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After 144 days of walking, Jorsala has arrived in Odessa

Discover the amazing story of the participants:







You will find here our new flyer about the walk from Ostend to Odessa 2017 



Jorsala Dialogue Walk

Where? Aalst
When? Sunday, September 25, 2016, from 9:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Start: in front of the railway station, Stationsplein, 9300 Aalst at 9:45 a.m.
10:00 -10:10: short walk to the other side of the Dender river
10:10 to 11:00: tea ceremony at a local Moroccan barbershop
11-12:45: walk from the center of Aalst, through the local natural reserve Osbroek-Gerstjens, to the city park of Aalst
12:45: pick-nick in the open (weather permitting) or in the Osbroek Sports Center cafeteria; all participants are invited to bring their own sandwiches and drinks.
13:45: walk from the city park to the Meeting Center ‘De Brug’ in Hertshage 11, 9300 Aalst
14:30: Jorsala café in the meeting room ‘Cafetaria’ of De Brug (drinks will be available)

– introductory meeting for newcomers
– time to familiarize or get to know each other better
– exchange experiences and personal motivations
– brainstorm about future Jorsala activities and walks
– brief, plan and prepare the 2017 Jorsala walk Ostend-Odessa
– hold a Jorsala moment of reflection
– give feedback and comments with respect to today’s walk
– share thoughts and visions, announce Jorsala news, draft To Do Lists for work group
– miscellaneous.

17:30: end





In October 2014, Jorsala has arrived in Istanbul after 161 days walking

Men and women crossed whole Europe in a journey together FROM BRUSSELS TO ISTANBUL on foot. A hike of 3.600 kilometer from the capital of Europe, passing the Balkans’ former geopolitical fault lines, to finally reach the gate to the East. The aim was the promotion of intercultural dialogue.

2014: Ypres – Brussels – Sarajevo – Istanbul

A hundred years after the beginning of World War I, Jorsala commemorated the fracture lines of that time, from Ypres to Sarajevo. This journey of 2.230 km on foot was dedicated to solidarity and dialogue, with a moment of remembrance in Ypres and Sarajevo and hope for the future. From Sarajevo, Jorsala continued to Istanbul, the final destination of Jorsala 2014 where Some of the walkers.                                                      the walkers arrived on October the 16th. A total of 3.600 km.

Jorsala 2014: Ypres – Sarajevo

What is Jorsala?

Jorsala is a path which crosses Europe and which creates spaces to bridge cultural, religious, political and ethnical differences.

What is Jorsala?



Ypres– Brussels – Metz – Strasbourg – Bregenz – Bolzano – Trieste – Rijeka – Bihac – Mostar -Sarajevo – Novi Pazar – Pristina – Skopje – Plovdiv – Istanbul

Jorsala 2014

Everyone was welcome to walk with us, the whole path or a part of it. Everyone walked on his own rhythm, alone or in a group. On our way, we  foudn 16 intersection points with accommodation, each time in a bigger city. There people could join our finish they journey.