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Study visit in Greece: Athens and Thessaloniki

Study visit in Greece: Athens and Thessaloniki

15th to 22nd November 2015

Author: SuperUser Account/Thursday, November 26, 2015/Categories: News

The Partner I.I.E.K. MOKUME (Vocational Training of the students in Silversmithing and Jewellery Design) successfully organized in Greece the second study visit of the project from 15th to 22nd November 2015, hosting 24 juniors and 7 accompanying people from Egypt, Italy and Lebanon.

The visit was divided into two parts: two days and a half in Athens, visiting the Acropolis Museum, the Archeological Museum (depart of Ancient Jewelry) and organizing an opening session with the presentation of the juniors of Athens. The visit went on with a consistent MOKUME technique’s workshop (the name of the School derives from this Japanese metalworking tecnhique), the visit of the shop and workshop of “Margarita Meitani Handwritten Jewelry” and ended with the visit to the Benaki Museum (Traditional and Popular Greek Jewelry).

The remaining part of the study visit took place in Thessaloniki, visiting the gemological laboratory of “GemLab” and the Archeological Museum (Macedon’s Gold Jewelry).  The visit went on with the presentation of the juniors of Athens and Thessaloniki and a Gemology conference held by experts of the sector. The last day was focused on the visit of the jewelry workshop and gallery of “Bord de l’Eau” and on Enamel technique workshop held at Mokume School.  

Finally, an extra tour guide brought the group visiting the Royal Tombs Museum of Vergina (King Filippos Tomb).               


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The general aim of the project is to promote innovation in intergenerational learning, identifying, developing and disseminating effective models for the learning development and the professionalization of the younger generations and the generational shift of goldsmith, silversmith and gemology enterprises.

To this purpose the Prime project will provide 50 sub-grants to young people for study visits. The study visit is a short stay of three/five days in a host country for a group of young new or aspiring entrepreneurs engaged in the mentoring programme and project staff. The study visit includes presentations and on-site visits to businesses and business associations, educational and training institutions, training sites, exchange and sharing of experiences among the young new or aspiring entrepreneurs, exchange and learning on themes of common interest. more


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