Detail : SETE - MARITIME HERITAGE AND TRADITIONAL BOATS (CONCF-271)

  • 06/06/2018
  • 27/06/2018
  • 18 - 99
  • Workcamp 1-3 weeks

  • RENO MANU
  • France
  • SETE
  • Sete train station.
  • Montpellier
  • Full Full
  • 7
  • 30.00  (f)
  • Meeting point :Sete train station. Closest airport:Montpellier, Marseille or Paris

SETE - MARITIME HERITAGE AND TRADITIONAL BOATS

  • In Sete, around the Bassin de Thau, city rich in history, legends and maritime culture, you will participate in the restoration of various traditional boats called ’Voile latine’, typical boats of the Mediterranean shores. This city has a living maritime heritage, a fishing port in the heart of the city, a fish auction and an important Mediterranean culture. This project is vital to the safeguard of the gestures and know-how of our elders and to insure the transmission of knowledge to future generations. This useful project for the daily life of the residents proposes you to meet the local people and discover a rich territory.
  • With the support of a technical coordinator from Concordia and volunteers from our partner, the association Voile Latine, you will restore various traditional boats using ancestral techniques.
  • You will be accommodated in a houseboat. The group will be sharing the cleaning chores and preparing meals together. The budget will be allocated to the group leader ad you will participate in the preparation of dishes with good products from the market and local producers. For more information: http://www.vents-favorables.fr/
  • Sete is an important port city of the South-East of France located in the Herault department. The city is stuck right between Thauís pond and the Mediterranean sea, and is only 40km away from Montpellier. You will be able to enjoy the richness of this geographical area between the historical heritage (ports, maritime infrastructures, quays with colored facades ...) and the natural heritage (Mediterranean Sea, Thauís pond...). You can choose between many activities during your free time such as hiking, swimming, and water activities (diving, sailing, kayaking ...) More information: https://www.tourisme-sete.com/ and http://voilelatinesete.org/
  • For the work, please bring gardening gloves, working clothes and closed shoes.As the night can be quite cold, remember also to bring warm clothes and a sleeping bag.Donít forget your protections against the sun (hat, glasses, sunscreen) and your swim suit! Some shared times could be organized if you want, so please feel free to bring some cultural stuff in your bag (food, recipes, stories or dances)! Foreigners belonging to the European Union must bring with them a personal EHIC (European Health Insurance Card), and everybody must, in any case, bring their insurance certificate. If health issues happen on the project, volunteers will have to pay for it, and then be reimbursed once back in their home country.


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

    Italy

  • Phone

    Local: +39.3939629434

    Mobile: +39.3478289552