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ANTIGONE: FOR A BETTER WORLD September 23, 2014

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Antigone is a non-profit organization started in 1993. Its full name has the key to understand what it does: Information and Documentation Center on Racism, Ecology, Peace and Non Violence.

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Nightlife in Thessaloniki September 22, 2014

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Thessaloniki never sleeps. This is true. My weekly report is about how to have fun in this city especially for foreigners (and volunteers). At first I want to write about the reggae boat. In front of the white tower there are 3 reggae-bar boats, the entrance is free you can listen reggae music (or other kind), drink beer, coffee, whatever you want, but be careful prices is not cheap.
Yesterday Wendy and me were there and it was really nice. The reggae boats are working until 12 o’clock during wintertime, and they are full of people. The sailing distance is 11 kilometers, it means it starts from the White Tower, goes on the circle near the harbor and come back. Trip time is about 30 minutes.
In Thessaloniki there are a lot of clubs. Most of them are located in the city center name Valaoritou, which is a place with many narrow streets to walk. There are electronic music clubs , Plan B, Tropikuku club, Four Seasons, and many bars and clubs I don’t remember their names. (more…)

Active citizenship: participants and their ideas during the ACIL seminar September 22, 2014

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The seminar on active citizenship, entitled “ACIL: Active Citizens Laboratory”, took place in Thessaloniki, from 15 to 19 September. The week full of discussions, workshops and social contacts was organized by the Greek branch of the Anna Lindh Foundation and the United Societies of Balkans in collaboration with “Thessaloniki – European Youth Capital 2014”.

U.S.B. volunteers met and interviewed the participants of the seminar in order to find out their background, motivation to join the activities of ACIL and their view on the concept of active citizenship.

To begin with, the background of participants varied from being students, teachers, job seekers and volunteers. On their free time, some of the participants support people with special needs, teach in a Roma community in Thessaloniki, are members of environmental groups, local government and so on. Regardless of the differences in their occupations or study fields, all participants had a common willingness to join the seminar and share their views on the relevant topic, gain some knowledge or techniques and to apply them in a real life.

Moreover, most of the participants agreed that the concept of active citizenship is very important and that it is all about interconnection. According to Theodora, one of the participants, “being an active citizen is having a critical mind and thinking about yourself (not in a selfish way) and, at the same time, doing something for someone else and for the society. I think we are all interconnected”.

Finally, all of the participants expressed their intention of doing voluntary work and being active citizens in the future.  By joining the seminar, they expected to hear new ideas, meet interesting people and make meaningful connections with non-governmental or non-profit organizations, all of it in order to improve their future activities regarding active citizenship. As the other participant Nikos said, “the level of our life will improve if we all are active citizens”.
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Written by Kristina Gruodytė

AENAO’s activities based on a no-formal learning methodology September 22, 2014

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The first seminary of “ACIL: active citizenship program”, organized by Anna Lindh Foundation was about “Environment  and Volunteerism” and  has been held by AENAO, a NGO expert in no-formal learning methodology. The organization, established in Thessaloniki in 2006 by a group of scientists-volunteers, aims to promote health on its wide sense, exploring the health topics and focusing about mental, psychological and cognitive processes.  (more…)

Anapiria Simera and its workshop during the ACIL September 19, 2014

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The Praxis Foundation, making actions and activities for young people since 1995 September 19, 2014

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PRAXIS FOUNDATION is a non-governmental foundation, founded in 1995 by a group of young people who wanted to do some actions and some activities for young people. The organization had hundreds of members during his history, and today, one hundred of members are running on a different actions. (more…)

Association for the social support of youth September 19, 2014

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ARSIS (Association for the Social Support of Youth) is a Non Governmental Organization which was established in 1992 and since then it operates in Athens, Thessaloniki, Volos, Alexandroupoli, Kozani and Tirana. This development has been possible due to the cooperation of its members, volunteers and young people.

The association vision is a society of equal opportunities for all young individuals, and it specializes in the social support of youth who are in difficulty or danger and in the advocacy of their rights. Furthermore, ARSIS aims the prevention of youth marginalization, the elaboration of policies which defend youth rights and the active social support towards disadvantaged young people. (more…)

“FC.Paok and people” September 18, 2014

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This week I Thought a lot about what to write and I decide write about Thessaloniki favorite club F.C PAOK. Because I was on the my balcony and I heard some song two girl they were singing Paok anthem and there was born idea to write report about little history of Paok FC. (more…)

Visiting to “Yenicami” (new mosque) in Thessaloniki September 18, 2014

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Thessaloniki is a city of contrast. Here you can see how western and eastern civilizations merge. In Thessaloniki is situated unique in the world mosque and museum “Yenicami” (new mosque). And I will introduce the history of this building. It is so interesting because I’m writing from my mind what I saw there and listened from our guide.

At first it was designed by the famous Italian architect Vitaliano Poselli in 1902 for the city’s Donmeh community (Jewish converts to Islam). The construction began in 1900 and finished in 1902. The architect Poselli was invited in Thessaloniki by the Sultan Abdul II. Generally, Poselli has built many important buildings in Thessaloniki. (more…)

Thessaloniki International Fair September 17, 2014

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In Thessaloniki, takes place from the 6 to the 14th of September the 79th T.I.F. (Thessaloniki International Fair).

This weekend, the city sees itself crowded because of this fair festival. We, all U.S.B’s volunteers, were there. Here is how we can describe the first day of International Fair Thessaloniki.

This festival helps sellers and entrepreneurs to promote their productions and ideas in a jovial and festive atmosphere. Many countries had introduced their products but most part is made in Greece, which is really important for the economy. (more…)