Walking Towards Employability

Walking tours
ERASMUS+ 2020 - 2022

The new European program Walking Towards Employability was created with the aim of finding sustainable and flexible models for young entrepreneurship in the context of cultural heritage. These models aim to be applied in cases of socio-economic exclusion especially in vulnerable populations.
Karpos in this new European program responds to its needs by educating young people in the use of audiovisual media in order to highlight hidden aspects of their culture and give them an innovative tool that will help them in their professional life.
Our partners are experienced organisations in France - D'Antilles & D'Ailleurs and in Italy - Tamat and AITR - who develop and promote the cultural heritage of each place through their local communities and our Belgian partners -Groupe One - are experts in mentoring young entrepreneurs in this field.

Creating walking tours in Athens!

Are you 18 to 30 and interested in culture?
Karpos offers a free training for creating walking tours within the European Walking Towards Employability program.
The participants will attend workshops on the objects that are part of the industry (entrepreneurship, audiovisual media, communication, marketing, storytelling, sustainable and responsible tourism, etc.), which will be carried out by individuals of our organization. There will be one or two basic lessons for each subject and at the end of the training a pilot walking tour will be created by the participants in the center of Athens.

Who: Young 18-25
Where: Sarri Karpou Offices 4, 10553, Athens and Psyrri neighborhood
When: April
Time: Afternoon
Cost: Free

* Attendances are mandatory and certificates of attendance will be given.

The Walking Tour Course

Training in the use of audiovisual media, the promotion of modern culture and sustainable tourism

1st Training

On April 22, 2021, the first audiovisual training of the participants of the program was successfully carried out by Karpos. Karpos undertook the second module of the Walking Tours, which concerns the use of audiovisual media in order to highlight the distinctive features of a place, a community, a neighborhood. The trainees practiced observing narrative techniques through images, in order to be able to apply them themselves to present "hidden" cultural routes in their area.

In more detail, emphasis was placed on the different ways in which images are interpreted, and how one with little knowledge of audiovisuals can use them. In addition, the importance of finding the right details in each space was analyzed, as that is what makes it special. The participants of the program were finally invited to apply the techniques taught in the laboratory through exercises.

See below the beautiful results of online training.

2nd training

In September 2021, Karpos participated in the 2nd training of the European Walking Towards Employability Program, which was implemented in Perugia, Italy. The training was based on topics related to responsible and sustainable tourism, audiovisual training, marketing and entrepreneurship. Our organisation carried out one of the workshops. The purpose of the workshop was to teach youth workers how to create amateur videos in order to promote the hidden cultural heritage and identity of a neighbourhood. We did an introduction to basic concepts of photography and sound and practical exercises on shooting and editing with a mobile device.

See below photos from the training.



Mentors guide

A guide for local community mentors was created in the spring of 2020. It was consisted of methodologies and activities that helped the respective mentor to create a strong team centered around the community.

The Walking Tour Course

In the second phase of the program, Karpos and the partners of the program created a training of 5 modules, each, depending on their specialty. This training was addressed to 18 youth workers, selected by each organization, who applied afterwards these practices to vulnerable groups.

The Walking Tour Handbook

The third stage of the program concerned about the creation of modern cultural routes in the cities in which each organization operates. The aim of these routes is to highlight parts of modern heritage of each country which are not so well known to tourists and locals.


The fourth and final stage of the program was the creation of an interactive platform that hosted all the previous deliverables. This platform gave us the opportunity to reach a large audience and ensured the viability of the program.