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CRISALIS project meets local partners in Athens

What might be possible if we embraced the uniqueness of each individual and celebrated their inherent richness? On 27th September 2019, CRISALIS gathered its partners, colleagues, and friends to explore such question. Facilitator Greta Rossi guided the group through an interactive exploration of the challenges and opportunities of intercultural communication. 

In particular, the workshop placed the participants at the heart of it, offering them an opportunity to step back from their everyday activities, reflect on their journey and motivation, and tap into the collective intelligence of the group. A creative space for learning with the purpose of helping them become more effective in their work in service of others. As a proof of the collective intelligence of the group, we created this Shared Knowledge folder (available to anyone) where we gathered videos, articles, reports, and toolkits on the topics of intercultural communication, human trafficking and ucycling/ethical fashion.

After the workshop, we joined an Invisible Tour of Athens ran by street paper Shedia. Invisible Tours are powerful experiences whereby people are shown around downtown Athens by “unusual” tour guides: homeless people. The tours take people on an exploration of the backstreets of central Athens, just a few blocks away from the popular spots, where the crisis hit hard and a different Athens present itself to the visitors. 

We concluded our day at Shedia Home, a fully accessible bar, designed and run with love, where participants had the opportunity to network over delicious finger food and local wine. 

We would like to thank Women on TopAMAKADRCDiotimaD-hubProgetto QuidMakers UniteA21SolomonCOMPASS for Refugee Youth for their presence and fruitful collaboration and Impact HUB Athens for the hosting us at their premises. 

Photo credits: WeSolomon.Com

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