ELIX will participate in the 5th edition of Thessaloniki’s Festival of Multilingualism and has the pleasure to invite you to celebrate together with other NGOs, unions and local communities, the multiculturalism and multilingualism of the city of Thessaloniki, in order to contribute to the understanding of the dynamism generated by the intersection of cultures.
The main aim of the Festival is to highlight the notion of pluralism and continuity as an experience of a society that actively participates in the efforts for collaboration, awakening of the individual, solidarity, and social action both within and outside its walls.
This year’s events will take place on May 26-28 at the New Thessaloniki City Hall.
During the Festival, ELIX staff will happily answer all your questions and inform you about summer workcamps, participation opportunities and ELIX actions in Thessaloniki, Greece and abroad.
Additionally, ELIX will organize the following events (in pdf):
Title: Travel Through Languages (*)
Type of Activity: Experiential workshop on Multilingualism
Date: Sunday, 28/05/2017
Time: 11:15 - 13:15
Location/Venue: "Laboratory A", City Hall of Thessaloniki
Brief description: ELIX Teachers will facilitate recreational educational activities for children aged 10-15 years. Different languages will be used and, by the end of the session, the children will have created their own dictionary with basic words and common phrases. The activities will focus on Greek, English and Arabic; Kurdish and European languages will be applied as well.
Participation: The workshop will be open to the public.
(*) The event will take place within the frame of the project "Quality Play-Based Learning and Non-Formal Education, Enhanced Psychosocial Well-Being and Positive Integration for Refugee Children Aged 3–17 Years in Greece" is implemented by ELIX Conservation Volunteers Greece in Attica and Central Macedonia in cooperation with Finn Church Aid (FCA) and Teachers without Borders and is funded by European Union Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid and Church of Sweden with the support of UNICEF. (Learn more about this project)
Title: One Group, Many Languages
Type of Activity: Presentations / Discussion
Date: Sunday, 28/05/2017
Time: 19:00 - 20:00
Location/Venue: "Water Room", Building A, Ground Floor, City Hall of Thessaloniki
Brief description: ELIX's volunteering programs and activities around the world will be presented. Emphasis will be given on the multilingual aspects of these programs, as they are implemented within a multicultural background and based in the interaction with local communities. All participant volunteers in such programs undertake the implementation of a specific task putting on their efforts to work collaboratively with their fellows in a multilingual environment.
Participation: The activity will be open to the public.