This year, the APARE and the CME are organizing a photo competition about Workcamps and Campuses.
The competition is open to all volunteers and former volunteers of APARE's workcamps or campuses.
The photos will be divided into 10 categories:
- 4 for the workcamps: daily life, gestures on site, free time, landscape and heritage;
- 4 for the campuses: team work, community life, discovery of a territory and its inhabitants, productions and restitutions;
- 2 choices of the Internet users (category workcamps and category campus).
The prices: participations for a future workcamps or campus!
To download the competition rules, click here.
To download the registration form, click here.
To download the information flyer, click here.
Website in being Updated.
The registration will be open as soon as the programme will be finalised (March 30, 2013 for the Workcamps and April 2, 2013 for the Campuses).
Thank you for your patience !
We wish you the best for this new year !
We hope we’ll meet you once again during this summer. You’ll have a large choice since we are preparing a broad ans exciting programme of workcamps, campuses and technical training courses on cut-stone techniques.
Here is an overview of the programme :
> 17 workcamps in Provence, for example in Hyères, Luberon (cobblestone alley), Mediterranean coastline (chapel), Southern Alps (oven) and in Saint-Tropez (ramparts)
> We’ll also propose 2 workcamps on dry stone in Croatia, one in Morocco and also bilingual workcamps French-English.
> Touristical enhancement of rural areas : 3 campuses in Spain - Majorca, Italy –Sturra Valley and France-Vaucluse
> Marketing of local products : 3 campus in France – Baronnies, Greece and France-Corsica
> Sustainable development of European coastlines : 2 campuses in France - Côte Bleue and Scotland
> Prevention of natural hazards : 3 campuses in Morocco – Tanger-Tétoun, France-Italy (cross-border campus) and Armenia
> Creation of a pedagogic garden in an urban park in Tunisia – Tunis
> Eco-tourism in Atlas mountains of Morocco
Workcamps and campuses programmes are not definitive yet. The complete programmes will be avaible at the beginning of March on our Website
> 9 sessions will be proposed in 2013 in Port-Cros, Sivergues, Velleron – La montagnette et Vénasque.
Detailed programme is available on Dry Stone Road Website.
Hoping that we will meet you once again during this summer
The APARE team
There are still places available on the workcamp :
N°20 Cavalaire from 08/09 to 29/09 (4 places) see the workcamp
The other workcamps are all full but any places could become available (cancellation...). Do not hesitate to send us an email to put your name on a waiting list at apare(@)apare-gec.org
Waiting for us to share this unique adventure !!
To register on a workcamp : registration
We are sorry to inform that we bring the campus in Armenia forward to 2013
To the candidates for this campus, please call: +33 (0)4 90 85 51 15 or send us a mail international(at)apare-gec.org to assist you in other choice of campus.
The APARE team
Designed for heritage enthusiasts, these workshops offer tuition in different restoration techniques as well as time to enjoy the Provencal landscape through organised walks. They are a unique way to participate in safeguarding dry stone heritage by learning how to work with stone and to discover the real Provence off the beaten track.
Land of water and stone – 29th September – 6th October 2012
In the village de Velleron, Vaucluse, you will take part in the restoration of a small bridge called the “La Parisienne”
The mornings will be spent practising stone masonry while the afternoons will be the chance to discover water and stone features in the countryside.
Accommodation in traditional rural self-catering apartments.
Price (full board) 795 Euros
Following in the footsteps of Albert the Shepherd, in the land of Jean Giono – 16th – 22nd September and 23rd-29th September
In the village of Contadour in the Department of Haute Provence where Jean Giono lived, you will participate in a project to safeguard a dry stone hut associated with Albert the Shepherd who used it to write about his life is the high summer pastures.
Restoration work will organised in the mornings while the afternoons will be devoted to hikes in the Montagne de Lure with writer and guide and stone mason, Hubert Blond.
Your accommodation will be in traditional rural holiday apartments.
Price (full board) 795 Euros
The Heritage Workshops are proposed in french language
Download the registrations form (in french) :
Please Call APARE : + 33(0)4 90 85 51 15 or send us a mail : com(at)apare-gec.org
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L'APARE recrute un volontaire en service civique. La mission est à pourvoir à partir du 17 mai 2012
Il s'agira de participer aux actions de communication de l'APARE en particulier sur les réseaux sociaux et à destination des jeunes européens.
Pour plus de renseignements demander Julie Payen au 04 90 85 51 15/ com_at_apare-gec.org ou www.service-civique.gouv.fr
During summer 2012, discover Euro-Mediterranean Campus’ for Sustainable Development
Open to students and professionals in a voluntary capacity, these field-based workshops will enable you to put your skills to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team helping a local project.
This year, you can:
Keep a look out for more details on our website from March 2012.
The APARE Team
Happy new year !
Discover our workcamps with this video :
Thanks to Odile Dubost and Elisabeth Kirchner.
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Exposition au château médiéval de Simiane la Rotonde (04)
du 1er au 30 juin 2011
L’exposition « La route transfrontalière de la pierre sèche » est une invitation à la découverte du patrimoine en pierre sèche et du patrimoine rural de Montagne en Haute-Provence et dans les vallées alpines de la Province de Cuneo, trait d’union entre les hommes et les territoires. A travers une quinzaine de panneaux, elle présente des exemples d’ouvrages en pierre sèche remarquables et témoigne de l’art des paysans à l’origine de ces constructions.
Cette exposition raconte également l’histoire d’une coopération entre deux organisations sur des territoires ruraux, l’APARE en Haute Provence et AURIATE dans la province de Cuneo. Leur rencontre autour de la pierre sèche a mobilisé de très nombreux bénévoles et passionnés par la mise en valeur de ce patrimoine.
Ces deux associations ont collaboré pendant deux ans (2009-2010) dans le cadre du projet de coopération européen ALCOTRA qui vise à sauvegarde et à la valorisation des signes caractéristiques du patrimoine montagnard.
Renseignements : Bureau de tourisme de Simiane la Rotonde, 04 92 73 11 34. et www.simiane-la-rotonde.fr
Programme of the Conference " Rediscovering the Memories of the water in the Mediterranean" in the framework of REMEE project in available on line.
Download the programme (in french)
See this report on Local French TV "Sud TV Locale" about our association.
See the report (in french).
We thank Serge and Solange Mayet and Michelle Margain
Conference : Rediscovering together Memory of Water in the Mediterranean
16 and 17 June 2011 at the Headquarter of the "Region de Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur", in Marseille, the Association APARE organizing a Euro-Mediterranean Conference around water Heritage.
The conference will provide the process and results of the project REMEE by exchanges and debates
Since 2009 the APARE and six partners in Algeria, Corsica, Greece, Morocco, Tunisia and Turkey have worked through this project for the protection of water heritage through numerous field actions. They have mobilized young people, actors of civil society, local authorities and lead the implementation of restoration projects, two eco-museums, three paths of discovery, a pedagogical-programme, diagnostics, inventory, video ...
It is meant to all those who are involved or interested in the subject: actors in water management, heritage conservation, local government officers, students...
The pre-programme is available in french on the website : rubric REMEE. Final programme will be on line around 15th of May.
This conference is supported by the European Union within the framework of the EuromedHeritage IV programme and the Region Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur.
It is open to all on registration by email from APARE (direction_at_apare-gec.org)
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Discover this guide around dry stone heritage ( in french).
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