1 Non formal group of Thasos forward it Invitation to Youth exchange «Together, for a Europe without discrimination» Date: of November 2010 (9 activity days) Venue: Greece, Thasos Island 30 participants from 6 countries Countries: Blg,FR, RΟ, IT,ES, GR Partner Organizations: - Instituto dei ciechi Florio e Salamone (Italy) - Pro the Youth and Students Association in Partium (Romania) - G.D.R Valle DEL Gudalhorce (Spain) - Thalassante (France) - INTERMEDE (France) - REGIONAL ENTERPRISE SUPPORT CENTRE (Bulgaria) - (Greece) Working language: English & French Summary: Together for a Europe without discrimination» is a creative and awareness youth exchange, that will bring together 30 youngsters of different origin and religion for 9 days on Thasos island.the youngsters come from 6 youth organizations and 6 European countries: France, Italy, Romania, Bulgaria, Spain and Greece. The main purpose is the awareness of the youngsters and the local community, for the fight against poverty and the unequal treatment due to discrimination and the
2 promotion of tolerance and solidarity between the youngsters, through artistic and pedagogical methods such as: Forum theatre, that will be presented in 2 different places on the island Creation of an awareness card that will be delivered to the local community and the participants. Organize of a public conversation and questioning between the youngsters, the locals with the local authorities and probably members of EU parliament experts in diversities and poverty and the edition of a social message that will be reported via forums. Creation of a web page in the languages of the participant countries and a discussion forum that will support this action and will forward the dialogue and questioning between European youngsters against poverty and discrimination. Another important element of the project is the participation of blind young people from different countries. Venue: Our youth exchange will take place in Thasos Island. Green" is usually the first adjective you'll hear if you ask anyone that has been to Thassos what it is like. Not many islands in Greece are this lush. With its rich history and archaeological remains, wonderful beaches, variety of things to do and friendly people, Thassos has become one of those islands holidaymakers return to year after year. Because it is also a very popular island amongst the Greeks, the standard of food and service is high, and you get a good mixture of the modern and the traditional. Many of the locals are farmers and fishermen, but since oil has been found in the sea, many hope to get involved with that. Tourism is also an important income for the people of Thassos.
3 Thassos History: According to mythology Thasos was the son of the Phoenician king Agenor or the god Poseidon, and one of the first settlers of the island, which also was called Chryse ("Gold") in ancient times. Thasos was also the brother of Europa, and the reason for his travelling was that he was searching for his lost sister. Another story has it that the oracle in Delphi had told the Parian people to settle on "an island of mists", and since Thassos fit in on this description, they became the first inhabitants. There is evidence that the island has been inhabited at a very early stage, probably even before the 4th Millennium BC. In the 8th century it was colonised by the Parians, and they found gold resources here. This was to make Thasos an important economical and cultural centre in antiquity, and large areas of the mainland also belonged to it. Several important artists were born on the island, for example Polycleitos and Polygnotos. The downfall started in the 5th century, when Thassos and Athens broke their alliance and war broke out. Athens demanded high tributes, and the island was almost impoverished. The Romans came in the 2nd century BC, and the island became a little bit better off, since wine and marble was produced. The decline continued though and when the Venetians came in the 13th century, followed by the Genoans and then the Turks in the 15th century. When the war independence broke out in 1821 the people of Thasos did their best, although they were not many. Liberation came in 1921.
4 For more information: / Accommodation: We will be hosted at one Hotel which is in the center of the city at the seaside very close to cafes, bars, clubs, restaurants, shops, internet café etc. We will sleep in triple rooms with bathroom, television, fridge in each bedroom. In the same hotel we will take all our meals. You will taste typical Greek and traditional plates and other European food. If you have some special needs for food (vegetarian etc.), please, inform us about it beforehand. Our working place will be in one nice room of the city Hall, 10 minutes walking from our hotel.
5 Transportation: How to arrive to Thasos: 1) When you arrive to Thessaloniki airport there is a bus no.78 which drives to the terminal bus station (KTEL) check the timetable on the webpage Tickets can be bought on the bus by an automatic machine.coins are necessary, because sometimes there is no changes. prices: 0,60cents normal/ 0,30cents students(student card necessary) 2- Arriving in the terminal bus station KTEL go to the stand of KTEL KAVALAS to buy the ticket from Thessaloniki-Kavala. Price: 25 Euros normal both ways/ 20,20eur for students( student card necessary)both ways The buses leave every hour Thessaloniki-Kavala from 6:00-22:00 and Kavala- Thessaloniki from 6:00-22:40 (express buses are at 9:00,13:00 and 17:00),the trip lasts almost 3 hours and 2hours the express bus. check also the website 3- Arriving in Kavala there are two options to come to Thassos island: 1)take the boat from Kavala's port, arrive in Prinos village and take the bus to Thasos town 2)take the bus from Kavala's bus station to Keramoti port and then the boat to Thasos island check the boats timetable in the webpage PS:second option suggested. Very important is that you KEEP ALL THE BILLS, TICKETS AND BOARDING PASSES from your travel.
