SKIVRE Project Meeting in Athens, March 9-11, 2020

SKIVRE Project Meeting in Athens, March 9-11, 2020

A SKIVRE meeting, hosted by the Greek Universities Network (GUnet), was held in Athens, Greece with the participation of FRH and partners of the SKIVRE project. The meeting included working sessions on the SKIVRE training modules, as well as study visits to monasteries.

Arriving the day before, we started the meeting on the 9th of March with the intervention of Archimandrite M. Spyridon Katramado, G. Secretary of the Synodical Office of Pilgrimage Tours and Development of Religious Tourism and his Beatitude Hieronymos II, Archbishop of Athens. Soon afterwards we moved on to the National Kapodistrian University of Athens, where we held conducted our meetings for the rest of the day. There we discussed the development of the formation program, translations, certifications to be received from our modules, as well as testing and finalization of the modules. We ended our meeting day by agreeing on the use of video clips in the modules in a session dedicated to the digital component of the project. After our meeting, we had the opportunity to exchange with the volunteer staff of the website, which sells monastic products online.

Monastery shop at the Monastery of Saint John the Theologist

The second day was dedicated to study visits to monasteries outside Athens. In the morning, after a short bus trip, we were able to visit the Monastery of St. John the Theologian. After fruitful discussions with the nuns and the abbots of the monastery, we went to the Monastery of the Ascension of the Holy Cross for a lunch break and an exchange with its religious community, which is very active in the production of monastic products.

Holy Monastery of the Ascension of the Holy Cross

The third and last day was dedicated to meetings at the University of Athens. We continued our discussions on the 11th, focusing this time on the results of the project: the SKIVRE Multiplier Events Organisation Package, the Merchandising Handbook for Monastic Products and the Publication on Historic Crafts of Monasteries.

This SKIVRE meeting was an opportunity for the partners to measure the important progress made by each of them, and to make great strides towards the realisation of the project.

We would like to thank our partner, Greek Universities Network, for hosting us and to all partners for the great presentations and discussions.


How can I learn more?

-Visit the SKIVRE website

-Download the SKIVRE project flyer here

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