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, […]

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 […]

“Planet Heat”: a photo contest to celebrate World Photography day

To celebrate World Photography day on 19th of August, Balkan Hotspot team is releasing a photo contest. Since this summer the whole world is experiencing extreme heatwaves, the topic of the contest is “Planet Heat”. The submitted photos must feature something related to this but participants should not be afraid to use creativity with the […]

Saving our beaches: a day cleaning in Neoi Epivates

World Environment Day, celebrated on the 5th of June, is the United Nations day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action to protect our environment. The theme of this year’s World Environment Day is Ecosystem Restoration. Litter, plastics, and other pollutants cover our beaches. They affect the environment, destroy marine life, and even make people sick. It is important […]

The legacy of the Jewish community in Thessaloniki

The International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust takes place every year on January 27, after the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp by the Soviet army. This is a important day especially for a city like Thessaloniki. The Jewish community has represented the majority of the population for centuries. […]

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First feelings in Thessaloniki

For me, street photography is the best way to discover Thessaloniki. Behind my camera, I can get closer to people; it allows me to feel more integrated to this foreign country. When I travel with my camera, I feel different, I feel good. I am not trying to capture the ” best picture”, the most aesthetic one, […]