The Alternative Camping of the Youth of SYRIZA 2017 was held in Giannitsohori, Ilia. Since Thursday 27/7, hundreds of young people have arrived at APOLLO VILLAGE for one week of low-cost holiday, far from commercialized standards.
Political events and debates have brought together a great many people and have led to a meaningful dialogue on important issues such as the possibilities of leftist politics in today’s unfavorable correlation of power, European and international developments, the concepts of collectivity and organization. At the same time, employees, students, university students and engineers were able to participate in more specialized discussions on the respective fields, exchanging views and enriching the processes of the SYRIZA Youth. Getting acquainted with the European Left delegations filled our image of political and social developments in Europe. Also interesting was the highly updated bookstore, which gave us a lot of reasons for reading and theoretical search.
In other activities, the highlight of the camping was the trip to Amaliada for a guided tour at the Nikos Beloyiannis Museum, which brought us into touch with the story of one of the leading figures of the Greek Left. Sports activities, especially beach volley and table tennis tournaments, which many contestants took part in, were very popular. From the program the parties were of course not missing, while on Sunday 30/7 a big traditional (rebetiko) feast was organized in the nearby village of Arini.
The Alternative Camping of the youth of SYRIZA 2017 has confirmed that holidays can harmonize discussion and reflection with entertainment and fun. Much more, however, it once again confirmed that collective life and action are the most effective response to the difficulties of everyday life.
The Press Office