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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...Read 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...Read 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...Read 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...Read 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...Read 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...Read 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...Read 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...Read 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...Read 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...Read more
Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme “Multicultural Vibes” Youth Exchange project “Multiculti“ in the Jugendakademie Walberberg in Bornheim, Germany, 04-11.09.2022
The Youth Exchange with the subtitle „Multiculti” took place during the period 04-11.09.2022 in Bornheim, Walberberg (Germany), with 21 participants from 4 countries Slovakia, Spain, Greece and Germany. The project idea was to connect different cultures and social backgrounds through music. The...Read more
Sustainability in everyday life - part 2
In April we completed the first half of our Youth Exchange Program "Sustainability in everyday life" , in collaboration with Kleiner Muck eV. Now, in July we finally invited all of the participants to Kryoneri for the second part of the project. From 8th to 16th of July, the youngsters took part in...Read more
Sustainability in everyday life
The first part of our greek-german youth exchange program with our partner has come to an end, but we wanted to let you know what we did together during the last days; Next to the farm we visited during our stay at the Schullandheim Klefhaus (some kilometres away from Bonn...Read more
Elf around! Volunteering team project in Finland
Nefeli is a lucky Greek participant, who took part in a special volunteering project in Finland in Kokkola for the period of 7th of November until 17th of December 2021. Elf around! is a project, where volunteers like Nefeli help organizing events and activities during Christmas time regarding...Read more
Erasmus+ Project CULTURE FOR ALL!
The aim of the Erasmus+ European project “CULTURE FOR ALL! Living Cultural Diversity” was to give access to cultural youth education measures to all interested young people. With this project the social context should changed in such a way, that everyone can participate, regardless of restrictions...Read more