ART & SCIENCE LAB HEKA ~ Slovenia ~ Unique Volunteering opportunity

ART & SCIENCE LAB HEKA ~ Slovenia ~ Unique Volunteering opportunity

Association for Culture and Education PiNA

Koper, Slovenia

The application deadline has passed.

Activity description

HEKA is a laboratory at the intersection of science, art and the economy based on the concept of »citizen science«. It's a platform of networking and cooperation between different stakeholders, establishing a dialogue between society and science using art and artistic thinking. The primary starting point of HEKA is the introduction of empathic curiosity and compassion, which is characteristic of art, into scientific methods of research. The guiding principle is the awareness that technology, art and the economy always impact an individual and society. Therefore, we want to bring these areas closer to individuals in harmony. Thematic areas in which the lab operates: - Researching the human impacts on the marine ecosystem. - Researching spatial sound reproduction. - Researching biomaterials. - Cooperation with the Central Technical School in Koper in implementing the training program of mechatronic techniques laboratory work. >>> FOLLOW US:

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements

Each volunteer will: – receive monthly pocket money to the amount of 4 EUR per day and an additional 6 EUR per day for food expenses; – be registered for the ESC insurance scheme CIGNA; – receive a contribution to the travel costs (the amount will be calculated based on the travel distance of the volunteer); – receive a task related mentor; – receive an opportunity to develop a personal project; – be offered a chance to take a language course. The volunteers will live in a flat in the residential area nearby Koper, sharing a room with another volunteer.

Training during the activity

European Solidarity Corps volunteers will have the support of a coordinator (somebody in the hosting organization) and mentor (a friend to talk to outside of the hosting organization) and will take part in an on-arrival and mid-term training course organized by the National Agency (MOVIT).

Participant profile

We are looking for highly motivated and self-initiative young people with interest in creativity, art, social innovation, sustainability. Fields of interest and tasks: - Multimedia production - 3D scanning, modelling and printing - Stream of events - Underwater sound recordings - Spatial and ambisonic sound production - Basic Arduino programming - Development and implementation of workshops - Biomaterials research - Art and festival production >>> APPLICATION FORM:

Activity dates

A total of 45 week(s) during the period 01/03/2022 to 31/08/2023

Activity location

Gortanov trg 15, 6000 Koper, 6000 Koper Slovenia

Looking for participants from

Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Spain, Finland, France, Italy, Iceland, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Sweden, Romania, Slovakia

Activity topics

Creativity and culture

Deadline for applications

Application deadline: 15/02/2022