New educational program for expatriate Eptanesians
"Return to our roots"
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs / General Secretariat for Greeks Abroad and the Region of the Ionian Islands intend to implement an educational program entitled "Return to our roots" for 14 young immigrants around the world, 18-30 years old, whose heritage is from the Ionian Islands. The selection of participants will be as follows: 4 from Corfu and Paxos, 2 from Lefkada and Meganisi, 3 from Cephalonia, 2 from Ithaca and 3 from Zakynthos.
The aim of this program is for youth with Ionian islands heritage to connect and to experience the customs and traditions of the Ionian Islands and to strengthen their relations with Greece and their places of origin.
The 15-day program will take place from August 26 to September 9, 2018, on the following islands, with a final destination in Corfu, for the follow-up of the First International Meeting of Ecumenical Expatriates, where the young participants will share their experiences and suggestions.
The itinerary is as follows:
- 26, 27 and 28/8/2018 Zakynthos (3 nights, arrival 26/8 / departure 29/8/2018)
- 29, 30, 31/8 and 1/9/2018 Kefalonia (4 Nights Arrival 29/8 - Departure 2/9/2018)
- One-day visit to Ithaca (2/9/2018)
- 2, 3 and 4/9/2018 Lefkada (3 nights arrival 2/9 departure 5/9/2018)
- 5 to 9/9/2018 Corfu (4 nights arrival 5/9 departure 9 / 9/2018)
- One-day visit to Paxos
The cost of accommodation (in double rooms), food, activities, and travel events within Greece is covered by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs / GGAE and the Region of the Ionian Islands. Participants will have to cover the cost of their air ticket to and from Greece. The program includes visits to archaeological sites and museums, historical destinations and attractions, participation in cultural events and activities, information about the local cuisine, traditional dances etc.
Participation of the program events is mandatory throughout the duration of the trip. After arriving in Athens, all participants must meet the General Secretariat for Greeks Abroad, at Zalokosta 10, TK 10671, at 10.30 am and the departure for Zakynthos will be at the responsibility of the organizers. The end of the program is scheduled for the morning of September 9, 2018, leaving for Athens under the responsibility of the organisers, from the hotel.
The application form must be accompanied by a copy of the passport to confirm the age of the applicant and the identity check at the start of the program.
The final selection of the participants will be made by the organisers on the basis of the representation of the places of origin, the widest possible geographical representation, proximity to the solar limits, the knowledge of the Greek language, participation and activity in Greek organizations and will be announced no later than 6 July 2018.
Applications close 29 June 2018