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“The Journey Never Ends” workshop (parte quarta)

Davvero “non si ferma mai” la pubblicazione dei materiali prodotti durante il corso di formazione “The Journey never ends” sul tema del dialogo interculturale e interreligioso in Europa, primo progetto in Italia di Don Bosco Youth-Net organizzato direttamente dalla nostra associazione TGS e co-finanziato dal Programma Erasmus+, svoltosi tra Mogliano Veneto e Venezia dal 4 all’11 Agosto 2019 con il patrocinio della Città di Venezia, della Regione del Veneto e del Consiglio d’Europa Ufficio di Venezia.
Ripercorriamo l’esperienza dello scambio giovanile attraverso foto, video e testi prodotti dalle sessioni di workshop a cui hanno preso parte i giovani partecipanti.
Dopo aver ammirato le più belle fotografie scattate nel corso dell’intera settimana trascorsa tra Mogliano e Venezia (vedi precedente post: “The Journey Never Ends” workshop: highlights”), abbiamo dato resoconto delle visite di studio effettuate in occasione della prima giornata trascorsa a Venezia, Mercoledì 7 Agosto 2019: gli incontri con la Comunità Ebraica (“The Journey Never Ends workshop – parte prima), con la comunità monastica della Chiesa Armena (“The Journey Never Ends workshop – parte seconda) e con il Consiglio d’Europa Ufficio di Venezia (“The Journey Never Ends workshop – parte terza”).
Oggi iniziamo a raccontarvi delle visite di studio effettuate nella seconda giornata trascorsa a Venezia, Sabato 10 Agosto 2019: ecco a voi un video e un breve testo sull’incontro con l’Amministrazione Comunale della Città di Venezia a Ca’ Farsetti, sede municipale, dove siamo stati accolti dall’Assessore al Turismo, dott.ssa Paola Mar.

The publication of the materials produced during the training course “never ends”, really! “The Journey never ends”, our youth exchange focused on intercultural and inter-religious dialogue in Europe, was the first Don Bosco Youth-Net project in Italy directly organised by TGS. Co-founded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union. It took place in Mogliano Veneto and Venice from 4th to 11 th August 2019 under the patronage of the Town of Venice, Regione Veneto and Council of Europe Office in Venice.
Let’s recall the youth exchange experience through pictures, videos and texts produced by the young participants during the workshop sessions.
After admiring the most beautiful photographs taken during the entire week spent between Mogliano and Venice (see previous post: “The Journey Never Ends” workshop: highlights”), we reported about the first day out in Venice on Wednesday 7th August 2019, including visits to Venice with the Jewish community (“The Journey Never Ends workshop – parte prima), the monastic community of the Armenian Church (“The Journey Never Ends workshop – parte seconda) and the Council of Europe Office in Venice (“The Journey Never Ends workshop – parte terza”).
Today we start telling you about the study visits planned on the second day we spent in Venice, Saturday 10th August 2019: here is a video and a short essay about the meeting with the Municipal Administration of the City of Venice at Ca ‘Farsetti, the town hall, where we were welcomed by the Councillor for Tourism, Dr. Paola Mar.

On Saturday 10th August we went to Venice again. The first thing we did was visiting the town hall. The one and only Paola Mar, Councillor for Tourism of the city of Venice, welcomed us and gave us an ardent speech about the way Venice manages to survive under the pressure of so many tourists passing by to see its squares, canals and buildings. Among the strategies that Venice is thinking of, she told us how the city is trying to make tourism sustainable by introducing basic rules on how to properly behave in the city in order not to make life impossible for the people that live there, and by teaching this already in schools, so that Venice residents too learn how to explain this to the tourists. One of the things she was really convinced about was that tourists should become travellers.
A traveller, she stated, is a completely different concept than just a tourist. Travellers aren’t just the people visiting, for example, sights and artworks just to take selfies, entirely missing the beauty which buildings, squares, paintings or sculptures really have in Venice. Tourists most of the times don’t get the essence of the cities they visit, they don’t learn a thing about places where there is so much history to discover, so many people to meet. Travellers, on the contrary, are those who try to understand a city and its residents before they leave. They know which is the way to visit a place like Venice for real, to try and discover its real soul. Possible ways are getting to know a local or getting lost in the many alleys of a place. While a tourist only sees main landmarks like San Marco Square or the Rialto Bridge, a traveller stays away from the streets packed with way too many people and shady souvenir shops, and preferes to turn into a narrow street until he or she discovers hidden squares and bridges.

Claudia

Nella prossima puntata pubblicheremo gli ultimi TESTI e VIDEO realizzati per raccontare l’esperienza delle rimanenti visite di studio a Venezia: torna a visitare le pagine di questo blog!

In the next episode we will publish the last TEXTS and VIDEOS created to share the experience of the remaining study visits to Venice: come back and visit our blog!

Lo Staff di TGS Journal / TGS Journal Staff

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