From 14 to 19 of December, Action Synergy was in Rosario, Argentina for the second meeting of LANGUP. This project aims at helping the preservation of minority cultures and languages. It is promoting employability through the raising of awareness of the employment and entrepreneurship possibilities related to the local language.
We were hosted by our Argentinian partners Agenda 21 and Taller de Guaraní. The first day in Rosario, we did a city walking tour to visit the place where we would spend the next days. Amongst the things we visited was Monumento Nacional a la Bandera, the monument to the place where the Argentinian flag was first raised.
Later the same day, one of the most unique moments of the trip came when we took part in a Guaraní ceremony.
The next day, the international exchange about existing best practices related with education in minority language started with Action Synergy. We presented best practices on language learning and language promotion on the Cretan, Pontic and Cypriot dialect. The aim of the presentation was to inform and inspire our friends and partners from Argentina, Peru, Netherlands and Portugal. Mantinades, Cretan Literature, Erotokritos, Nikos Xilouris, Oedipus Rex in the Pontic dialect & Subtitling in the Cypriot Dialect were the cases presented.
The following days our partners presented their best cases ftom their countries. One of the workshops we worked on was on cultural valorization strategies with young people with few opportunities. Action Synergy did a workshop on video production that raises awareness for their minority language and culture. During this workshop, all partners involved participated in a video production exercise focusing on Guaraní.
Another presentation Action Synergy did was about the project’s elearning course which is going to use our platform. The under development newest version of our elearning toolkit was presented. The trip concluded with a cultural night with participation from all the partners where cultural aspects from each country were shared.
In order to learn more about the project, visit the project’s website.