Kato Drys Community Council is an experienced host under the former LLP. We are pleased to be receiving partners for ADULT EDUCATION STAFF. VET STAFF & STUDENTS, HIGHER EDUCATION STAFF & STUDENTS. All under KA1 of the new ERASMUS PLUS programme
OUR PIC CODE - 948045312
We offer the following programmes
Impact of climate change on forestry and agriculture. Meterological evidence of climate change, water crisis Includes zonation of tree and shrub species, incidence of drought-stress and association with tree diseases. Arid land afforestation. Dealing with forest fire. Low impact agriculture with limited water resources, hydroponics, etc., geothermal and solar energy. Staff programmes are 1 to 2 weeks, student programmes 2 to 8 weeks - students complete practical tasks to combat climate change, including tree planting, disease control, farm management, recording data, operating hydroponic and solar systems.
Managing cultural landscape. Recording landscape change, investigating impact of forest encroachment on abandoned farm land, recording and planning retention of important features such as terraces, orchards, olive groves. Promoting local food grown in cultural landscapes, i.e., olives, almonds, carobs. Planning hydrology, loss of riparian zones due to upstream damming. Biodiversity / rarity of species in a changing landscape. Loss of population who managed rural land. Staff programmes are 1 to 2 weeks, student programmes 2 to 8 weeks - students complete practical tasks to manage cultural landscape, including tree planting/pruning/feeding, terrace reconstruction, building aqueducts, charocal making and bee keeping, as well as olive harvesting/pressing for oil, etc.
Built heritage in villages - the future. Recording buildings at risk, identifying new uses for redundant buildings, auditing the skills of local builders, instigating training in appropriate reconstruction techniques. Locating sources of appropriate stone, wood, lime, recycled building materials. The planning process, securing local grants, complexities of property ownership. Staff programmes are 1 to 2 weeks, student programmes 2 to 8 weeks - students complete practical tasks to enhance vernacular buildings as assistants to builders, recorders, etc., also making adobe bricks, burning lime, learning traditional building skills, recycling / reclaiming building materials
Traditional textiles into fashion. Kato Drys lacemakers ('pleumistras') have worked with Central St Martins in London and others to develop social and community enterprises to put traditional embroidery lace ('Lefkaritika') into modern garments. The process involved selection of new colours, experiments with silk, linen, cotton, hemp, fashion design, links to Turksh Cypriot lacemakers formerly residing in the lace villages - showing that textiles transcend political divisions. Staff programmes are 1 to 2 weeks, student programmes 2 to 8 weeks - students complete practical tasks including learning embroidery lace, loom weaving, natural dyeing, fashion design, photoshoots, fashion shows, applying traditional skills to mlodern garments and fabrics, such as denim, polyester, etc.
We offer good local accommodation, internal transport, Greek language training, cultural visits to Nicosia/ Limassol / Larnaca / Troodos mountains / visitor and environmental centres / museums.
Flights to Cyprus benefit from 7 low cost airlines and good connections between Larnaca and most European capitals
Please respond to this email address and we will do our best to accommodate you and join you as an ERASMUS PLUS partner
Kato Drys Community Council