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On the iron footsteps of history

On the iron footsteps of history

Centaurus, o.z.

Železná breznica, Slovakia

2 , Open

Project description

The project " On the iron footsteps of history" focuses on ecology, art, history and builds on our previous EVS projects. The main idea of the project is a return to the original life of our ancestors in harmony with nature, to indigenous traditions and crafts. Our goal is to restore and make available iron ore mine and build the furnace for smelting iron ore from the period 1500 BC to be part of the Slavonic settlements - Hradisko Železná. The project will be implemented on the farm Hradisko Železná, which is located 2 km from the village of Železná Breznica, Slovakia. The farm, which is situated in a remote area in a beautiful mountain setting, was built in 1997 and consists of a main building and several agricultural buildings. The main building is renovated with modern equipment. Currently, the horse farm contains 15 horses.


Training during the project

Volunteer activities will be focused on improving skills in traditional crafts and technologies, in environmental protection and in filmmaking and organizing cultural events.


Volunteer profile

We are looking for a young and motivated person who is interested workethic, reliable, history and arts lover and a person who is not affraid of new things and experience.


How to apply

Send us an email with your CV and a motivation letter. Decide which project is most suitable for you and contact us. Find your sending organization and we will prepare your invitation letter and later voluntary agreement.


This opportunity is offered in the frame of an Erasmus+ volunteering project and will be confirmed as soon as funding is approved.
For further information on the status of the project, please get in touch with the organisation.

Project dates

A total of 56 week(s) during the period 01/11/2017 to 30/11/2018

Project location

Železná breznica Slovakia

Looking for volunteers from

Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belgium, Bulgaria, Belarus, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Algeria, Estonia, Egypt, Greece, Spain, Finland, France, Georgia, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Iceland, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Libya, Morocco, Moldova (Republic of), Montenegro, North Macedonia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Palestine, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Russian Federation, Sweden, Slovenia, Slovakia, Syrian Arab Republic, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Kosovo * UN resolution, British Antarctic Territory, Anguilla, Aruba, Saint Barthélemy, Bonaire Sint Eustatius and Saba, Canary Islands, Curaçao, Falkland Islands, French Guiana, Greenland, British Indian Ocean Territory, Cayman Islands, Saint Martin (french part), Montserrat, New Caledonia, French Polynesia, Pitcairn, Sint Maarten (dutch part), Turks and Caicos Islands, French Southern and Antarctic Territories

Project topics

Creativity and culture

Environment and climate change

Application deadline

Application deadline: 31/10/2017


Name: Martin Androvič

Phone: +421 902 615 272

Hosting organisation

Centaurus, obcianske zdruzenie

Banska Bystrica, Slovakia