Action for the protecion of Thessalonikis trees

On Saturday, December 17, a demonstration was held in the square of the Ancient Agora in Thessaloniki. Indeed, the municipality has planned to cut 41 trees in this historic square. According to autopsies, urban tree specialists have repeatedly stated that only a small percentage are at risk of falling and should be cut down. Citizens, […]

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Family – The Heart of Greek Society

Η οικογένεια είναι το πρώτο ουσιαστικό κύτταρο της ανθρώπινης κοινωνία: This Greek saying translates to: The family is the first essential cell of human society. And it might seem quite drastic and exaggerated, but family is the most crucial establishment in Greek society. And therefore, this saying is like a guideline. Of course, families have […]

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“Do you want to go out for a coffee?”

Chances are high that when you meet new people in Greece, they will ask you this exact question, and grabbing a coffee will be the first thing you do together. Before coming to Greece, I had many preconceptions regarding the country’s culture. Like ancient Greek architecture, cats on the street, traditional Greek cuisine or mythology, […]

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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 […]

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GreenWave Festival 2022

‘They have deprived us of hope, solidarity, prosperity, happiness, freedom, ecological balance, they have deprived us of alternatives for another society.’ – GreenWave Festival 2022 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 […]

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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 […]

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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

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