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Invitation for PARTICIPATION / CALL for a Greek VOLUNTEER



Announcement CALL FOR VOLUNTEER PARTICIPATION IN BULGARIA TRADITIONAL DANCE BANK
 Implementation Body: "Osvobojdenie-1884" Community Center with. Sheinovo
 
Participation Statement: Send a message stating your full name, title (student, employed, unemployed etc), motivation of participation and a short CV at eu@esai.gr.
 
For further information call T 6936 597 376.
 New entrants are accepted for 18-30 years until 15th of June 2018
 

We send you the message from our partner requesting our volunteer organization. It is a great opportunity to enrich a young 18-30 year old man with his knowledge of traditional music and dancing in one of Bulgaria's best-known clubs! Unique chance!

Title: “Young people and culture heritage” Duration: 01.07.2018- 30.11.2018.

Invitation Letter from our Partner

The Народно читалище community center is situated near the town of Kazanlak in central Bulgaria. The total number of volunteers will be 3. The working time is 9:00-16:00, with one hour break for lunch. The working time can be changed depending on the activities outside the organisation. Weekends will be days off. Everything in this project is free for the volunteer. Flights, accommodation, food, pocket money are arranged by the Erasmus + programme. Every month the volunteer become 120 euro for food and 4 euro - pocket money per day. The instalment will be paid within the first 7 days of the month. The budget of money for food will be given in the middle of the month. The volunteers will live in Kazanlak in a separate apartment In long terms the activities are : organisation of art festival, participation in different festivals and concours of art /painting, dancing, singing, theatre etc./, activities with childrens /painting, crafting, organisatin of games, walking, excursions etc /, exploring the common europeen heritage in museu m of history, library and the tracian tomb, preparation and arranging of the art exhibitions. We can propose trainings of bulgarian language, trainings of bulgarian traditional dances and songs. If you have some questions, please don't hesitate to ask!


SOME INFO ABOUT THE HOSTING CITY (source: Wikipedia)

Kazanlak (Bulgarian: Казанлъ̀к, Kazanlǎk, Thracian and Greek Σευθόπολις (Seuthopolis) is a Bulgarian town in Stara Zagora Province, located in the middle of the plain of the same name, at the foot of the Balkan mountain range, at the eastern end of the Rose Valley. It is the administrative centre of the homonymous Kazanlak Municipality.

The town is among the 15 biggest industrial centres in Bulgaria, with a population of 47,325 people as of Feb 2011.[1][2][3]

It is the center of rose oil extraction in Bulgaria and the oil-producing rose of Kazanlak is one of the most widely recognizable national symbols.[4]


HISTORY

The oldest settlement in the area of the modern-day city dates back to the Neolithic era (6th-5th millennium BCE). During the 4th-3rd centuries BCE the lands on the upper Tundzha river were within the dominion of the Thracian ruler Seuthes III and took an important place in the historical development of Thrace during the Hellenistic era. The Thracian city of Seuthopolis (Σευθόπολις) was uncovered near Kazanlak and thoroughly studied at the time of the construction of the Koprinka Reservoir. In the 4th century BCE, near the ancient Thracian capital of Seuthopolis and close to the city, a magnificent Thracian tomb was built. Consisting of a vaulted brickwork "beehive" (tholos) tomb, it contains, among other things, painted murals representing a Thracian couple at a ritual funeral feast. The tomb was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979.

In the Middle Ages the valley became an administrative center of the Krun region where the Bulgarian boyar Aldimir (Eltimir) ruled. After 1370 Kazanlak was under Ottoman dominion. Its modern name is derived from the Turkish Kazanlık.

📷 The pedestrianized centre of modern Kazanlak off Seuthopolis Square.

The modern city dates back to the beginning of the 15th century. It was founded as a military fortress to protect the Shipka Pass and later developed as a city of craftsmen. More than 50 handcrafts developed such as tanning, coppersmithing, goldsmithing, frieze weaving, shoemaking, cooperage and, of course, rose cultivation. The oil-producing rose, imported from central Asia via Persia, Syria and Turkey, found all the necessary conditions to thrive — proper temperature, high moisture and light, sandy, cinnamon-forest soils. Kazanlak rose oil has won gold medals at expositions in Paris, London, Philadelphia, Antwerp, Laet, and Milan. After Bulgarian independence the handcrafts declined due to the loss of the markets in the huge Ottoman Empire. The textile, aerospace and military industries were developed.

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