Dinant is located in the Meuse Valley and, with its beautiful location, is considered one of the jewels of Belgium. At the gate of the Ardennes, surrounded by beautiful nature, perfect for leisure activities such as kayaking, hiking, climbing, and much more...
This summer the second ARSP summer project will be held in Dinant with international participants. In Dinant there are several sites that are very important for the memory of the First and Second World War but need to be restored or maintained. These include a very old cave, which was used as a bunker and was later made accessible for tourists with a lift. The cave is currently closed. The summer camp will help with maintenance and gardening, and help to promote the cave again as a site of learning and for visitors.
The international participants have the opportunity to engage with the memory and the stories of two world wars in Belgium, and especially in Dinant. Renovation of the cave is planned, as is thematic work, primarily on World War I in Belgium.
The 23rd of August 1914 was the day of the Massacre of Dinant , in which many people were killed by German soldiers. On the occasion of the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, which plays an important role in the Belgian culture of remembrance, participants will have opportunity to follow the traces of both world wars in Belgian society, but also in the countries of origin of the volunteers, through excursions and exchange.