Off the wall, youth exchange programme
As part of the Atlantikwall Europe program, La Fabrique de patrimoines en Normandie organised a youth exchange in Normandie during the 75th anniversary of D-Day. In November 2018, around fifty young French went to Ostende (Belgium) to participate in the first part of this event (Off the Wall) and work on the themes of the frontiers and the walls thanks to drama workshops and visits of memorial sites. In June 2019, for the second part of the exchange, four school groups coming from Belgium and the Netherlands will come to Normandy.
Arrival in Normandy in the late afternoon to the hosting site in Cahagnes.
Meal followed by a moment of exchange and presentation of the stay.
11am: ceremony at the Pegasus Bridge Museum, in Ranville.
3pm-5:30 pm: World forum Normandy for Peace in the park of the Abbaye aux Dames in Caen. Presentations (in English) of the French Red Cross and of the Youth European Parliament. Visit of the “Nobels exhibition”. Interactive portraits of the Nobel Prize recipients since 1945, with a holographic
projection of Nelson Mandela. Then, visit/walk of the Peace village.
6:30pm-7:30 pm: dinner.
9 pm: creative workshop.
Morning: visit of a reconstitution camp on a Atlantic wall site.
Afternoon: land art workshop of a beach, on the theme of peace.
6:30 pm: international ceremony for the 75th anniversary of the D-Day, inCourseulles-sur-mer.
9 am: departure
3 pm: visit to the site of Eperleques (Pas-de-Calais)