European Plaza Inauguration

AVI EUROPE communiqué: The ceremony of the European pavilion groups has taken place in the afternoon of Sunday February 21, and was attended by an unexpected big number of 160 people, Aurovilians, friends and guests.

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AVIUK Meeting 2014

The bi-annual Open Meeting of AVI UK was held at the beautiful Manor House in Bygrave, Hertfordshire. There were approximately 25 adults and 15 children in attendance. There was a mix of people who had long standing connections with Auroville and people who were coming across it for the first time.

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AVI Meeting Cork (Ireland) 2014

AVI groups in Europe again met in Cork in Southern Ireland to discuss topics connected with the European area of the International Zone. Cultural visits were also organised for the participants to this beautiful and historic part of the country.

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International Zone Re-dedication Ceremony 2013

This was an initiative of Auroville International, which came out of meetings held in Berlin and Switzerland. It was decided to organise a ceremony of re-dedication for the International Zone, in order to help stimulate more interest in Auroville and around the world, and hopefully stimulate development in the Zone. The event was a big success, and resulted in a resurgence of interest in the Zone and the funding of a new well in the area to provide water for new development.

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AVI Meeting in Tortosa, Spain 2013

Tortosa, in the Catalan region of Northern Spain was the venue for the AVI International meeting in 2013. The theme of the meeting revolved around youth, with young people from Auroville and outside organising and presenting many of the sessions throughout the meeting. Presentations were also given by Dr. Vicente Merlo, professor for religious studies at the Barcelona University, and Dr. Federico Mayor Zaragoza, Director General of UNESCO from 1987 to 1999.

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AVI meeting in Lausanne in Switzerland 2012

Another European AVI meeting was held in Lausanne on the edge of Lake Geneva, Switzerland. Again, the European contribution to the International Zone was the main topic for discussion.

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AVI Orissa Trip 2010

In 2010, the first time Auroville International has managed to present Auroville and AVI to another Indian state thus widening the network, something which had been on the agenda for a long time. Valuable contacts have been established for Auroville. Links were built with other Sri Aurobindo groups, and information was given about Auroville. The organisation was thanks to AVI friends Satyakam and Devasmita previously from AVI France (Devasmita comes from Orissa). The group were made very welcome by all.

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AVI Meeting Berlin 2010

AVI groups in Europe have been meeting regularly in Berlin, at the Sri Aurobindo and AVI Centre there to discuss topics connected with the European representation in the International Zone of Auroville. There is a broad consensus that the various European groups should work together to create an European area in the International Zone, with common facilities and a collective space. European meetings have also been held in Switzerland and in Cork in Ireland.

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UNESCO Event in Paris 2008

To mark the celebration of Auroville’s 40th birthday, an event was held at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, and was addressed, amongst others, by UNESCO Director General, Mr.Koichiro Matsaura, and the evening ended with an exceptional music performance by Nadaka, a performer from Auroville.

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Exhibition Panels

In 2008, AVI UK put on an exhibition at the Cultural Centre of the Indian High Commission in London. The opening session was addressed by Shraddhalu from the Sri Aurobindo Ashram, and was attended by more than 100 people. A series of photographs by Aurovilian photographers was on display, along with samples of craft products produced in Auroville.

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Exhibition 2008

In 2008, AVI UK put on an exhibition at the Cultural Centre of the Indian High Commission in London. The opening session was addressed by Shraddhalu from the Sri Aurobindo Ashram, and was attended by more than 100 people. A series of photographs by Aurovilian photographers was on display, along with samples of craft products produced in Auroville.

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AVI Meeting in Kazakhstan 2007

A group of AVI members and Aurovilians visited Almaty in Kazakhstan and were warmly welcomed by the AVI group there, and many interested people from the region. Cultural visits were organised to historic sites and to see the vast beauty of the Asian steppes.

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AVI Meeting Canada 2007

The AVI meeting in 2007 was held in Montreal, Canada. One of the themes of the meeting was indigenous cultures, in particular the culture of the native North American people, and speakers were invited to present this rich culture.

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