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Trust in Play Open Call - Mystery 135 - The Elefsina Cycles

Ok for once let’s talk about an open call that is really close to home <3
We are glad to share that the Open Call for the second round of Trust in Play is officially open!

I remember @soly always asking me: “when are you going to have another round of trainee, when another International Training Week? A lot of people are asking how is that we doing this amazing project and they want to apply too!”

It took us few years and a pandemic, but eventually, this summer we will be able to host another Trust in Play International Training week. So if you’re interested, or you know someone that could be interested, keep reading!

First, where?
Greece again, the land of mythology is going to be our home for the second time, we will be hosting in the city of Elefsina, the modern name of the ancient Elelfsis, a small town right outside Athens. Elefsina is the European Capital of Culture 2023 and we are part of their cultural program, in fact is thanks to them that we are able to run this Open Call.
Here is the link to their website and our Open Call.

This is were a lot of the official news about the school will be posted, as we will do our best to post in here as well.

The second question you have is probably, when?
The Open Call is organized in three Cycles, the first one is completely online (two webinars on April 28th and May 4th) so you can attend from where you are, the second is just a quick one day event in Elefsina, open to the selected mentee from Greece, while the third one is the proper International Training Week and will take place from July 14th till July 22nd 2023.

I cannot share a lot yet, since the last details are being hammered out in these weeks, but these are the key information.

Now is time to ask the last question: who?
You! Yes, this cycle is open to applicants that have already attended Trust in Play once in any capacity (any branch and also if you attended autonomously), and the reason is the what.

In fact this time we will have a theme for the Open Call, and consequently the games that we will create together, and this is Nocturnal Mysteries, we will share more about the theme on the webinar of May 4th, so if you’re interested open your calendar.

If you have any questions please reply to this thread, otherwise have a look at the call and start your application, the first step is as usual to introduce yourself here

Thanks for reading and see you in Greece!


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Hello! What are the correct dates of the Training Week? Will it take place in June or July (14-22) ?

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Night rituals sounds like an amazing theme, but I think it’s a little too far for me to come from Japan. Can’t wait to see pics and info though!


It’s July :upside_down_face:

The School will have 3 Cycles:

  • Cycle 1 / April 28 and May 4: Researching the Mystery: awakening our community with two online events open to all
  • Cycle 2 / May 27: Meeting the Mystery: a playful day in Elefsina on May 27th to meet and learn from the local participants
  • Cycle 3 / July 14 to July 22: Playing with the Mystery: Trust in Play Summer School

Thanks @Asteroid I’ve corrected the typo!

Thanks a lot!
How can we register for the online events?)

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We will share all the info here!

Hello everyone, so next Friday April 28th we will host our first webinar about the Trust in Play Open Call, it’s going to be at 12.30 CET time (Brussels), perfect for your lunch break!

You can register at the link below.

We will talk of course of Trust in Play, but also public space, play and games.

When: Apr 28, 2023 12:30 PM Brussels

Register in advance for this meeting:

Meeting Registration - Zoom

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Hope to see you there!
@Asteroid @MariaS


very exciting, and perfect timing for me as well!


Is it interactive? I am keen on attending, but I will be at work 2:30 PM, Dubai Time (No Lunch Break). I would be listening only.


It’s more like a webinar so not really interactive, there will be space for your questions and comments of course!

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Hello! Will the meeting on May,4 be recorded?

Hello @Asteroid yes, we changed the date for it, it’s going to be May 8th, maybe you’re available? I’ll share the link for the registration soon!


I would be keen to join the webinar tomorrow, what time will it be taking place?

Hello @alexbrown you can register here Hi there,

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: May 8, 2023 06:00 PM Brussels

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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Thanks a lot for spreading the news about Eleusis-2023! I’m following its mysteries from afar))

May this picture inspire your urban games this year😸