I’ve heard about the CulTY project through a friend who convinced me to participate. “You studied culture and you work in the touristic section, you are the ideal candidate for this project” he said. I was triggered. I started gathering my ideas, giving form to my presentation, biting my nails to see if I got accepted.
And I did.
And it was one of the most valuable experiences I’ve had in my life.
When I was a student in the department of Communication, Media & Culture of Panteion university, I focused on cultural administration. Several years later, when I studied drama, I realized why cultural administration is so important.
Coming from a country with rich cultural history and a touristic aspect based on it, I found it extremely interesting participating in a program with people from Italy, India and Vietnam. All of them are countries with rich culture but with totally different approach on the touristic management. And both culture and tourism are based on the interaction between people, philosophies and way of living.
When we arrived in Italy and met every participant of the program, I knew I’d have a blast. Everyone was friendly, open to new experiences, ready to know and learn from the others.
The activities we were called to attend were fun and educational. Through the collaboration between nations in the given projects we learned how to communicate, how to listen one another and accept different approaches and points of view.
Each one of us had something different to contribute and all of them combined in the spirit of team work led us to amazing results. We have learned a lot on how to expand the alternative forms of tourism and a transnational seminar is the best way to do it.
I want to thank Action Synergy who gave me the opportunity to participate in such an interesting program and meet all these wonderful people.
It was an amazing experience and I would do it all again!
Konstantina Daouti for Action Synergy (August 2016)