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CONCF-8005 FRANCIA MONTATAIRE... ENVI 12/07/2023 02/08/2023

ALONG THE RIVER | CONCF-8005 | 2023-07-12 - 2023-08-02 | ENVI | Age: 15 - 17

The city of Montataire wishes to keep its international openness movement that has started last year with a first Concordia workcamp. Indeed, Montataire is a dynamic city counting around 100 local non-profit organisations and two twin cities: one in Germany called Finsterwalde and the second being the Palestinian refugee camp of Dheisheh. You will be able to meet the inhabitants who are waiting for you to take part in the July 14th (national holiday) festivities and concert.

Work: Come and take good care of the local natural heritage of a dynamic and committed small town! Montataire is a small town committed to the preservation of its heritage, whether it be the industrial built heritage or its numerous green and sensitive areas. The city is crossed by a river called Therain, along which you can enjoy hiking trails. For this second workcamp, the group will take part in the preservation of the environment by the construction and installation of bird nesting boxes and insect hotels, but also by the cleaning and the restoration of various natural sites. You will also have the opportunity to meet and work with some of the local young people.

Accomodation and food: You will be accommodated in individual tents on the municipal soccer stadium. A big marquee tent for collective life and a kitchen tent will be set up. For the sanitary and shower facilities, you will use the changing rooms of the soccer stadium with a separation between girls and boys. The group will be sharing the cleaning chores and preparing meals together, and you will participate as well in the grocery shopping and in the preparation of meals, prioritising products from the market and local producers.


Location and Leisure: Montataire (13 000 inhabitants) is located in the department of Oise, 45km from Paris. Due to its particular geographical situation, the city earned the name of "Mons ad theram", which means the mountain near the Therain and which became Montataire. The region has a rich historical heritage that you can discover nearby: The Chantilly Castle, the Compiegne Palace, the Pierrefonds Castle... More information on the city s website: http://www.mairie-montataire.fr/

Airport: CDG

Train/Bus station: CREIL train station

Requirements: Foreigners belonging to the European Union must bring with them a personal EHIC (European Health Insurance Card), and everybody must, in any case, bring their insurance certificate. If health issues arise on the project, volunteers will have to pay for it, and will then be reimbursed once back in their home country.

We will meet up at CREIL train station on 12th of July in the end of the afternoon. The exact time of the meeting will be communicated with the infosheet, sent at the latest 4 weeks before the beginning of the work. If possible, please consider using low-carbon transportation (train and bus rather than aeroplane) for a sustainable international workcamp. From PARIS, regular trains are leaving from Gare du Nord train station towards CREIL. The ride lasts for about 30 minutes. The trains are open to booking about 4 months before the departure dates, available on the following website: https://www.sncf-connect.com/en-en/ If you are coming first by plane, remember that you will need some time to commute from the airport to the train station, therefore we recommend that you arrive early enough for you not to rush and have a stress free travel.

Language: eng

Extra Fee: 200 EUR

Remember to bring work clothes for the work site as well as closed shoes. As the accommodation is under tents, remember to bring your sleeping bag as well as a sleeping mat or a camping mattress for more comfort. Don't forget your bathing suit in case you have the opportunity to go swimming! You can also take with you specialties from your country, photos, musical instruments, in short what you like and want to share during this workcamp, either with the local population or with the group.