Number of volunteers:10
The volunteers will continue the work from the previous years in the area of the fortress Kupinik, destroyed in 1521 when Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent conquered this region. You’ll join the team of volunteers led by a local archaeologist in the continuance of the field works in the compound of the Kupinik fortress in Kupinovo. The workcamps of last years and this year are the first conservation works on the fortress probably since it was destroyed. The volunteers will clear the area under the vertical parts of the fortress walls and the paths towards the fortress connecting it with the village. The volunteers will also participate in organizing and help during the local manifestation – The days of the DRAGONS. This manifestation is being held in the honour of Serbian Despot Vuk Grgurevic Brankovic, remembered by people as The Dragon Fiery Vuk, who was a member of the Knight's Order of the Dragon, and he used to rule in Kupinik, where he died 533 years ago. The core of the program are knight games, an exhibition of medieval weapons, a medieval bazaar and table and a concert of spiritual music, and trying out medieval armour and weapons to illustrate knightly struggles. Also, organizing several workshops: calligraphy (art of fine writing) and forging, as well as archery workshops, in an attractive and interactive manner, visitors will conjure up the beauty of old crafts and skills.
The Srem Region has been permanently inhabited since the early Stone Age with many clear signs of life just below the ground surface. Thanks to those signs we are able to see activities, ways of life even the way of thinking of the inhabitants of past time. The overall excavations of all historical layers show that this part of the region has an extraordinary rich cultural background. The locality “Ethno house” in Kupinovo village should provide evidence on communities living here since the Iron Age. Many of the localities are endangered due to agriculture or construction, especially in industrial zones, but not this one. The first excavations started seven years ago and after four workcamps the results were very positive.
Kupinovo is 50 km south-west of Belgrade in the Srem Region. It is well known by the famous special protected area “Obedska bara”, the oldest protected area in Europe. There are some very important cultural and historical monuments in this area which will be shown to the volunteers during leisure time.
in two renovated houses in the Ethno Park, sleeping on mattresses. Bring your sleeping bag! Food will be prepared by a local cook.
Number of volunteers:12
*** VERSION EN FRANCAIS DISPONIBLE EN FIN DE DESCRIPTION *** *** French version at the end of the description *** We invite you to come and discover an archaeological site full of mystery and to preserve the heritage of Clermont L'Herault! Thanks to a strong partnership with the municipality and the volunteers of the association GREC (Groupe de Recherche et d'Etudes du Clermontais) specialized in archaeology, you will be able to get involved in the development of the oppidum and to promote access to this exceptional natural and cultural site. The protohistoric oppidum (between the 6th and 3rd century BC) was the subject of archaeological excavations between 1983 and 1990. Under the supervision of the archaeologists we carried out two workamps last year which allowed us to bring the site back to life and to preserve it. This year we propose to continue this project which also includes the enhancement of the footpaths for the great pleasure of hikers and tourists. The aim of this project is therefore to enhance the rich natural, cultural and archaeological heritage of Clermont L'Herault. You will thus be able to work on consolidating the existing low walls using traditional and ancient dry-stone techniques. You will also develop hiking trails and participate in the installation of markers and signs to help walkers discover the richness of the site.
Since 2015, we have a very strong partnership with the city of Clermont l'Herault and local associations that promote the discovery of local heritage. The offices of our delegation are located in the town. We carry out several volunteer projects for young people in the area. It is with the precious support of local volunteers that you will be able to make, in the footsteps of archaeologists and with a touch of curiosity, some beautiful discoveries!
Clermont L'Herault is a charming little town north of Montpellier in the south of France. Benefiting from a Mediterranean climate and a remarkable natural environment (Lac du Salagou, rivers of the Gorges de l'Herault nearby), it also has a rich cultural heritage with its castle and cathedral. In the heart of a preserved setting, you will be able to enjoy the pleasure of outdoor activities and make cultural and festive discoveries. Meeting point: CLERMONT L’HERAULT Bus station Closest airport: Montpellier airport or Marseille or Toulouse
In tents in a campsite on the shores of the Salagou lake. Bring a warm sleeping bag. Camp mats will be available, but you can bring your own for extra comfort. You will share collective tasks and prepare meals together. A budget will be allocated to the camp leaders and you will participate in the shopping. We will use healthy and local products.
*** RETROUVEZ NOS DESCRIPTIFS EN FRANCAIS ICI: *** *** French version here: *** https://www.concordia.fr/chantiers-france-2020 Remember to take gloves, clothes and good shoes for the work. Also remember to take your sunglasses, your swimsuit and a beach towel! The days are sometimes very hot during this period, but the nights can however be cold. Bring a warm sleeping bag. Camp mats will be available, but you can bring your own for extra comfort. If you wish you can also bring music and a typical object of your country.
Number of volunteers:12
Host organization is an Archaeological Open-Air- Museum named “Zeiteninsel” (Times Island). In prehistoric times in the valley near the river Lahn have been settlements already. Five different periods of such settlements during the last 11.000 years are shown and can be experienced in the open-air-museum which is not officially opened yet as there is still some work to do. It is a workcamp including German language training. In general – also during excursion – there will be focus on language and culture/history of Germany/Europe. Lectures will be two hours per day / 18 hours in total (excluding Saturday and Sunday). The training content: Conversation training, Intercultural Diversities, History of Germany/Europe and Indo- European languages (“word-nests”), Grammar.
Participants will be doing some construction work – building walls / plastering with clay and doing some other work upon needs on the area of the museum. Time of work will be around 5 hours per day, excluding Saturday and Sunday.
Argenstein is a small village, 7 km away from Marburg (a historical and picturesque old university town), 90 km north of Frankfurt/Main. Terminal: Train-station Weimar-Lahn; next airport Frankfurt/Main or Frankfurt-Hahn.
Participants will live in a youth centre a few km away from Argenstein. Cooking, cleaning, shopping etc. will be done by the group itself. Like in each workcamp, accommodation, food and travel-costs for excursions are free as well as materials/copies needed for the lectures.
As the language training is not for absolute beginners, participants must be able already to communicate in German, at least on a level which ensures daily communication (B1). Participants also must be willing to communicate with each other during the whole project in German language only. This is one important part of the concept in order to allow a big step in knowledge of language.
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