tents, bring your sleeping bag and floor mat. Please feel free to bring some food specialities, pictures, musical instrument: things you like and want to share with the group and the local community!
MEETING POINT: Boulogne sur Mer train station
NEAREST AIRPORT: Paris

Hilf bei der Organisation eines Shortfilm-Festivals
Frankreich    CONCF-093    FESTIVAL SILOUHETTE – Paris in the spotlight    23.08.-06.09.2017    FEST/CULT/SPEC   15vols
PROJECT: Film and culture fans, this is the workcamp for you! Come and take part in the organisation and running of the Silhouette festival. In the heart of Paris, this open-air festival is an international short-film competition which brings together more than 20 000 people every year. The Silhouette festival aims to be a friendly and festive event, open to all for free. The festival features a creative kind of film-making, allowing the viewer to dive into as many different worlds as there are themes.
WORK: With the guidance of a team of workcamp leaders, you will participate in the logistic support to the festival, in the catering and the greeting of the public, mostly in the evenings. You will also be helping the implementation of the voluntary space of the festival and its decoration. In addition, you will meet the locals from the neighbourhood for moments of sharing. This workcamp being set up on a festival, schedules are atypical: the mission will take place essentially in the afternoon and the evening from August 25th till September 2nd.
ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: You will be accommodated in a building. You will share the various daily collective tasks with the other volunteers. The workcamp leaders will be given a budget and you will take part in the shopping and the preparation of meals, favouring local and healthy products.
LOCATION AND LEISURE: Located in the 19th arrondissement of Paris, in the Butte du Chapeau Rouge Park.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: This project is supported by the OFAJ, the French-German Youth Office. Some volunteers from France - Germany – Spain may be eligible to have their travel costs supported on the presentation of original receipts. Remember to bring warm and waterproof clothes, the nights can be chilly! Also think of your sunglasses, your sunscreen and a sleeping bag! Closed shoes are compulsory on the site.
MEETING POINT: Paris
NEAREST AIRPORT: Paris

Sommerworkcamp in Laguepie - Projekt des Deutsch-Franzoesischen Jugendwerks mit 5 franzoesischen, 5 deutschen und 5 armenischen Freiwilligen und weiteren Gruppen vor Ort
Frankreich    SJ/TRI77    RURAL UTOPIA     06.09.-27.09.2017    ENVI/RENO/SPEC   15vols
AGE: 18-30
PROJECT: Come and be a part of the daily life of the young long-term international volunteers staying at Laguépie, and participate in a solidarity project.
This workcamp will take place in the Citrus associations site in Laguépie, where you will partake in two big projects organized by the association: construction of a future welcome center and the clean-up of an educational garden. During the project, you will work alongside passionate supervisors and the professional group, all whom you will get to know through multiple opportunities of cultural exchanges during meal times. This project will bring together 5 French, 5 German, and 5 Armenian participants as part of a partnership with the Office Franco-Allemand pour la Jeunesse.
WORK: Two main parts of the work to be done are masonry and gardening: The building of a big community kitchen, in accordance to Citrus standards, that will feed many groups, as well as landscaping the gardens of Mayounelle and the welcoming sites (decoration and exterieur furnisment). All the work will be supervised by members of the Citrus association.
ACCOMMODATION: In tents with access to a sanitary block located at the site of the Citrus association.
LOCATION: Laguépie, located 100 km northeast of Toulouse, between Albi and Villefranche-de-Rouergue.
You will have free time to discover the surrounding natural heritage sites by going swimming or canoeing down the rivers. You will also have the opportunity to discover the local heritage sites by foot, and to visit neighboring villages such as Najac, Cordes-sur-Ciel, Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val, Albi, and other remarkable villages within the proximity. You may also organize pizza dinners and invite local residents.
NEXT TRAIN STATION: Laguépie (82250)
NEXT AIRPORT: Toulouse

