2. EVENT: GREECE – LARISSA: FROM 20TH TO 22ND JUNE 2018
CULTURAL TOURISM AND INTERCULTURAL DIALOGUE
Participation: The second event in Greece was attended by 37 international guests from seven countries: Albania: 12, Bulgaria: 7, Slovenia: 6, Sweden: 2, France: 3, Italy: 5 and Spain: 2
There were 104 local participants.
A brief description of the activities: We have deepened our knowledge and understanding of Larissa, of Greece, and of our host. Under the direction of the Mata-Malam Theater, we created a short film about compassion. We learned how a cultural event can promote European values, such as: mutual understanding, acceptance, compassion, friendship. Our experiences and cooperation at the Pinios River Festival revealed to us how we will design cultural and tourist events in order to point them thematically towards the purpuse of the Heart Point: to lead them, through the presentation of their own identity and cultural heritage, towards international integration, compassion, friendship, and cooperation. In tourism development, which has not yet fully developed in Larissa, it would be an initiative for the further development of cultural tourism, which would be the foundation of Larissa’s Heart Point. We watched the film Here Comes Jemima and supporting recordings of the project collaboration in the authorship and direction of the Mata-malam Theater, and learned about various forms of art for expression in the course of an intercultural dialogue.