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Equal rights in Greece: Why women in rural areas in particular need to become politically active – article written by Merle Klingenberg for Agora Youth (13.03.2023)
Over the course of the 20th century, women in Greece achieved legal equality. This also changed traditional role models - but not everywhere with the same speed. Merle Klingenberg asked the women's organisation Eryfilli in the mountain village of Kryoneri on the Peloponnese how girls and women in rural areas can become politically active and what still needs to be done. There is no shortage of...more
Cooking class in Kryoneri
On Sunday, the 17.9, two of our long term volunteers held a cooking masterclass for the village. Each volunteer showed how to cook dishes from their countries. Report from Shai, from Israel: Francesca and I planned the cooking class, as a way to express our cultures to the village through food. In Israeli culture, we have many foods that may be difficult to find in other countries, especially...more
ESC long term project in the Municipality of Ioanniton-Lingiade (01.09.2022-31.08.2023)
ESC long term project in the Municipality of Ioanniton-Lingiade As the weather improved in the last few months, the work also progressed more. At the end of April to the beginning of May, a German group of visitors came to Ioannina, which we accompanied. The group was very mixed professionally, but one thing they all had in common was that they were interested in history. We accompanied them in...more
ESC long term volunteering project in the Etz Hayim Synagogue of Chania, Crete. (01.09.2022-31.08.23)
ESC long term volunteering project in the Etz Hayim Synagogue of Chania, Crete. The views on my walk to the synagogue every morning changed a lot in the last few weeks. Summer with all its characteristics has returned to Crete. Tourists are starting to fill the streets even in the less touristic areas. Restaurants, shops, and bars have been opened for a few weeks and the small touristic boats are...more
ESC long term volunteering project in the Orthodox Academy of Crete (01.09.2022-31.08.2023)
ESC long term volunteering project in the Orthodox Academy of Crete My name is Elina, and I am currently working at the Orthodox Academy of Crete. The Academy is located in the western part of Crete, Greece. I have been here for 9 months. Most of the time, I work at the reception where my tasks include checking guests in and out, assisting with any issues they may have, and being the friendly...more
Youth exchange “Youthcracy” preparation meeting in Belgium - (16.6.2023-18.06.2023)
Youth exchange “Youthcracy” preparation meeting in Belgium During the period 16.6.2023 – 18.6.2023 our youth leader Elina took part in the preparation (APV) visit in Botassart, Belgium for the Youth exchange simulation game to actively experience democracy and participation. This project will take place in August during 19.-27.08.2023 at the youth center Loryhan, Belgium. The youth exchange...more
Youth exchange “Multiculti” in Bornheim, Germany, 04.09.-11.09.2022
Youth exchange “Multiculti” in Bornheim, Germany 04.09.-11.09.2022. "Last September, I took part in an Erasmus program, Youth exchange related to the music. Young people from Germany, Spain, Greece and Slovakia found ourselves in a village outside Bonn, in Germany. We stayed in a hostel – Jugend Akademie which was in the nature, with very nice spaces and food. Our program was very diverse, at...more
Eschwege 22-25th of February 2023
During the 22-25th of February 2023 Filoxenia had the chance to get to know the work of the association "Werkstatt für junge Menschen" in Eschwege, Germany. In April, eight young adults will come to Kryoneri, as part of the "Aqua" educational program. A Greek- German exchange will take place for the first time this year between the two associations. The Aqua employees were already in Kryoneri in...more
EVS: Long term volunteering project in Lechovo, Rural development & memory
Hello my name is Durkje, but here in Lechovo everybody calls me Doula. In the village people use mostly nicknames and therefore there are a lot of people called Soula, Voula, Toula, Roula, and I am called DouIa. I have been working as a European Solidarity Corps volunteer in Lechovo for 8 months now, and will continue doing so for 4 more months. So far it has been an amazing experience. I’m...more
ESC experience from our volunteer Clara from Germany
"My name is Clara and I'm a short term volunteer in the beautiful village Kryoneri, Korinthias. The topic of my project is „rural development“. My time here is almost over and I would like to report a bit about the work and the projects I did. I got the great opportunity to help with an olive harvest near the village. I learned a lot about olives, the region and the difficulties of olive...more