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TITLE OF THE INITIATIVE

Walking Together

INSTITUTION RESPONSIBLE FOR THE INITIATIVE

University of Thessaly

COUNTRY

Greece

CITY

Volos

ADDRESS

Argonafton & Filellinon, 38221 Volos

EUROPEAN PROJECT

The European programme Seeds for Integration, was jointly coordinated by the Second Chance School of Volos, the Department of Early Childhood Education of the University of Thessaly and the NGO ARSIS and the participants came from all three organisations.

TYPOLOGY

- Intercultural competences activities for staff
- Non formal education activities for students
- Social Events

TARGET GROUPS

- Newly arrived refugees
- Refugees of second generation
- Students
- University staff (academic and administrative)

DESCRIPTION AND METHODOLOGIES

Walking together: Intercultural routes in the city of Volos with the participation of young refugees from ARSIS shelter in Makrinitsa, students from the University of Thessaly and students from the Second Chance School of Volos.

This year long project aimed at developing the intercultural communication and empathy through a series of well-planned non formal activities. The project that was implemented in the framework of the European programme Seeds for Integration, was jointly coordinated by the Second Chance School of Volos, the Department of Early Childhood Education of the University of Thessaly and the NGO ARSIS and the participants came from all three organisations. The group of the project cooperated and implemented seven different routes, four in the city of Volos and three in the surrounding natural mountain trails. Every route focused on a specific theme (everyday life, refugees’ life, literature, history etc.) and worked as a trigger for the development of intercultural communication and exchange among the participants in the framework of critical intercultural education and experiential learning.