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.
Finally, the 24th edition of the Balkan Beats magazine is online! We invite you to start this study year with ‘Beginnings’, the leading theme of the magazine. We have been working hard to collect the best experiences about life in the Balkans, festivals, global issues, sustainability and inspiring stories of luck. Read, share and enjoy!
IT’S TIME TO #BEACTIVE! – that’s the main slogan of the European Week of Sport. This year, it takes place from the 23rd until the 30th of September. The event started to write its history only recently. This year will be the 4th edition of this successful project. Since 2015, this initiative is trying to promote the […]
This week, the 4th of July at 6 o’clock in the evening, the citizens of Thessaloniki gathered for Holocaust commemoration after vandal attacks. The Holocaust Memorial at Eleftherias square was disgraced on July 27th just after protest between Greece and FYROM agreement. Vandals threw black paint and left a tag with Golden Dawn name on it, unfortunately, the Israeli flag was destroyed as well.
Athens Pride is a wholly voluntary, nonprofit company operating under the Greek Civil Code since 2006. Its primary objective is the organization of the Athens Pride Annual Prize and the Pride Parade. Our volunteers joined the parade, its colorful flags, participants, music and sounds. Feel it through the photos made by Laura Samuilyte For more […]
In this blog article I would like to briefly present nine main reasons why young people can not successfully find work these days. Unemployment is one of the biggest problems of the present times and thus the graduation from university becomes a fearful dream to many young people. Greece has also experienced a significant growth of unemployment rate in connection with university graduates. For all of these reasons, it I find it very fitting to analyse the reasons why it is difficult for young people to find a job after finishing of the university.
A few days ago, on April the 23rd, we were celebrating the World Book Day. This day was designed by UNESCO to celebrate reading in any form – from books and their authors to bookstores, libraries and other places that help with the distribution of this medium. To contribute to this occasion, we went to explore a special book presentation at the Babylonia cultural center where Dimitris Iconomou published his new creation called “Με λένε Γιώργο” (My name is Giorgio).
The 8th of March, this year, means Easter day for the Orthodox church. But every year, since 1990, this day is marked as the International Romani Day, celebrating the Roma culture and calling for attention to issues related to this group of people. The date was created as a way to distinguish the first international meeting of Roma representatives, in 1971, and it was announced during the 4th World Romani Congress of the International Romani Union, in Poland.
In order to aware people about the anti-racism campaign between 17-25 March, there will be many events related to the topic. We protest against all types of racism and xenophobia, support diversity by focusing on values which make our world more livable. This week initially referred to the brutal murder of anti-apartheid demonstrators, as a response in Sharpeville (South Africa) in 1960. After the brief information about why we commemorate it during this period, I will continue by sharing my own experience focused on against racism week.