Deutsch - Griechisches Workcamp in einem Trainingszentrum einer griechischen NGO am Strand unterhalb des Olymps
Griechenland    CIA03     Litochoro    18.08.-02.09.2017    SOCI/RENO/MANU/SPEC   15vols
15 Volunteers (10 from Germany, 5 from Greece)
AGE: 18-26
PROJECT: The Social Welfare Centre of Central Macedonia, located in Municipality of Thessaloniki is a public structure for to the protection of family, childhood, youth, the elderly, people with disabilities and the vulnerable population in general.
Thessaloniki’s Architects Association is a non-profit structure that aims to the integration of its members and to the organized display of their views on professional, educational, scientific and social issues.
It is in the high beliefs of the local partners the positive impact an international workcamp could have and how much both sides can get involved to create and to work together.
WORK: Volunteers will be involved in technical assignments (such as painting) at the “Athina” Training Center in Autonomy located in Plaka Litochorou. They will be guided by the technician that will be stated there. This work is important as it will contribute in improving the accommodation area and the outdoor facilities of the Center. The volunteers will also be involved in various activities with the beneficiaries of the Center. The volunteers will also have the chance to be part of the event that is held every year for the end of the summer at the training Center.
ACCOMMODATION AND FOOD: Volunteers will be hosted in the Structure of “Athina” Training Center in Autonomy located in Plaka Litochorou. Volunteers will sleep in rooms with toilets. Each room will accommodate 3 volunteers. They will have beds and pillows but they need to bring sheets and sleeping bag. Showers and warm water will be provided. Local host will provide also the meals which will be prepared by professional cooks of the structure every day.
LOCATION AND LEISURE: The Training Center is located in Plaka Litochrou, a beautiful beach in Pieria, under The Olympus Mountain and near the city of Katerini. In their free time the volunteers can visit The Mountain Olympus, the city of Katerini, the archeological site of Dion and the Castle of Platamona. Around the Training Center there are lots of beach bars and restaurants.
NEAREST AIRPORT: Thessaloniki’s’ International “Makedonia” airport (code SKG)
NEAREST TERMINAL: Railway station or Bus Station of Leptokaria.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: This is a bilateral workcamp between IBG and CiA Greece. The official language of the workcamp will be English.
This project is supported by the German - Greek Youth Foundation. Volunteers from Germany are eligible to have their travel costs supported (up to 200€) on the presentation of original receipts, if they travel from Germany to Greece and back.

Vielseitige Workshops im Jugendbegegnungsprojekt - keine Vermittlungsgebuehr und Fahrtkosten werden durch Erasmus+ Foerderung getragen
Serbien    VSS YE    Rur.IT.A.N.I.A. Youth Exchange     31.07.-14.08.2017    ENVI/TEEN/CULT/SPEC   30vols
AGE: 16-22
COUNTRIES: Poland, Belgium, Spain, France, Germany
PROJECT: One part of the day we will have different indoor and outdoor workshops, aimed to connect youth and nature based on science. We will meet experienced researchers and nature lovers, such as biologists and learn from them how to recognise plants, pick up mushrooms, etc. Also, we will try to cook some food from edible plants. Listening about “Traditional homeopathy in Serbia” from a pharmacologist, we will get advices about collecting, drying, making herbal mixtures, why and how people use them in Serbia. A geoscientist will share with us a story and help us to explore natural surroundings, introduce elements of orienteering, and organize an outdoor adventure.
The other part we will learn English, make photos and short videos and learn how to edit them and post them online, write online blogs about our experience, learn about other possibilities of international mobility and learning, safty on the internet. We will organise movie nights, discussions on various topics of interest, so to bond and share thoughts among people from different cultures. We will prepare an event for the local community, on the final days, and it will be any way we want: it can be a photo exhibition, a theatre, storytelling, a party with music we like and food from our countries or anything else you find interesting as a group.
LEISURE TIME: Walk through the forest, light hiking on marked trails, sunbathing on meadows and amazing vistas/viewpoints, painting, photography seem inspiring for recreation on Rajac, proclaimed as the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There is a small waterfall and one fountain near the Mountain House. There is possibility to meet people who interesting in astronomy and watching and understanding the stars, around 12th of August, during Perseid meteor shower. We will organise an excursion to visit interesting places nearby and to go swimming in a natural spa.
ACCOMMODATION: Mountaineers’ home on the mountain Rajac, located on 600m of altitude, is the biggest and most equipped mountaineers’ home in Serbia: http://www.pdpobeda.rs/detalji/Rajac/rajac.htm
We will have the meals prepared there.
LOCATION: Mountain Rajac, 100km south-west from Belgrade, close to the town of Ljig.
TERMINAL: Belgrade; we will go together from Belgrade with a rented bus.
LANGUAGE: Basic English
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: No need to bring sleeping bags. No fee, travel and accommodation are covered through Erasmus+ funding.