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the spiral, holistic education, human values, life long learning

National Network: 
Greece
Address: 
36, Salaminos str.
15235 Vrilissia, Attica
Greece
Telephone: 
00302105616300
Organisation Type: 
Public/Private Non-Profit Foundation
Year of Establishment: 
2009
General Information: 

The s p i r a l's two founding members and volunteers constitute the core of the organisation. Experts and members of staff collaborate with the organisation project-wise through the year.

the s p i r a l's resources come mainly from projects' grants, individual donations, european partnerships in EU programmes, ad hoc collaborations, founding members' donations

Modalities of action: educational and arts projects, art interventions in the community, solidarity festivals, youth exchanges, workshops for children and adults, screenings and public discussions, ubuntu expeditions

the  s p i r a l collaborates with:
NGOs in Greece and abroad, municipalities, local authorities, schools, Sustainability Centres, Environmental Education and Lifelong Learning educators’ societies, social bodies, the Association of Living Values Education International (ALIVE), european organisations for human rights/peace education/sustainable living/solidarity, foundations, associations, volunteers, autonomous adults’/youth’s groups, collective bodies for solidarity economy, eco-communities/eco-villages, international organisations which focus on global social transformation though personal development

Mission and Objectives: 

the  s p i r a l invites you to continuous evolution …It been born after the long and fruitful cooperation of its founding members on the topics of experiential learning to/for every age & general public’s activation via the creativity factor. Creative expression, holistic learning and solidarity enterprises ignite and summarise the main goals of the s p i r a l’s initiatives.
the  s p i r a l  draws methodology and inspiration from: holistic education, experiential learning, Living Values in Education, Peace & Global Education, self-knowledge/empowerment studies and applications, Arts, solidarity and community living tools
the  s p i r a l addresses: individuals and groups of every age, walk of life, religion, social status
the  s p i r a l invites you all to: substantial work with the Self, creativity’s stimulation, collaborations’ cultivation, unity spirit, strengthening the volunteerism cells within us, projects and initiatives with substantial/beneficial social imprint for both the collective and individual good

Main Projects / Activities: 
  • promotion of holistic learning for every age
  • educating schools’ teachers and group facilitators (holistic approaches, self-development)
  •   human values in education
  •   environment & sustainable consciousness
  •   the partnership «art & environment»
  •  contemporary visual arts initiatives (exhibitions, public interventions, land art, artists' books)
  •   Peace Education, Human Rights Education
  •   Global Education
  •   lifelong learning workshops
  •   creativity’s stimulation seminars
  •   festivals, social acts, initiatives & collaborations upon current social issues (de-growth, solidarity, food sovereignty, unemployment, racism, bullying, discrimination, social violence)
  •   community art & public art
  •   reconciliation, non-violent communication
  • handbooks' for facilitators, educators and social workers
  •   solidarity movement, alternative models of economy
  •   sustainable, self-sufficient communities
  •   natural building, natural farming projects and seminars
  •   «Peace Food Diet» global movement: nutrition as political stand and social responsibility
How can you contribute to the Network in your country?: 
  • Disseminate tools and methodologies
  • Invite larger audiences
  • Invigorate our national network of organisations towards deeper positive social changes
  • Promote the UBUNTU experience and living through collaborations in our country

 

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?: 
  • Contribute to social transformations towards global peace and solidarity
  • Support individual/personal development as the core for the collective shift
  • Teach and learn innovative approaches and methodologies
  • Meet people and share directly and honestly
  • Support, support, support...the global family of people
Additional Information: 
Contact (1) Full Name: 
maria a.angeli
Head of the organisation: 
alexandros pfaff & maria a.angeli