rue elles

Rue Elles: forgotten streets to remember forgotten women

Rue elles is a project created by the French association Intercultura in 2015. Balkan Hotspot wants to contribute finding some “rue elles” in Thessaloniki too. The purpose of this project is to give space to some women that had a fundamental impact on the local, national, European or international stage. To do this, Intercultura is […]


Over the past decade, the world has witnessed a deterioration in press freedom. But 2021 and 2022 acted as accelerators for press restrictions. This pandemic and it associated restrictions have allowed some of the world’s political and economic actors to speed up the decline of the journalist’s profession. This journalistic and therefore democratic backslide affects […]

Celebrated for their wins but segregated in their normal lives

“History is written by the winners.” But is it really? Not in all sports, apparently. You may remember the last time your local sports team won a competition or when your favourite athlete broke a record. But do you know who was the First African American Female Olympic Gold Medallist? Or the first Female Woman […]

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International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

“All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights and have the potential to contribute constructively to the development and well-being of their societies, and that any doctrine of racial superiority is scientifically false, morally condemnable, socially unjust and dangerous and must be rejected, together with theories that attempt to determine the […]

Turkish migration from Bulgaria

Identity Crisis: A Story of Migration

“You can lose everything you have in life, your home, your job, even your loved ones, but the last thing a person can lose in life is their identity.” Naim Süleymanoğlu What makes you who you are? Is it your identity? Is it your name? What would be left if someone took it away from […]

Art student protest

Occupying Rex theatre against presidential decree 85/2022  

Since 2003, the Greek government has devalued all kinds of arts degrees. Recently, at the end of 2022, it stirred the knife in the wound by voting a presidential decree 85/2022. It no longer grants any proper degree in artistic practices and restricts theatre, music, film and fine arts schools. Therefore, art degrees have a […]

Climate week

Do you believe in the future of the planet? The people of Ecopolis dream of a planet where humans and all sentient beings will live in peace. A planet where there will be no exploitation of humans and animals.  The social space ECOPOLIS was created with the initiative of the Ecological Movement of Thessaloniki and with the […]

lgbtq+ event

lgbtq+and migration: an event by sympraxi

The migration crisis concerns all of us at different scales. Sympraxi, who works on gender issues, organized an event on the 25 January here in Thessaloniki to gather people affected by this topic and talk about it.A documentary was screened to illustrate this theme and also involve an unknown topic in the migration crisis: The […]

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