1 ΜΟΝΟΠΑΤΙΑ ΑΛΛΗΛΕΓΓΥΗΣ / Solidarity Tracks Tel/Fax : Web site : Group EVS : Short term Project EVS for a sustainable learning society Hosting 17 volunteers from 8 countries Date: From 3/5/2013 to 17 of June 2013 Venue: Nidri, Lefkas, Greece 1- Context of the activity: The concept of home is fundamental to human life. It is an area of "anchoring" and emotional bonding, power source and open communication. Home is the center of our "microcosm". It is where we pass the most important moments of life. Home recounts the family history, the history of each individual and the planet's history. Today, our lifestyle and the way we construct our homes have worrying implications for human health and the planet. It therefore becomes important to promote the construction of ecological homes, fuel-efficient energy, that respect the environment and local cultures of our area, in Europe and in our planet, such as allow us to actively participate in a real sustainable development. To achieve this objective and to preserve the lives of future generations on our planet is essential to invest to raise awareness the young people and to lead the new generation to engage in the sustainable development process. In this context, we organized in June 2012 a training course for young people an youth workers in order to build an eco-home, and to learn the technique, and awareness by experience the benefits of ecological construction. This eco-home have a production system for bio-gas, and a photovoltaic system that supplies the house with 220 volts and 12 volts. Although this house is not yet achieved, it became a place of visit and experience by young people, educators and all those who are interested to the environment and sustainable Development. 2- Summary: In May 2013, Solidarity Tracks will organize a short term EVS project for 1 month for 20 young participants. This project will be hosted in the town
2 of Nidri, on the island of Lefkas, in Greece. During the month, the volunteers will have the main activity of finishing an Eco-Home, more exactly: applying earthen plasters and lime stucco, woodworking such as counters, cupboards and shelving, installing electric and plumbing appliances, tile placement in humidity stressed areas such as bathroom and kitchen windows and door placement and finally, floor construction. Besides these finishing activities, the 20 volunteers will also plan how to use the future garden area of the Eco-Home, will promote sustainable development, eco-tourism and healthy lifestyles to the local community with the concrete example set by the Eco-Home and will act as ambassadors of Eco Building and Sustainable Development in their own countries. This eco-home will be a forum for young people for promoting eco-life and the values of sustainable development. The basic things that you will learn during your EVS: - How to build ecological house - How to make biogas system - How to filter and reuse water - How to install Panel solar - How to use your technical and pedagogical skills to promote ecological constructions in your city. - To learn more about sustainable development by practicing. - How organize an outdoor event, and how to work with children You will learn also from others about new cultures, new skills and new experiences. ******** Partners and number of volunteers : Country Organisation Number of volunteers Armenia Youth Initiative Centre 02 Armenia Stepanavan Youth Center 01 Bulgaria The Starry Start of Talents 02 Foundation Italy Work in Progress 02 Latvia Jaunatne par iesaistisanos 02 Poland Fundacja Transferu Wiedzy I 02 Przedsiebiorczosci Spain GRUPO DE DESARROLLO RURAL 02 DELVALLE DEL VALLE DEL GUADALHORCE Romania Association For the Youthand 02 Students in Partium Ukraine All-Ukrainian Association for Youth Cooperation Alternative-V 02
3 Venue: Our youth EVS project will take place in Nidri. Situated on the East Coast of Lefkas (Levkas, Lefkada), Nidri is also sometimes spelt Nydri and is the Islands' main tourist resort. Halfway between Lefkada Town (16 km north) where the island is connected by road bridge to the mainland, and Vassiliki (21km south) with its ferry connection to Keffalonia, Nidri has it's own small ferry port with ferries to Meganisi. Nidri has quite a good local bus service. The immediate area around Nidri village on Lefkas is fairly flat and is good for gentle cycle rides and walks through the olive groves. Try a walk to the Nydri Waterfalls near Rahi village (approx. 4km), or cycle around Vlicho Bay to the little white church of Agia Kiriaki on the headland of Geni (Yeni). Although the white church is opposite Nidri and only a few hundred metres by sea, the journey is approximately 8km by land. For those with more energy there are walks into the surrounding hills to Paleokatouna, Neohori and Haradiatika; and in spring the flowers and blossoms are beautiful. Discover Nidri town in: Nidri is a part of the region of Lefkas. The island of Lefkas, also called Lefkada, is the fourth largest island of the Ionian Islands, after Zakynthos, Kefalonia and Corfu. It has an area of 303 square kilometres, a coastline of 117 kilometres and a population of about inhabitants. Lefkada is an island with a wide spiritual tradition and it s situated 378 km from Athens. Discover the emerald island in: Lodging: Your accommodation will be in IOANNA, Rooms to let: situated 1100 metres from the town and 60 meters from the working place.
