C/ Prat de la Creu 74-76, baixos. Andorra la Vella


In order to redo the wall of a fallen beam in Ràmio, the Management Committee of the Madriu-Perafita-Claror Valley (VMPC from now on) organized a volunteer camp from September 6 to 27, 2019.


To this end, an agreement was signed with the Concordia association, a non-profit organization that works to defend tolerance and peace through international volunteering. They have more than 65 years of experience in organizing international exchanges, either in the context of short, medium or long-term volunteering. The projects are always for collective use and can cover topics as diverse as animal protection, the environment, agriculture, renovation, restoration, animation with children, young people or people with disabilities, organization of ‘cultural events, language courses, etc…

In the case of dry stone projects, the association has a long experience in the rehabilitation of walls of this type and always adapting to the peculiarities of each place. In fact, among the technical staff of the association there is an expert in dry stone, who will be part of the team sent to Andorra to frame the volunteers both pedagogically and technically.

3 weeks of work were planned, from September 6 to 27, with a team of 7 volunteers from France, Ukraine and Mexico, plus 2 monitors expert in dry stone work. During the week, the group slept in-situ in tents, and at the weekend, went down to the urban area to shower and rest.

Young volunteers working on the repair of the fallen wall


The Department of Cultural Heritage of the Government of Andorra wrote a favorable report for the completion of the works, and carried out regular inspections during the execution of the work in order to ensure respect for the heritage criteria established in the VMPC.

Unfortunately, the weather did not cooperate with the volunteers during the first weeks: it rained, it even hailed. This slowed down the progress of the work, which was already starting on a tight schedule, and did not allow the work to be completed as planned. It is planned to be able to finish it in the next campaign.

Section of fallen wall before the 2019 performance


Section of fallen wall after the 2019 performance