I had passed this building many times before. It catches the attention of many people because of the large clock on the façade, which stands still at 11:05. Find out more about the Stoa Malakopi in this article!
Are you a European citizen? If so, you will be able to vote in the European elections this year! They take place between 23 and 26 of May. To encourage people to vote, the European Parliament launched the portal ‘What Europe does for me’. This portal, also called #EUandME, gives clear, concrete examples of how […]
The date was 16th of January, 2019. I was opening the Oddflowers exhibition. It was the very last day of my volunteer stay in Thessaloniki. For one year, I explored the cultural and historical dimensions of this wonderful and surreal place. Join me in my reflections about the Oddflowers project and my EVS.
From the 14th of January to the 8th of February, the Mimonisa exhibition takes place at the French Institute of Thessaloniki. You have three weeks to meet 11 artists from Thessaloniki and also from other countries (a few of them are refugees). The goal of the initiative is to unify people with common interests in painting by presenting their work through this exibition. Afghanistan, Iran, Congo, Greece… it is a perfect mix of techniques, influences and backgrounds.
In Greece everything is possible, they say. Well, this saying also seems to fit the weather. As a matter of fact, this country surprised me once more, showing a face that I didn’t expect to see. Take a look at these photos and figure it out!
The exhibition “Van Gogh – The Experience” offers a new experience, combining art with technology. It brings art to the people in a whole new way.
The year 2018 has been amazing, but it is time to say goodbye to the old one and greet a more interesting new year! As our volunteers are from many different countries, let’s have a little look at New Year’s traditions in the countries all over Europe.
Today the 59th edition of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival starts. The Festival takes place from the 1st till the 11th of November and film highlights from all over the world are waiting for you. To guide you through this colourful spectacle, we collected some of the Festival’s highlights for you!
Tandem is a project focusing on language as well as cultural exchange. Hosted by the Balkan Hotspot volunteers on a weekly basis, everybody is free to join. The goal is for people to learn about different languages, cultures and meet new people.
Today, the 9th of August, is the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. This day is about centering the indigenous peoples of the world. The United Nations has identified indigenous peoples as one of the most disadvantaged and vulnerable groups of people in the world. In Europe, the Sami people are the only recognized indigenous population. In this article, I will tell you a bit more about this day and the Sami people.