The Municipality of Larissa participates in the European project for Europe for Citizens 2014-2020 in the project "Heart For Europe", which aims to create a network of cultural points (Heart points) that through art, artistic play, dialogue and volunteering will promote solidarity, peace and acceptance by enhancing the active involvement of citizens in overcoming xenophobia and stigmatization. The actions to be implemented include events of dialogue, cultural actions and events, training of organizations to organize awareness raising programs to promote the principles of solidarity, understanding and active participation.
In addition, a handbook will be published for civil society organizations on cultural tourism, the integration of art and related programs to tackle stigmatization, the enhancement of active citizenship and the promotion of peace.
From 20 to 23 June, a workshop will be held in Larissa with about 50 participants from the 15 partner countries, while experiential workshops on the organization of major cultural events are planned and can be a lever for the city, as well as open discussions about Europe and its future with responsible representatives, while the participants will have the opportunity to get to know the city and participate actively in the Peneus Festival which is designated as the Heart point - Heart Point for the City. In addition, within the framework of the program, the short film "Here Comes Jemima" will be screened on Friday, 22 June at 09:30, with free admission for the public and dealing with important issues such as the solidarity of the countries and the fight against discrimination.
The project Heart for Europe is 100% funded by the Europe For Citizens 2014-2020 program.