Meeting in Kretinga, Lithuania
3-7 October 2012
Is it possible to
create a big
International solidarity is "not an
act of charity but an act of unity
between allies fighting on
different terrains toward the
One of the main points about travelling is
to develop in us a feeling of solidarity, of
that oneness without which no better world
Where liberty is, there is my country.
The flag of Spainflag of Spain, colloquially known as "la Rojigualda", as it is defined in the Spanish
Constitution of 1978, consists of three horizontal stripes:
red, yellow and red.
The colours are related to the coats of arms of Castilla, Navarra and Aragón.
The symbol has two columns at the sides, which symbolize the Pillars of Hercules. And
then, there is Royal Crown and 5 badges of Castilla, Navarra, Aragón, León and
The oval Bourbon coat of arms surmounts everything.
Between the two columns there is the Spanish motto “PLUS ULTRA “ which
represents the maritime power of Spain.
The common interpretation of the Italian flag is that the green represents the
country's plains and the hills; white, the snow-capped Alps and red, blood spilt in the
Wars of Italian indipendence.
A more religious interpretation is that the green represents hope, the white represents
faith, and the red represents charity, the three theological virtues.
The Italian tricolour was first adopted in 1797 as the flag of Cispadana Republic.
It is inspired by the French flag introduced by the revolution of 1789.
The flag of Lithuania consists of a horizontal tricolor of yellow, green and red. The
yellow in the flag is meant to symbolize the golden fields of Lithuania, the sun and the
light; the green is for its green countrysides, and the red represents all the blood that
has been shed for Lithuania.
It was finally adopted on March 20, 1989, almost two years before the reestablishment of
Lithuania's independence, but these colours have been used since 1918, for the first
The flag of Turkey is a red flag with a white crescent moon and a star in its
centre and it’s called Moon-star or Red flag.
The flag uses the same symbols of the former Ottoman flag, adopted in 1844.
There's a saying that after the Battle of Kosovo in 1389, Sultan Murad visited the
battle field, and all he saw was a field all in red because of the blood and the star
next to it. Some say the Sultan Murad was crying and the reflection of the moon
and the star in the bloody field inspired the idea for the flag.
The flag of Germany is a tricolor consisting of three horizontal bands displaying
the national colours of Germany: black, red and yellow.
It first appeared in the early 19th century and achieved prominence during
the 1848 revolutions for a united and democratic German state.
The flag was adopted as the national flag of modern Germany in 1919, during
the Weimar Republic.
The colours of the modern flag are associated with the republican
democracy formed after World War I, and represent German unity and freedom:
not only the freedom of Germany, but also the personal freedom of the German
The national flag of Romania is a tricolor with vertical stripes: beginning from the blue,
yellow and red.
Red, yellow and blue were found on late 16th century by the royal grants of Michael the
Brave, as well as shields and banners.
Only in 19th
century a meaning was attributed to them: “Liberty (blue sky), Justice (yellow
field), Fraternity (red blood)”.
In 1848, the flag was by the revolutionaries as a blue-yellow-red tricolor with the meaning
“Liberty, Justice, Fraternity”.