Last March, me and 5 other people from Greece travelled to Rakičan in Slovenia for a Youth Exchange Erasmus+ Project. The name of the project was “We can and we will” and its topic was about Entrepreneurship. We were a big group. People from 6 different countries gathered together and spent 9 days in a […]
Category: Erasmus +
Volunteering in Thessaloniki’s Pride
Hello, I am Francesco, an Italian guy, and I wanted to talk about the amazing experience of volunteering here in Thessaloniki for the 10th Pride. Starting from the beginning, I didn’t know this would be the most beautiful experience in my life, nor that I’d have the opportunity to grow immensely and go out of my […]
Words of Wisdom that Will Keep You Inspired – Volunteers Edition
Today we meet some of our volunteers from GYM (Green Your Mind). We ask them to tell us their favourite life quotes. Here’s what they said.
Mental Health and Sport: Football Session in Stravoupoli
On the 5th of July, our volunteers with some patients of the Open Therapeutical Community organized a football match in the Psychiatrical Hospital of Stavroupoli. Through a sports activity, they connected and enriched each other.This is the video that summarizes the afternoon together!
G.Y.M. Project Kick-Off!
The 16 volunteers of the Green Your Mind project finally started the activities in collaboration with ARGO Social Enterprise and Green Unit! Keep an eye out on our blog and social media to follow their journey. Video credits: Vasiliki Arkoumani
Solidarity Stories | Ep 0 | To Leave Or Not To Leave?
I will share a little secret with you: you can volunteer abroad, get out of your comfort zone, learn a new language and live a unique experience…without any cost!How? With the European Solidarity Corps! Join Roberto Gentile’s journey and you will discover what makes this volunteer opportunity different through the fears and joys that arise […]
Volunteering as a way of life
The first outdoor event I participated in here in Thessaloniki took place in mid-May. I was responsible for running the opening ice-breaking game. It was a simple yes / no game. People who agreed with the sentence I was saying were supposed to go to the right and those who did not go to the left. […]
The rollercoaster of joining the European Solidarity Corps
Europe Day held on 9 May every year, celebrates peace and unity in Europe. The date marks the anniversary of the historical ‘Schuman declaration’. The ESC program creates opportunities for young people to volunteer or work in projects around Europe. We invite you to come on a journey through the experience of Ioanna Pardalaki in Barcelona […]
New beginnings: What about the new volunteers?
A few new volunteers are now working in Balkan Hotspot. We would like to present them and tell you a short story about the first impressions of working here, living in a new place with previously unknown people and the city. Enjoy it!
Tandem Stories: The life lesson
In more than eight months of living in Thessaloniki and attending Tandem almost weekly, I can say that I’ve met quite a lot of people there. People with amazing life stories, people from all over the world, travellers, students, professionals and so on. This story is however not about someone that I’ve met in Tandem, but about someone that I’ve met in front of Bord de l’eau. This person had an amazing life story, but I’ll talk rather about the life lesson that I learned that evening.