pushbacks

Pushbacks and Rights Violations at Europe’s Borders: the Case of Greece

According to the Greek Council for Refugees, in 2021, a total of 9,157 refugees and migrants arrived in Greece. This marks a decrease of 31.7% compared to 15,696 in 2020, mainly due to an increase in pushbacks, the militarization of borders and restrictions stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. In this context, the Greek authorities deny […]

GreenWave Poster

GreenWave Festival 2022

‘They have deprived us of hope, solidarity, prosperity, happiness, freedom, ecological balance, they have deprived us of alternatives for another society.’ Higher temperatures, loss of forests and wildlife, air pollution, more frequent wildfires, extreme weather conditions… The earth is experiencing unparalleled degradation due to decades of neoliberal policies, disjointed from people and the environment. Now, […]

bird observatory renovation

A New Guise for the Axios Delta National Park: Bird Observatory Renovation

On Saturday, 10th September, our volunteer went to Kalochori to renovate the Axios Delta National Park bird observatory. This big protected area covers more than 380 square kilometres between the deltas of the rivers Axios and Aliakmon (or Haliacmon).This area forms one of the most significant ecosystems in Greece. Almost 300 bird species make their […]

MELINA MERCOURI -Portrait

AN ANTI-FASCIST WOMAN WHO RECOGNIZED CULTURE AS THE ENGINE OF A COUNTRY’S DEVELOPMENT Melina Mercouri was a Greek actress of international fame and Minister of Culture from 1981 to 1989. During the course of her life, she was one of the most influential voices in the protest against the dictatorship of the colonels. She fought […]

vourvourou

A Paradise Suddenly – Discovering Vourvourou With Our Little Vlog

In eastern Sithonia is situated a little village named Vourvourou, well known for its natural beauty and nine little islands. The crystalline sea and the unpolluted nature fascinated our volunteers during their weekend.Look at the video that they realised for us. Enjoy! Video Credits: Gaia Orlando

meteora

Meteora: Exploring The Fascinating Place In Greece

If you live in Thessaloniki and want to explore interesting places nearby for the weekend, Meteora is one of them. Its name means “suspended in the air” once you have visited the area, you will understand how that came about. Meteora is located near the town of Kalambaka in the northern part of Greece. Meteora […]

graffito from exarcheia

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 […]

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 […]