Detail : HALLINES (CONCF-224)

  • 10/08/2018
  • 24/08/2018
  • 15 - 17
  • Workcamp 1-3 weeks

  • France
  • Saint Omer train station
  • Full Full
  • 16
  • 30.00  (f)
  • 165.00 EUR


  • The village of Hallines owns in its center a huge park called Parc Dambricourt, nowadays closed to the public. It hosts the ruins of a castle and a bunker, both built during the WWII. The bunker was networking with the launch pad of V1 and V2 German missiles, which attacked London, Anvers or even Paris. The park is moreover crossed by the Aa, smallest coastal river of France. As part of a public partnership, the City Council is currently in process of acquiring this wasteland and wants to transform it into a public park. Thanks to the workcamp, the City Council hopes that the inhabitants will re-appropriate this space. More informations :
  • Two types of work are proposed:- A large part of brush cutting to create a viewpoint between the church facing the park and the ruins of the castle. - A small work of masonry on valves allowing oneaeuros Aa branch regulation, which suffered from harsh weather.
  • You will sleep under tents separated for boys and girls, at the football stadium, which will serve for all daily life needs: kitchen, bathroomsaeuroThe group will be sharing the cleaning chores and preparing meals together.
  • Hallines is located near St Omer in the Pas de Calais (Hauts-de-France region) midway between Lille and the Opal Coast. St Omer is a town with a rich history and the heart of the beautiful marsh of Audomarois internationally recognized.
  • Bring working clothes and shoes. For the accommodation under tents, bring your sleeping bag and floor mat. Please feel free to bring some food specialties, pictures, musical instrument: things you like and want to share with the group and the local community

Concordia is a French national non-governmental and non-profit making organisation, founded in 1950 by English, German and French youngsters. Their aim was to enhance the values of tolerance and peace after the 2nd world war by organising international workcamps of young volunteers.

The main objectives of Concordia are the following:
Education i-e helping young people to grow up by acquisition of collective life.
Culture i-e favouring the youth exchanges on an international level, always emphasizing the values of peace, friendship and mutual respect.
Social i-e taking part in concrete actions of solidarity, as well as supporting a civic attitude
Social economy i-e contributing to realisation of local development, in favour of the environment, patrimony, tourism and socio-educational animation.

Workcamps are a perfect tool to reach these goals:
Participating in a workcamp means working voluntarily during three weeks at a project of a common utility, such as environment, archaeology, culture, patrimony. It is a form of informal education, but also an opportunity to discover a new region and its inhabitants. The participants get to know the real life of a small community, as well as the culture and customs of other volunteers, who come from all around the world. Every year Concordia gives the opportunity to more than 1000 French youths to get involved in its partner projects abroad and hosts around 1200 foreign volunteers on its own workcamps in France.

Concordia is a member of:
Three major international networks which support voluntary service:
The Alliance of European Voluntary Service Organisations which is a network of 30 national organisations in 20 countries and CCIVS (Co-ordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service) which is an organisation founded under the aegis of UNESCO in 1948 and coordinates about 300 organisations worldwide.
- The National Association COTRAVAUX (Co-ordination of French Voluntary Work organisations).
- AVSO (Association of Voluntary Service Association) a European network with the goal of improving European voluntary service.
The other activities of the association continue throughout the year with weekend or short holiday workcamps, mid and long term voluntary service, integration of people with difficulties, study and activity groups (North-South, International), sending and hosting volunteers of European Voluntary Service. Concordia also organises various trainings throughout the year. Those who wish to be even more involved in Concordia’s activities can be elected at the management committee; Concordia is a democratic organisation, led by dynamic and motivated volunteers as well as young people, and supported by paid staff. Today the management committee counts 15 members, there are 1800 subscribers, 25 employees and 200 activity leaders.
The Paris head office supports the eight regional offices activities i-e the Alps, Auvergne, Aquitaine, Normandy, Picardy, South-Southwest, Ile-de-France et Breatagne.

Concordia has the approval of the French Ministry of Youth and Sport and the Ministry of the Environment.

Contact Organisation

  • Address

    Via Mico Geraci 35

    90125 PALERMO


  • Phone

    Local: +39.3939629434

    Mobile: +39.3478289552