In May, I agreed to do a challenge – make zero waste for one month. Did I really manage not to make any trash? What kind of changes did I have to implement in my everyday life? Did it make a change in my habits? In this post, I will tell you about my emotions […]
With more than 23 million views in the first month of release and 16 Emmy awards nominations, When they see us is the new sensation on Netflix. Through this limited series, Ava DuVernay relates the story of the Central Park Five, a famous case that shook New York City in 1989. It follows the path […]
How can we challenge norms through ‘weird’ art projects? How can these projects bring people together? Sacha shares some insights about queer and ‘weird’ art, as well as hopes for a brighter future.
On the verge of a crucial electoral year for Greece, with the European and local elections taking place in May and the vote for the Parliament renewal coming in autumn, we tried to find out how the crisis affected the way Greeks look at politics, and their mood right before going to vote.
During the European Week against Racism, Balkan Hotspot organised different events to highlight the issue, to raise awareness and to bring people together. Find pictures and videos here!
Finally, our 26th edition of Balkan Beats is now released! In this edition we also celebrate (and question) what makes us feel and look at each other as different instead of truly appreciating our similarities, our idiosyncrasies and resemblances.
On the 8th of March it is International Women’s Day. Greece is still scoring low on the European Gender Equality Index. How can this day be used to change that? Find out more and find events organised around the day in this article!
Remember: today, on 27 January, it is International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust. We can use movies as a way to spread information. Here, I suggest ten movies to watch about this topic.
We are happy to announce that our Balkan Beats’ 25th edition is now published. Just before Christmas – a time of family and traditions, our magazine is also dedicated to dialogue!
Tomorrow, the first of December, is World AIDS Day. On this day, we raise awareness about HIV and AIDS. To highlight this day, we interviewed two employees, Amalia and Vasilis, from Thess Checkpoint, the HIV prevention centre in Thessaloniki. They told us more about their work and stigma around HIV and AIDS in Greek society. We also got tested for HIV ourselves to see how the process goes.