URBAGRI4WOMEN Photo contest: “Food that tells stories” in Larissa!

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…


“Fried Kebba is an oriental Middle Eastern dish, well-known in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine and Iraq. The way it is prepared in each of these countries differs slightly, and so does its shape and taste, but it remains a valuable delicious item on the Middle Eastern food table.” -- Almaz, Syria

“The photos show traditional Kurdish food and dessert, that I continue to make here in Greece because my family loves it and it reminds us of home.” -- Barez, Iraq

“I have a big family so every time I need to prepare loads of food for them; this in one of my favorites.” -- Chiman, Iraq

“After our wedding, we prepared this meal and invited our parents over, as a thank for everything they have done for us up until today.” -- Dilveen, Iraq

“This is a dessert that my husband prepared for me” -- Hala, Syria

“I wanted to participate in the contest with this meal because it is my favorite!” -- Hala, Iraq

“This picture shows one of my favorite dishes which I made and offered to my neighbors” -- Lmeea, Syria

And the winner was…

“Lehm Be-ajien (meat-dough) is made of flour, minced meat, tomato, parsley, onions, garlic, spices, tomato sauce, red pepper paste, and is usually served in special occasions.” — Roula, Syria

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!



URBAGRI4WOMEN Photo contest: “Food that tells stories” in Larissa!


Do you want to see more content about the topics you are interested in?

Related Posts


How to promote social integration for migrants

One of the most important things for the European Union nowadays is to make sure that, a large number of migrants and immigrants entering Europe on a daily basis will be able to get integrated into the European society. We are talking about actual people that lost everything and have to start over. Being able


Education is a personal investment that will never fail you

All around the world people know the importance of education. They know that, from a very young age, children are supposed to be educated. From the most basic things all the way to actually become professionals on a particular field. Scientists for example. Being a scientist has been and will always be a very prestigious


How can you manage your different EU projects the proper way?

What is the biggest problem when it comes to EU Project management? The mass of information that needs to be assorted and categorized over and over again. Not all systems are functional. Sometimes keeping a record of your EU projects is a time-consuming task. Different programmes and sub-programmes, different project status (approved, submitted, finished), partners


Contribute to the Green Paper of the URBAGRI4WOMEN project!

The partnership of the URBAGRI4WOMEN – “Innovative practices and urban initiatives in the field of agriculture to promote integration of migrant women into the host society”, a project that is being co-funded by the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund of the European Union, continuing their work towards the successful integration of the migrant women through

Developing citizen science projects to help the European area

The European Union always struggles for the best. It is always very important to make sure that, things move forward in both science, technology as well as society. Therefore, the European Union will implement big financial frameworks every year in order to make sure that, everything will continue to move forward one way or another.

Chasing scientific knowledge and a scientific career

European citizens of all ages have proven that they understand exactly how important science is. They appear to be more and more interested every single day and they support the effort of scientists by wanting to be more informed and demanding more science education. This is proving to be quite important, especially due to the

Education and its importance for migrants

For migrants, education is a crucial part of their integration. Proper education can help them settle to a new country and adapt to a new environment. Education includes everything.