Location: Campobello di Licata, Agrigento, Italy
Kalat's Happening 2013
The international youth HAPPENING, in fact, is proposed as an exciting new formula of youth tourism & an innovative initiative of local development which combines the passion of archaeological researches with the discovery of knowledge & flavours of Sicily, the interest of art workshops & guided tours, the entertainment of musical moments & the enjoyment of the Mediterranean sea at Licata.
The archaeological activities of the HAPPENING will consist in:
Survey: After the complete superficial recognition of the whole territory of Campobello di Licata & the discovery of more than 170 areas of archaeological interest, this year the research will address the archaeological areas in the lands confiscated from the Mafia, where we of course expect to find evidences of our past.
Enhancement of Iachinu Filì: We will continue with the recovery activities at the necropolis of the Parco Antico Iachinu Filì, containing numerous “burial caves” dating back to the Old Bronze Age (XXII-XVI centuries BC), some of them being reused in Roman & Byzantine Ages.
Volunteers should bring long trousers, cup, small bag, water canteen, toiletries, sheets or sleeping bag, security boots & must have health insurance. There will be the possibility to organize visits to the Valley of Temples in Agrigento.
Kalat is a project which promotes youth tourism in Sicily. Since 1995, more than 1000 young archaeologists & researchers from all around the world have arrived in Sicily for 17 seasons of Kalat’s International Summer Camps. They’ve been leading research activities on local heritage along with local youngsters & experts, with the scientific counselling of local universities & under the supervision of the Superintendence of Cultural Assets of Trapani & Agrigento in order to reinforce the knowledge & contribute to the enhancement of Sicily’s inner areas & their conversion from a tourist approach. Having identified hundreds of archaeological sites, since this year Kalat, with the support of Fondazione CON IL SUD1 and the collaboration of Libera2 & Slow Food®3, offers a real breakthrough: within the framework of the Local Development Project QLT (Quantum Leap Trend), the traditional Kalat’s International Summer Camps are now becoming international youth HAPPENINGs!
1 Private non-profit organization created by the alliance between the banking foundations & the third & voluntary sectors to promote the social infrastructure of the South.
2 Network of more than 1.200 entities, committed for building up organizational synergies between the political & cultural local realities capable of promoting the culture of lawfulness.
3 Global grassroots organization with supporters in 150 countries around the world who are linking the pleasure of good food with a commitment to their community & the environment.
Period(s) of Occupation: From Prehistory to Medieval Age
Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: 1 week
Room and Board Arrangements
The base will be the Kalat Centre. Toilet, showers & laundry facilities.
All the meals will be provided by our cooks, based on typical Sicilian/Italian cuisine