60th Thessaloniki International Film Festival: Papicha

1997, the Algerian Civil War, the social climate becomes more conservative, new bans are set by the radicals. They want to make women to cover up, literally from head to toe. Women are forbidden from going to work and from being educated at university. If not, fundamentalists are ready to show up and violently convince […]

60th Thessaloniki International Film Festival: My Experience as a Volunteer

For 60 years, Thessaloniki has been hosting an event that welcomes the world of cinema. It ranges from directors to actors and distributors, with its eyes always set on the public. But if there’s one thing that makes this festival even greater, it’s the work of its volunteers. This is my experience from the inside […]

Our reviews of 60th Thessaloniki International Film Festival

— A voluntary year (2019) by Ulrich Kölher/Henner Winckler – Round Midnight Author: Francesco Cirica Urs wants his daughter to take a Voluntary year in Costa Rica, but she doesn’t think the same. Kölher and Winckler mix slice of life with a little surrealistic touch to address from an unexpected point of view a story […]

The forgotten memory

“In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” – George Orwell November 9th, Thessaloniki. For the first time in twenty-five years, I am far from home on this day. Italy is my home. It’s the country I love and to which I belong. November 9th, International Day Against Fascism and […]

Walk For Freedom: anti-human trafficking walk

Slavery still exists. Human trafficking generates an estimated $150 billion annually. Every 30 seconds someone becomes a slave. 98% of traffickers are never convicted. Over 27 million people are trapped in slavery. Those slogans are not only numbers, they are facts. Walk For Freedom raises global awareness of humans who are trapped in slavery in […]

Lesbos: when hell takes away children’s hope

There is a disease called resignation syndrome that has been first diagnosed in Sweden in the 1990s, it is essentially a dissociative syndrome that induces a catatonic state that affects refugee children who enter a state of coma after having lost hope as a result of traumatic events. This usually happens to young refugees who […]

FASI! Festival of Alternative Salonika’s Initiatives

FASI! Festival took place on 10th of October in Thessaloniki. The festival was promoting creative activities and workshops for all young people through games, dance and music. Several youth associations have cooperated together to encourage everyone to take part in their activities in the city. Most importantly, thanks to everyone the atmosphere was really powerful. […]

In pictures: Climate Strike in Thessaloniki

The Global Climate Strike took place in many countries from 20 to 27 September 2019 as part of the “Fridays for the Future” movement. These protests happened in 2,600 cities in 160 countries. Thereby, many climate activists took part in a global general strike on Friday. It was the largest ecological demonstration in the world. […]

Travel idea for Erasmus in Thessaloniki: Kavourotripes Beach in Chalkidiki

Five travel ideas for your Erasmus in Thessaloniki

Looking for travel ideas for your Erasmus in Thessaloniki?For everyone who’s going to spend some months in this beautiful city, here’s a list of activities and adventures to collect for a fully enjoyable Erasmus-style experience! Hike on Mount Olympus Olympus is probably one of the most famous mountains in the world. Although hiking to the […]