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Belgien Belgien: Inventing the city, eco-center (JAVVA24-03)


01/07/2024   -   14/07/2024

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full for <18

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Kenia Spanien


EUR 150

Details zum Projekt

18 - 99
Maximale Anzahl von Freiwilligen
Immer noch Platz für
1 Male + 0 Female
Vegetarisches Essen
Nächster Flughafen
Brussels (Bruxelles) (BRU)
Anreise über
Liège St-Lambert station.


The main objective of the workcamp will be to help improving the outdoor and indoor facilities of the eco-centre and support the organisation of the festival “Ecoteau” which promotes the activities of the eco-centre and other local initiatives.

Examples of tasks and activities to foresee during the workcamp:
- Rebuild the wooden shelter of the vegetable garden
- Re-roofing with wooden tiles, straxw or other materials
- Take care of the vegetable garden, the forest garden: weed, rebuild the wooden boxes, plant, harvest prepare the soil for future planting
- Maintain the surroundings, create walking paths
- Dig new pond
- Set-up nest box
- Spend one or two days at an organic plantation to learn how to harvest fruits and vegetables (the harvest will be cooked back at the centre)
- Bake homemade bread and pizza in our wood-fired oven
- Gather, discover and cook wild plants
- Pick and cook everything which grows on our site

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

Volunteers will sleep in tents on the site the eco-centre. Please bring a sleeping bag and a mattress.
We wish the volunteers to only bring organic and natural care products (shampoo, soap, etc.).
Volunteers will be provided with an inside and an outside kitchen where they will cook for themselves.
Food will be local, organic and mainly vegetarian.

Lage und Freizeit

The eco-centre is in the Saint-Léonard area of Liège located, at the foot of the hillside of the Citadel. Liège is the biggest city of Wallonia and the third city of Belgium after Brussels and Antwerp. The hillside of the Citadel is a rural area of more than 90 hectares partly located in the historical centre of Liège, which half is classed as Natural Heritage of the Walloon Region. This site has more than 60 monuments recognized as Material Heritage by the Walloon Region and counts 13 km of walking trails.

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

” La CITE s'invente ” (Inventing the city) is a non-profit educational organisation for sustainable development. Its mission is to raise awareness about environmental issues and to promote sustainable ways of life.

The main objective of the organisation is to build and design an eco-centre for pedagogical purposes in the hillside (coteaux) of the Citadel of Liège. An eco-centre is a multi-purpose facility dedicated to demonstration of innovations and knowledge transfers for environment protection and sustainable development.
In addition to the development of the eco-centre, the organisation is carrying out numerous activities related to environment:

Activities, workshop and trainings around nature, vegetable garden, forest garden, biodiversity, wild plants :

- “tables d’hôtes”, sustainable food workshop, home-made bread workshop
- Workcamps about eco-renovation and recycling
- Awareness raising about sustainable accommodation
- “Healthy house” workshop on how to make hand-made home care products

Anreise zum Treffpunkt

The meeting point is at Liège St-Lambert station.

By plane: There are two international airports in Belgium. There is Zaventem airport in Brussels and Brussels-Charleroi airport in the city of Charleroi.

Once you have arrived in Belgium, you can type in "Gare de Liège Saint-Lambert" on Google maps

From Zaventem (Brussels airport), it's just over an hour by train.

From Brussels-Charleroi (Charleroi airport), it's a just over two hours by train.

Weitere Infos

This work camp targets volunteers who are sensitive to environmental issues with a strong interest for sustainable development.
Please bring good working shoes and clothes as well as a raincoat in case of rainy weather.