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Remembrance trails no.2 - report by volunteers from Italy, Spain and Finland
“Remembrance Trails”, is a team volunteering project taking place in Kryoneri Korinthias (Greece), consisting of four volunteering team projects, involving 5 European programme countries (Greece, Italy, Austria, Finland, Spain) and 1 of the third countries associated to the programme Turkey. The first team volunteering project took place during the period 2.5.-1.6.2023, the second round during...more
Remembrance Trails no.2 - report by volunteers from Turkey
“Remembrance Trails”, is a team volunteering project taking place in Kryoneri Korinthias (Greece), consisting of four volunteering team projects, involving 5 European programme countries (Greece, Italy, Austria, Finland, Spain) and 1 of the third countries associated to the programme Turkey. The first team volunteering project took place during the period 2.5.-1.6.2023, the second round during...more
Act green: one month ESC voluntary service in Kryoneri - experiences from Francesca Pavan (September 2023)
Γεια σας! My name is Francesca, I’m 18 years old and I’m Italian. I had the luck to spend one month in Kryoneri, in September, volunteering with Filoxenia before the start of my last year of high school in Italy. Kryoneri was not new for me: in June I took part in a volunteering group project and the small village I had the opportunity to live in, it made me fall in love with this new culture. In...more
"Act Green" from Liechtenstein to Kryoneri  29.10.22 - 18.02.2023  written by volunteer Niklas Hermann
My name is Niklas and I had the possibility to stay about 4 months in Kryoneri. I was well received and I was staying in the beautiful Hostel Elisson. The goal of my work was to support the village and my hosting organisation “Filoxenia” in all possible ways. This means I had the possibility to help a local farmer with the olive harvest, I was able to give tandem lessons with the kids from the...more
ActGreen! August 2022
This August we finally welcomed another ActGreen! Team project from the European Solidarity Corps! 15 participants from Luxemburg, Spain, Italy and Slovakia stayed from 26th of July until 10th of August. During their stay, they worked on the local footpaths, reconstructed the mosaics and spent time with locals, learning more about Greek culture and the local history....more
"Act Green!" - a Good Practice Project, recognized by the ESC
As part of the European Solidarity Corps program, FILOXENIA has organised the volunteering project “Act Green! “ which gave young people the opportunity to learn and participate in activities for environmental protection, agricultural development, cultural heritage, reuse and recycling of materials. This project included two Team volunteering projects and four long-term volunteering placements....more
European Solidarity Corps - Act Green!
The weather is one of the many things that are different between Greece and northern Europe. For people from Germany, Luxembourg or Slovakia, Greece can be really hot during the summer. Just in the forest you can find some fresh air during the summer days. That’s fortunate, because the group of young European volunteers we had in Kryoneri in June 2021 was spending most of the time in mountains....more
"Environmental Sustainability in Micro-Communities"
24-28 November 2021, The Ranch in Sofiko, Corinthia. The aim of the activity was to strengthen the knowledge and skills of youth workers who in turn will be able to provide young people with greater access, inspiration for participation and higher quality learning outcomes in activities and actions related to permaculture and eco-living....more
"Act Green!" 2021
This year, Filoxenia was happy to welcome yet another group of volunteers for the ESC project "Act Green!". Young people from Italy, Spain, Germany, Slovakia and Luxembourg, stayed in Kryoneri to work on environmental protection topics for the entire month of June 2021. Activities: - Cleaning and creating environmental footpaths around Kryoneri - Marking and mapping hiking trails - Recycling -...more
The footpath is located where the ancient Kryoneri used to be and it leads along the river „Elisson“. test In the years 1850, the traditional flagstones footpath and the fountains were built. At that time about 10 families lived in houses along the footpath. They used this path to go to the fountain by foot or with donkeys. Around 1960, the pipe water system was installed in Kryoneri, and people...more

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