Women in Greece

The complicated explanation of an even more complicated question. In the past few decades, every country in the EU has lived a reform of gender roles, especiallywhen it comes to the opportunities and life stories of females. Apparently, women now canhave it all: in 2006 Greek Law 3488/2006 stated that from then on, women are […]

Climate change is not gender-neutral.

Wildfires, floods, sea level rise, droughts, food insecurity, climate refugees and so much more. All of this is a direct consequence of global warming, but we can still make a difference. We first have to understand the world to be able to change it. Let’s talk about climate change first. There are two types of […]

A Spanish animation film related to mental health

It is said that “whatever is perceived as real may be real in its consequences”. This claim is -I believe- strongly related to mental health and I cannot easily think of other such insightful and profound phrases. The thing is that every single individual is unique and, whereas we may know a lot about the […]

The invisible illness of hidden depression

“Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest”.1 This is how depression is being described on the internet. But is it really that simple?  Against common belief depression is way more complex. Trying to describe it with only one sentence is almost impossible. Especially when you consider that […]

Multicultural brain-wiring: the psychological effects of learning a new culture

Multicultural brain-wiring: the psychological effects of learning a new culture

How multicultural inputs interact with the brain and the behavioural consequences that follow are still poorly understood matters. Notably, they are of great importance for health, educational, team management, and legal purposes, especially given that cultural admixture has been increasing. The aim of the present work is to provide a multidisciplinary review on the subject, […]

FRIDAYS FOR FUTURE in Thessaloniki

Friday is a great day, not just because it‘s the start of the weekend, but also because it is the day when people from all kinds of backgrounds unite in order to protest for sustainable climate policies. This Friday, the 24th of September, the “Fridays For Future” movement was at one of its peaks when […]

STRAY CATS IN THESSALONIKI

It is impossible to walk around Thessaloniki and to not realize that the city has a significantnumber of cats on the streets. Despite their living on the street in freedom, the city of Thessaloniki and its citizens are connected with the stray cats they coexist with. Are the kitties that we see in Greece stray cats? Yes, most cats that […]

The end of freedom of speech in Poland? The Lex TVN case

In August 2021, the party currently governing Poland, the Law and Justice Party (Prawo i Sprawiedliwość, PiS), introduced an amendment to the Polish Broadcasting Act. The amendment keeps companies outside the European Economic Area (EEA) from owning more than 49% of the stakes in Polish radio and television stations. The law, now informally called ‘Lex TVN,’ is believed to be […]

Wildfires from a firefighter’s perspective

Due to climate change and the carelessness of people, many parts of the Earth have been plagued by record-breaking fires this year, the worst in history. The fight with this element lasted for weeks and caused enormous, irreversible damage. Greece is one of those countries where hectares of forests have burned, thousands of animals have […]