4 You will share the apartment with 3 or 4 for other participants. The working place is 10 minutes walk from the center of Nidri, close to cafes, bars, clubs, restaurants, shops, internet café etc. Food: You will take a lump sum of 150 Euros per month for food. Pocket money: You will receive 95 per month. Working place: Our working place will be in a field near the place of accommodation, and 15 minutes walking from the town. What you can prepare and bring with you: - Making research about biogas and solar panel system in your country - A presentation about programs of education for sustainable development of young people in your country, and examples of good practices. - A presentation about green building and the politics of your country to encourage green construction..- National/typical food and drinks for the intercultural dinner (songs, dances, national costumes, music etc.) - Information about your country and your organization (books,
5 brochures, posters, postcards, video, PowerPoint presentation, music, etc.) - Don't forget to bring your sleeping bags, sheets, clothes for work sites, swimsuit, towels. Transportation from your country: We are going to send to you a prepaid tickets. You will pay 10% of your travel cost to us, when you come to Lefkas. How to arrive to Lefkas: When you arrive to Athens El. Venizelos Airport you have to take the city bus X93 to the bus station Kifissos, it will take about 60 min and the ticket costs about 5. There you have to take the bus to Lefkas which takes 5,5 hours and costs 34. We will wait you at the bus station in Lefkas. Pay attention that there are only 4 buses from Athens to Lefkas (At 7:00, 13:00, 16:30 and 20:30) so we will organise your flight so as to arrive early in Athens and catch a bus to Lefkas. - From Lefkas to Nidri, you will take a bus or we will pick you by car Very important is that you KEEP ALL THE BILLS, TICKETS AND BOARDING PASSES from your travel. We will reimburse to you the bus tickets in Lefkas Assurance: Your sending organisation will register you in AXA Insurance before your coming in Greece. Your sending organisations will help you for the preparation The stuff who will support you: 1-Mentor Name and contact of your mentor: Thanos Petousis / 2- Supervisor: Name and contact of your supervisor: Mohamed Chaabouni/ 3- Ms Stratoula Kapoti: You teacher for Greek language 4- Ms Stamatina Palmo: You trainer for eco-building 5- Mr Nabil Laarbi: You trainer for solar panels system, electricity installation & biogas system. Your working plan: - Arrival to Nidri: 2nd of May 2013
6 - From 3rd to 6 of May 2013: let's know each other & discoverning the area. Please note that from 4 to 6 of May is Easter holiday in Greece. - 7 and 8 of May: Designing the space that we will manage. Technical and logistical preparation and logistics Designing the final event about education in sustainable developpment - From 8 to 18 of May: To finalize ecological construction with the support of trainers & 20 of May: Free days. - From 21 to 24 & from 27 to 28 of May: Creating vegetable garden & managing thes space arround the building. - From 29 to 31st of May: preparing and Promoting the event. - First & 2nd of June: Event1: Open workshop for children and families about sustainable development education. - 3rd and 4 of June: Free days of June: preparing the outcome of the event1 (Video, magazine, presentations...) Preparing the Event 2: Open workshop for children and families about sustainable development education. - 8 of June: Event 2 (Open workshop for children and families about sustainable development education.) of June: - Final evaluation of the project -Preparing the outcome of the event 2 and the EVS project (Video, magazine, presentations...) - Finalizing the final report, youth pass to 16 of June: Free days - 17 of June: Good bye party. NB: - We will create working groups, and will share the tasks during the project. - We will adapt our working plan according with the progress of our project. Useful Greek Words: ENGLISH Hello Greek γειά σας! (Yia sas) Welcome! Καλώς ορίσατε! (Kalos Orisate)
7 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 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) Trainings: 1- When you come here you will learn Greek lessons tow times per WK. 2- You will have pedagogical and technical training from our staff to help you to realize your tasks. *** For more information's about EVS in Lefkada please check this link: &language_id=2 For more information about the working place and our eco-building, please check this link: NB: 1- Our volunteers from Armenia and Ukraine, should send us a copy of the first page of their passport in order to send them invitation for visa.
8 2- When we will have the final list of the volunteer we will create a group face book and we will send to you more details about your tacks, about working process and about learning methods, If you have more questions or suggestions, please do not hesitate to write to: or call us: Mohamed See you in Lefkas