Creativity is one of the most important expression methods, as it provides us with the opportunity to convey emotions, experiences, and memories in a direct way, without the need for verbal communication. This is why it is important to present everyone, regardless of age and sex, with opportunities to express themselves through it, so as more and more individuals follow and listen to their creative dispositions and use them as means of communication, thus eliminating the barrier of language.
With that in mind and in order to promote creative expression, in the framework of the project “URBAGRI4WOMEN – Innovative practices and urban initiatives in the field of agriculture to promote integration of migrant women into the host society” which is co-funded by the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund of the European Union, the Institute of Entrepreneurship Development carried out a Photo Contest with the topic “Food that tells stories”, simultaneously with all partner countries. The participating migrant women would have to take a picture related to food, meal preparation, favorite disk or ingredient and provide a small explanation of their choice.
IED conducted the contest in collaboration with the Danish Refugee Council (DRC), an NGO working with refugees and migrants at the camps of Koutsochero and Volos. The topic of the contest peaked the interest of the women there and gave them the incentive to create both from a culinary and photographic aspect!
Have a look at the participating photos…
And the winner was…
On October 19th, we had a small award ceremony in order to announce the winner, thank the participants and give out their gifts; some useful tools for their kitchen and some URBAGRI4WOMEN souvenirs. It was like a small celebration of creativity and cooking to top off this photo contest!
Anna Koronioti Project Manager
Anna Koronioti Project ManagerPart of the implementation team since 2017, Anna holds a BA in English Language & Literature (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki) and an MA in Language Teaching (University of Toulouse). She speaks English, French & Spanish and, through her academic and professional experience in various fields, has accumulated knowledge and skills necessary in the field of project implementation.
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