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“La Maison du Colonel” is a project of expansion and rehabilitation of a small house located in Elbeuf district in Amiens to create a community coffee. Elbeuf is a working-class district with social and economic disparities. By implementing this project, we want to contribute to the cultural animation of the district with and for the inhabitants.
Various activities will be proposed during the project to prepare the Inauguration evening of “La Maison du Colonel” at the end of June, 27th. Since 2016 this innovative project is almost finished and it is now time to present the work carried out. In addition, we are proposing wood work such as the creation of a signage to enhance the place. During the project you’ll also develop festive events to present your culture (food, dance, songs…).
Accommodatie en maaltijden
You’ll be sleeping in tents at the municipal campsite of Amiens (Camping du Parc des cygnes), near the park of the Grand Marais. A big tent will be fixed for the daily life with a space to cook and prepare the meals. In the campsite you can find sanitary (toilets, showers, sinks). The group of volunteers will prepare its own meals and share collective life tasks.
Locatie en vrije tijd
Amiens, which is European youth capital in 2020, is a city of 130 000 inhabitants located in the North of France. The city is 1 hour from sea costs but also 1 hour by train from Paris. Amiens is also an attractive place with lots of heritage sites: its cathedral is the hugest of France; the district of Saint-Leu is nicknamed “small Venice of North” because of its river; the Hortillonnages and its floating gardens; the house of Jules Verne, famous French writer… and so more to discover!
Moreover, the campsite you will live in is next to the river called “la Somme”, near Chemin du Halage, a bikeway of 120km from Peronne to Saint-Valery-sur-Somme. The campsite is located near a park (Parc du Grand Marais) which offers during the summer free sports activities (canoeing, climbing, archery …).
You will ride bikes to move around in town, it is therefore necessary to know how to ride a bike to participate in this workcamp. Please, bring working clothes and good shoes for the workcamp. As the nights can be quite cold, remember also to bring warm clothes, a warm sleeping bag and a sleeping mat. Tents are provided. You can also bring some tradition food from your country, photos, games… in order to share it with the group or with the local population!
This project is supported by the program European Solidarity Corps for young people between 18 and 30 years. It is open to all volunteers that fit the ESC criteria.
The participation to the ESC volunteering teams is subjects to several principles and conditions, presented on the ESC webpage: https://europa.eu/youth/solidarity/mission_en
• volunteers do not have to pay any fee (not sending, nor participation fee) to attend the project;
• volunteers need to enrol in the PASS, the European Solidarity Corps Portal ; Concordia France will organize their matching, on the online system, with the volunteering project;
• volunteers will receive pocket money, calculated on basis of 6€/day, once they arrive on the project in France;
• volunteers will receive a financial support for their travel, according to a maximum amount established in accordance with their travel distance and upon the presentation of original tickets;
• volunteers will have to complete a participation report, submitted online through the portal.
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