25Sep/12

Last Night in Roma

Our final evening in Rome was really exciting as we would be joined by 20 volunteers who are preparing to visit Palastine for the olive harvest this year. We exchanged information on our workcamps, over a lovely dinner prepared by the workcamp participants. They invited us to join in an evening skype call which took […]

13Sep/12

Girona

Yesterday we visited a workcamp in Girona. The 5 volunteers and their co-ordinator Ingrid are preparing for an upcoming poetry festival. Today we will have an city tour and then host the final workshop of Peace Caravan 2012, on the theme of “Peace”, of course.   Girona is beautiful and it was wonderful to spend the […]

13Sep/12

Day of Catalunya

The 11th of September is a big day for catalaunian people: on the “dia de la catalunya”, the catalunians go on the street to voice their request for independency. We were very excited to witness this event this year! The SCI team planned to take advantage of the masses of people in the street to […]

13Sep/12

Barcelona Divas

We all made our seperate journeys back to the SCI office, our first activity was “Sudistan”. This is a simulation activity designed by SCI Belgium, where the particioants are the leaders of their own countries and must take measures and make decisions to improve the economy in their country. Speculation, trial and error and lots […]

13Sep/12

A Catalan Welcome

Peace Caravan arrived into Barcelona ferry port, very relaxed, this would soon change. We were greeted as we stepped off the ship to, what can only be described as, the most amazing welcome EVER, or so we thought : ) a large banner welcoming us to Catalunya, a camera crew, and lots of cheering, which […]

13Sep/12

“Discrimination”

Today we had a workshop with the participants of the Citta del l’Utopia workcamp. The topic of discrimination was a very passionate one, and brought many long and diverse conversations within the group. Starting with a silent discussion to get everyone thinking, followed by a moving debate giving participants the opportunity to voice their views […]