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Rue-elles

Hey, I am Lena, and this article collaborates with my sending organisation from France, Intercultura.  The project’s name is a play on words with “ruelle”, which means “little street”.  “Rue” means “streets“, and “elles” is the subject pronoun for “she” in the plural. To understand better, I invite you to read on : “RUE-ELLES is a project that […]

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Exarcheia: The Anarchist Neighborhood in the Heart of Athens

Walking through the streets of Athens, when you look up, you will see the ancient city where western philosophical thought was born. When you look in the other direction, you will discover a multicultural and mysterious neighbourhood with endless graffiti on its walls. Exarcheia… It’s a neighbourhood of artistic and political resistance located in the […]

Mother Earth Day 2022 in Thessaloniki – Cleaning Activity in “Axios Delta”

On 22 April, people unite to celebrate International Mother Earth Day. It is a common celebration for humans, other living species and the planet we live on together. The day is to focus on creating a cleaner world.  For Mother Earth Day, our volunteers organized the cleaning activity at “Axios Delta” in Kalochori. Last weekend […]

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, […]

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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 […]

„One hour of pure adrenaline.“

“One hour of pure adrenaline.”This is how Anastasiia describes her first time on air for a radio broadcast. Let’s take a step back: On Saturday 12th of February, Julien, Michelle, Anastasiia, Stephan and Roberto – all of them are volunteering for Balkan Hotspot – left for Serres. The reason? Well, every year, on 13th of […]