6 Participation Fee: 100% of costs of accommodation and basic food, and 70% of travel cost is covered by the project. You have to pay 30% of your travel and 15 Euros participation fee. Participants: 4 participants (18 25 years) + 1 group leader (no age limit) Every participant has to prepare and bring: 1- Each team conduct a joint survey on the issue of discrimination and poverty in there country and specifically in the area. (Each team prepare a video of three minutes for the current situation concerning discrimination and poverty in the region with examples of good practices in the country in the fight against poverty and discrimination). This will enable participants to better understand the situation and to exchange information and realities with other participants. 2. The meeting will be preceded by the creation of a forum that will bring together participants and youth workers to know each others, to discuss, our expectations, the details of the program,to prepare together the event, and to develop ideas for the spectacle of street theater. We launched the website of the program, even before their arrival in Thassos for a better view of the exchange. To bring National/typical food and drinks for the intercultural dinner (songs, dances, national costumes, music etc.) Information about your country and your organisation (books, brochures, posters, postcards, video, PowerPoint presentation, music, etc.) Advance Planning Visit: It took place for 2 working days in Thasos (Greece) of October One person from each organisation will participate in the meeting in order to prepare together our youth exchange. The team of the Non formal group of Thasos forward it and the youth workers involved in our project will participate in the APV. All the costs: travel, accommodation and food for the APV were covered 100%. We will send to you the plane ticket. As soon as possible (Please confirm the name of the participant to do the reservation)
7 Non formal group of Thasos Forward it Together for a Europe without discrimination Preparation meeting of October October 2010 Welcome of the participants 22 October 2010 Morning Presentation of the participants and the NGOs Presentation and discussion of the exchange s program together for a Europe without discrimination Presentation and discussion of the expectations, profile and the needs of the participants. Discussion about the preparation of the participants in the program Discussion of the methods that will be followed during the exchange and the support methods for the youngsters with social difficulties and visual problems. Discussion about practical matters. Evening Visit to the exchange s places( hotel, workshop place etc) Visit on the island and search of the appropriate place for the street theatre. Intercultural dinner 23 October 2010 Morning Discussion about the contribution of each partner Discussion about the encouragement of the participants to use the forum in order to exchange ideas about the street theatre. Discussion about the promotion methods of the exchange. Editing of the report of the preparation meeting Evening End of the preparation meeting Greek night 24 October 2010 Departure of the participants
8 «Together, for a Europe without discrimination» Youth exchange Non formal group of Thasos forward it Thasos Greece/ of November 2010 Details of the group (Please complete it and bring it with you in the APV) Country Name: First name: Gender: Age: Address: Departure airport: Name: First name: Gender: Age: Address: Departure airport: Name: First name: Gender: Age: Address: Departure airport: Name: First name: Gender: Age: Address: Departure airport: Name: First name: Gender: Age Address: Departure airport: Organisation: Group leader : Telephone number: Mobile:
9 Keep in mind: The goals of our project To promote the tolerance, the citizens activism and the solidarity between the young Europeans from different nationalities, different religions and faculties. The building and the confection of a youth group that will contribute the fight against poverty and discrimination and will sensitize the next generations in order to defend the human rights and fight against poverty through an artistic method such as the street theatre. To create ideas and set up the activities that allow an intercultural meeting full of dialogue and creativity, making a start from the local societies of the participants and the cultural achievements of the youngsters who will turn their knowledge and experiences to a dramatic language about poverty and discrimination. To give the opportunity to youngsters of different religion and sexes and youngsters with vision difficulties to cooperate and develop their talents. We want them to realize their capabilities remove their borders and find their own place in the society. We want the youngsters to take responsibilities and built their personality through awareness before the exchange and also through their participation in different exercises of the daily life, through intercultural animation activities and through dialogue during their stay. The type of organizing leads the youngsters to self-administration and undertaking in the daily life. To expand the point of view of the youngsters and the local s cooperatives deducting the prejudices and changing comprehension, because the meeting with the others helps understanding and communication. To create a group of European youngsters which will help each other with solidarity and creativity, leaving back all the social difficulties and combine all the forces for a homogenous society. To allow the young participants to share their opinions with the local and Europeans editors, to spread their ideas and find the appropriate ways to fight poverty and discrimination. We want the participants to realize that they need to be curious (in order to learn) and open their mind to meet other people. The young person to realize that being different is a treasure we have to respect.
10 We want the young participants to be developed by their participation in the process and implementation of the program and their initiatives in order to become active citizens expanding their horizons and building new plans. Useful Greek Words: ENGLISH Hello Welcome! My name is Thank you! I need help. I m sorry, I don t speak Greek Do you speak German/English? Excuse me? Yes No Maybe Greek γειά σας! (Yia sas) Καλώς ορίσατε! (Kalos Orisate) Ονομάζομαι (Onomazome) ευχαριστώ! (Evkaristo) Χρειάζομαι βοήθεια. (khriazome voïthia). Λυπάμαι, δεν μιλάω ελληνικά (Lipame, then millaw Ellinika) Μιλάτε Γερμανικά / αγγλικά; (Millate yermanika, anglika) Συγνώμη; (Signomi) Ναι (Ne) Όχι (Okhi) Ίσως (Isos) I don t know I love you! Goodbye! Δεν ξέρω (Then ksero) σ' αγαπώ (Sagappo) Αντίο (Adio) If you have more questions or suggestions, please do not hesitate to write to: or call Eleni