For several years now the city of Clermont-Ferrand has elaborated participative projects in cooperation with the local population. Currently, the inhabitants are gathering ideas for projects you will realise during this summer and they have many ideas already: developing shared gardens, making murals using graffiti techniques, manufacturing wooden furniture or entertaining children. The project will be defined in spring and we will keep you updated.
During your stay, you will be accompanied by two camp leaders recruited by Concordia. The Community Center team will welcome you and will provide you with a room where you can store your personal belongings and take your meals. Local youth will be able to participate in the work camp and show you their area.
You will be accommodated at the two-star campsite “Les Sablons” in Pont-du-Chateau (with a swimming pool and activities), sharing two-person tents, boys and girls separately, and a collective tent for socializing. You will be staying with another international workcamp for teenagers. The group will be sharing the cleaning chores and preparing meals together. The budget will be allocated to the group leader and you will participate in the preparation of dishes with good products from the market and from local producers.
The urban area of Clermont-Ferrand is Auvergne’s lively regional capital. It is located in an exceptional volcanic area, at the foot of the Puy de Dôme volcano which summit can be accessed with a panoramic train. During your stay, you will be able to enjoy the town’s summery energy (concerts, Sable Show festival, visiting the historic town centre, French National Day and fireworks) and the countryside which is located right on its doorstep (hiking over the volcanoes, swimming in the lakes, etc.). It will be a rich and varied trip.
For more information have a look at: http://www.clermont-fd.com and http://www.planetepuydedome.com.
This workcamp will give you an opportunity to get involved in activities of one of Clermont-Ferrand’s neighbourhoods. You will work together with its inhabitants, which are already planning the projects you will carry out!
Since 1993, Concordia has been organizing international workcamps with the city of Clermont-Ferrand, which shows how well this partnership works. Every year, we come back to active neighbourhoods, where inhabitants created familial gardens and associations develop their activities. You will be hosted in a Community House, which is a meeting spot and information center for locals. The municipal staff and the inhabitants are looking forward to meeting you.
The accommodation is located outside of the city centre, in a neighbouring town. Please bring good shoes, working clothes and a swimsuit. As nights can be quite cold, remember also to bring warm clothes and a sleeping bag. You can also bring recipes from your home country as well as musical instruments and games. You will get around Clermont-Ferrand by foot, by car and by minibus.
Foreigners belonging to the European Union must bring with them a personal EHIC (European Health Insurance Card), and everybody must, in any case, bring their insurance certificate. If health issues happen on the project, volunteers will have to pay for it, and will then be reimbursed once back in their home country.