Long Way Home

Erasmus+ Youth exchange project by Fattoria Pugliese Diffusa (Italy) in partnership with
Fundacja "Zielony Słoń" (Poland)
2015-1-IT03-KA105-005597

Project schedule.

 

Advaced Planned Visit (APV):  

18th (arrival) - 20th (departure) of March 2016

Participants:  1 group leader (no age limit) + 1 young participant (18- 25 y.o.) per partner organization.

Location: Santa Maria di Leuca (province of Lecce)

 

How to reach Leuca: closest airport is Brindisi Airport, than we could come to pick you from there or from Lecce (where you could go by bus). We will decide it later.

 

 

Youth Exchange

10th (arrival) - 17th (departure) of April 2016

Participants:  1 group leader (no age limit) + 5 young participant (18- 25 y.o.) per partner organization (some exceptions are possible up to 30 y.o.)

Location: Santa Maria di Leuca (province of Lecce)

 

How to reach Leuca: closest airport is Brindisi Airport, than we could come to pick you from there or from Lecce (where you could go by bus). We will decide it later.

 

BUDGET RULES:

for the APV:  up to 170 euro per person (from your town to final destination, Santa Maria di Leuca)

for the Youth Exchange:  170 euro per person  (from your town to final destination, Santa Maria di Leuca)

Accommodation and subsistence is covered.

        With the reference to one of the primary purposes of the European Union which is to promote peace and the well-being of its peoples, this project aims to encourage reflection
on what happened in the years of the Second World War by commemorating the Zivi Miller’s trip. He was a Jewish painter born in Bucharest who was deported with his family to Auschwitz, from which he escaped, with the help of the Soviet Army, and went to Santa Maria al Bagno in Italy. Here, he and his friends and familiars spent few years and painted graffiti and murals which are nowadays collected in the National Museum in the town of Nardò. When they left Italy, directed to Palestine (today State of Israel), were intercepted by an English military boat, they had to spend 6 months in Nicosia (Cyprus) as prisoners, before the arrival
to their Promised Land.
     The main stages of his trip towards the so called Promised Land were Bucharest (Romania), Zivi Miller’s hometown, Auschwitz (Poland), the Desplaced Camp n° 34 in Santa Maria al Bagno (Italy), Nicosia (Cyprus), and finally Haifa (today State of Israel). 
The project “The Long Way Home” intends to give the opportunity to over 20 young people (+ 4 group leader) from Italy, Romania, Poland and Cyprus to reflect on what makes the European project so special: the common history with its inglorious moments on one hand and tolerance, intercultural dialogue and reconciliation on the other. With the use of formal and non-formal methods, as ART, they are going to follow the four stages of Zivi Miller’s journey. This Jewish Romanian painter reached the Promised Land after having escaped from Auschwitz and living in Italy and Cyprus. The youth in the project are going to take part in 7 days activities, as following: visiting the local museum and historical site (in S.M. Al Bagno), attending seminars, public debates and round tables concerning the Shoah and the life of Zivi and other Jewish Romanian people, they are going to be encouraged to transfer their reflection on peace, tolerance and democracy by painting murals or graffiti on removable panels, thus commemorating the Zivi’s art. Their work will
be exposed during the last day in an Educational Center, which will be opened to the public.

     PROJECT’S PURPOSE: Reflect on causes of totalitarian regimes in Europe's modern history and encourage reconciliation as a means of moving beyond the past and building the future reaching younger generation. Reflect on causes of totalitarian regimes as reference points in recent European history.

Applying to the project via this website is reserved only for inhabitants of Poland.

In order to learn more about possibilites of your participation in the project, please contact the project coordinator: info@fattoriapugliesediffusa.it

 

In order to take part in the project, fill out the application below (Polish ver.). We will inform the people chosen for participation as soon as possible.

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.