The pimp and the NGO

Picture this: A procurer, under rougher circumstances also called “pimp”, opens his doors and welcomes the team of an NGO that spreads awareness on HIV and AIDS. Not just that, this NGO is also planning on cheering up the sex workers in order to facilitate their life.  Sounds interesting? Let me explain further.  Red Umbrella […]

24th TDF – Long live my happy end

“Hi, my name is Gordon, I am 39 years old and…and…I have a brain tumor.”  In storytelling this is called narrative hook, a “literary technique in the opening of a story that hooks the reader’s attention”. In fact, this is the way the documentary “long lived my happy end”, screened at the 24th edition of […]

A walk for peace

We believe in peace . We believe in love. We believe that everything can be solved with dialogue.We firmly stand with the victims of the war. Every war. For this reason, Balkan Hotspot decided to start a solidarity campaign. On February 26 we held, along with our partner organizations, a Walk for Peace. All our […]

Football For All !

United Society of Balkans and Refugee Trauma Initiative organized ‘’Football for All’’ event on February 5th at the All Star Sport Center. During this event held between the organisations,  young refugees and volunteers played football together. With the football for all project, United Society of Balkans wants to show that everyone can play football, everywhere, […]

official poster of the poetry night in his instagram friendly format

A poetry night

Monday 21st of february, at 7:00, BalkanHotspot will hold a poetry night. The event will take place at the Kafodeio Greek Café (El. Venizelou 45, Thessaloniki) for the international mother tongue day. For the occasion, we will welcome on the stage six readers from different country for a reading of a poem from their homeland […]

Don’t remove the condom for 12 hours

Condoms. Everyone has encountered them in the course of life, most often during sex, when they play a key role in protecting against the transmission of venereal diseases and unwanted conception. But the internet is also full of videos of alternative uses – from condom slingshots to emergency canteen replacements. In all these situations, we […]

Thessaloniki Pride 2021

How to be gay in Thessaloniki

Being a part of the LGBTQIA+ community is not easy. That’s a fact. Right now, in the 21st century, there are still 69 countries that have laws that criminalise homosexuality. In four countries being gay can even mean death on a completely legal basis (Mauritania, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Afghanistan). Still, there are places in the […]

First They Came- Holocaust memorial day

Take a look at our video for the Holocaust Memorial day. “First They Came” by Martin Niemöller  First they came for the CommunistsAnd I did not speak outBecause I was not a Communist Then they came for the SocialistsAnd I did not speak outBecause I was not a Socialist Then they came for the trade […]

Story from a concentration camp

“The last thing I remember before we left was when my mother was taking me from our place to our grandparents’ ”, Martha Alsenz tells the story of her family during the deportations. She was leaving in Berlin with her parents, Ruth and Joachim, her older sister Jette and her little brother Samuel, 5 years […]

A Human tour of Thessaloniki

A Human Tour of Thessaloniki

A Human Tour of Thessaloniki is a simple Anthropological map, marking the most interesting persons I got to meet during my stay in the city. It includes a picture of each, plus a description of how one can find them and suggested motivations to do so. It is, of course, very personal – but always […]